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How Often Are You Still? {It is harder than I thought}

There may have been something to the verse, “Be still and know that I am God”. Be still! I guess 2,000 years ago mankind was too busy too:-) Yesterday I found myself in an unusually situation. I was taking Jack to a composition class and the other two were home with Kelly. I had accidentally left my journal (gasp) and iphone (double gasp) on the counter at home. I don’t go anywhere…I mean ANYWHERE without my phone and journal. If …

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Reflections of Paris {Final Installment}

This will be the final photos from my trip to Paris in the summer of 2010. You can find the other posts HERE, HERE and HERE. I have loved reminiscing about my time in France. {I would like to point out that it was very windy…I am not really pregnant:-)} My final day is Paris was seeing some of the architecture that would be a sin if you missed. {FYI…it is a little bit perfection to be at the Louvre …

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Brain Dump {just go with it}

This is such a random post but I thought I would just dump out all the good stuff I have been wanting to share with you. We are still not finished with school.  I know. I know. I am hoping by next week we will be done. I really need us to be done so then I will let it go and focus on other things. Maddy is in CYT acting camp all week. This kid was made for the …

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Old Glory Antique Show {and time with the Fancy Farmgirl}

(all of the photos were taken by my phone in tons of sunlight..sorry) I live in Colorado as most of you know. We are known for our beautiful mountains, incredible weather, occasional wildfires, Tebowing and hiking. Not known for amazing shows. When my friends in the PNW are all heading out to the Farm Chicks show I am just a tad jealous. When my midwest friends all pile into a car to shop at the Country Living Fair I mope …

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Reflections of Paris {Part III}

For the month of June I will be sharing photos from my trip to France in the summer of 2010. The photos from my Paris portion of the trip have never been seen. I am loving going back through the photos and how they are triggering my memories. I am also getting more and more excited for the upcoming trip to France I have with my husband in September. You can see the previous photos HERE and HERE. After the …

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I Love What Kids Say

Father’s Day is this Sunday and Kelly is always so cleaver and fun in how he helps the kids celebrate me. I sometimes feel like it is hard to surprise him and he buys the big things he wants anyways. I’m happy with new Burt’s Bees lip gloss:-)  Seriously, women are soooo easy to surprise. When I saw this questionnaire on my sister’s blog I knew we would start with this. My sister found the questions HERE. We have a …

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Reflections of Paris {part II}

Today I will continue with my month long series Reflections of Paris. You can see last weeks post HERE. In 2010 I spent two weeks in the South of France with the end of my trip in Paris. Only three short nights in Paris but enough time to fall in love with the city. I will be going back to Paris this fall with my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday (which was in May). After my time in Paris …

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Our Time In Farmland {moo}

First of all I would like to thank all of you that commented in my  Sometimes in the Pain post. I was overwhelmed by your response and also the countless private emails I received. I wrote that for me. I wrote that for my own family. To truth is that when I sat down to do the post I was just going to show photos from our trip home. At the last minute it quickly spilled out. I pressed publish …

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An Artful Summer {classes and retreats}

We are busy trying to finish up school and most of me wants to just call it good and call it quits. I won’t. I swear. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I am already drooling at the thought of creating art all summer and creating more with my kids. If you want to create with me I want to give you a few options. First, I have our popular Creatively Made {rediscovering the …

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Reflections Of Paris {Part I}

I don’t know why I never shared with you all of my photos from Paris. After all of my photos from the South of France maybe I felt like you had seen enough and needed a break. I think I meant to show them after a few months and here I am almost two years later. How has two years past since the Chateau Dumas, hidden brocantes and sidewalk cafes? Maybe I knew deep down that I could never share …

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It is worth a trip to France {just for the flea markets}

Opening my suitcase after coming home from France was like traveling back on my journey. As I pushed dirty clothes to the side I uncovered vintage silver, oil paintings, old French letters. My trip brought me overflowing treasures. A trip to France is not a regular extravagance for me. A trip to France is a treasure in itself. My dear friend ,Tracey Leber of French Larkspur, makes regular trips to France and now Belgium to fill her suitcases just for …