Today’s feature will leave you speechless.

A Creative Mint

But before I tell you and show you why, I first wanted to point out this great blogging class she’s teaching.  I get asked questions ALL. THE. TIME about blogging advice.  “how do I start a blog”, “how do I add a link”, “how do I get more followers?” (you beg silly…… me).  As much as I’d LOVE to help people with blogging questions, or “how to blog” questions……I honestly have no idea what I’m doing.  True.  I wish I would have had this class 4+ years ago when I started.

Blogging Your Way

How to Blog Class

I have NO idea what she’s charging, but from the looks of her blog and the brilliance of all the other stuff she posts……I will go out on a limb here and say I bet her class will be good.  Just sayin……

Seriously, she’s like Martha on steroids when it comes to putting color together.  She has the most amazing Inspiration Boards.  If you’re trying to redecorate or create colors for party, she is your go to girl.

Inspiration Board

She has SEVERAL of these. I’m tellin ya……..she’s good with color.   Her background is in product packaging.  Wow!gray and yellow inspirationHer gift wrapping ideas are beautiful with simplicity. Why don’t I ever think of fun stuff like this.

I bet she’s never bought one of those bags of bows from Target at Christmas.  Kraft paper wrapping ideas

I know Christmas is over, but I know many of you will be tucking this idea away for next year.  Using Trader Joe’s Holiday bags for gift wrap.  SHUT UP!  She gets the Cutest Wrap award.paper bag wrapping paperThis may be a good reason to forget my own bags.  Yes, I bring my own bags……..hello………I live in the Pacific NW.  So you know I love how she recycled them too.

Here’s another color palette inspiration board. color planning

When you see one of these on her site, you can’t wait to scroll down…..because you know it’s gonna be good. gift wrapping ideas

Puts you to shame doesn’t she?  I’m thinking my “fly by the seat of my pants” habit should be tamed.

Here’s one more.  The girl is or.gan.ized! fabric swatchesOff you go to get your socks knocked off.

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    I’m so excited! She is brilliant and I’ve been waiting for the announcement of her next class forever! Thanks for the info!

  2. says

    I’m rendered speechless. Also, I can’t move, I’m afraid to go into my project room, I’ll have to organize some more…
    She is more than wonderful…thx Kim.

  3. says

    OH, I looove this post. Thanks for sharing.
    I am 100% guilty of buying bags of bows from Target. My mother prefers to make her own bows…that creative gene skipped over me!

  4. says

    I love your sense of humor in your posts….I’ll have to check this site out. I’m always looking for ways to improve my blog and business. I’d love to be that organized……I keep trying :)


  5. EFY says

    Popped in on A Creative Mint ~ wow! I think I’ll be spending a little time over there! Love all the color she puts together. Thanks for connecting Leslie with all of us. Blessings

  6. Jenni says

    love her blog. if you keep giving me cute blogs to look at i won’t get anything done 😉 love the inspiration boards.

  7. Sonnet Gal says

    That work room is AMAZING! I wonder if my husband would care if I turned the garage into something like that?!

  8. says

    Oh my goodness. I love your post and I am beyond flattered and totally appreciate all your kind words. You have me blushing. You are amazing. Thank you, thank you.

  9. says

    Geewizz I forgot how much fun your blog is! :) Wowzers you have 5011 followers…somebody took the class 😉 Congrats!! LOVE the Trader Joes idea….I lived in the Pacific NW two years ago and I’m dying to go back! xo

  10. susan says

    Kim u consistently amaze me-U R Amazing too! And yet you find these other wonderful awesome amazing bloggers&crafters and develop equally awesome relationships & keep up with everything&everybody & then *dare* to put yourself down? You get “some sugar” whenever I can get stoopidphone to let me come visit–and I am amazed everytime. U have said you’re not the one to give advice,you fly by the seat of your “draws”,etc–and you do it so well! So I watch. And learn. And pray that someday I can be a blogger too-one like u. Put *that* in your fly by the…. 😀 -s-

  11. Laura S. says

    OH MY WORD! Wow- just looking at these gorgeous photos from A Creative Mint makes me want to go and be creative.

  12. says

    Wow! Love this site, and what a wonderful job you did picking photos to inspire us. Love, love, love all the color combos, and from now on, the only wrapping paper I’m buying is a roll of kraft! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  13. says

    I love that line that Quincy Jones said to Oprah when he chose her to star in The Colour Purple- he said, “your future is so bright, it burns my eyes”! Leslie has talent that oozes “something big is gonna happen here” kind of messages. So great that you are sharing her blog further and Big congrats to Leslie for capturing the wow factor from all your raving fans!

  14. says

    ps. Kim I am LOVING your blog as I just arrived via A Creative Mint. Your writing craaacks me up in a really great way. I love how you share the wonderfully creative talents of all these folks as it’s a great big sea of blogs out there and who wants to be the last to know about the good ones! You make us look good and avoid the “Where have you been” comments from fellow surfers! Keep up the flyin’ by the… cuz it’s workin’ for ya!
    pssst. I bring my own bags too–it’s the Pacific NW “Eco Gal” thing to do!

  15. says

    Hi Kim, I’m visiting via Leslie’s blog and I love your post! This is a great feature on Leslie and throughly entertaining too. I do hope you will be signing up for the Blogging Your Way eclass!! Wini xo

  16. says

    ooh, I love it. Thanks for the great new blog! Love your blog for that reason….so many great people out there…so little time.
    That class sounds great.

  17. Laura@JourneyChic says

    Found you though Brooklyn Limestone, and I just signed up for that blogging class! I need to get my blogging mojo back, so I’m very glad that you posted about this class!

  18. Terri says

    I KNOW i need to take the blog class. I love getting insiration from talented people like her! Also, Lisa Leonard jewelry is soooo lovely. I don’t own any but have been wanting to since I was introduced to her line.

  19. vanessa J says

    I have been drooling over this blog for quite some time~~~Great Inspiration!!!!____________


  20. Kelly says

    I am really working on creating a BLOG, but I am stuck….I have this picture that is huge and I cannot figure out how to make it smaller. I really need a class. If you have any advice, I would love it :)