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Autumn in New York City | Retreat with The Cottage Table Experience

For our 24th wedding anniversary celebration Kelly and I signed up for The Cottage Table Experience NYC retreat. We came in a few days early so we could get acclimated and mostly to see the incredible Victory Boyd in an intimate concert. Day one was yummy tapas, walking all day long and loving it, MOMA, and ending the day with the concert. It was a beautiful day one but wait until you see all we did and all the beauty …

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October Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it having coffee with Jack in the side garden, watching the leaves fall and dance in the wind, the smell of fall in the air, getting to hug our girl, getting to cuddle with our youngest, NYC with Kelly and the joy of moving Jack to Nashville. Sometimes I even find beauty on the internet. I …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifty Seven | There is Life and Hope in a Meal with Danielle Kartes

    In this episode I am talking with author, guest chef on the Kelly Clarkson show, workshop host, and comedian Danielle Kartes . Join this discussion about marriage, losing everything, building a life again from scratch, using your gifts and thriving in the midst of hardship. You will also laugh. A lot.     Hello!  I am Danielle Kartes. Welcome to Rustic Joyful Food! Whether it’s through our books, television appearances, magazines spreads, or speaking engagements, we are on …

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Foraged + Found with Auria Bohn | Instant Access

The artist that sees their own world with inquisitive eyes is so inspiring. The gatherer, the maker, the inventor and the one that takes what is around them and uses that beauty to interpret their own art. This kind of artist is truly Auria Bohn from Tuscany. Whether she is making her own ink, charcoal from grapevines, foraging the hills of Tuscany or getting her hands messy in the studio…her eyes are open to the world around her! It is …

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Last Chance | 40% Off Online Course Sale

  Fifteen years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. The …

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15 Years in Business Sale | Get UNLIMITED Courses at 40% Off!

  Fifteen years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. The …

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The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifty Six | The Beauty Chasers with Timothy Willard

  In this episode Jeanne is talking with author, artist, and scholar, Timothy Willard. Chasing beauty is for sure a choice of seeing more than what can appear at the surface. The world has been extra loud and distracting lately. Don’t miss this episode if you want to have eyes open to change how you walk through life with intention and beauty.     Timothy Willard is a writer, theologian, artist, creative consultant, and independent scholar. He has authored four …

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Top Ten Tips For Creating a Cozy + Authentic Home

  I believe spaces should be used well, beauty should not be saved just for company and home should reflect the hearts that live there and not just the trends we see around us. I am not a designer but putting home together has been my heart for as long as I can remember. Once I became a wife and mother I had to make a choice to either have my perfect space or create a space that was perfect …