Easy DIY Knot Bracelets and Necklaces

Easy DIY knot bracelets and necklaces that anyone can make.  No special tools needed.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have been making jewelry for about 15 years but I rarely share any jewelry DIY’s because special tools are needed and jewelry making can be complicated (and tedious).  However, I recently made a bunch of bracelets for a … Continue reading

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Creative and Fun Ways to Organize Bookshelves for Kids

Creative ways to organize Billy bookshelves in children's spaces.  The Creativity Exchange

    I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! I spent the weekend getting my girl and her room organized for another school year.  I bet many of you were doing the same thing and gearing up for school … Continue reading

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Texas Corn Chowder with Smoked Gouda (Shrimp or Chicken)

Texas Corn Chowder with Smoked Gouda.  The Creativity Exchange

Our family just returned from our summer vacation in British Columbia and aside from being one of the most beautiful places on earth, it was chilly!  Coming from the insane Texas heat, we were beyond thrilled to wear fleece jackets most … Continue reading

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Favorites from the 2015 Paint Color Forecasts

Favorite paint colors from the 2015 color forecasts.   The Creativity Exchange

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! A couple of years ago, I started a tradition where I highlight my favorite colors from the color forecasts from the various paint companies for the next year.  More than any other design/color … Continue reading

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Weekend Mix: Fall Color Trends

Weekend Mix.  The Creativity Exchange

I love seeing all the colors coming out in fashion for fall.  I look forward to seeing what colors are going to be big in fashion each season because it gives me a better feel for where we are heading in … Continue reading

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Outdoor Entertaining and Decorating: Favorite Tricks

Creative outdoor ideas for entertaining and decorating.  The Creativity Exchange

August is one of my favorite times of the year in East Texas; says no one ever…  Even though I have lived in East Texas for almost 20 years, I still seriously struggle with getting through the insane August heat … Continue reading

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Easy Faux Gold Leaf Paint Trick

Tutorial for how to do an easy faux gold leaf paint technique that looks like the real thing.  The Creativity Exchange

  I have been in the process of re-styling my living room bookshelves. I really just wanted to update them and add some touches of teal and gold leaf. I don’t have a lot to share yet because I have … Continue reading

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Update on the Book: It’s Finished!

The book is finished! The Creativity Exchange

  A couple of months ago, I mentioned on the blog that I was in the process of writing a book for DK Publishing/Alpha Books called Organizing Your Life.  The book is part of the popular Idiot’s Guide series and will … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Salads

Favorite summer salads from The Creativity Exchange

Over the five years I have been blogging, I have shared all of our favorite summer salads.  We pretty much live off of salads here in Texas because it’s way too hot for anything else.  I thought today that I … Continue reading

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DIY Oversized Trays Using Plywood Boards

Tutorial for making oversized trays with plywood boards.  You can paint or cover in wallpaper and add cabinet hardware.  The Creativity Exchange

  I had a palm to the forehead moment last week when I was looking at all of the scrap wood left over from my projects in the garage.  For some reason, the way the wood and boards of various … Continue reading

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