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Dear Daddy {From Madolyn}

For the past 7 years Kelly and Madolyn have gone to the Castle Rock Daddy Daughter Ball. I know when Kelly first took her that it wasn’t really his “thing”…but it was definitely her kind of “thing”. After that first time together and seeing how much she loved getting dressed up, dancing with her dad and just being together….it quickly became his thing too. Madolyn is now 10 and I know they will have many more special times together because …

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The Living Studio {City Art Walks Around The World}

Last fall as I was walking with Kelly through the Tuileries Gardens I instantly knew what kind of art retreat I wanted to create. I am not the person that dreams of having art retreats or had even been planning to ever create one. There are so many beautiful and amazing art retreats that it didn’t even seem necessary….until now! I wanted to do something different than anyone else I knew. The idea of creating art with you in Paris …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Melody Ross}

Our February interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! We have such an amazing and fun line up for you guys. When I get off an interview I am just giddy and it is hard to not share all of them with you right away. For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Last month we expanded our creative network …

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Let’s Step Back in Time {Saturday Mornings and other Ramblings}

Last Saturday as my husband and I were drinking our morning coffee we started talking about what Saturday mornings were like growing up. It was funny to  reminisce on those weekly routines. Saturdays to me was waking up early, heading downstairs and watching cartoons. If I woke up really early my only option was Davy and Goliath. Goliath may be the Caillou of the 1970s. I can do the impression if you want:-) Next up on the schedule would be …

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The Love Affair That Almost Happened {milk paint}

I do not like to paint furniture. Let me say this again. I do not like to paint furniture. Now repeat another 100 times and you may be a bit closer to understanding the depths that I will go to NOT paint furniture. I am guessing that many of you are very similar to me and that is why chalk paint and milk paint are so popular. It is a true Christmas miracle when you don’t have to prep a …

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How To Pick Paint Colors {where to begin?}

{original image found HERE} When people come into our home for the first time one of the most common questions is how did we pick all the paint colors. I have always found picking paint colors fun and had never really thought about it. {original image from the living room of Jennifer Rizzo} I go to the paint store and grab a gazillion paint cards. I come home and lay them all out and start creating my color palette. Then …

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All About The House {adding character to your home}

One of the best things we did for our house in 2012 was to give it a face lift with new paint throughout. I have a bit of wanderlust/ants in my pants:-)…whatever you want to call it and sometimes I need change in a big bad way! We have been in this house for almost 10 years and that is the longest I have ever been in one house (even including the home I grew up in). I grew up …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Stephanie Lee}

Our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! I have been wanting to do this for so long! I am beyond excited that it is starting and honored with the long list of creative men and women that have agreed to participate! Last month we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series is …