Saturday, November 23, 2019

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – Holiday Review

A collage of talent words
Definition of UNIQUE: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. 

While this definition of Unique does not totally agree with the following, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the 'individual', if  not totally unique, talents of my fellow Contributors here on Review This Reviews. And while some of us have similar talents, our special styles make us each 'unique' in our field.

November 24th is known as “Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day”. Therefore, we are going to point out some of the 'unique' and special talents of the RTR Contributors to show what they are best at. Some of the fine writers here have more than one special talent, as you shall see.

Yarn Talents

a ball of yarn

Several of those in our group are good at yarn crafts.

  • Dawn Rae's specialty is crochet. She features handmade hats and neck warmers and warm slippers in her Etsy Shop DawnRaeCrochet.

Her shop also carries a line of what she calls “Jenny Hats” which came to be after making a custom hat for a friend (Jenny). These soft, slightly slouchy, chemo hats are made from a cotton blend yarn.

  • Wednesday Elf also crochets. Her Etsy shop – Coastal Crochet Crafts – specializes in plush animals for children, plus a few assorted other items. 

Baking/Cooking Talent

An image of cupcakes

  • For very unique cakes and cupcakes in particular, you will find some fascinating recipes and how-to instructions from Sylvestermouse on Cooking for the Holidays.   She also includes other recipes from appetizers to main dishes to desserts, but I LOVE her special cupcakes and cake creations. 

Other RTR writers also have culinary creations to share. In particular, we have Sam Monaco who shares many favorite family recipes on his blog Sam's Place

Check out ReviewThisReview:Recipes for everything from the proverbial soup.... to nuts, for your cooking enjoyment.


A hand holding a tiny seedling in dirt ready to plant

We have several gardeners in our group, our most prolific being Olivia Morris and Raintree Annie.

Come see the many helpful gardening tips offered on Review this Reviews:Gardening 


Check out Olivia's website Grammie Knows How in her Gardening and Backyard section. 

And our newly added English gardener, Raintree Annie for her gardening tips here on Review This Reviews and on her own Gardening Blog Diary of a Wild Country Gardener. 

Writing Talent

A laptop computer, a pad and pen and a cup of coffee

  • In addition to writing for Review This Reviews, Beverly Owens is establishing herself as a writer of Cozy Mysteries. She currently has 7 published books in 2 series (4 in the Roni Ranier series and 3 in the Cabin 9 series, with more to come. Read about how she began as a published author and her upcoming literary achievements at Beverly Owens, Author

Find her current books on Amazon, both on Kindle and in paperback. 

Photography Talent

A camera hanging around the neck of a  photographer

  • One of our favorite photography experts here, Mary Beth Granger (MbgPhoto), has studied photography for years and often shares expert advice on cameras and photo angles to help us all get the best photographs we can. Mary Beth's favorite thing to photograph is  lighthouses and she is constantly searching out new ones to feature. 

Check out her Lighthouse Enthusiast Zazzle Shop  to see some of her beautiful images. 

For lovely photos on her love of photography, traveling, and nature , see Mary Beth's Beauty in Nature Zazzle Shop. 

Sylvestermouse Cynthia is also a fine photographer who loves to photograph zoo animals in particular and many other fun activities. You can see her lovely images at Photography by Sylvestermouse.

Diana Wenzel is also a wonderful photographer on our staff, as is BarbRad

DIY Talent

A collection of items for DIY projects

  • Diana Wenzel (Renaissance Woman here on Review This Reviews) is our 'Go-To' expert on do-it-yourself projects. 

Check out her many DIY articles here on everything from turning a simple rural mailbox into a bird house (Mailboxology) to creating a beautiful Fall Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece.

Diana also has become an expert on rescue animals, most particularly one darling disabled dog who has won her heart. She chronicles his life & times in Mr. Muffins Journey, and relates his adventures and accomplishments in many articles on Review This Reviews (including becoming a therapy dog). 

  • Tracey A. Breen (The Savvy Age) is very creative in coming up with inexpensive projects using supplies from dollar stores. These holiday-related and home décor and just-for-fun projects are perfect for parents, teachers and scout leaders. 

Tracey is also very 'savvy' about recipes, holiday ideas and Lifestyle tips & hacks to manage an active home and life at all ages. Read all about it on her website The Savvy Age

More Unique Talents

An image with a heart and the word HOME

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (Brite Ideas here) is our country music expert. She explains the meanings and stories behind many well known country songs and singers on her website (Drageda) The Heart of Country Music

Barbara is also a professional in the field of home décor and has many unique and unusual Decor ideas to offer both here on Review This Reviews and on her own website Funky Home Decor

  • Another Barbara (Barbara Radisavljevic known to us as BarbRad) has many talents. She is a writer, a photographer specializing in her native California landscape, and our book expert.  

Check out her uniqueness below at: 

  • Brenda Little (Treasures By Brenda) is a collector, particularly of coffee cups/mugs and movie merchandise, especially vintage pieces.  

Brenda frequently shares her collections through her eBay store Treasures by Brenda for fellow collectors. 

In addition, Brenda gives us fascinating facts behind her collections in her two websites:

  • Heather Burns is an artist and colorist. She creates fantastic coloring pages and illustrations for you to color. 

Check out her Etsy Store at HeatherBurnsArt 

Heather is also a talented graphic designer and features her designs on many products in her Etsy Store HBStudioDesigns.

  • Louanne Cox (Lou16) has a wide variety of interests and talents. My favorites are her artistic designs she features on a wide variety of items in her Zazzle stores.

I also enjoy the stories behind her designs found on her website Lou's Designs.

  • Margaret Schindel is another multi-talented lady. When not writing professionally, she is a jewelry designer.   
She has created and sold one-of-a-kind and custom handcrafted jewelry for many years. She shares her jewelry making techniques in many articles on HubPages


As you can see, many of the multiple talents of the Contributors to ReviewThisReviews overlap. Many of us are into some form of arts & crafts, there are several wonderful photographers and quite a few good cooks. And I would say that all of us love to read and  enjoy movies and music. 

We are a varied bunch. While perhaps not individually unique, we all have our special talents. 

So…. Find your unique talent, and share it with the world on Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day November 24. 

A red bird on a tree branch and a poem about talents

(c) Wednesday Elf  (11/23/2019)

*All  images compliments of Pixabay and collages made with Canva.

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  1. What a fabulous tribute to the talents of our Review This Reviews Contributors! This is such a wonderful group to work with. Seeing their various talents delineated in one article, really focuses on what makes this such a unique website. I am thankful to be a part of this accomplished group of friends and coworkers. Thank you for this gracious compilation article, Elf! I appreciate the time you clearly put into writing it. You are truly a treasure here on Review This Reviews!

    1. Thank you, Mouse. You have me blushing. :) You know I like to write about silly, wacky holidays and when I saw the name given to this one it made me think of how all our writers also have behind-the-scene talents that deserve to be featured. Hopefully the links furnished will give everyone more visitors to their outside interests and work.

  2. I never forget how talented the ladies of Review This are, but this list of our talents is amazing. We do a lot of interesting things. I too am proud to be a part of this group of artists and writers. Thank you Elf for this post.

    1. You're welcome, Dawn Rae. It was fun to compile these little notes on everyone.

  3. How lovely of you to celebrate our talent collective. Thank you for your generous tribute to the many gifts that are shared by our community of writers. You are appreciated!

    1. Thanks so much, Diana. It's fun for me to be part of this group of talented women. You all deserve recognition for what you accomplish in your lives.

  4. Pat, what a thoughtful post! Thanks so much for featuring my work as well. Your crochet talent is something! So weird that you wrote about November 24th being 'express your talent day' because I just finished my post for the 24th and it's about my quirky ability to write riddles and tips on how people can write their own. Wow, so weird!

    1. Wow - Barbara, I think they call that synchronicity - the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

  5. What a lovely post, I feel honoured to be part of such a creative and supportive team of writers, reviewers and friends.

  6. This is wonderful and highlights so many of the talented and loving people here on Review This! Everyone is unique and their love for their crafts are evident. We are a crazy wonderful group and I am pleased to be a part of it too!

    1. Everyone has talents and this just seemed to be the perfect day to highlight those of our team of RTR contributors. :)

  7. What a sweet post, I'm honored to be apart of such a talented, creative and supportive group of writers!

    1. And we are happy to have you, Tracey. Welcome aboard. :)

  8. This is such a lovely tribute to all the wonderful, creative and multi-talented RTR contributors, Elf! I'm both grateful and honored to have been invited to join this amazing and supportive group of gifted writers. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome, Margaret. Glad you could join us.

  9. So thrilled to work with such a wonderful group with so many unique talents! Thanks for your kind words, Elf.

    1. You are very welcome, Brenda. Everyone deserves to have their talents recognized, and we all have talents of one kind or another. :)


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