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Finding Fall Home Tours 2013 {Decorating For Fall}

So excited that today is here! I am honored to be a part of such an incredibly talented group of women. Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for sponsoring the tour and sharing our homes. {You can find more fall inspiration on our Finding Fall Home Tours Pinterest board through BHG} If you are coming from Laura or Sarah’s blogs I know you are already inspired for fall..their styles are amazing! Fall is my favorite time of year! When the …

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Finding Fall Home Tour {16 Bloggers and BHG!}

Are you getting ready for fall, baking too much, lighting candles in every room and wearing your UGG boots everywhere? No? Is it just me? If you are ready to jump into cooler weather, baking, yummy soups, hot cider, open windows, colorful leaves, bonfires and pumpkins you will want to come back here on Monday! The talented Laura of Finding Home and Better Homes and Gardens has brought 16 bloggers together for a fall home tour. You will be able …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Jennifer Rizzo Designs

Each week I will be featuring one of the teachers in my brand new class Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}! This class will begin October 15th. {last week I featured Andrea Fowler of Keeping It Cozy} This course will be all about loving on your family, friends and home during the holidays. It is also about focusing on what is really important, how to handle the stress and how to create authentic moments with the ones you love. …

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Ramblings on a Wednesday Afternoon

I hope you are all having a great day. We spent the day at the creek doing school with my sister and her children. It is one of our favorite back to school activities that we do each year. There is something so peaceful and magical about the grassy hills, creek, huge trees and an empty park. We almost had the whole play to ourselves. Today I just wanted to ramble a bit (if you have ever met me in …

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Summer, you were good to us {also a huge back to school 24 hour sale!}

September 3rd! What? How did that happen? I am up early to write this because this is our first day back to school. I can’t believe that summer break is officially over but we squeezed every bit out of it possible. To celebrate going back to school I am offering our most popular online courses for only $18!!!! This is only good for the next 24 hours. With the kids going back in school and fall/winter just around the corner …

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Keeping It Cozy {Andrea Fowler}

Do you know what an amazingly fun job it is to hand pick women to be in my courses? Not only do I get to reach out to these incredibly talented women hoping they will be in the course….but then they tell me that want to do the course! How did this happen:-) The line up for the new Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays} is so beautiful that I keep pinching myself. Each week I want to highlight …

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An Australian Wedding {Simple Beauty}

Few people know their style as clearly as Cathy Penton. Photos of her home will make you swoon! (Lucky you that she is one of the teachers in the new Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays}) I have been blessed by her friendship though blogging for many years now. She has carried my items in her shop and she has created custom pendants for my shop. Recently her beautiful daughter got married and Cathy  has been gracious enough to …

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A Brand New E-Course {and a giveaway too}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Last fall I launched Creatively Made Home {creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living}.   I wanted to create a course that celebrated what really matters in your home…..you, family and friends.   I also wanted to celebrate making life beautiful in the everyday.   My heart was to create a course that encouraged women to open the doors of their home because of what was inside of them…not just what was …

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Go Get Your Power Tools {For The Love of Reclaimed Wood}

This Monday we will launch the last mini course in our summer series! Have you wanted to learn how to use the tools and supplies to create frames and signs? Are you itching to use power tools? If you have a love of creating something new out of something old…this course is for you. Join Melaine Thompson in For The Love of Reclaimed Wood. Here is a peek into the course… What do you do with leftover wood from a …

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You {Are Loved}

Music is such a daily part of life in our home. Whether it is coming from our phone, MP3 player, computer, turntable or CD player…music fills our home. I shared this song the last week of my The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes} course and after talking to a friend today I wanted to share it with all of you. You are loved. So, so loved. “Loved” by JJ Heller (Verse) Do you dream of a home …

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Watercolors and Flowers {and introduction to watercolor painting}

I know that so many of you have waited all summer for this summer course! I can understand your excitement because I can’t wait to learn from Courtney myself. Starting THIS Monday is Watercolors and Flowers {and introduction to watercolor painting}. I met Courtney a few years ago while attending ALT and connected with her immediately. She is so funny and her talent runs deep. She has been featured in some of the best magazines and she was even one …

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Thank you for celebrating the creative network with us! If you had been sitting on the fence about taking one of the e-courses…I hope the e-course sale got you off that fence:-) I loved hearing about all the ways you love to be creative on a daily basis. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a day can only be creative if you get your paints out. A creative day is… taking a walk with your kids making banana bread re-arranging …

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I Want To Celebrate With You! {Huge Giveaways and Sale}

Only 9 months ago we launched our new creative network jeanneoliver.ning.com. I hoped that we would have 2,000 members before January 2014. Here we are still five months away from 2014 and we have almost 6,000 members creating and connecting. MY HEART IS FULL! Thank you! I wish I could open up my home and backyard and we could all celebrate face to face. THAT is how I would prefer to thank you and celebrate the beauty of creating. It …

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The Basics of Beekeeping {begins on Monday}

The incredible men and women that are contributing to the summer series just blows me away! I feel like summer is just beginning and we have already had classes about fashion/beauty, photography, jewelry making, decorating/DIY and now beekeeping. I know so many people that are adding bees to their farms and urban gardens. I know nothing about bees (except that I love the honey and I am highly allergic:-)). I can’t wait to learn right along with you! I feel …

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Home Again {jiggity jig}

We are home from Italy and slowly adjusting to the time change. We missed our children so much (but not so much that we didn’t love our time alone). I always think the break away from them helps me to come home more focused on how I want to love on them even better. When we have a bit of separation I am able to see myself better and helps me to reevaluate how I spend my time and energy. …

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Let’s Play Dress Up {summer beauty and fashion}

I can not remember a time that I didn’t love and appreciate fashion. Whether I was watching an old black and white movie with my mom, reading the latest Vogue magazine or sketching my own creations…I have been a lover of fashion. When I was thinking what I wanted the summer series to include I knew I wanted it to include fashion and beauty. I purposely chose a person that was not a fashion blogger. I chose someone that loves …

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Italy {Here We Come}

I can’t believe that we are leaving for Italy in five days! It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to travel to Italy and that I get to go to teach art is more than I can process. When I first started my business and I began creating on a regular basis I have said over and over that the Lord answered a prayer of my heart that I didn’t even know I had been …

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The Art of Seeing {a photography class}

Is is summer yet? Jack is still finishing up his math so I can’t officially call it summer until that boy wraps it up. Jack may not be done with his math but I am pretty excited to launch the first of many mini courses in my Creatively Made Home Summer Series! This coming Monday, June 17th, The Art of Seeing {a photography class} begins. Cathy Walters is an accomplished photographer (and our personal family photographer) and the instructor of …

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Creatively Made Home Summer Series {mini courses that will transform your summer}

Good morning! I have so much to share with you from the class I hosted this weekend. It was such a beautiful day watching Katie Kendrick create and I was amazed at all of the art the women created. Come back later this week to see photos of the weekend. Today I wanted to give you some sneaks into the brand new Creatively Made Home Summer Series. This is a series with mini courses throughout the summer. Short courses packed …

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Celebrate My Birthday With Me!

In celebration of my birthday weekend I am offering ALL currently running e-courses for only $18! I will be turning 26 on Sunday. What? In my head I am 26 so that has to count for something! This sale is only good for the next 48 hours so don’t wait. This sale includes Creatively Made Home, Creatively Made, Building a Creatively Made Business and The Journey of Letting Go! Every course is available for one full year from the date …

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Santos Cage Dolls {creating rustic beauty with paper, clay and wood}

I am so excited to tell you about the newest course that will be available on my creative network! Not only am I excited about the content but the teacher is one of my favorite people and she is one of the most amazing teachers! Jennifer Rizzo will be teaching Santos Cage Dolls {creating rustic beauty with paper, clay and wood}. This will be an in-depth course will all new material and videos made just for YOU!!! If you have …

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Week Four Sneak Peeks {The Journey of Letting Go}

It has been a busy month around here as we finish up our newest art course The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}. You can register by clicking HERE or going directly to our creative network HERE. Here are some of the peeks into the fourth week…. You will have access to all of the videos for one full year from the date of payment! The above peeks are the videos from week four only! This course is …

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You Ask {I Spill}

I am finishing up week four of The Journey of Letting Go. I have loved spending my days creating and having a studio overflowing with art! {I will have originals in the shop soon} I haven’t done a “You Ask {I Spill} post in awhile and thought it would be a fun post in the midst of the craziness of finishing up the course. ****** *How do you have such awesome hair? This is probably a joke but I will …

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Week Three Sneak Peek {Portraits, Watercolors and Paper Clay}

  I meant to get you all sneak peeks of week three of my art class on Friday. Obviously, that didn’t happen:-) Better late than never?? This week we are playing with ink, watercolors, paper clay, paints and charcoals (maybe some pastels are included too). Here is a peek… I am loving creating with everyone! There is still time to join us. You have access for one full year from the date of payment. I would love to have you …