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Don’t Be Afraid To Let People Around You Go Past The Dreaming

Somehow around 8 years ago my love of paper, creating and paints had turned into me listing a few things to sell on Etsy. Just to make things more interesting I asked my mom to work with me to sew children’s clothing that I was designing. Everything was so small but so fun. I remember that Kelly and I set up a space for me in our unfinished basement where I would work once the children went to sleep. There …

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Positive Gossip

This past January I went to Alt with Kimberly, Mel and Estelle. I wrote about the weekend HERE. The last night of the conference we were all relaxing, talking and having a few drinks before we all went our separate ways the next morning. Around the table with me was Kim, Mel, Estelle, Beefy, Melissa, Courtney and Melissa (I wonder what the popular name was 30 something years ago..hmmmm). Towards the end of the night Kim suggested that we play …

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Summer Soiree Party Pics {wish you could have been there}

{Beware…HIGH photo content} I have been wanting to have a summer party with some of my local friends for years. I knew the only way I would actually follow through was to invite some of my out of town friends to join us. You can’t bail on a party when people get on a plane to come. I threw out the invitation to some of my favorite gals that lived all over the US and hoped that someone would be …

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End of Summer Nights Soiree {In Celebration of Friendship}

{source} A few months ago I kept on thinking about doing something that would get many of my friends together to celebrate how much they mean to me. I feel so blessed to have incredible women in my life. I have wanted to do this over the past few summers but I just never seemed to pull it together. {source unknown} I also thought it would be fun to invite a handful of women from out of town to join …

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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 …

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Impromptu Photo Shoot {and the witness protection program}

I told you that my friend, Christy, got her closest girlfriends together for a little girl time in the mountains of Utah. She calls her closest friends “trues”…and I think that is one of the sweetest words to describe a real friendship. I count it among my many blessings that Christy and I are close friends. Most of the women I knew (and truly cared about) before the trip but I also had the opportunity to meet a new girl …