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Creativity Takes Courage | The Grow Hope Foundation

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series Creativity Takes Courage. Our creative network offers free videos, new online courses and interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes Courage. …

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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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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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Tiggy & Grace {Let me introduce you}

{Photo source Lissa Whitlock} Tiggy & Grace. The name alone makes me smile. Not too different than the friend behind this new business and adventure. {Photo source Lissa Whitlock} Kimberly Taylor has such a beautiful style whether she is practicing her photography, making a meal for her family, feeding her chickens or caring for her garden. {Photo source Lissa Whitlock} Kimberly seems to effortless do so many things beautifully but it looks that way because she is using her gifts …

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My Cup Runneth Over {the perfect break at the perfect time}

My Grandma Jeanne would look around the room at her large family, raise her glass, smile and then say, “My cup runneth over”. That is all she needed to say. We knew exactly what she meant and we felt the same thing. It was an abundance of heart and love. It was that overflowing abundance that is often very hard to put into words. I find myself saying my grandma’s sweet words more and more. We have been working so …

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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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Farm To Table {Sneak Peek}

I am sure you all know someone that you admire how they can make so many things look easy. Maybe even effortless. I believe that when we see someone in their element that is when we see an effortlessness. It doesn’t mean they haven’t practiced or worked hard. They have most likely taken their natural interests, read, practiced and grown their innate interests and gifts. When I was putting together the other hosts for Creatively Made Home (CMH) I wanted …

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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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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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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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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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San Fran {a little recap}

A week ago today I was up at 4 am to get ready for my girl’s weekend in San Francisco. I don’t do mornings which shows how much I love these girls and San Fran! I am usually so focused on the kids, family and the business that I need a getaway like this or I am bad about getting together with people. I love people but I just love being home, reading with the kids,taking walks and creating in …

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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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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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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 …