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Last Minute Gifts From Jeanne Oliver Designs | Tomorrow Is The Last Shipping Day

  We have been busy getting art bags and the new Living Studio Toolbox Studios shipped and out the door. Everything single thing is out of the studio and on the way to you guys! Thank you! That was crazy and amazing. It has just made us so much more excited about what is coming in 2017. Tomorrow is the last day to order anything from our shop and then we are closing up shop until 2017! If you order …

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Who and What Are You Pulled Towards?

  I used to think that my interests, gifts and passions were random. To be honest it has taken me many years to realize that my interests, gifts and passions are not an accident at all. Sometimes I have let a day get away from me as I think back to growing up and I let my imagination take me back in time.  Sometimes it is with fond memories and other times I can lose myself in the thoughts of …

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This Year Make Your Christmas Gifts!

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning THIS Monday! This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays. Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others. There are few mediums that I enjoy as much as plaster and clay! Registration …

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Creatively Christmas {a book, some crafting, our home and a giveaway}

Last January Jennifer Rizzo came and captured our home still decorated for the holidays. After months of Jen writing, photographing and creating for her book I believe we were one of the last homes that she needed to photograph. It was a fun time of working and playing during her visit and a sweet honor to be included in her first book! I was able to see a draft of the book before it went to print and as I …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Kimberly Taylor and The Grow Hope Foundation}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts right now! *** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list …

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Do You Respect Your Gifts {Or Just Expect Others To Do It For You?}

I remember when I was a brand new mom and I would go weeks without having time to myself. I didn’t mean to and I knew it wasn’t healthy at the same time. I wouldn’t say something to my husband until I was at the point of losing my mind or wanting to jump in my car and drive for days. I don’t know if I was needing my husband to tell me it was OK to have time for …

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Can You Even Imagine How Boring It Would Be?

A few weeks ago my friend Jennifer Rizzo came to Colorado to photograph our home for her new Christmas DIY and Decor book coming later this year. After all the work was done it was fun to shop, talk and have some down time. One morning at coffee I had been telling her about the movie The End of The Spear. Later that night we watched the movie and no matter how many times I have watched it…it moves me …

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How We Celebrate Birthdays

I love birthdays! One whole day to love on just one person. One day that allows you to give a person a glimpse into how much their life…means in yours. It was almost 15 years ago that our birthday tradition began… It was my birthday during our first year of marriage and my day started off with a stack of envelopes. Keep in mind that we barely had any money in those years but what followed made me feel so …

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Pretty {For Pretty’s Sake}

While I was in California I received the most thoughtful gift. A woman that I had never met in person gave me a gift that I will treasure because without even knowing me…she knew me. We both have a love of vintage clothing and design. She gave me a collection of vintage collars. I have no idea how I am going to display them but I will display them. They are intricate, delicate and stunning. Pretty…just for pretty’s sake. We …

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What Has Been Worth The Time {What Has Been Worth The Money}

Tonight Kelly and I had a sitter so we could get some Christmas shopping done. We have been so busy with the shop that this was the first opportunity we had to pick a few special things out for the children. I love blessing our kids with things that they will love and use. Over the years we have gotten so much better about quality over quantity. Those first years were so crazy, scary overload. Poor kid…..he didn’t know what …

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Let Them Be Little {Little She Giveaway}

When Maddy was little it was always so easy to find beautiful and sweet clothes for her. When see reached size 7 it became significantly harder to find those clothes that just a year ago had been plenty. There are definitely stores that do better than others but it is obvious that when your little girl reaches size 7 that main stream wants her to dress 13. Girls grow up fast enough that I have no intention of rushing anything! …