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 2.0 and the response has been amazing!

You can still register and now get all three weeks INSTANTLY.

This online course is $59 and the videos are available for one year.

To register click HERE.

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I also wanted to remind you that Summer Art Camp For Kids will begin in less than two weeks!

This course will be instantly available on June 17th and it will be the perfect summer activity for your creative kid this summer.

Here is a little recap of the class…

Summer brings with it the promise of sunshine, long, lazy days and a slower, simpler pace we’ve all been craving. But, if you’re a mom or grandma, it might also bring with it two of the most dreaded words in the English language:

“I’m Bored.”

Enter Summer Art Camp for KIDS! An online art class for ages 5 – adult that will allow kids to cut, glue, paint, watercolor, sketch, collage, create and stretch their creative wings, all the while kicking boredom to the curb.

Author and paper artist Courtney Walsh will take kids on a guided journey through each of the five mixed media projects, encouraging students to think outside the creative box as she leads them through each step, breaking it down in a way they will easily understand and follow.

This online course is the perfect way to bond with your child, so feel free to get in on this artsy fun, save projects for rainy days or do them all in one week, the choice is up to you! Let’s have a creative summer together, shall we?

*The class will include 5 projects with art videos start to finish.

*Each course will have a supply list and templates

*There will be templates just for boys too!

To register click HERE.

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I wanted to also announce the winner of the kid’s art supply giveaway!

I bet you all thought I forgot.

OK, I kind of did.

Amy Murillo commented:

LOVED spending the summers as a child up-north in Wisconsin. We had the best time playing outdoors, making do with what nature provided us to broaden our imaginations with. Thank you for a chance at your wonderful giveaway – I’m going to have our wonderful grandchildren for 3 weeks this summer, this would surely come in handy!!!

 Amy, please email us at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com with your address and we will arrange for you to receive your art supplies.

This giveaway package needs to be claimed by June 18th.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I will be back on Monday with some cabinet updates!

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I Want To Try Something a Little Different {and I need your help}

Hello!

I wanted to do something a little different and I will need your help.

Jennifer Rizzo and I want to do a recorded interview style video where we take turns answering your questions about business and following your passions.

I am heading out of town today to teach at an art retreat on Bainbridge Island but I will be back later this week and hope to get this interview up next week!

What I need from you…

*Please leave questions on THIS blog post about business, creating, reproducing your work etc. and following your creative gifts

If you have a question about running a business…we want to hear it!

We will go through all of your questions and answer as many as we can in the video.

Please share this post with friends that might have questions too because we want a wide range of questions.

Thank you so much!

I am excited to do this video with Jen and we both look forward to hearing your questions.

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I also want to remind you that there are only two more days to get the early registration price for Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 {you never know what is possible until you begin}!

If you are on the fence about the course or just want to understand more about what will be covered I encourage you to watch the trailer below.

Here is a list of some of the things that will be covered in this class.

Setting up your business

Websites

Social networking

Promoting your business

Pricing and staying competitive

Photographing your product

Setting yourself apart

Growing your brand

Markets and shows

Lookbooks

E-Courses

Manufacturing

Reproducing your work

Keeping the books.

We will talk honestly about what worked and what didn’t.

We will talk about growing pains and when you will know it is time to expand.

We will talk about all the things we wish someone had told us before we started our businesses.

Each week you will hear from other guest business owners and they will share what they wish they would have known and give you their best piece of advice.

You will have access to the jeanneoliver.ning.com community and Facebook group so you can connect with other business owners (or dreamers) in the class.

Each of the three weeks we will have a live chat where you can ask questions.

You will have printable PDFs each week that will help you brainstorm, take notes and see your business with clarity.

All sessions are pre-recorded and available as videos for you to watch at your convenience. You will learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.

Over 75 videos about how to grow your business and/or how to begin.

Growth, dreams and possibilities are right around the corner.

Registration is now open!

The course will begin May 20th and will be available for one year.

Early registration price is $49. The price will go to $59 on May 1st.

 

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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 I had had a person to turn to.

I didn’t have a mentor and I could have really used one.

Not because I wanted to do what they were doing…because I wanted the knowledge and support to follow MY gifts.

I wanted to create a community of women that I can share my heart and journey with and then in turn they will encourage and support one another.

I am so excited to tell you that I have taken all of the best parts of the original Building a Creatively Made Business and have made it even better!

This time around I have asked my good friends (and business owners) Marian Parsons and Jennifer Rizzo to join me.

Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 is full of our experiences in building successful businesses.





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Are you a dreamer?

Do you have ideas, dreams and a beautiful product to go with it?

Have you been putting off starting your own business?

Do you feel stuck in the online business you have already created?

Do you just need someone to take your hand and walk you through the process?

It is time to take yourself and your dreams seriously.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Join us for a three week journey in building a “Creatively Made Business 2.0”.

SOME of the topics we will cover …..

Setting up your business

Websites

Social networking

Promoting your business

Pricing and staying competitive

Photographing your product

Setting yourself apart

Growing your brand

Markets and shows

Lookbooks

E-Courses

Manufacturing

Reproducing your work

Keeping the books.

We will talk honestly about what worked and what didn’t.

We will talk about growing pains and when you will know it is time to expand.

We will talk about all the things we wish someone had told us before we started our businesses.

Each week you will hear from other guest business owners and they will share what they wish they would have known and give you their best piece of advice.

You will have access to the jeanneoliver.ning.com community and Facebook group so you can connect with other business owners (or dreamers) in the class.

Each of the three weeks we will have a live chat where you can ask questions.

You will have printable PDFs each week that will help you brainstorm, take notes and see your business with clarity.

All sessions are pre-recorded and available as videos for you to watch at your convenience. You will learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.

Over 75 videos about how to grow your business and/or how to begin.

Growth, dreams and possibilities are right around the corner.

Registration is now open!

The course will begin May 20th and will be available for one year.

Early registration price is $49. The price will go to $59 on May 1st.

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To celebrate the launch of Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0

I am giving away

** a 1 ½ hour phone or Skype business consultation with me

** my day to day journal set for writing down inspiration

** my favorite planner that has made all the difference with helping to manage home, family and business

** Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 Workbook

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To enter to win the package above please leave a comment on this post sharing what you would love to learn from this course.

For more chances to win a spot you can:

*Facebook about the course (please link back) and then leave a comment telling us you did.

*Share on Twitter about the course (please link back) and leave a comment telling us you did.

*Blog about the course (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

*Pin the course on Pinterest (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

*Share the course on Instagram (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

This gives you SIX chances to enter for the consult and business giveaway.

I can’t wait to see you in class!

{I will announce the winner next week}





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Blah, Blah, Blah and Other Ramblings

I feel like I am still getting into the groove of the new year.

The past two years I have gone HERE to connect and focus my creativity and business.

It starts today and I am kicking myself for not going.

I had forgotten that January and February can be hard to put it nicely.

I didn’t sign up because I really, really, really want to go to the NYC version.

Tickets sell out FAST so I better be on the ball.

I love NYC and I am dragging THIS girl along with me!

(original post HERE)

Anyone wish they had some beginning of the year business boost in the butt?

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Has anyone else seen THIS movie?

I loved it so much and laughed out loud a lot.

I hate when I am the loudest laugh in the theater.

Our neighbor girl once told my kids I sound like a witch when I laugh…nice!

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Have you noticed our cute little social icons on the upper right hand side of the blog?

I hope this makes it easier for you to find and follow me on Pinterest, Facebook etc.

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If you homeschool you KNOW how hard January and February can be.

I don’t know if it is the weather, you are just worn out or the crazy Christmas schedule that does you in.

I decided to take the kids to our local Lost Coffee every other week for breakfast and school.

They are sooo nice there, they know my name (swoon…I will love you forever) and they have private rooms you can use.

For. Real.

They also have gluten free breakfast burritos which really sealed the deal.

And gluten free muffins…and cookies…whatever, it is all about the schooling!

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I  just joined a gym.

Yuck..I hate gyms.

I would rather hike or just be outside in general.

I just finally caved because when you teach your kids from home, run a business from home, pay bills from home…I think you get the idea…I just can.not. workout one more time from home!

Anyone else in Castle Rock a member HERE?

Please..I need someone to meet me!

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I am so, so, so excited to tell you about my friend Edie’s new e-book!

It is beautiful, full of truths, yummy recipes and so many ways that you can love your home, family and others!

It is only $5!!!  LOVE!

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I have been wanting to set up a study/book club…something like that here in our home for awhile now.

It would be once a month at our home.

I want to pick books that will bless your life and grow your faith.

The first book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, I have already read but I want to do again with others.

If you want to come please email me at jeanneoli@hotmail.com.

I would love to have you join me.

The first get together will be in late February (more info coming later).

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Not that this post could get anymore random but I love this print!

(You can purchase it HERE)

Each day we get to make that choice.

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Did you know that Building a Creatively Made Business and Creatively Made start in less than 2 WEEKS??

They are only $48 each and are available for one full year!

Sooo excited!

We are thrilled to run them again and have the honor of connecting with you.

If you have already taken the course and want to repeat please email us (jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com)because you can take it for only $18!

Our brand new art course, The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}, doesn’t start until April 8th but the early registration price goes from $48 to $58 February 1st!

To get the lower price register now!

All of our courses are now held on our new creative community!

This new site is FREE to register.

Once you have registered you can watch free videos, connect with other artists, be included in live chats and even sign up for courses.

I would love to have you be a part of the new site.

The next live chat is tomorrow night (Thursday, January 23) @ 7pm mountain standard time.

We will be talking about our favorite art supplies and resources.

This chat will be held in the Forum section of the site.

Can’t wait to “chat” with you.

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I recently forgot all of my liquid makeup/moisturizers etc. on my trip to Alabama.

I realized I had left that baggy on the bathroom counter as I was parking my car.

I asked my husband if he could same day deliver them to me.

He nicely told me that doesn’t exist unless I pay someone to fly them to me.

Hmmmm…someone should work on that!

I am thinking FedEx or someone should step it up a bit:-)

While I was waiting for my flight I shopped for new makeup at a nice makeup store in the airport.

See, other women forget their stuff too!

My new favorite mascara is now Smashbox Full Exposure.

Amazing!

Sometimes stupid mistakes make you try something new:-)

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This week I have been listening to THIS, watching THIS and bought THIS.

I have also been planning meals from THIS.

I also wanted to go back to Paris when I saw all the beautiful winter photos HERE.

Have you seen THESE yet? So cute!!!!

I think I am done!

WOW…that ended up being WAY longer than I had planned.

Are you still here?

Are we even still friends?:-)

I hope you have an amazing rest of the week!

One more thing..sorry…I have to share this awesome new video for a retreat I am teaching at.

My kids keep watching it over and over.

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You Can’t Do Everything {I can attest to this}

 

{image is mine}

I love this quote.

Today is proves very much true.

I sometimes can be delusional that I can juggle a million things.

The truth is I can’t.

When I try I usually prove that all I accomplish is to do everything half way.

When you really put yourself into something everything else falls to the wayside….at least for me.

Today we just launched our new course.

My office is a disaster, the laundry could be climbed, the dishes are piling up, the floor needs a good washing and the kids need loved on.

Today is the first day of the Building a Creatively Made Business.

As all the students start the videos I am going to take today to give extra love to my kids, thank them for being so amazing while we do this and get my bottom outside.

I think I can do those few things well today.

What are you going to do well today?

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Spring Fever {and cleaning house}

We are cleaning house.

We have spring fever BAD and we are clearing out all of our winter merchandise and making room for the new items.

Almost everything has been marked down in the shop.

Many of the sale prices are below WHOLESALE!

Most of our items can be worn into summer and also layered over jeans or leggings.

Some of our sizes have already sold out so don’t wait too long.

The prices are really incredible and worth stocking up on!

You can see the whole line HERE.

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We start our brand new e-course, Building a Creatively Made Business,  THIS Monday!

We are busy getting everything ready for you.

If you have not registered click HERE.

I am so excited that we are doing this course.

If you have been wanting to start a business or grow the business you already have this is a perfect course for you.

You can see our video HERE and read more HERE.

There will be so much information packed into the three weeks.

Everything is video so you can watch at your convenience.

I am so excited that each week you will hear from guest business owners about what they wish they would have known and also their best piece of advice for you as you are starting your business.

The instant network of business owners and dreamers that you will have in this class will be so valuable.

I am giddy for Monday and I can’t wait to see you in class!

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On a completely different note I just finished a four day juicing detox and I am already dreaming about breakfast.

I have never wanted morning to come so quickly.

Next week I will tell you all about it, what juices I made, how it went and how it made me feel.

We juice almost everyday here so I went into it thinking that it wouldn’t be too hard.

I almost ate my children……..

See you on Monday and have a great weekend!

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Beginning your business giveaway {The best giveaway I have ever had}

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 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 so many didn’t want to give me the answers.

I didn’t have a mentor and I could have really used one.

Not because I wanted to do what they were doing….because I wanted the knowledge and support to follow MY gifts.

I have had someone try to make me feel small.

Stupid.

Not talented enough.

Everyone has.

I don’t play by those rules.

I create my own.

I want to create a community of women that I can share my heart and journey with and then in turn they will encourage and support each other.

We all know something that someone else needs.

We all have gifts that come easily for us and others struggle with….why not reach out?

In a little over 2 weeks our new e-course Building a Creatively Made Business will launch.

April 16th is the launch.

This will be a three week course where I will share my journey with my business.

The course will be open for THREE months.

You will have plenty of time to watch all of the videos and then the online community will be open as long as you all want it.

You will have an online community through the hosting site AND Facebook to connect with other small business owners and dreamers.

Last week I kept on thinking what would make an incredible giveaway for one member of the class.

Here it is!

I want to do two things.

The first thing is that I want to give away 10 spots to this class.

Here is the big giveaway!

If you are registered for the class by April 23 you will be entered into our giveaway for one registrant to win:

Beginning Your Business Kit

Blog design by Sadie Olive

Postcard design by Sadie Olive

Business card design by Sadie Olive

Basic website design by Sadie Olive

(if you already have a website/blog set up you will receive a design credit with Sadie Olive)

My favorite planner

My favorite portable office kit

3 hours of one on one time with me on Skype or phone or email to discuss your business and dreams ( you can use this time over a few months or all at once).

This package is valued at over $1200!

I am so excited just typing this.

It means so much to me to do this for one of you that I sat down with my husband asking him what he thought about us doing this.

He was so excited too!

I wish we could do this for everyone one of you…but I truly believe the course will be amazing for all of us!

So, how do you enter?

First of all to win a spot to the class please leave a comment on THIS post telling me what you are hoping to get out of the course.

For more chances to win a spot you can:

*Facebook about the course (please link back) and then leave a comment telling us you did.

*Twitter about the course (please link back) and leave a comment telling us you did.

*Blog about the course (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

*Pin the course on Pinterest (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

This gives you FIVE chances to enter for the giveaway.

To register to win the beginning business kit…just register for the course!

Every person that registers will AUTOMATICALLY be entered for the Beginning Your Business Kit.

I can’t wait for the course to begin and to get to know you!

Owning and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can do….and one of the most rewarding.

See you in class!

You can find the video HERE that tells more about the course.

The video is also below (please pause the music on the player first).

Introduction to Building a Creatively Made Business from Jeanne Oliver on Vimeo.

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One life on this earth is all that we get,

whether it is enough or not enough,

and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least

we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.

–Frederick Buechner

Are you a dreamer?

Do you have ideas, dreams and a beautiful product to go with it?

Have you been putting off starting your own business?

Do you feel stuck in the online business you have already created?

Do you just need someone to take your hand and walk you through the process?

It is time to take yourself and your dreams seriously.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Join me for a three week journey in building a “Creatively Made Business”.

SOME of the topics we will cover …..

Setting up your business

Websites

Social networking

Promoting your business

Pricing and staying competitive

Photographing your product

Setting yourself apart

Growing your brand

Markets and shows

Manufacturing

Reproducing your work

Keeping the books

Balancing home and creativity

I will share my journey

I will talk honestly about what worked and what didn’t.

I will talk about growing pains and when you will know it is time to expand.

I will talk about all the things I wish someone had told me before I started to manufacture my clothing and bags (all the mistakes I made too).

Each week you will hear from other guest business owners and they will share what they wish they would have known and give you their best piece of advice.

You will have access to a Facebook group so you can connect with other business owners (or dreamers) in the class.

Each week we will have a live chat where you can ask questions.

All sessions are recorded and available as videos for you to watch at your convenience.  You will learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.

Growth, dreams and possibilities begin April 16th.

Registration is now open.

{class will begin April 16th and the classroom will be open for 3 months}

 $48 for the course

NO COUPON CAN BE APPLIED TO THIS COURSE

 

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