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Instant Gifts to Give or Get!

If you are still looking for a creative gift to give a friend OR if people in your life are asking you for gift ideas, I wanted to share some beautiful offerings that are instant access or will begin in 2023. You can print out the image or receipt, wrap it up and it will be the creative gift that brings beauty to whomever it is given.

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Free Art Video | Charcuterie Cones + Jarcuterie with Daune Pitman

This is a free art video with Daune Pitman taken from her course Holiday Home*ologie and includes one lesson videos with 12 minutes of content. Learn about mini charcuterie and grazing board options that you never thought of and have fun “playing with your food”. Join Daune as she shares her unique and fun way of putting a charcuterie spin on your table for the holidays. Come and get your free art lesson HERE. The video lesson is free but …

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December Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it as I am going to sleep knowing all of my kids are home, watching our children become their own beautiful people, getting my studio ready for my creative wintering season, strapping the Christmas trees to the top of our car, prayers being answered (and even when they are not), and reading a book during my …

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Autumn in New York City | Retreat with The Cottage Table Experience

For our 24th wedding anniversary celebration Kelly and I signed up for The Cottage Table Experience NYC retreat. We came in a few days early so we could get acclimated and mostly to see the incredible Victory Boyd in an intimate concert. Day one was yummy tapas, walking all day long and loving it, MOMA, and ending the day with the concert. It was a beautiful day one but wait until you see all we did and all the beauty …

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I Am Teaching In Italy NEXT Fall | Get On The First To Know List

  I have been (impatiently) keeping a beautiful secret. I am so giddy excited to share that I have been invited by Daune of The Cottage Table Experience to teach along side Stephanie Lee next fall in Tuscany. Registration will not open until next month but Daune has opened a First to Know list and if you are on this list you will get registration information before anyone else! I am really excited to be back teaching live overseas workshops …

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My Favorite Moments | The Cottage Table Experience Italy Retreat

  I have often found that while traveling it can be hard to process beauty, significance of moments, the impact that the journey is having on me, the relationships, what I will choose to bring home in the way of gardening, food, decorating, lifestyle etc. I am a processor but most often after the trip. It will steep in me for days, weeks, months and sometimes years. Travel has impacted how I entertain, make art, use beauty in my day …

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The Cottage Table Experience | Italy Workshop Registration Is Open!

We are back from our family trip to Italy celebrating Jack’s college graduation and my 50th birthday! It was absolutely beautiful in so many ways and I will be sharing more in the weeks ahead. The first 9 days of our trip was just as a family and then the next 7 days I joined friends for Daune and Keith Pitman’s The Cottage Table Experience. I was receiving so many messages asking whose retreat I was on etc. and if …