Make It :: Sunglasses Bag

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This simple project was inspired by a way to solve my own problem (protect my sunglasses when I throw them in my purse or beach bag) but turned into a pretty fun gift idea. Make these painted canvas bags and give them to your sunglass-wearing gals pals.

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Sip It :: Lime Coconut Margarita

Coconut Margarita

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em bot’ up …

I can’t get this song out of my head. But seriously, this was such a good idea. It’s like my Cinco de Mayo just went Hawaiian. The result? A delicious lime + coconut margarita that is a little sweet and a little salty and all sorts of refreshing. Serve them up in a coconut shell and close your eyes because it’ll be just like you’re on vacation. :)

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7 Simple Ways to Get More Blog Readers … Without Writing More

Wait…. what?! Write fewer blog posts but get more readers? Yes, I did just say that.

Did you know there are over 300 million blog posts written in a year. AND by 2020 the amount of online content is said to increase by over 500%. The first thing I thought when I learned that was “wow, that’s a whole lot of stuff to read.”  Friends, there is a lot of noise out there and it’s only going to get louder.

Raise your hand if you can relate to this: You  spent an ton of time writing the perfect blog post … your photos are great, your title is off the hook, but CRICKETS. No one seems to be reading it. Sound familiar? Yep –been there too. The problem isn’t that you aren’t creating enough content, the problem is you need better distribution. Doesn’t it make more sense now? The answer to your question isn’t to write more blog posts. The solution is to make the content you already have work harder for you.

Produce less content but increase content distribution.

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Make It :: Colorful Treat Wrappers

Simple DIY Treat Wrappers

I love the idea of creating little thoughtful surprises to brighten up the everyday. These little tissue wrappers add a bright pop of color and playfulness to any small treat you can wrap up. And, you have all the supplies needed to make these now, I guarantee it.

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Go ahead and call me an expert

Last week I decided to offer more content on marketing your creative business. Many of you are already signing up to this list to get free, simple marketing tips from me (and I’m so glad you are). But here’s a secret, I don’t know it all. I’m likely not an expert in your specific industry. Things I am not? Oh that list would be a mile long.

I’m not an Etsy seller. I am not a photographer. I’m not a wedding planner. I don’t bake cakes. I could go on…

But that’s okay and I’m going to tell you why.

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