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 everyday.

Her life is a reflection of her heart and what matters the most to her…..and that is home, family, friends and travel.

{Photo source Lissa Whitlock}

Her style tends to be drawn to clean lines and natural fibers.

Her style has expanded to now include her first pop up shop….Tiggy & Grace.

{linen apron}

Her shop is a beautiful collaboration with her husband Chris.

Chris is the artist behind all of the pottery and Kim has designed the apron and napkin line.

{linen napkins}

Each item is used on the farm and is a part of their day to day life.

I own a few pieces of Chris’ pottery and they are some of my favorite possessions.

{white bowl twenty-three}

You guys know how I love a good story and each piece holds that.

I love supporting small business because so many of you have supported me and that made all the difference!

I love buying local and supporting local artists.

I am actually just giddy to have the honor of introducing Tiggy & Grace and all the beauty this shop holds.

I can’t wait to see how Kimberly and Chris grow their business and use their gifts!

Go say hello and maybe you will even find a piece that shares a story with you.

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 hard on the new Creatively Made Home e-course.

Our mornings are slow and relaxing with the kids and doing school.

When other kids start coming home from school that is when I start to work.

During a course our evenings and weekends are full of editing and pulling everything together.

Soooo……to have a trip scheduled to see my friends in the middle of a course AND to leave for a weekend and leave my sweet husband to edit all weekend by himself (with children) …..

Let’s just say it was hard to get all of my responsibilities done to leave and ready for Kelly to take over.

It is really hard for me to leave my family sometimes but the best way for me to really relax and not work is to leave the house.

My husband knows this and that is why he wanted me to go.

My husband travels all of the time and he is better about taking bike rides with his friends etc.

Me…I have to be pushed out of the house.

I don’t even realize how much I needed the time with my good friends until I am on the plane heading home and my heart is full of abundant love.

I feel refreshed and ready to love on my family better, more creative, more focused.

This past weekend was the perfect break at the perfect time.

When I got home at 9pm I had to stay up way past midnight to get the course up for the next day but it was worth it.

Even today I am going over all of the sweet moments, good talks, laughter, incredible food, cocktails and the blessing that I have in dear girlfriends.

My cup runneth over.

If you are the kind of person that has to be pushed out of the house I hope your spouse knows this.

Tell them…it is much easier to leave when they are the ones kicking you out into the world to play:-)

 

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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 family, I love to create, I cherish my true friendships, I have deep faith and I delight in my home.

I love the details.

The details make everything yummy.

I shared last week what I really hope for each of the women that take Creatively Made Home.

{If you haven’t read it I hope you take a moment to read it…especially if you think this course will make you feel worse about your home}

Thank you to all of the women that sent me amazing emails letting me know how much that post meant to them.

It truly was written just for you!

The above link is my heart for the course.

I think as women we have the honor of making our homes the places of comfort, full bellies, laughter, safety, beauty, memories and so much more.

It is an honor.

It is the details that make life lovely.

It is the little things and not usually the big things that hold our hearts.

And because I am a sucker for the pretty parts of life too, the creating and the loving on my home….

Here is a peek at the creative projects that I will bring to Creatively Made Home (this is just a peek though)….

I will talk about:

*My personal journey with my home and family

*My design influences

* How I found my own style and how I began incorporating it

*Share favorite recipes and photos of my home

*Have a live, online discussion with members of the course to ask whatever they wish about my style, home, passions.

*Share 10 project videos in different areas that are true to how I incorporate my creativity and passions in everyday living.

A peek into my project videos…

I will show step by step directions on how you can alter your own lamp shades and make little changes (for next to nothing) that will make a huge difference in your rooms.

I will also show you all the ways in my home that I have incorporated the vintage linens I love so much. I don’t know if there is a room that I haven’t found a way to use them or put them on display.

I love decorating with old family photos and one of my most precious possession is the vintage silhouette of my late father in law when he was a little boy.  I found it in the bottom of a box and literally gasped with joy when I came across it. I can’t wait to show you how you can make your own silhouettes and how to even incorporate them into gifts for your families.

We have a lot of food and chemical allergies in this home and that put me on a mission to make sure that I wasn’t adding any toxins to our home.  I hope you will enjoy learning how to make your own natural cleaning projects (you probably already have everything you need in your pantry).

I am honored by all the women that have already joined Creatively Made Home and are anxious for the course to begin tomorrow.

You can still join the course.

You can even come and check out the site even if you are not registered for the course.

It is going to be an incredible, creative community.

One last reminder of what you will find in the course:

* Live discussions with the hosts each week

* We will take one of YOUR rooms each week and all five hosts will give design suggestions for your space

* Each person registered will get a simple entertaining e-book.  This will be for you to download and keep forever.

It will have recipes, photos and stories that will inspire you to open your homes and not worry about everything being perfect.

* Over 50 project and decorating videos.

* Real discussions videos about our homes, finding your style, finding contentment with what you have, true hospitality and so much more.

* Photos, photos, photos!

To register click HERE.

To see our new site click HERE.

We can’t wait to share the course with you.