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Can You Feel It?

Can you feel it? A brand new year is knocking at the door. Are you nervous, scared, indifferent? I don’t know what kind of year 2013 was for you. For most of us it was filled with a mixture of love, pain, forgiveness, hurt, joy, laughter, tears, second chances…it was life. So many times we can think that a new year is a blank slate and a second chance. You know what? EACH DAY is that. You don’t have to …

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Are you tired of being sick and tired? {I was}

{Read to the bottom to see how you can get your own 1 hour of health coaching} If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you probably know about how sick I used to be. I have written about it HERE. After 8 + years of being sick, hospital visits, blood work, CAT scans, MRIs  and even ambulance rides …my life started to change. Change in the most amazing ways! Here is a little bit of my …

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His Law Is Love and His Gospel is Peace

Before I share this post I want to begin with my favorite Christmas verses that break my heart wide open. Verses that put my heart and mind RIGHT where they should be this season (or any season). Really read the words. Lincoln Brewster – O Holy Night (Another Hallelujah) O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining ‘Til He appeared and the …

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Who Are They Studying Under?

Good morning! I am so thrilled about your excitement over Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! For those of you that have registered (and those of you that may be hearing about it for the first time) I wanted to share WHO the teachers will be studying under. First of all I want to say that having these eight incredible artists join me on this creative journey is humbling. I adore each of these women for their creativity and …

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Acts of Service Advent Tree

Good morning! I have been getting a lot of questions and emails about our acts of service Advent tree that was seen in the housewalk. I had intended to write this yesterday but you know how that goes. Even though it is December 11 (how did that happen) you still have time to do some of the acts that I will share. Obviously, you can create your own that work with your family too. This idea originally came to me …

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Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk! 32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of. I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites. Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography! If you want to see the whole tour …

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12 Creative Christmas Trees {and a $1800 Giveaway from Balsam Hill}

Good Morning! I am the only one up right now with hot tea next to me and the only the glow of the Christmas Trees. Trees. Yes, I said trees. I can’t help it. The more glow the better? If there is one decorating item that really makes your home at Christmas it is the tree. Even without one ornament there is something magical about the glow of the lights. When we come downstairs in the morning the first thing …

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Vintage Christmas Tree With Balsam Hill

If you have had a chance to see our home dressed up for Christmas you will see over and over that I love vintage. I love beautiful things that tell a story. No matter where we travel I am always drawn to the art and the history of the culture. If I have the choice to buy something new or go searching for something that may be a bit tarnished…I usually choose the tarnished. Even when decorating I search for …

What I Have Been Watching {There is inspiration Everywhere}

   Before I share the videos I am loving this week I wanted to thank you for all of your sweet comments about our home in the 2013 Holiday Housewalk! That so many of you said over and over that you see love in our home brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for taking the time to look and to comment. Today is day three of the tour and there are SO many incredible homes in this tour. There …

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Brand New Art E-Course {and a huge art supply giveaway}

{THIS GIVEWAY IS NOW CLOSED} It has been hard for me not to talk about this e-course! I have been wanting to do THIS course for almost two years now. Even before my first e-course, Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}, this course was stirring in me. The course was supposed to happen now and I know this is true because of the high quality of hearts and talent that are now a part of the course. January …

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2013 Holiday Housewalk {Welcome To Our Home}

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that we are into the Christmas season. I am so honored to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s 2013 Holiday Housewalk. If you are coming from KariAnne’s blog I want to welcome you. KariAnne’s home is always so beautiful and full of lovely touches. I hope you enjoy a peek into our home. My children are thrilled that the house smells good, the tree is up …