Monday, February 20, 2017

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

This past week, Blogging Business Artisans members blogged about creating confetti hearts, using hearts in mixed media to “spread the love,” how to choose a contractor for home projects, all you wanted to know about amethyst, why to rent your home, assembling a custom photo album, a cat’s perspective about the weather and Valentine’s Day, the concept of self-acceptance, and a downloadable painting in exchange for a charitable donation. Sharing is obviously this week’s theme, in many ways!

Duni of Duni’s Studio “spreads the love” and meets Blogging Business Artisans’ February challenge at the same time in 5 Minute DIY {Confetti Hearts}.


Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity is adding hearts to everything this year, as her word for the year is “love.” Check out her post, Morning Pages: Hearts Fly Away, to read all about her effort.


Paige of The Room Kit provides some important tips for How to Choose a Contractor (or Other Home Pro) in her most recent post, whether you’re dealing with a flooring, plumbing or some other kind of home project or issue.


In Amethyst is February’s Birthstone, Linda B. of Linor Store Jewelry explains the origin of the term amethyst, describes where it can be found, and what properties—healing and otherwise—are associated with the gemstone.


Rose of randomcreative shares, from personal experience, 6 Reasons to Rent Out Instead of Sell Your Home, as well as some home maintenance issues that are typical when you become a landlord.


Judy of Mister PenQuin describes both her assembly process and the tools she uses in Assembling a custom photo album for 2x3 mini photos.


Sharla of Beaded Tail’s cat, Angel, reports on the weather (rainy), Valentine’s Day dinner and being “under the weather” in Almost Friday, Finally!


After attending a photography conference last year, Natasha of MermaidsWhispers was inspired to promote the concept of self-acceptance in the face of outside criticism. In Wellbeing Wednesday—Stay Wild, you can download her “Stay Wild” printable that is tied to this concept.


Renée of Nouveau Niche offers a free download of her Valentine’s Day tribute painting to anyone who sponsors for at least $10 her campaign for the African Wildlife Foundation. Visit her post, 5 Ways Lovebirds Are Not Just for Valentine’s Day to learn more.


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of posts!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

You can tell that Valentine’s Day, relaxation, beauty and inner peace are on the minds of Blogging Business Artisans members this week. They blogged about the “queen of flowers,” the pleasures of taking a crystal bath, a tiny house tour, last-minute Valentine’s Day homemade gifts, cats who just don’t want to wake up, a class about re-storying your life, taking on a UFO (Unfinished Objects) challenge, and roses that bloom in the middle of a snowstorm.

Did you know it takes 60,000 petals to extract enough oil to produce an ounce of rose essential oil? In A-Z of Essential Oils {Rose}, Duni of Duni’s Studio describes the benefits of the “queen of flowers.”



In My Top Tips for Taking a Wonderful Crystal Bath, Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity describes a thoroughly relaxing way to take your ease.


Paige of The Room Kit takes you on a surprising tour of a darling little house in Tiny House Tour: Chesterfield Cottage. You’ll be surprised at how much charm this home packs inside.


The day before Valentine’s Day, it’s still not too late to come up with a lovely homemade gift. Rose of randomcreative provides Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that are perfect for this special day.


Have you ever had a week that begins with your not wanting to climb out of bed? You’re not alone. In Finally Friday, Sharla of Beaded Tail’s cats, Angel and Isabella, share a similar struggle.


Pull out your calendar and mark February 20th as the day to visit Natasha of MermaidsWhispers blog. In Release Date Announcement for Re-story your Life!, Natasha tells you exactly what you can expect from the class she is teaching one week from today.


Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers takes on a special challenge in UFO : : Completing Unfinished Objects by creating this lovely necklace using green aventurine that she has had in her bead stash for more than three years.


Pam of Magdalene Jewels photo “says it all” in Roses in the Snow, after 14 inches of snow have fallen.


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of posts!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

This Week's Featured Blog Posts from Blogging Business Artisans Members

This past week, several Blogging Business Artisans members blogged about peppermint oil, how the art process is intertwined with healing and self-love, a new home decorating trend, a jewelry sale, and places to go this month in Milwaukee. Other bloggers posted about the use of ordinary office software to take care of craft business design needs, pets that like to snuggle, a new photography business, beading and fringing as a mindfulness practice, and celebrating last year’s memories. What ties all of these posts together is diversity and a genuine desire to share. Make sure you stop by each post to comment.

Did you know that the essential oil, peppermint, is good for headaches and toothaches? Read all about this oil in Duni of Duni’s Studio’s post, A - Z of essential oils { Peppermint }.


Sarah L. of A Cat-Like Curiosity explains that process is more important than outcome in A Curious Art Cast Episode 6: On Healing and Self Love.


Paige of The Room Kit tells us to keep an eye out for a new decorating accent in Trend Watch: Dark Walls. There are some breathtakingly beautiful examples in her post.


Linda B. of Linor Store Jewelry has some great pre-order deals on her Web site for Purim (March 12) and Passover (April 10). If you pre-order and pay in full by February 8th, you can take advantage of the “special” described in Passover Jewelry – Save 20%.


In February Milwaukee has a Burnhearts Mitten Fest, Food and Froth Fest, Baconfest and many other unique events. Check out Rose of randomcreative‘s post, Milwaukee Events – February 2017 to learn more.


Judy of Mister PenQuin describes how you can use ordinary office software to solve design problems in How to save time and money for your craft business design needs.


If you’re not convinced that February is snuggle weather, then visit Sharla of Beaded Tail‘s post, Purrito, to see what (er . . . who) is beneath the blanket.


Natasha of MermaidsWhispers has exciting news as she announces that she and her husband have started a new portrait photography business. The photos are printed, matted and beautifully archived in the fabric-covered box shown in Friday Photoshare – Introducing Nunez Photography!


In Soothing the Soul, Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers describes why beading and fringing with a partner make such a great mindfulness practice.


Pam of Magdalene Jewels tells the story of 2016 through meaningful photos in 2016 in MEMORIES – January 2017, which also represents January’s Blogging Business Artisans’ challenge.


If you enjoyed these posts, be sure to return to Blogging Business Artisans next week for another round of posts!

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