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End of Week Ramblings

I wanted to give you all a few quick updates about where you can find us lately. We are so excited that you can now get iphone skins, covers, wrapped canvases of my art etc. at Society 6! I hope you pop on over and see the really fun and beautiful new items we get to offer you. We are also featured this month in the Fall 2012 issue of Folk Magazine! Two articles in fact! They did such a …

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Paris {Day Two}

I thought going to bed with the windows open and listening to the sound of the busy cafes below was pure music…. Waking up to the sound of the street coming alive was even better. As we were getting ready for our day we could hear the streets being swept, carts being rolled out, children going to school and Rue Cler coming alive. As we walked out of our hotel we passed open shops and street vendors ready for their …

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Paris {Day One}

When you touch down in another country you are most likely dealing with exhaustion, excitement and coffee shakes all at the same time. You may also be walking around in a state of tired delusion. That was us the first day. We flew through the night and landed at 8am Paris time. We dropped our bags off at our sweet hotel on Rue Cler and headed out. Kelly had never been to Paris before so our first stop was the …

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Back from France {Giveaway Winners Announced}

This is my first day back home after being in France for the past two weeks. I feel like I am coming out of a France fog. It is really hard to believe what I just go to experience and that so many people that I love helped make it possible. My mom drove from Illinois to watch our children for the week my husband was with me and my sister helped with the business. I am currently starting to …

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Our Love Story {Part Two}

{while we were dating in 1998} My last post shared about My Love Story {Part One}. This post was originally posted on February 14, 2011 It tells of love almost at first site, a quick engagement and a marriage 8 months after we met. It talked about complete peace on our wedding day. I knew then that he was the one for me and I didn’t doubt that…but there is a part two that also needs to be told….and part …

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Our Love Story {Part One}

 Since I am off with my husband celebrating my 40th birthday and an early 14th year anniversary I thought it would be fun to share our story. This post was originally posted on October 12, 2010 My love story began like so many….in a bar:-) OK…it was a restaurant too…which my mom always likes to remind people. I was sitting at the bar with some girlfriends. The most handsome of boys walked in with a group of people. I leaned over to …

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Play House With Me {and we have a giveaway}

Today is the official launch of Creatively Made Home! So many awesome, fun, beautiful projects and videos are underway and I thought it was about time that we celebrated all of the goodness coming out of our next e-course! I am hooked on e-courses because… *The connection I get to have with all of you *The ease of the videos and the convenience of watching them whenever and wherever you want *The live chats *Watching creative women connect with other …

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To What Extent Would You Go To Rescue Your Own Children?

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. — Martin Luther King, Jr. There’s an estimated 7,000 children who work in the Ghana fishing industry. Some of these children are as young as 5 and 6 years old. All of these children are slaves. –Mercy Project Today many in our country will take a day off from our jobs to celebrate the social …

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Labor Day Sale {Get the 30% off Code}

What is the perfect compliment to a three day weekend? 30% off your total order at Jeanne Oliver Designs…that’s what! Yes, I said 30% AND total order. All you have to do is use the code “labor30” at checkout. Happy shopping and enjoy your long weekend! See you on Tuesday for a fun giveaway!