August 2, 2017
Aired Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:00 PM ET
Finding Inspiration and Bringing Creativity Into Your Life
Join us for this “WISDOM WEDNESDAY” at 12pm PST / 1PM MT / 2pm CST/ 3pm EST on INSPIRED LIVING RADIO as we welcome special guest, former white house correspondent, and news reporter turned professional blogger, Lisa Tutman Oglesby,
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TOPIC: Finding inspiration, bringing creativity into your life, blogging, creative expression for the soul, sharing your talents with the world; Finding what you love to do and more…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed creating beautiful things for family and friends. I’m Lisa Tutman-Oglesby, the voice and heart behind the Food/Lifestyle blog, Celebrate Creativity. If you’ve spent any amount of time on my blog, you’ll see I’m pretty hooked on creativity. I just like making things and I delight in the simple rewards that come from taking raw materials, applying a little elbow grease and imagination and making something wonderfully new and unexpected.
You can never have too many hobbies or interests in my book and I take that mantra to heart. I enjoy recipes; sewing, gardening, home decorating and food photography and styling (just to name a few). I believe if you do what you love… you’ll love what you do.
I’m a diehard baker, bargain hunter, DIYer, crafter, collector of fabrics and vintage dishes, home décor enthusiast, wife, mom of two and a Virginia transplant. I relish taking the everyday and the ordinary and transforming it into pretty darn extraordinary… without spending a fortune to do it. Celebrate Creativity is a natural extension of that sentiment.
Before turning my attention to Celebrate Creativity, I spent more than 20 years as a television news reporter and anchor at stations in Flint, MI, Indianapolis, IN and Atlanta, GA as well as Washington, D.C. where I was a White House/Capitol Hill correspondent. The latter half of my reporting career was spent at NBC in Chicago, IL where I also won an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence. That winged, golden statuette with her raised globe looks great on my fireplace mantle. You know I keep her looking fresh and shiny too… thanks to my dandy, handcrafted feather duster. Yes, I make those too. I think my experience as a journalist certainly influences my news-you-can-use blogging approach where I blend words and vibrant pictures to inform, entertain, educate, enchant and hopefully… inspire.
I’ve been fortunate to have my writing, photography and projects appear in some wonderful books and magazines including Romantic Homes, Crafts ‘n Things, Creating Keepsakes, Apronology and many more beautiful publications. Perhaps you spotted me as a finalist in Country Living magazine’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Blogger awards competition. I didn’t win the category but it was still really cool to be nominated and in the running against some of the biggest bloggers out there. I was also featured in the book, Blogging for Bliss by Lark Books (2009) and my popular handcrafted cookie mix gift sack project appeared in the December 2015 issue of the French crafts magazine, Creative.
Creativity sits at the heart and soul of my blog. My aim is that readers will take my colorful tutorials, doable step-by-steps and other offerings and put them to good use to make their day easier, beautiful, more efficient or just plain fun. I want my readers to try a new recipe, tackle an interesting project or attempt a craft project never considered before.
I think Celebrate Creativity has plenty to tickle the fancy and I’m happy to provide the inspiration to kick-start readers’ creative juices and instincts.
Go ahead, dip those toes into the creative pool and see how it feels. You may just find yourself diving in, head first. From my heart to yours, I’ll be with you every step of the way. -Lisa Tutman-Oglesby