Top Ten {Links That Inspired This Week}

  Between blogs, songs and websites it is hard to just share 10 fun links. I hope you enjoy this Top Ten! * Because sometimes what we really need comes in a different package. 1. http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2014/08/god-gave-us-son/ * I love this girl and her style is amazing! 2. http://www.flowerpatchfarmgirl.com/2014/08/secondhand-wardrobe-challenge.html * I can’t stop thinking about this vanity. I have already begged my husband to create this in our basement bathroom. 3. http://heatherbullard.com/2014/08/diy-concrete-vanity/#more-9727 * This is the coolest project! 4. http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2014/08/creating-jewelry-storage-trays-upcycled-thrift-store-finds.html * …

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Kitchen Remodel {Before and After}

Of any project that we have ever done in our home this project made the biggest impact! We built our home a little over 11 years ago so everything was still nice in our kitchen but my taste had changed. It took me about four years to convince my husband to go along with painting the cabinets. What really sold him on going for it was the awesome instruction we received from Amber and Brad at Shades of Amber. They …

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Back To School Sale {24 hours only}

What will YOU create this fall? I hope you will take a chance on one of our classes and open up your creativity in a new way! Fall and winter is the perfect time to create and try something new. I don’t think the kids should be the only ones to get all the new fun stuff for back to school. For the next 24 hours you can get any of our currently running online courses 50% off! Come checkout …

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Did you think I forgot?

I wanted to announce the winner of the art supply giveaway and camera bag! Thank you for being excited and sharing the new online art class Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. If you love to learn about the lives of the artists, the styles they used and techniques that were a part of their work…this course is for you. If you love to try new art with the encouragement and support of other creative members…this is the course …

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Living Room {Before and After}

The next two weeks most of my posts will be about our recent remodel projects. I love these kinds of posts and I hope you enjoy them too. Today I wanted to share our living room before and after. We extended our cherry floors from our kitchen into our living room and it made an amazing difference in the appearance of space and the ease of visual flow. I love the color and minimal grain that you see in cherry …

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Top 10 {Things that are making the day to day a little sweeter}

I always enjoy seeing what others are reading, listening to, eating, watching etc. Face it…I’m nosy! I know you guys do too so I wanted to share my top 10 things that are making my day to day a little sweeter. 1. Last winter our home was photographed for a book and the best part of the whole thing is that my good friend Jennifer Rizzo is the author! Her new book is NOW on pre-order and you can order …

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For Such a Time As This {You are included in the adventure}

This morning I went on an early morning jog real quick before I needed to make breakfast for Jack and Maddy. Jack started high school last week (he has homeschooled up until now) and Maddy is starting a new two day a week school program for homeschoolers (that is 30 minutes away). I will still be homeschooling Benjamin this year and he will continue to go to his one day a week enrichment school. I love early morning runs or …

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Art Supply Giveaway! {Let’s Celebrate the new Portraits Class}

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had our first week back from vacation and Jack started high school within hours of us returning home. Jack has always been home-schooled (except for his weekly enrichment school) and I have to be honest that he adjusted much easier than I did:-) I loved having him home this weekend and I think that weekends will be cherished much more from here on out. Benjamin has been sick since the day …

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Catching the California Light {our recent trip to the sand and waves}

We just returned from two weeks in southern California and we are still adjusting to missing our friends and the ocean. Our trip was magical in so many ways and the friends we stayed with lavished us with open arms, good food, laughter and incredible adventures. After our time with friends we stayed a few days with Kelly’s family and then made our way to Santa Ana and Studio Cresendoh. I had two of the best days ever teaching and …

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Have You Heard The News? {a brand new masters course is coming this fall}

This past January I launched the very first Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}. Nine artists collaborated to create a course that made me so proud with the quality of the content and the response from the students. The art that came out of the first Masters course from the students was exciting and inspiring. I would love for you to hear what some of the students from the first course have said about the Masters course… “In all …