Join Me In California {a few spots left}


I just got back from teaching in Italy and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and share some photos with you too! Being able to bring The Living Studio to life in Italy was a dream come true and I can’t wait to offer this experience in other parts of the country […]

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Creatively Made Home Summer Series {The Library}


Bright and early tomorrow morning I am leaving for Italy for two weeks! I am teaching at my The Living Studio {Lake Como} retreat and I can’t wait to meet all the women and spend time exploring and creating. I did not do a Summer Series this year so I wanted to offer you a […]

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That One Time Our Home Was In a Commerical


Do you guys remember back in September when a production crew was in our house and backyard? We had people in our home and lights all over our backyard and our neighbors were wondering what the heck was going on! We were packing up the car to head out on our three week East Coast […]

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Art Auction Begins Today!


I just wanted to let you all know that I am one of many artists that have donated to an art auction to benefit our friend Lorraine Lewis. The auction will begin on June 14 at 9am MST and run for 24 hours. Go to heart_and_hand on Instagram to view the art pieces up for […]

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Shades of Amber}


Guys, I am in the midst of painting our butler pantry cabinets and kitchen cabinets. You can follow some of the process on my Instagram account. (I will make sure to share the process and all resources when we finish) We finally decided to paint our cherry cabinets and we were having a hard time […]

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It’s Just Another Music Monday {If We’re Honest}

I love music. Music is always playing around here, we break out into song at any given time and we have been known to make up a rap or two. I didn’t say it was pretty. Music is such a huge part of my life (and I am always sharing music I love anyways) that […]

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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 […]

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This Girl Has Joy!


This girl is my skipping, twirling, back flip, humming, singing, smiling kid. She is the kind of kid that can get in trouble and within 5 minutes she will be in your lap kissing and hugging on you. She hugs, kisses, loves and compliments so much each day. {Except when it comes to her younger […]

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Art Studio Makeover


It has been awhile since I have given you all a studio tour and with the new floors and all I thought it was about time! I am finding it hard to believe that it has been two years since I have given you a full tour but it looks to be true. You can […]

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I Can Get Nervous Too


My niece had been wanting to do art together for awhile and our afternoon together finally worked out. When I was thinking about what we could create together I knew that the first project in Danielle Donaldson’s Creative Girl:The Land of Light and Shadows would be perfect. Our home is a bit loud and silly. […]

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