10 quotes to inspire your creative journey

No matter what your creative journey involves, whether you write, create things, or are involved in dramatic arts, it’s always encouraging to know that others have been there before you and have words of wisdom that you can apply to your own situation. Today, I’m sharing 10 of my favorite quotes to inspire your creative journey, along with helpful links if you want to delve a little deeper.


This Seth Godin quote, from The Art of Simple, sums up creativity quite neatly. Fear of failure and creativity go remarkably hand in hand. This article from The Creativity Workshop sums it up better than I ever could.


There are many ways to know if you are on the right path creatively (and making money doing your art shouldn’t be your main guidepost), and this Lovely Ink piece throws light on the most important: doing what you love. Not sure where your passions lie? This article from entrepreneur may help.

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This quote can be summed up in two words: “get started.” It can be scary to start something new, and you may not feel ready, but, chances are, you never will. The best way to begin is just to simply begin. It’s time to overcome our fear and start something new.


Everything you do either brings your closer to, or takes you further from your goals. Not sure where to start? Here are 9 everyday habits that you can begin to cultivate to move you further in the right direction.


I find this so encouraging. Your voice is uniquely your own and no one can replace that.  Having trouble finding your creative voice? Here are 5 guidepoints to consider…


Roosevelt says it best…creativity really does make you happier (like we needed proof for that)!


I really love this quote. Instead of overthinking our creativity, it’s so important to just create. In other words, do it for the process.


Like any muscle, the creative muscle needs to be worked to get stronger. Unstuck shares these tips in their awesome tip card, and if you need more help, lifehacker comes to the rescue.


I hope this is as encouraging to you as it is to me. Truly, nothing is original and everything has already been done. This doesn’t mean it’s okay to steal ideas and call them our own. It just means that it’s our job to find something that inspires us, and take it to the next level. Recreate it, mold it, and make it your own. There’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend.  This is worth taking a peek at, also.


The message here is similar to another I posted earlier, but it bears repeating: Just Start. Start small if you’d like, but just start. All big things start with small things, and that is good to remember.

So tell me, what have I left out? What is your favorite quote to inspire your creative journey?


host a popcorn bar with Wet-Nap®

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

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It’s hard to believe, but we’re over halfway through summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to squeeze every bit of fun that you can from these last few weeks until school stars up again. In that spirit, I put together a simple popcorn bar with easy clean up inspired by my summer go-to–Wet-Nap®! Keep reading for the easy how-to, free printables, and a coupon!

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To put together your own popcorn bar just gather some popcorn, easy mix-ins, containers, and Wet-Nap® Wipes (I found a great selection of them at Wal Mart), which are safe on hands and make clean up a breeze. I used mini mason jars to hold my mix-ins, which included chocolate and butterscotch chips, sprinkles, jelly beans and sunflower seeds. I also used plastic salt and pepper containers to hold garlic parmesan and cinnamon toppings.

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Decorated kraft berry boxes were a cute way for kids to hold their creations. I wrapped the top of the boxes with pom pom trim, wrapped yarn that coordinated with my tablescape around the rest of the box, and added a round kraft label with each child’s name.

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Like the chalkboard sign I created? It’s available as a free printable! Just click here to download and print!

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I used a chalkboard to hand-letter my Popcorn Bar sign, but I also created a printable sign for you to print and display…

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Just click here to download your chalkboard Popcorn Bar printable sign!

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What are you and your family doing to make the most of these last weeks of summer?


diy mod podged jute tote {a tutorial}

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Good Morning, friends! I’m so excited to share this easy Mod Podged Tote with you all! This tote is perfect for errands around town, a library bag, or even a pool or beach bag!


  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • Jute Tote (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Fabric and/or Lace
  • Foam Brush

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Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of fabric to fit the front of your tote. I found this tote for under $6 at Hobby Lobby, but use whatever you can find…this is the perfect project for thrifted or inexpensive pieces. This technique would also work well on cosmetic cases, wine bags, and even clutches or wallets!

Step 2: Using your Mod Podge, decoupage your fabric to your bag, and let it dry completely. When I was getting ready to create this project, I realized my Fabric Mod Podge had dried up (oh no!), so I used my Matte Mod Podge and honestly didn’t have any issues.



Step 3: Next, decoupage your lace trim to the top of your bag. If you don’t have any lace available, you can use ric rac, ribbon, or even just a contrasting piece of fabric…anything goes!


I wanted the fabric to feel like fabric and not be too stiff, so I decided not to Mod Podge over top of the fabric and lace. This is just personal preference though; you can go either way!

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Thanks for reading!