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Lauren Lanker
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I'm up to my old tricks again...making a fool of myself in Parody Music Videos.  What better way to kick off Silhouette's EPIC Holiday Sale and celebrate Thanksgiving?!
Enjoy a chuckle HERE --> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/11/27/epic-silhouette-holiday-sale-parody-music-video/
Pin for later --> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273312271112578625/
#silhouette   #cameo   #blackfriday   #sale   #deal   #portrait   #parody   #musicvideo   #winterwonderland   #epic  +Silhouette America 
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Ha ha.  Love back atcha +Camila Rojas!  Glad to know I give you a smile!
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Today I share some BIG NEWS on about my eBook on gift-giving!   a) my eBook title b) cover art and c) launch date!  Come on over to get the full run-down, plus a special invitation -->  http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/10/20/the-grand-reveal-of-my-ebook-title-cover-launch-date/ #ebook   #selfpublishing   #newauthor   #comingsoon   #coverreveal   #launch   #book   #gifts   #giftideas  
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Have you heard of "The Miracle Maker?"  A.K.A. +RYOBI Outdoor Products' 3100 PSI Pressure Washer?  Because it has revolutionized our lives...and transformed our dingy dock into a thing of beauty.  And that's just the first of the three before and after vids I have to share with y'all today.  
See 'em here --> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/10/10/fall-cleaning-with-ryobi/
Pin for later --> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273312271112264024/
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Why did I let my intimidation of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint keep me from using it for SOOOO long?  Well, now that I've seen the light, I'm off to empower others to give it a whirl.  And that means you - - YES you!  (It's not as hard to use as you think it is.)  I give to you, The Beginner's Guide to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  
See it here --> bit.ly/XQeGEx #anniesloan   #chalkpaint   #nomoreexcuses  +SociaComm 
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10 INSPIRING DIY JEWELRY DISPLAYS
See it here --> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/09/19/10-inspiring-d-i-y-jewelry-displays/
I love it when organization can be a thing of beauty. Here are some gorgeous jewelry displays easy enough to DIY this weekend...and curated by the fabulous +Johanna Sch!   #jewelry   #diy   #organization   #jewelrydisplay   #jewelryorganization   #roundup  
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So many fun announcements today, I can hardly stand it!  I have exciting eBook updates to share as well as our 10 Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!
Check it out HERE --> http://wp.me/p3gOqC-2TD
#giveaway   #ebook   #selfpublishing   #insidersclub   #jointheclub   #blogiversary   #tgif  
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Honored to have my eBook be one of the 15 awesome prizes for 15 awesome winners in +Jenna LaFevor's Favorite Things Giveaway.  Go enter now!  
 
It's Jenna's Favorite Things!! 

Kind of Oprah Style, but I can't give a car to everyone.

BUT I am giving away 15 AWESOME PRIZES to 15 DIFFERENT WINNERS. And there are 10 MORE BLOGGERS WITH AWESOME GIVEAWAYS! http://bit.ly/11BDySt

#giveaway   #favoritethings   #giftguide   #holidaygifts  
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Lovin' these creative ways to reinforce good deeds in kiddos!  Reminds me of my "be kind" club when I was in elementary school!
 
15 Positive Reinforcement Ideas for Kids

I have a great resource for you. Who agrees that we need to find more positive ways of noticing what are children are doing well?

I often find myself focusing on what needs to change or get better. As I have changed my approach to be more positive, I have seen a big difference...especially in my child who gives me the most challenges. Hope this helps you!

See it now: http://meaningfulmama.com/2014/10/15-positive-reinforcement-ideas-kids.html

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Once a quarter, I like to interrupt our regular scheduled Thinking Closet programming, to point the spotlight on my amazingly talented readers.
I give to you: the next installment of THE READER SHOWCASE!
Be amazed --> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/10/04/reader-showcase-a-look-back-at-summer-2014/
#readershowcase   #inspiration   #roundup   #creativeprojects   #thinkingclosetreadersrock   Inspiration by +Emily Kennedy +Vidya Sukumaran +Amanda Pizarro +Audra Allegri +Where The Smiles Have Been and more!
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Awesome guest post on the blog today: DIY "GIVE THANKS" FALL SIGN! +Crafts by Courtney offers great tips on how to use vinyl and some paint to transform a plain wood board into an inspirational work of art!  
See it now --> http://wp.me/p3gOqC-2Wo
Pin for later --> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273312271112173320/
#diy   #fallmantel   #woodsign   #givethanks   #craft   #silhouette   #anniesloan   #coastaldecor  
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I have no words for how cool this is.  
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"You make beautiful things out of the dust.  You make beautiful things out of us."  Find out why I chose to decorate our guest room mirror with these song lyrics in particular...and how I did it.
THE 411 --> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/09/15/you-make-beautiful-things-out-of-the-dust-mirror-decal-silhouette-promo/
#silhouette   #freecutfile   #promotion   #tutorial   #mirror   #beautifulthings   #vinyl   #rollfeeder  
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This is my favorite song! Lovely mirror! +Lauren Lanker 
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Letting creativity splish, splash, and spill!
Introduction
I’m a New York gal putting down new roots in Orlando, Florida with my hubby and our sailboat.  My heart skips a beat for all things creative, be it crafting, upcycling, sewing, journaling…especially blogging.

You can find my latest d.i.y. project (or craft fail) over at The Thinking Closet.

So, grab a cup of chai, a comfy blanket, and stop by for a visit!
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  • New York University
    Educational Theatre & English Ed., 2007 - 2009
  • Wheaton College
    English Major, Theatre Minor, 2001 - 2005
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