Raynata Reed

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How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

Here’s your bit of trivia knowledge for the day. The term stress was first used for something you feel by Dr. Hans Seyle in the 1930s, describing the physiological responses in the body in situations that people judged to be “stress-ful.” At a conference he attended nearer the end of his career, an …

Dealing With Criticism: 5 Tools to Develop a Thick Skin

<b>“When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~Miguel Ruiz</b><p>Have you ever opened a …

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

Creativity isn’t a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It’s a habit, studies suggest; a way of life that’s built over time.<p>Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind–biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it …

How to Be More Creative: 6 Surprising Tactics | Inc.com

Here are six surprising facts you might not already know about how the creative mind works, which can hopefully to get your own creative juices flowing:<p>1. Workplace clutter makes you more creative.<p>Here's a creativity fact Martha Stewart certainly wouldn't agree with: clutter actually makes you more …

Feeling Stuck? 6 Tricks for Getting Past a Plateau | Inc.com

Sometimes the most frustrating times in your business or your career are when everything is going OK. No huge crises to solve, no major fires to put out, but at the same time you're not chasing new opportunities or taking new risks. Everything is status quo.<p>"You have a lack of energy, and feel like …

Self-improvement

Here's How To Boost Your Creativity | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>A blank page can be an intimidating thing.<p>Writers, artists, and creators of all kinds struggle with it. Like any project, the beginning is often the most difficult part: We can't get …

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

Why You Must Celebrate Small Successes | Inc.com

Do you know what success looks like, and will you recognize it if you get there?<p>Last month, I did something I've always wanted to do. I read an essay of mine out loud for broadcast on the local public radio station. I've published essays in print and been interviewed on the radio, but there was …

How We All Ended Up Working In Cubicles: A Frustrating History

A new book examines why you’re sitting in a cubicle right now, and what might, eventually, liberate you from it.<p>Every day, millions of people don uncomfortable clothes and drive to vast buildings full of drab desks and chairs. They do not make anything with their hands in these buildings. They do …

Do you worry that your craft photography is a bit rubbish compared to other bloggers?

Do you worry that your craft photography is a bit rubbish compared to other bloggers?<p>If so what have you done about it! Would love to hear your …

Positive quotes for creative minds...

One of things I love about my job as a community manager and blogger is that I have to spend time on Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, Vimeo, searching …

Creativity Quotes!

Creative inspiration - Authentic theft

Nothing is Original - We are all unique and we see things in so many different ways! I love to hear what or who has inspired someone to create a …

Why do Craft Bloggers Fail?

<b>Write fabulous Blog Content</b> - Duh!!! Lets start with the most obvious point - you need good blog content if you want readers. Your posts must be …

Product Photography Tips from Craftaholics Anonymous

If only we all had someone on hand to critique our photos! My tip is to ask fellow crafters on forums, you need honesty as it's very difficult to be …

My big fat list of useful links for crafters

<b>A list of useful links for crafters</b><p>You want your craft blogs and shops to be successful, so it's a good idea to try and get consistent with your …

You aren't just buying a thing!

I don't know who wrote this but I think it is brilliant! Don't ever undervalue the passion, hard work and time that your crafts take!

Show Your Work - Austin Kleon

I came across a lovely book called 'Show Your Work' aimed at artists and designers about 'getting your work discovered' whilst browsing on Pinterest …

Recipe: Breaking Bad Cocktail

Having trouble saying goodbye? Drown your series finale sorrows with this Breaking Bad cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess!

DIY ✰ Gingerbread Scrub - Wallflower Kitchen

I love the idea of giving homemade gifts but must confess I am usually quite lazy on this front.<p>However, here is one gift idea that I did manage to …

DiY Magazine Rack

<i>This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays! In past years I have shared my own</i> …

DIY Pineapple Ring Dish Idle Hands Awake

I originally wrote a super clever (well, to me) intro to this post. But it was all about the 4th of July, and obviously I didn’t end up getting this …

DIY | Magnetic Wood Frame

I'm moving into my new apartment soon so I've been looking for some non-permanent ways to decorate the walls. Problem is, I get bored easily and can …

Purple Reign

Inspired by the cool purple-pink lips captured by Marilyn Minter for <i>W</i>’s September issue, I have been on the hunt for a hue of my own. The (surprisingly wearable) winner? Topshop’s Matte Lip Bullet in “Call Me Queen Bee.” The super pigmented formula keeps the color looking strong and deliberate …

How-To: Chalkboard Calendar

I’m loving the rustic-meets-industrial look of this DIY chalkboard calendar from Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane!<p>Want to make one of your own? Head over to Lolly Jane to see the full tutorial.

Design

Leather + Teak Clock

Wood and Stone Pendant DIY

Gilded Watercolor Artwork

Homemade Essential Oil Soaps

DIY Tissue Covered Luminaries

I present to you, DIY project meets West Elm style decor meets happy crafting time with my bff Jenna. Look what we did :)<p>Long story short, I’ve been …