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Art of Home {Registration Is Open}

  I grew up with a large garden, morning cereal often had fresh berries from the backyard, clothes hung on the line, the sound of the sewing machine filled our home and my mom’s homemade grape juice is still one of my favorite things on earth.  I have always loved home and home is the place I want others to feel loved too. Over the years I have also heard other women talk about things their moms or grandmothers did …

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2014 Holiday House Walk

{If you like the images on our mantle you can print them out HERE. We are all crazy for them and love how whimsical they are! Alice, I think you are the bees knees.} I am so glad you have stopped by and I can’t wait to welcome you into our home. I have loved home, making home and loving on the people I love for as long as I can remember. The older I get the more I know…truly …

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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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Want To Get Your Heart Into The Holidays? {This year make it simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 72 hours. For the next 72 hours you can get this course for $29!  This is 50% off! *There will be 65 videos.  30 project videos and …

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Weekly Wrap Up

This was our first official week of summer but it still felt busy. We are enjoying the pool being open, getting projects done and I even had my first appointment with a personal trainer. This weekend we will be painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I am excited and nervous! I am hoping I will have some good photos to show you next week. We just finished the final week of Building a Creatively Made Business …

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Join The Celebration {Huge Online Class Sale and Giveaways}

When we reached 10,000 members on my creative network I wanted to do something really big to celebrate! Once we reached 10,000 members I started asking some of my friends to celebrate with me and they have offered up so many beautiful giveaway products that I am so excited to share. Before I could even do this post we are now almost at 11,000 members that are connecting and taking online classes on jeanneoliver.ning.com! Can you believe this?! This growth …

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Take Your Business To The Next Level {Giveaway Too}

I have a heart for women. I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women. I had promised myself when I first started my business that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it. Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers). I had questions at the beginning and I wish …

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Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk! 32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of. I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites. Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography! If you want to see the whole tour …

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Jennifer Rizzo Designs

Each week I will be featuring one of the teachers in my brand new class Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}! This class will begin October 15th. {last week I featured Andrea Fowler of Keeping It Cozy} This course will be all about loving on your family, friends and home during the holidays. It is also about focusing on what is really important, how to handle the stress and how to create authentic moments with the ones you love. …

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Holiday House Walk 2012 {Welcome To Our Home}

Welcome to our home! I am so excited that you are here. First of all I wanted to thank my sweet friend, Jennifer Rizzo, for asking me back this year to show you our home all dressed up for Christmas. I love that Jen puts this house walk together and it is such a fun way to get inspired for the holidays (and to get my act together and get my house decorated early:-)). I know you have been loving …

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The Last Sneak Peek {Tomorrow it begins}

It has been so easy to jump up and down and tell you all about the four other hosts of Creatively Made Home. In fact, I smiled the whole time I wrote about them. Kimberly Taylor Sara Duckett Jennifer Rizzo Tracey Leber It is a little harder when it comes to yourself and maybe that is why I saved myself for last:-) If you have followed my blog for awhile you know a few things about me: I love my …

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HGTV {sneak peek}

HGTV. THAT is Jennifer Rizzo! I am not even joking. She brings crafty goodness to Creatively Made Home. She is the girl that walks through Jo Ann Fabrics, sees jute ribbon, imagines a jute basket….and then makes it! I have told you before how creative Jen is. Her brain is constantly going and her creativity flows freely. I think what I admire and appreciate the most about Jen’s creativity is the way that she is always looking for ways to decorate …

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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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Link Up {Show Off Your Goods}

My friend Jen has a fun link up today. I am pretty lazy with linky parties so I thought I would break out of my shy shell…hmmmm Jen’s post today is all about “Show Us Your Shoppe”. Because we have the whole shop on sale to make room for new merchandise I don’t have a ton to show but I DO have crazy low prices to show and three brand new sale items. Does that count as something new? I …

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Get The Look {And Flash Sale Week}

This is the final week of my “Get the Look” series. I have had so much fun showing you different women wearing some of my dresses and showcasing how THEY wear them. I hope you have enjoyed it too. I have three final women ready to show their own take on my clothing. First up is Sara Duckett of Sadie Olive. Sara is wearing my Elaine grey, knit dress. This is what Sara had to say about the Elaine…. “First …

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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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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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How To Celebrate a Fall Evening in Style {Welcome to NaDa Farm}

There are some that have things that they could possibly take for granted because they don’t realize how precious it is. Then there are those that completely understand the gem they have in their hands and they love on it, nurture it and create something even more lovely…that is NaDa Farm. I grew up in rural Illinois so maybe farms just pull at my heartstrings. This is not your ordinary farm though. This farm has been loved on by a …

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You Have To See This New Collection…

…My dear friend, Jennifer Rizzo, just launched her Vintage Tea Collection and it is so beautiful! She did such an amazing job and I love all the styling of the photos. I already know many people that I will be doing Christmas shopping for at Jen’s shop. Besides all the new beautiful products…Jen is giving away $500 of products from her new shop. She is giving away $400 worth of merchandise from her store plus an extra $100 gift certificate …

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NaDa Farm Sale {I will be teaching three classes this fall}

In the spring I had a wonderful time teaching a mixed media art class at the NaDa Farm Sale. This October 7 & 8th I will be teaching again! I am so excited to tell you that I am teaching THREE classes! On Friday night I will be teaching (along side Jennifer Rizzo) the class, “Avenues to an Artful Business”. There is such joy in simply creating, but there is something so fulfilling about being able share it with others …

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Jennifer Rizzo {the urban journey collection}

One of the best parts about being an artist and a business owner is when I can stand beside another artist and support and encourage them. One of the greatest joys is when other artists do that for me. I feel so blessed by the support and love that the creative community has given me and I hope you will embrace my friend, Jennifer Rizzo, in the same way! She is launching her spring line tomorrow and is giving all …