Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Our Thanksgiving was just as I imagined with just a bit more time in the kitchen than I imagined.

I guess food doesn’t cook itself…weird.

We hiked, went to see THIS movie, made THIS recipe and stuffed our face with THIS.

We ended our night with “Little Women” and I feel like the Christmas season has now officially begun.

No matter how many times I see the movie I just can’t get into Amy’s character (Susan Sarandon/Winona Ryder version).

Does anyone else feel the same?

I have been loving looking through all the Christmas magazines and starting to pull out our Christmas bins.

I was so excited this week to open a package from my friend Mel with their brand new book.

It is so gorgeous guys and just the perfect gift for special friends this Christmas!

Years ago I was given THIS book from a friend and absolutely loved it!

I have been reading one chapter a day with the kids and it is fun to see how much they are loving it too.

I am usually really, really behind with the whole Christmas card thing.

This year I bought an image HERE to use for the front of our cards (that still leaves the whole taking a family photo part). Wish me luck!

I am so excited to be a part of Christy Tomlinson’t online Christmas course again this year.

This year I am teaching how to make handmade stamps and how to use them in packaging etc.

Here is a sneak peek.

There will also be this sweet ornament tutorial by the talented Mindy Lacefield.

and another peek of what the Gilded Girls are teaching…

You can register HERE.

We have also been working on getting you the new line next Monday.

If you can’t wait until Monday we just put three new purses in our Etsy shop

Here is a little peek…

I am going to make THIS recipe this weekend because

1) It is made by one of my favorite friends and she is a good cook

2) Her photography makes it look incredible

3) My family has to eat

I splurged (with my 20% off Anthro coupon) and bought THIS.

It will be the only Christmas decor I buy this year.

I know, I know…I could have made it.

Sorry all you DIY people.


Our town just put in a new ice skating rink so I get asked every 30 seconds when we are going so that needs to get accomplished really fast because the asking is about to lead me to drink.

If you have taken CMH or are in our creative network you can purchase the course for only $38.

It would make the most awesome gift.

Read more HERE.

After video taping for over 6 weeks, editing for weeks and pretty much just sitting at my computer it may (which means definitely must) be time to get back to THIS!

This girl has new items from France available and this girl sold out of her first collection!

Proud of both of them.

I can’t wait to decorate my house and so honored to be a part of THIS girl’s holiday house walk.

19 homes are included and it is going to be so much fun!!!

I also wanted to give you a heads up that there are only 7 spaces left in an art retreat that I am teaching at this February in Seattle!

It will be so dreamy, creative and relaxing!

I also have a question for you guys.

I have tons of seeds that I wanted to plant this fall and didn’t get to it.

Do you think it is too late?

Should I wait for spring?


I am also beginning to put this together and wanted to give you a sneak peek.

I am so giddy just thinking about making art with you again!

I had to get THIS just for the cover.  I couldn’t help it.

Last random rambling is that I can not live a day without listening to these guys.

I. Can’t.

True love.

Have a great day!

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Ramblings of a crazy woman!

The photos will be as random as my words.

You’ve been warned!

First off I want to thank all of you that left comments on the last post about France ideas and all of you that emailed me privately!

I loved your suggestions!

Have you ever tried to plan a trip to France, order curriculum for your kids, run a business, attempt to get your home from going into utter despair, pay bills, call a friend or two a month………?

People, it is not looking pretty around here!

If I tried to write a real post it wouldn’t make sense anyways so I am just going to ramble and see if you guys will buy it as a post!


You can see me HERE in a new article about some of my art advice.

Pretty fun and always humbling to be included with so many women that I adore.


I have been listening non-stop to anything by THIS girl.

Love her style and her words are incredible.


I was in a workout rut so I ordered THIS and really like it when I can’t get out to run or hike.


I cried…I mean CRIED laughing at THIS today.

Do not watch if you are easily offended and mom…just skip it all together.

I don’t want a phone call right after you watch it.

Anyone that knows me well KNOWS I would do this.

That serious commercial voice is my signature move:-)

I am laughing now just thinking about you guys watching it.

Please don’t send me mean emails.

Moving on.


 I just got THIS in the mail for my trip and it fits perfectly (don’t buy it without a coupon).

So glad I ordered it in time for France.


THIS video by my friend’s husband was so beautiful and inspiring this week.

The music is incredible too so I downloaded THIS.


I couldn’t stand THIS game anymore so I took it away from my kids for a MONTH and guess what they did…



playing outside


This week Maddy started hip hop class.

Lets just say that she did not get her coordination from me.

She was awesome and such a natural.

The teacher asked if she had ever taken dance before because she caught on so easily.

That was really fun to see her doing something that she has really wanted to do.


My friend Keri got me a gift certificate for my bday to HERE and I had never been there.

It is shower crack.

Be careful in there…everything looks and smells amazing.


Only 11 more days until France!

(just in case you were counting!)


If you wanted THIS you better hurry because they are almost sold out.

THIS is going fast too!


See you on Monday for a new video for our Creatively Made Home online course and more fun details about the course!

Join the hundreds of other women from around the world that are already signed up!

I hope you have an amazing weekend!

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