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Author @TalibaMorgan Releases Children’s Book “Lizzy and the Magic Coat”, Combines Entertaining Story with Important Lessons

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Esteemed author Taliba Morgan, daughter of Jamaica’s legendary Reggae pioneer Denroy Morgan and sister to Morgan Heritage, world-renowned Reggae band has released the whimsical children’s book “Lizzy and the Magic Coat: Sweet Sweet Dreams”.

The book series tells of the adventures of a curious young girl who is a wizard in training. While Lizzy dreams, she goes on magical journeys to far-away places where she encounters all kinds of delightfulcharacters to convey important life’s lessons. In this story “Sweet Sweet Dreams”, Lizzy will learn her first life lesson that will change her perception on the importance of listening.

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Artist Studio Tour: Desmond Blair, no hands

We can think of a million excuses as to why we can’t do something but what happens when you are born with limitations, you just do it. That’s the mindset of Mr. Desmond Blair who was born with no hands. Check out how this young man looked beyond a disability and discovered a way to make his dreams a reality. So the next time you come up with an excuse think about the man with no hands.

Create a Winter Sweater Tote From an Old Houndstooth Sweater

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New Year’s Eve is on the way.

Ring in the new year with this adorable DIY winter sweater tote.

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Along with all of the self-improvement resolutions you make this New Year’s Eve, be sure to include a declaration to make a new sweater tote to go with your winter outfits. If they all turn out this cute, it’s a resolution that’ll be easy to keep.

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All you need is an old thrift store sweater….

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a couple of wooden handles and some cute fabric for a lining.

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It’ll take you less than an hour to make and when you’re finished you’ll have a cute winter tote perfect for carrying your laptop and your favorite book. 😉

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Click here for the complete tutorial and for your chance to win a copy of my new book, The Refashion Handbook.

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All you have to do is pin and comment to be entered in the drawing.

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Easy DIY Chandelier Makeover

I have been wanting to do this for a long time now, thanks for the post.

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“IIIIIII want to swiiiiing from the chandeliE-E-ER!”  I sure hope my daughter does not attempt that act with this cute one I re-did for her bedroom!  It was really easy and is definitely something that can be done in a day!

My parents did a swap with us when we replaced our dining room light fixture. We got this new from World Market:

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We gave them our old light:

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And they gave us their old light:

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My mom was a little surprised that I wanted it. But I had a hunch that my toddler who is all “princess this, princess that,” would love a fancy light in her room! Just not with those glass shades or 80’s/90’s brass.  How about some PINK!

I encourage anyone looking for a quick, inexpensive light fixture update to give this a shot. Almost any old light will do… You just have to find one that…

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Photography 101

Here is a video that I have found to be very informative as well as entertaining. If you are anything like me, I just love to dab into anything artsy and creative. In my past life I have always used whatever camera was available to point and shoot. Now that I have taken an interest in film, I have discovered the DSLR. While in class I was feeling a little squirmish when my instructor spoke about aperture, f-stop, shutter speed, shallow depth of field and ISO. I don’t know which is most intimidating all the information on the display or trying to understand all the features to take good pictures. How in the world do people remember all that stuff especially when you have to remember high numbers mean low light and vice versa. However, here is a video that will show you what all that details. Hope you enjoy. These cameras cost too much not to know how to operate them.