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The Cre8tive Life

Issue 39- December 13, 2019

Issue 39- December 13, 2019

Hello Friends!

Happy Friday! "Welcome back to "The Cre8tive Life!"- your weekly newsletter full of lifestyle tips, smiles, and cool things to check out! 

This week has been a bit of a "festive" week. While I am still in the midst of my "Operation House Organization" battle, I did also manage to help out and attend some holiday parties, hit up some networking events, and attend a pitch event for some new businesses. 

Be sure to check out my pictures, video highlights, stories, and other life musings on my personal instagram page (@e101) and official brand page (@thecre8tiveartisan) throughout the week---I try to post some of my randomness there.

Have an AMAZING weekend and week next week!



My weekly (random) compilation of some of my favorite "cre8tive" things that I want to share:

  • FAVORITE WORD: Frabjous: (adjective) Wonderful, elegant, superb, delightful, joyous


  • ADVICE:  "Until you change your thinking, you will always recycle your experiences” — Anonymous


  • MOOD MUSIC: This week's music mood is this catchy new duet between Skip Marley (Bob's Grandson) and H.E.R telling us to "SLOW DOWN."


  • RANDOM RECOMMENDATION: At a loss for what to gift those special people in your life for the holidays? You may find OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2019 LIST as a big help!


  • SOMETHING TO TRY:  This SHEET PAN CHICKEN FAJITA RECIPE looks super easy and tasty for a lazy night in when you want to cook. Let me know if you try it! 


  • LIFESTYLE TIP: If you're looking for a fun way to help the environment during the holidays, you may want to try out one (or all) of these SUSTAINABLE GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS!



Today's musing is a simple share reminder of the golden rule of treating people with kindness. You never truly know what people are dealing with or going through. And, you may be super surprised at how a simple act or gesture can have a ripple effect and lasting impact.


This week's challenge is to do something unexpectedly kind for someone.


Thank you to everyone that has filled out the survey! I will be sharing some upcoming events that I have been working on in the next couple of newsletters- so stay tuned for more info and invites!

For those who haven't filled out the survey, I can definitely still use your feedback. So, if you have not done so already, please take  5 minutes to fill out:


Thanks sooooooo much in advance for your time!

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Lastly, if you happen to have any future topic ideas, or come across any events I should know about, PLEASE feel free to send those along my way. I always LOVE discovering and learning about new things! 

Have a great day, and be sure to take time to enjoy your life!


*"The Cre8tive Life" is the weekly "feel good" component of my consultancy, The Cre8tive Artisan, which is where I "make the magic happen" and curate engaging lifestyle events that help connect us humans in deeper ways. Feel free to CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE to see what I do, and let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help you out! As always, if this newsletter is "not your thing", please feel free to unsubscribe (however, I really hope you don't). 

The Cre8tive Artisan

New York, NY