I loved Mojo on April 27, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!

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My Fabulous Co-Host . . .




About Taryn . . .

Taryn was the Assistant Editor for Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends and Mark Lipinski’s Christmas 365 at All American Crafts and producer of Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski but, like all good worker-bees who have it going on, she left for more money and less headaches!

She is just terrific and I will miss her A LOT!  I’m thrilled she was able to come back to co-host the show that she always booked, Creative Mojo!  It was our baby and Taryn will always be a part of it and my heart!

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Meet Author,

Barbara Tako

About Barb . . .

      a.k.a. The Underwear Drawer Lady

Barbara Tako is a clutter clearing expert speaker and writer.  She shares her techniques with business wellness seminars, parenting organizations, church groups, and other venues in the Midwest. She has been published numerous times in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and interviewed on by Ruth on the RK radio talk show.  Business clients have included: 3M, Medtronic, Target, and Securian.

Barbara Tako also worked with six metro Community Education districts and the St. Paul Working Family Resource Center. Barbara Tako wrote the Simple Living column for the White Bear Press for several years, and coordinated a simple living group, which met monthly in White Bear Lake.

During seven years in the business world, she handled billing, payroll, and inventory.  She was later an underwriter, supervisor, instructor and internal publications writer in the insurance industry.   She has a B.A. in English and psychology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with graduate coursework in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She enjoys speaking to groups who wish to decrease clutter, and improve home organization, wardrobe, food, money, time, paper and other areas for a simpler, more focused life. She believes helping people clear clutter frees up their time and energy for their personal priorities, whatever they are, and she believes there is no one right way to get rid of clutter. She encourages people to pick and choose what works best for them and to avoid the “guilt” and “should’s” that sometimes accompany how people feel about their homes. Barbara provides ideas to help people make their homes into relaxing and restoring havens for themselves and their families.

CLICK HERE for a link to Barb’s website

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Thursday Night Dinner (craft & fun) Date?

Meet Web Divas

Colleen Riley & Stephania Stanley

About Colleen and Stephania . . .

Colleen and Stephania now help host Thursday night dinners from both Louisville, KY and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Colleen has a Master’s of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Her Master’s thesis, BUST-ing out: A Theoretical Look at the Work of a Third Wave Feminist Magazine was inspired by her internship at BUST magazine. Colleen recently relocated to her hometown Louisville, KY after three years in New York City.  She currently works at her friend’s awesome art/gift store Regalo; and, while she misses Caitlin and Stephania dreadfully, she is enjoying having Thursdays with her midwest crew again.

After spending a summer studying photography at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, Stephania exhibited her work in various galleries around Bloomington. Following graduation from Indiana University in 2005, Stephania relocated to New York City to begin pursuing a career in photography. She has assisted for a number of different photographers but ultimately decided that she missed the fine art aspect of photography, and recently graduated with a Master’s of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. She is currently a photo assistant at More Magazineand working as a freelance photographer.

Colleen and Stephania don’t pretend to be professional cooks or crafters, but after over 300 dinners they are expert multi-taskers, idea-generators, and friend-gatherers. They’ve been cooking up delicious dinners and adorable crafts for more than seven years, and are certain that their laid-back approach and economical, user-friendly instructions will encourage and inspire cooking and crafting newbies and veterans alike.

About Thursday Night Dinner (www.thursdaynightdinner.org)

Seven years ago, our friends, all of us college sophomore girls at Indiana University-Bloomington, started having dinner together every Thursday night. It was a day we naturally banded together anyway to watch NBC’s all-star lineup of Friends, ER, and Will and Grace. Dates weren’t invited and each guest was asked to bring an ingredient for the chosen recipe of the week (someone was always assigned wine). As four hours of idle TV watching was far too much for this group of girls, we introduced a craft project into the mix. The theme of each dinner reflected the type of week we were having: Personal Pita Pizzas and Fantastic Fabric Belts for a lazy Thursday or Yiayia’s Quick Bean Soup and a Beginner’s Scarf for a cozy winter Thursday.

Thursdays have long-served as a dependable girls’ night in our otherwise undependable schedules, giving us a chance to reconnect with each other on a weekly basis. Daily stresses and successes, graduate school acceptances and rejections, new relationships and breakups—we’ve hashed it all out at Thursday night dinner. Through this, we have become closer and introduced new friends into the mix. In an era where Facebook and text messaging serve as the main mode of communication, Thursday night dinners have kept us grounded and offered us a space for making genuine girl-time connections.

We get that you are busy doing a million things at once and that none of us has the kind of money or time to host people at our houses or apartments without some help. With Thursday night dinners, everyone pitches in and takes turns—from choosing the recipe and craft, to paying for ingredients to hosting. The recipes and crafts in this site are a collection of the those we have come up with over the years, as well as contributions from the most important ladies in our lives—our friends, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers. Our recipes are intended to be as quick, easy and inexpensive as possible (with some more labor intensive meals and crafts for special Thursdays). None of them will include an ingredient whose name needs to be Googled or will require fancy kitchen equipment. Our crafts won’t break anyone’s wallet or be so challenging you give up before you’ve even started. We aren’t expert cooks or crafters, and we don’t expect you to be either. We do guarantee that our food is always tasty, our crafts are always cute, and we’re always having a good time.

So, dive in! Pick a tasty recipe you think your friends will love and a craft you want to try, and invite your girlfriends to your place this Thursday. We think there’s nothing more infectious than food, crafts, and a kitchen full of your favorite friends, so we’re certain Thursday night dinners will become an instant tradition. Have fun, and happy cooking and crafting!

Until next Thursday,
colleen and stephania

CLICK HERE for a link to the Thursday Night Dinner website

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Get Some Creative Inspiration!

I LOVE this book! 

Meet author

Patti Digh

About Patti . . .

In 2003, Patti Digh’s stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer and died just 37 days later. She woke up on day 38 and asked her a question that she has asked every morning since: “What would I be doing today if I only had 37 days to live?”

Her award-winning blog, 37days.com, emerged from the lessons she learned by asking that question. And her most recent book, LIFE IS A VERB: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally, emerged from that writing when Globe Pequot Press approached her about shaping essays from 37days into a book.

The project took on the feel of a “literary and artistic barn raising” when readers from around the world contributed original works of art to illustrate the 37 essays chosen for the book–and when readers from over 40 cities in the U.S. arranged for Patti to visit their communities for readings from the book.

LIFE IS A VERB was one of five finalists for the prestigious “Books for a Better Life” award and nominated for the “Book of the Year” award by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association.

Patti is a writer, keynote speaker, and social justice activist. And as important as those jobs are to her, the most important job she has is being a mom to two daughters, Emma and Tess. She and her husband, book seller and writer John Ptak, live with their family in the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC. In addition to being 7th grade ping pong champ way back when, Patti is a fan of novelist Richard Powers, poet Billy Collins, and a little known movie star named Johnny Depp.

Her new book, CREATIVE IS A VERB, is due out from Globe Pequot Press in Summer 2010 and will also be illustrated by readers.

CLICK HERE for a link to Patti’s website

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With this new book (I LOVED it!) 

by . . .


Designer and Author

Quilter * Photographer * Artist

Cynthia Shaffer

A bit about Cynthia . . .

At the age of 7, Cynthia learned how to oil paint. Then came sewing. Then came quilting, knitting, crocheting, rubber stamping, and mixed-media. In all of her creative pursuits, she enjoys the thrill of seeing a project to completion before moving onto a different project. She learned and mastered this discipline to start what she finishes early on from her father.

Cynthia grew up in southern California and currently lives with her husband Scott, sons Corry and Cameron, and beloved dogs Harper and Berklee.

CLICK HERE for a link to Cynthia’s website

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A GOT MOJO? COFFEE MUG!Get the same mugs my guests and I use during the show in three fab-o colors . . .



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