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Week Three Sneak Peek {and a brand new course}

Here is a little peek into week three of Home for the Holidays! It has been such a fun course and I am inspired by the talented and kind women that are a part of the course. I can’t wait to create so many fun, easy and inexpensive gifts for friends and family. There are so pretty amazing recipes that I will be trying to. Enjoy the peek… There is still time to join the over 700 women taking the …

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Do You Want More?

Until recently our Benjamin preferred to sit with Kelly and me in the sanctuary each Sunday. If the pastor asked if anyone wanted to accept Christ…Ben would raise his hand. If the pastor asked if anyone wanted healing for back pain..Ben would raised his hand. If the pastor asked if anyone wanted healing for a heart condition…Ben would raise his hand. Pretty much Ben would raise his hand for any and all healing, salvation, requests for prayer. I found myself …

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Good Morning World!

It was a short night for the adults here at casa Oliver. We were getting all of the videos up for week two of Home for the Holidays. I wanted to give you a little peek into week two because it is soooooo good! These women are amazing! {You can still join us} Week two is all about gift giving {and the heart behind giving}. I have so many things I want to write about but I am not having …

Weekend Inspiration

Happy weekend! We are busy getting week two ready for Home for the Holidays. I wanted to share some of the beautiful things that made me smile this week. Enjoy! Early this week my new Avett Brothers CD arrived and how can that not make a girl smile?  *** Just another reminder that I need to learn to play the guitar.   {Source} *** This soup has to be made this weekend! {Source} *** I had a three hour coffee …

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Life Around Here

It just hit me today that I leave for San Miguel, Mexico in 10 days. Just hit me! With our three week adventure on the east coast and the launch of Home for the Holidays I had kind of not thought of it. I don’t know how I forget the countdown for the first ever art retreat that I am GOING to (not teaching at). It just seemed so far away when I signed up:-) I guess I better get …

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Sneak Peeks {Week One}

I can’t believe that the first week of Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays} is almost here! Only TWO more days! I wanted to share just a little, tiny sneak peek of week one. Week one will be all about decorating for the holidays. Besides all of the decor project videos there will also be videos from each of the teachers, videos about their favorite holiday memories and even videos about when things didn’t go as planned. Tuesday morning …

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Dream Maker {Everyone Should Have One}

I always had the mom that told me I was special and talented and could do anything. You know…the mom that tells you amazing things about yourself and you roll your eyes. You think your mom tells you nice things about yourself only because she is your mom. That is part of it. The other part is that she can see past what you see. She can see the good and the bad and the potential. She can see what …

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A Living Magazine {and a video for you too}

Before I get started I wanted you to see a video that I made just for you. I wanted you to hear a little bit from me about the course and why I would even make it in the first place. {and yes…I have bangs now…and I am really diggin’ them and so is my family…we need to get out more} {to watch the video at the highest quality click the HD in the right hand corner} In 7 days …

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Two New Originals {Available To Purchase}

Good Morning! I am so excited to tell you that I have two new originals for sale. Let me tell you a little about each painting. “The Greatest of These is Love” This painting is of three young girls all dressed in creams and whites. On their heads are floral wreaths. The words etched into the paint are… And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13. This painting is …

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In The Jewelry Box {My Current Favorites}

I am a creature of habit. I like coffee first thing in the morning. I can’t work on the computer without my hair being pulled back. I like to watch movies with the lights off. I have five books at once on my nightstand so I can read according to my mood. Whether I am high maintenance (hmmm), picky or just a creature of habit…I can also find myself in slumps when it comes to fashion, hair, makeup, jewelry etc. …

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What Makes It Special For You? {i bet it is the little things}

It was November 2001, days before Thanksgiving and only a few days before my sister’s wedding. Family had flown in from all over the country and we were hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our first little home in Ft. Collins. Jack was just a little over 1 year old and this would be the first Thanksgiving meal I had ever prepared for more than just us. I was excited about having my aunts and uncles in our home and blessing them …