I am tired of being quiet {and I have a lot to say}

We have been on vacation for two weeks now and between all of our history absorbing, coffee drinking, marathon walking, children fighting or hotel hopping…I have had time to think. I have written many times that I am a doer and this often leads to me not hearing. A child can stand at my side and tap my shoulder until I hear but often the Lord’s voice is quiet and still. When I take walks or make art…I hear the …

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Fall Decorating Ideas {Finding Fall Favorites}

I wanted to do this days ago but vacation was getting in the way:-) It is taking me 20 times as long to get anything done, upload photos etc. I will work on it for 5 minutes, save it and then we are off on another adventure:-) It was such an honor to be included in Laura’s Finding Fall Home Tour! Laura and Better Homes and Gardens did such an incredible job bringing everyone together and giving everyone TONS of …

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Watercolor Greetings {learn to paint your own holiday cards}

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week. We are having the best time on our east coast adventures and I will have a post this week sharing everything we have been doing. I am in heaven with the fall weather, all the trees, tripping over history everywhere I go and the leaves that are beginning to change. I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about a brand new e-course starting soon. Courtney …

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Finding Fall Home Tours 2013 {Decorating For Fall}

So excited that today is here! I am honored to be a part of such an incredibly talented group of women. Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for sponsoring the tour and sharing our homes. {You can find more fall inspiration on our Finding Fall Home Tours Pinterest board through BHG} If you are coming from Laura or Sarah’s blogs I know you are already inspired for fall..their styles are amazing! Fall is my favorite time of year! When the …

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Finding Fall Home Tour {16 Bloggers and BHG!}

Are you getting ready for fall, baking too much, lighting candles in every room and wearing your UGG boots everywhere? No? Is it just me? If you are ready to jump into cooler weather, baking, yummy soups, hot cider, open windows, colorful leaves, bonfires and pumpkins you will want to come back here on Monday! The talented Laura of Finding Home and Better Homes and Gardens has brought 16 bloggers together for a fall home tour. You will be able …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte {made from scratch}

    When fall is even remotely near I begin craving a pumpkin spice latte. Because of my allergies I am not able to purchase one from a cafe because of the dyes in the syrup. I have tried different recipes over the past years, I have tweaked many recipes and I feel like I have finally found one that I love! This recipe is soooo good and worth the few minutes of work. The best part is that you …

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Teen Boy Bedroom Makeover {before and after}

Let me tell you…this project was a doozy. Everyone shares girl room makeovers but no one is spreading the love on teen boy rooms. Let me backtrack a bit. Our Jack is 13 and has had the same paint on the walls for the past 10 years. 10 years. When his friends would tell him how cool the clouds were on his ceiling he looked at them like they were dorks! He hadn’t even asked for a whole room makeover…he …

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Jennifer Rizzo Designs

Each week I will be featuring one of the teachers in my brand new class Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}! This class will begin October 15th. {last week I featured Andrea Fowler of Keeping It Cozy} This course will be all about loving on your family, friends and home during the holidays. It is also about focusing on what is really important, how to handle the stress and how to create authentic moments with the ones you love. …

Ramblings on a Wednesday Afternoon

I hope you are all having a great day. We spent the day at the creek doing school with my sister and her children. It is one of our favorite back to school activities that we do each year. There is something so peaceful and magical about the grassy hills, creek, huge trees and an empty park. We almost had the whole play to ourselves. Today I just wanted to ramble a bit (if you have ever met me in …

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Summer, you were good to us {also a huge back to school 24 hour sale!}

September 3rd! What? How did that happen? I am up early to write this because this is our first day back to school. I can’t believe that summer break is officially over but we squeezed every bit out of it possible. To celebrate going back to school I am offering our most popular online courses for only $18!!!! This is only good for the next 24 hours. With the kids going back in school and fall/winter just around the corner …