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I Want To Try Something a Little Different {and I need your help}

Hello! I wanted to do something a little different and I will need your help. Jennifer Rizzo and I want to do a recorded interview style video where we take turns answering your questions about business and following your passions. I am heading out of town today to teach at an art retreat on Bainbridge Island but I will be back later this week and hope to get this interview up next week! What I need from you… *Please leave …

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Garden Inspiration {Summer, I am ready for you}

I don’t know about you guys but I am just ready for warm evenings, days at the pool, dinner outside and for my yard to be finally green again. Can I hear an Amen? When you still have possibilities of snow and your yard is begging for a little TLC the best cure is Pinterest. Here is a little garden inspiration to hold us all over! {Source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} {source} For more garden inspiration I …

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Just a Peek {and all of the giveaway winners too}

I am so excited that today is finally here! There has been so much excitement around Danielle Donaldson’s new online watercolor course that begins today. The best part about her class is that this one week class is instantly available today. Here is a peek into all of the beautiful projects in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows… Come and join in on all of the creative fun! This is a one week class with everything instantly available …

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In The Kitchen {Salmon Summer Salad}

One of the things I look forward to each weekend is having more time to prepare a meal. I have the time to make a dessert with the kids, let the pizza dough rise or just put more attention into what we are making. This salmon salad is one of my favorites because all of the layers of flavors. This is the perfect summer meal! Salmon Summer Salad 4 Salmon Filets 4 tbsp Grape Seed Oil 2tbsp Olive Oil 4 …

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Plaster and Wax 101 {Last Days For Early Registration and a Giveaway}

I love how wax transforms your art and takes your creativity to a whole new level. While I was in Mexico last fall I had the privilege of meeting, creating and becoming friends with Kathie Vezzani. I loved watching her create and the freedom she had with color as she painted. I asked her to come and teach on my site before the retreat was over and I am so excited her course is now less than a month away! …

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How Each Of Us Can Make A Difference {a circle of women helping women}

How often do we see things around us and they seem too big to change? How often have you wanted to do something and you just don’t know where to start? We can sometimes forget that change begins with ONE. We can sometimes forget that our daily choices can make a huge impact in the lives of others. I am so excited to tell you about a beautiful new collaboration project with my dear friend Melody Ross and  Full Circle …

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Be Courageously Foolish {Don’t always be the voice of reason}

{Print handed out by Shannan Martin at Hope Spoken} I love a good adventure. I grew up in Illinois, went to college in Alabama, moved to Colorado, moved to Washington DC and later moved back to Colorado. When I visit any place that I connect with I am instantly on Zillow or Realtor.com looking at property. I have a bit of a gypsy heart and I like that about me. I also work hard, consistently show up to do what …

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Come Into The Art Gallery {Be prepared to be amazed}

I am so glad that this idea to do the Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice} never left my head and heart. {If you want to read more about the course click HERE} I also believe that you move on things when the time is right and I know that the time for this course was now. The teachers that came beside me to offer their gifts elevated this course to more than I could have imagined. We spent …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bari Ackerman}

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 …

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Don’t Be Afraid {Grilled Artichoke Hearts}

One of my favorite foods in the world is grilled artichoke hearts. If you have never cooked with them before they can be pretty intimating but I am hoping that by the end of this post you will give them a try. So many people don’t know how to cook them so when we cook them for friends they give us way too much credit for being the most amazing hosts in history. Maybe they just had a few too …

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Take Your Business To The Next Level {Giveaway Too}

I have a heart for women. I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women. I had promised myself when I first started my business that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it. Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers). I had questions at the beginning and I wish …

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Our Stories Have Worth {Hope Spoken}

It has been a week since I came home from Hope Spoken and I still feel like I haven’t had enough time or enough silence to really process the whole thing. I went to support my friend Shannan, hear her speak and spend time with other friends. When I wrote Danielle recently about the weekend I was honest that I had mediocre expectations. I am sure that is what every person putting together an event loves to hear:-) {Don’t worry…I …

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Garden Planning {Use Your Space}

I have to tell you that my yard is so brown right now and I can’t take it one more moment. I an itchin’ for green green, full trees, flowers in the ground, dinner on the patio and kids running until dark. I was going through my photos the other day and came across these photos from last summer. I love to create little garden spaces all over my yard and we finally decided to start gardening using the terracing …