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The Stone Collective {What Do You Have To Offer?}

  The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life. Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.   Want to join in on The Stone Collective?   Create your own Stone and link up to LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective   …

I Think It Is Time To Bring Cocktail Hour Back…

You may tell me that cocktail hour never went away. Your home has probably been a little more happening than mine I may have to add. I was just telling Kelly that we need to have cocktail hour on the front porch this coming summer. I don’t know if I was more excited about cocktail hour or summer. My number one muse for all things domestic and fabulous is my dear friend Alexis. She makes everything look cooler than anyone …

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Do You Celebrate? {or just move on}

A very good friend of mine just recently finished writing her first book. It was months of writing, projects, photographs and edits. After everything had been submitted to the editor I know her whole household let out a sigh of relief. So many things were falling a part in other ways to get a project like a book completed.  What was next?  What needed to get done? I recognized myself in my friend right away and almost yelled, “STOP!”.  I …

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She Walks In Beauty {Just Added To The Shop}

Good Morning! I have been meaning to add this print to the shop for months now and TODAY was finally the day to do it! You can now order the print of the original “She Walks in Beauty”. To read more about the print or to order one for yourself click HERE. ****** I also have some originals in the shop if you have been waiting for one to be available. “The Greatest of These is Love” This painting is …

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Speak Life {Be THAT person at THAT time}

This week in Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice} I asked the students to take the time to write/call/tell someone that has inspired them…thank you. My main point was to make sure you take the time to tell the artists that inspire you how much their work means to you. There is freedom in sharing but it also helps the other artists to remember that their work has meaning and touches the lives of others. It doesn’t stop there …

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Life Around Here {and the Anthro Gift Card Winner}

Thank you to everyone that took the time to answer the questions on the survey.  It only confirmed all the things I already knew but that is really good too.  I will share the results soon.  I have to say that you are all some of the nicest women!  I have rarely ever had people leave mean comments and even in the survey when you could have been 100% anonymous…you were beautiful and kind.  Thank you! Before I get rambling …

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Creative Girl: Land of Light and Shadows

Sometimes there is an artist, class, medium, technique that opens up your creative world… and you can feel your creativity ready to explore like never before. I don’t mean to brag but I am pretty excited about this… Once upon a time there was a tiny-ish girl who loved to cut, draw, and paint. She saw things in the sunshine and shadows that other people never seemed to notice. She bounced all that wonderfulness around inside her noggin for a …

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The Beauty Files {Evening Skincare Routine}

I think the evening routine is the most important. It is worth it to take the time to wash off all the junk of the day and give your skin time to breath and recover over night. I never, never, never sleep in makeup. Ever. I don’t care how tired I am…I always take the time to at least wash my face before bed. My skin is definitely getting drier so between making sure I drink enough water and the …

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The Beauty Files {Daily Makeup}

I meant to get this post up sooner and I’m sorry that it took me a few extra days. Today I wanted to follow-up with Daily Makeup after I shared my morning skincare routine. I don’t really wear a lot of makeup and anytime we are home I don’t wear any. If I have to quickly run out of the house I will touch up with my blemish stick and mascara and call it good. I don’t know if everyone …

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The Beauty Files {Morning Skincare Routine}

I love learning about new products from other friends. Nothing is better than hearing what people REALLY use and like. Each year I do a beauty post with my favorite skincare and makeup products. You can see my last makeup post HERE and HERE. This will be a three part series where I will share my morning routine, makeup and nightly routine. I would love your feedback and for you to share your favorite products too. I know there are …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Dr. Shamanie Haneca}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. A year ago 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 was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February interview was with my …