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Creating a Cozy Home {Part II}

Obviously I like writing about this because I am back for more:-) My last post was supposed to be longer but I needed to make dinner for my family. I thought it would be weird to tell them to go make themselves a sandwich while I write about creating a cozy home. So….here is the second part of “Creating a Cozy Home”. Really it is just some of my favorite things that make me feel good about our home and …

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Making a Cozy Home {time to cuddle up}

I know I am not alone when I say that the cooler weather inspires and encourages me to love on my home more. The leaves falling and the cooler days and nights just make everything just a bit more cozy. I love having a cozy home and making my family feel warm and loved. Sometimes it is just the little things that can change the whole feel of a home. My home is rarely as clean as I would like …

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The Beauty of France {Sneak Peek}

  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We took the children to the Littleton Historical Museum and they made apple cider, saw the animals, ate pumpkin pie, took a wagon ride and picked out their pumpkins to carve. I can’t wait to show you the photos because it is like stepping back in time when you step on the land of this 1860s farm. The rest of the weekend we were busy getting the new site …

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Modern Antiquity {sneak peek}

Are you getting more excited with each sneak peek I post? I know I am! I love all the emails I am getting from all of you that are so eager for Creatively Made Home (CMH) to begin! I have shared a peek into the “farm to table” style of Kimberly Taylor HERE. I have shared a peek into the “do it yourself ” style of Jennifer Rizzo HERE. Today I get to share just a glimpse into the projects …

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Farm To Table {Sneak Peek}

I am sure you all know someone that you admire how they can make so many things look easy. Maybe even effortless. I believe that when we see someone in their element that is when we see an effortlessness. It doesn’t mean they haven’t practiced or worked hard. They have most likely taken their natural interests, read, practiced and grown their innate interests and gifts. When I was putting together the other hosts for Creatively Made Home (CMH) I wanted …

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Braindump {Yes, I’m at it again}

We are crazy busy over here with the launch of the new e-course and getting ready to launch the new collection on Monday! And when I said “petite” collection I wasn’t talking about petite people.  I meant smaller. Like in special and limited:-) I have been getting many emails very worried about the clothing size:-) I am going into rooms and forgetting why I even went in there. I am sitting down at the computer with no idea whatsoever why …

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Registration Now Open For Our Brand New E-Course!

We are so excited to share with you our brand new e-course! We can’t wait to share this journey with you. **************** When I was a little girl I would play house. I would hang clothes on the line, pat my baby doll’s back, set a small table with care and decorate “my house”. For as long as I can remember I wanted nothing more than to be a mom and to have a home of my own. As a …

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Are You Ready for Spring? {I am}

I live in Colorado and I have to admit that I am pretty spoiled with all this sunshine, mild winters and pretty fabulous summers. It is so true. But even with the mild winters and all….around February I am really ready for the windows to be open and to hear the birds chirping. Maybe a few rooms need to be deep cleaned too! Just saying. To make it worse we have had incredible weather lately and then it will dip …

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Studio Up Close {Your questions answered}

I recently had a post where I showed you my home studio. This is where I make art alone and often with my children. This is where I put the music on and let my mind wander. I received many private emails asking me questions about my studio and where I got certain pieces. I hope this post helps. If I forgot to answer your question or if you have a new one please leave a question in the comments …

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You Can Never Have Too Many Books

I have been a lover of books for as long as I can remember. I remember the first book that made me cry. It was Charlotte’s Web. The tears caught me off guard. I was only a young girl, on my bed, reading on my stomach. I was surprised by the tears and obviously still remember that moment to this day. As I grew I continued to be a reader and not just what the kids my age where reading. …

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Eating Too Much Sugar {At My Sister’s House}

I am not a baker.  I’m just not. I love to cook and entertaining is definitely my thing…but baking….no thank you! I will buy whatever I need to to get out of it. This is when it is good to have a sister that likes to bake. I bought all of the dye free food coloring and dye/gluten free candy and my sister made all the gingerbread house pieces and gluten free sugar cookies. My mom is here and she …

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Virtual Holiday House Walk {Photo Bomb}

I am excited to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s Virtual Holiday House Walk. Such a fun way to take a peek into so many homes all dressed up for Christmas. I love just adding fresh greenery though out the home, burlap, vintage fabrics and little touches here and there. The kids definitely decorate the tree around here and it is a little embarrassing to tell you that it took me a few years to be OK with that. I do …

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Unique Gifts For The Decorator In Your Life {or yourself}

I am a little late in the day for my Friday post with gift ideas. All of the shops I share are small shops that either sell vintage or make all of their products. I hope you take a minute to look at their beautiful shops and hopefully even find a few things for someone special or yourself. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will be back Monday with a little recap from our day and the launch …

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Maddy’s Bedroom Redo {Linky Party Too}

A little over 8 years ago we moved into our brand new home. I am an older house kind of girl so a new house means lots of work to bring even a touch of character. We have spent years adding built in bookshelves, beadboard, wainscoting, crown molding etc. We have changed out lots of lighting and have tried to create little nooks around this home of ours. The first room we painted over 8 years ago was Madolyn’s nursery. …

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NaDa Farm {Part III French Larkspur}

First of all I would like to thank everyone that contributed their thoughts to the post on authenticity. I definitely think this is a subject for more discussion and I hope to add another post this week. ************************************** The best part of heading back to Illinois is the pure joy of seeing friends and family. I have become good friends with Tracey, of French Larkspur, over the past few years. I love that we talk weekly on the phone and …