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Intro To Hand Lettering | Registration is Open

I am constantly surrounded by the most creative people and it is my biggest joy and honor to have them teach on our creative network! Many of you will probably remember Jen Wagner from our popular Becoming free series in January. You knew she could sing and write and now you will see more of her gifts! I am excited to announce that Jen will be teaching  Intro To Hand Lettering and registration has JUST opened! Just like most of …

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Studying Under The Masters III

Do you want to look at art with fresh eyes? Do you want to learn some of the mediums and techniques that have created some of the most interesting art in the world? Do you want to learn how to find your own voice in the world of art and how to make your art stand out? Do you want to study the history behind some of your favorite artists? Come into the rich world of Studying Under the Masters. …

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Welcome To The Jane Eyre Collection! {a giveaway too}

We launched the Jane Eyre Collection at 5pm MST on Saturday night and the response was amazing! *** Thank you for loving the new bags and jewelry and for selling out some bags so quickly. Our collections are about storytelling and the gathering of vintage fabrics, new fabrics, vintage buttons, embellishments and vintage findings for the jewelry is one of the beautiful and exciting parts about offering our two collections a year. I appreciate so much that we have customers …

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Up Close and Personal {The Sophie}

When we have a brand new bag that we are launching I like to give you a closer look at the bag. I hope this is the next best thing to you being here at our studio. Today I want to give you a closer look at the Sophie Leather Messenger Bag. Here are some of the sweet highlights of this gorgeous handmade bag. The Sophie * made from soft buffalo leather * closes with a substantial rounded flap * …

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It Pays To Give {thank you}

{How cute are they? Pure yumminess} Whether you gave to Barb’s wall or helped spread the word…thank you. She still needs your help so I hope there is something (no matter how small) that you can give. Everyone that spread the news about helping build the wall in Uganda or gave anything towards the effort was entered into a giveaway here on my blog. I know that so many of you gave and never entered the giveaway so thank you …

You Ask {I Spill}

First off I want to thank you for your overwhelming response to our new collection. When you put so much of yourself into something and then it is loved by others……that is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Thank you! There is still time to enter our $500 giveaway package. Go HERE to find out all the details! ************ Follow this link to my last You Ask {I spill}. Now onto your questions. Bess asked… That little …

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It Is Here {Come and take a peek}

We are so excited to show you our new collection.   It is full of so many things we love! The whole line is a nod to vintage. Almost all of the purses were made from vintage fabrics and we couldn’t be happier about it. It is a treat to offer you such beautiful and different handbags, totes, bags and purses. Come and take a peek! We were up all night getting everything listed so I will be taking a …

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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 …

Time To Say Goodbye {not as bad as you think}

It is time to say goodby to the Coming Home Collection. We only have a handful of dresses and bags left from the last collection. We have to make room for all the new product coming July 30th! We have crazy low prices on the few items left. All prices are lower than wholesale…some are even lower than cost. Our little girl dresses are only $22 and the little bags are $18! The popular Louise dress is only $32 and your favorite bags are on sale too! …

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Let’s Build a Wall Together!

I have often thought that it is almost impossible for my children to understand how blessed they are. They have walls that protect them at night, a refrigerator full of food, blankets that keep them warm and clothes that cover their sweet bodies. They are loved and wanted. They have everything they need and much that they want. Most of us do. They have parents to care for them, aunts and uncles that adore them and grandparents that spoil them. …

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You Ask {I Spill}

I haven’t answered any of your questions on the blog for awhile. I asked for questions on our Facebook Business Page this week. Here are some of your questions and my answers. Keep your questions coming:-) Heather asked How do you handle blatant knock offs of your work? And, how do you feel about others selling your packaging as their own? (For instance, I went to a local antique mall and noticed several burlap bags with a 5 stamped on …

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Bluegrass, Brothers and Some Weed {there may have been a quick getaway too}

I am sorry that I have been so absent here on my blog but it is summer and our days have been full of sun, company, the pool and creating. As you know from my last post my friend Kim was out for a visit. We wanted to do something really special while she was here that would always remind her of Colorado. We surprised her with tickets to see the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It doesn’t get …

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Ya-Ya Sisterhood {or something like that}

I remember reading the book, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”. I think every book club was reading it in 2004. Who doesn’t remember all the moms on the beach drinking martinis, smoking cigarettes and lathering up themselves and kids in baby oil! Just thinking about it makes me laugh because their kids were off swimming in a lake while they got tanked. The pool looks a LITTLE DIFFERENT these days. Hey, being a mom is tough. Maybe a little …

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Reflections of Paris {Final Installment}

This will be the final photos from my trip to Paris in the summer of 2010. You can find the other posts HERE, HERE and HERE. I have loved reminiscing about my time in France. {I would like to point out that it was very windy…I am not really pregnant:-)} My final day is Paris was seeing some of the architecture that would be a sin if you missed. {FYI…it is a little bit perfection to be at the Louvre …

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Brain Dump {just go with it}

This is such a random post but I thought I would just dump out all the good stuff I have been wanting to share with you. We are still not finished with school.  I know. I know. I am hoping by next week we will be done. I really need us to be done so then I will let it go and focus on other things. Maddy is in CYT acting camp all week. This kid was made for the …

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Old Glory Antique Show {and time with the Fancy Farmgirl}

(all of the photos were taken by my phone in tons of sunlight..sorry) I live in Colorado as most of you know. We are known for our beautiful mountains, incredible weather, occasional wildfires, Tebowing and hiking. Not known for amazing shows. When my friends in the PNW are all heading out to the Farm Chicks show I am just a tad jealous. When my midwest friends all pile into a car to shop at the Country Living Fair I mope …

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Reflections of Paris {Part III}

For the month of June I will be sharing photos from my trip to France in the summer of 2010. The photos from my Paris portion of the trip have never been seen. I am loving going back through the photos and how they are triggering my memories. I am also getting more and more excited for the upcoming trip to France I have with my husband in September. You can see the previous photos HERE and HERE. After the …

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I Love What Kids Say

Father’s Day is this Sunday and Kelly is always so cleaver and fun in how he helps the kids celebrate me. I sometimes feel like it is hard to surprise him and he buys the big things he wants anyways. I’m happy with new Burt’s Bees lip gloss:-)  Seriously, women are soooo easy to surprise. When I saw this questionnaire on my sister’s blog I knew we would start with this. My sister found the questions HERE. We have a …

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Reflections of Paris {part II}

Today I will continue with my month long series Reflections of Paris. You can see last weeks post HERE. In 2010 I spent two weeks in the South of France with the end of my trip in Paris. Only three short nights in Paris but enough time to fall in love with the city. I will be going back to Paris this fall with my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday (which was in May). After my time in Paris …

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Our Time In Farmland {moo}

First of all I would like to thank all of you that commented in my  Sometimes in the Pain post. I was overwhelmed by your response and also the countless private emails I received. I wrote that for me. I wrote that for my own family. To truth is that when I sat down to do the post I was just going to show photos from our trip home. At the last minute it quickly spilled out. I pressed publish …

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An Artful Summer {classes and retreats}

We are busy trying to finish up school and most of me wants to just call it good and call it quits. I won’t. I swear. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I am already drooling at the thought of creating art all summer and creating more with my kids. If you want to create with me I want to give you a few options. First, I have our popular Creatively Made {rediscovering the …

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Reflections Of Paris {Part I}

I don’t know why I never shared with you all of my photos from Paris. After all of my photos from the South of France maybe I felt like you had seen enough and needed a break. I think I meant to show them after a few months and here I am almost two years later. How has two years past since the Chateau Dumas, hidden brocantes and sidewalk cafes? Maybe I knew deep down that I could never share …

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It is worth a trip to France {just for the flea markets}

Opening my suitcase after coming home from France was like traveling back on my journey. As I pushed dirty clothes to the side I uncovered vintage silver, oil paintings, old French letters. My trip brought me overflowing treasures. A trip to France is not a regular extravagance for me. A trip to France is a treasure in itself. My dear friend ,Tracey Leber of French Larkspur, makes regular trips to France and now Belgium to fill her suitcases just for …

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Sometimes in the pain {you find your most tender heart}

I don’t usually write about my parent’s divorce. Coming home does that to me. Far away you don’t see the day to day pain. You don’t see the details. You don’t feel the details. It is easier where I stand back in Colorado. Far, far away from where the hurt is.  But I guess it can follow me there too. One of my closest friends has said that a divorce (especially a divorce caused by an affair) is a death …