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24 Hour Sale {The Betty Messenger Bag}

I have a closet full of purses, bags, totes….. I change out my bags all of the time according to what I am wearing. My obsession with bags makes it easy to want to design and manufacture bags that you will love too. Our ruffle tote started over three years ago. It was a hit right away and it has been a staple every since. For the next 24 hours we are offering you our Betty Messenger Bag for $52 …

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24 Hour Sale {Louise Dress/Tunic}

I love a piece of clothing that can be layered easily. The Louise is just that piece of clothing. It looks great over leggings, jeans, tights or bare legs. The Louise can be casual or dressy with just a change of accessories! This dress is amazingly flattering. Because of the aline design it flatters every part that you want to show off and hides the parts you don’t. For the next 24 hours you can get the Louise for $62 …

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24 Hour Sale {The Natalie Camera Bag}

Our camera bags are our most popular bag! We sell hundreds of them and nothing makes us happier than the sweet emails and letters we get when a customer opens their package from us and they love their camera bag. Today (for 24 hours only) we are offering our Natalie Camera Bag for $78 (regularly $108). And as always…shipping is on us if you live in the US. To get your own Natalie go HERE. Come back tomorrow for our …

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Time To Register For Art School {Follow Me}

(source) All throughout high school all I dreamed about was art school. I was constantly sketching and designing clothing. If I wasn’t making art I was watching design shows and scouring through fashion magazines. I grew up in a town of 3,000 and sometimes when you dream big in a small town it is hard to find your supporters. Sometimes you don’t realize at 17 that the lack of support has less to do with you…. and more to do …

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Get the Look {Week Four}

We had the most beautiful weekend here is Colorado. We played basketball, went hiking, created and even cleaned out the garage a little. It love weekends like that when you do so many fun things but are also productive. We are on week four of “Get the Look”. You can see the previous posts here, here and here. I am honored that so many women were willing to play along and share their take on my clothing. What looks have …

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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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Are You a Dreamer? {Time to make the next move}

When I first started my business I had no idea what was in store. Thank goodness. I wouldn’t have believed it and I would have been scared. Way more scared than I was already. Over the past four years I have learned so much and grown my business by leaps and bounds. The truth is that I made mistakes along the way, learned from them and worked hard. Really hard. Everyday I get emails from readers asking me how I …

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Get The Look {Be inspired and Share Photos Yourself}

Welcome to week two of “Get the Look”. This is a series for the month of March celebrating how YOU wear my clothing, bags and jewelry. You can see last weeks post HERE. This week I have not only photos from two women sharing their style but also our first $100 gift certificate (to my shop) winner. The first “Get the Look” photo is from Tracey Leber of French Larkspur. You probably know Tracey from her beautiful decorating blog. Here …

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Finding the Lovely {Final Week}

This is the final Friday of “Finding the Lovely”. Kimberly and I have loved seeing your images and having you play along. I hope I continue to take as many photos with my phone and try to capture more of the day to day sweet and funny moments. Here are some of my captures from this week. Head on over to Kimberly’s blog to see what she captured this week and to link up with your own images. ************************************************ I …

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My Art Studio {Where I Lose Track Of Time}

Until two years ago my art studio was down in our unfinished basement. I had plenty of room but the lack of good light and the chill during the winter made it less than desirable. I would find myself not wanting to work on art.  I would go a few weeks without creating and then get frustrated with myself for my lack of motivation. If you have been following my blog for awhile you know the rest of the story. …

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Pin It {and the winners}

Pinterest. I am addicted like so many others. I have to set a timer or I will get lost into the Pinterest vortex. I have seen it written that someone was freebasing Pinterest…funniest comment to date! Seriously, I have to have kiddie restraints put on me or I will waste too much time. I had the privilege of hearing Ben Silbermann (the creator of Pinterest) speak on a panel last year at the Altitude Design Summit (Alt). This past January …

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Finding The Lovely {Week Two}

I am loving taking photos with my phone so much! I heart Instagram. I love it so much I think I want to marry it. OK..that is weird…but I do like it a lot.  A lot! Here are some of the lovelies I was able to capture this week.   I hope you will join us. You can still join us this week and we still have two more weeks that we will be posting (and linking up). You can …

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My Life List {Part One 1-50}

Have you ever met Erin from Design for All Mankind? No? Well she is super sweet and you may want to steal her whole wardrobe. If you haven’t met her I am sure many of you read her super cool blog. I met her briefly last year at Alt and again this year. She came up with the “My Life List” and I loved the idea so much I am going to completely steal her idea and make it my …

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Call Me a Blabber Mouth {but there IS a giveaway}

I have so much to tell all of you this morning. We had an amazing snow storm this weekend (2ft) and we all had so much fun playing in the snow. We went sledding a few times, yummy hot cocoa was made and the boys made an awesome snow fort. I love being home so being snowed in for a day or two doesn’t matter to me. Now that the snow is melting I can move away from the sleds …

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To Celebrate 40 {and because life is too short}

{source} I turn 40 in a little over three months. I don’t know what I thought I would feel…but I am completely fine with it. Growing up I heard horror stories of women turning 40.  Seriously, I thought it was full of doom and despair. What do I have to be afraid of? It doesn’t matter that I am turning 40 because inside I still think I am a hot 24:-) Heck, if you stay away from mirrors you can …

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Happy New Year {let’s celebrate}

Another year has come and gone. For some it was their best and for many they were happy to see it go. I know it was a hard year for many. In the midst of the hard there is also joy. There always is. A new year. Don’t you just love a clean slate? That is what a new year means to me. It means do overs. Fresh start. Ways to grow and a motivation to try something new. Last …

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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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From the past {into the present}

{Maddy and her cousin ZuZu} I am a lover of history. I guess I am a sucker for what was and what is out there….maybe even a little of the story we will never know. I love knowing that things have as much of a story as people sometimes. I love traditions, family, memories. I grew up in a family of five but my mom’s side of the family was much larger. We would all get together at Christmas time …

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New Art

We are busy getting all of your orders out and trying to make sure they make it under your Christmas trees. We didn’t plan on launching the month of December…but because we did we are really trying to make that deadline for all of you that have ordered for yourself and other special people in your life. We have been so focused on the clothing and bags that I haven’t taken any time to show you the new prints that …

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My Favorite Things {Post Oprah}

No more Oprah and no more “favorite things” episodes. I haven’t watched Oprah in more years than I remember but I used to love the Favorite Things show….until last year. It was crazy and over the top.  It was just too much! Maybe it had been for years and I just hadn’t watched them. So, last year I wrote about more realistic favorite things  Here and Here. It was so much fun last year that I thought I would do …

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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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The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas {Let’s get creating}

Introducing a new ONLINE holiday mini workshop! I am so excited to be participating in a new workshop by Christy Tomlinson, 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas! Just in time to get your creative juices flowing for the holidays! I have teamed up with 10 artsy designer to participate in a 5 day workshop that starts December  5th! This class will be featured on Christy’s private website and each day 3 new artsy ornaments and home décor projects will be posted …

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The Winners of the E-Course Giveaway {Don’t forget about the $200 of art supplies}

I have winners!! I love giveaway day. I am giving away five spots to my new e-course Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}. The five spots go to….. Angie of http://www.vintageofficetype.blogspot.com/ Kimberly of http://vintagenovella.blogspot.com/ Tina of http://www.tinawishart.blogspot.com/ Priscilla..I will be emailing you because I didn’t see a blog or other contact information. Duane of http://cottageintheoaks.com/ I am also giving away $200 worth of art supplies that will be put together by me (with many vintage extras from my …

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I had to…I couldn’t take it any longer {you should join me}

I am the kind of girl that (unfortunately) doesn’t think about birthday presents until the day before sometimes. I refuse to put up decorations of any kind unless it is for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wrap my Christmas presents the night before Christmas. I like to celebrate one holiday at a time. I don’t even really like to begin Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving. I will not put the Christmas tree up earlier than the day after Thanksgiving (I will …