How my 14 year old son changed my business forever

14 years ago today, our son Noah was born and made me a mother.   Life has never ever been the same.  I had no idea the sheer joy that motherhood would bring. At the time we had Noah, I had only had my Magic Brush painting business for a little over a year. During that time, I […]

Yeah, I’m pretty much addicted.

  Hello, my name is Jennifer Allwood. I’m addicted to coffee creamer. And glitter. And Periscope. If you haven’t heard of Periscope yet, it’s the live video app from Twitter.  If you’re on Twitter, you can get onto Periscope (and if you don’t follow me on Twitter, you can find me HERE).  Periscope is only for your cell […]

Dear teachers: they didn’t read much.

  Summer is winding down.  We are literally days away from our 3 kiddos starting their new school year. And all the sudden, I’m feeling the end of summer scramble coming on.  How can we squeeze out one more trip to the pool?  One last trip out of town?  One last sleep over?  One last book?  Oh wait.  […]

How to PAINT kitchen tile

I am in love with our newly painted kitchen cabinets.  But the tile and the countertops are like a total buzz kill for me.  So.much.brown.  I have plans to switch them both out for more contemporary colors and finishes, but until then…. I painted my tile!     How to Paint Kitchen Tile This is […]

Baseball Home Plate Front Door Decoration (ps… perfect for a Father’s Day gift!)

I’m so in love with my new baseball front door decor! And by the looks of my Facebook page, so are you!  It’s been one of my most popular posts being viewed over 158,000 times and shared over 1300 times already.   HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE??????   Thanks so much for sharing that […]

STILL don’t see the value of Pinterest for your business?

My web developer sent me my google analytics today for the month of April.  My referral numbers are so interesting that I HAVE to show you.  Look at line 2.  Pinterest!  My PINTEREST account is my 2nd leading referral source and sent 2,368 people to my website last month.  And I sell things on my website.  […]

Perfect Schmer-fect: how perfectionism could be killing your creative small business!

  To my creative entrepreneur friends: Are you a self-proclaimed perfectionist?  Or maybe you do not think you are a perfectionist, but maybe you are a creative entrepreneur and you joke that you are OCD.  Or an overachiever. Or obsessively meticulous. Those are just fancy-schmancy words for the same thing. Maybe you have had thoughts like this […]

Well this is a great problem to have….

  Well according to my webinar coordinator, we’ve had such an amazing response to my upcoming “Making an Income from Cabinet Painting” webinar that I either have to cap the number of people I let in which leaves only 11 seats left.  Or, I have to open up more phone lines!!!!!  What an amazing problem […]

And then there was the time a girl pushed my son right off the playground equipment….

  So I can’t get this story out of my mind. And usually that means until I blog about it, it’s going to sit there….. bugging me like a strand of gray hair or a picture on my wall that I noticed is hung too high.  You understand. And so I write. And I hope […]

So you think you want to be self-employed?

I know you see me sitting by the neighborhood pool in the summertime in the middle of the day.  And I know what you may be thinking…..”it sure must be nice to be self-employed”.  Or maybe “it must be nice to have other people out working for you while you relax”. LOL.  Grace, grace, grace […]