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"Creating a Life that reflects my Dreams...Living a Life that Defines my Purpose.."
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At the end of 2014 I will be retiring my online workshop, "A Whole New Doodle" Now, if you have previously registered or choose to register before Dec. 31, your class content is safe. The classroom NEVER closes anf the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
I am so excited to head back to the Heber House in Utah at the end of January. It will be my first teaching event of 2015 and I am planning and preparing for an "Artsy Weekend" with Marci to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Continuing on with my NTD Advent Devotional recap,.. Day 5 talks about what Jesus would be called and what the meaning behind the names stand for. After I had read through the devotional and journaled in my Bible, I got... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Dear You, I am feeling very stretched and uncomfortable and have been for awhile. While I am the first one to remind others that when you feel that way it is a sign that you are right where you are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Thank you for all of your shares and comments in regards to my first few days of Advent. The winner of the mug is robin - Please email me at homegrown1(at)att(dot)net with your mailing address and I will ship... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
While this looks like something I would have done, I am not the person who created for the cover of the "Country Living" magazine... Since I bought the magazine and happily paged through it, I thought I would show you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am using my NTD Advent Devotional and my Journaling Bible each day. I start by reading the daily Advent message and usually highlight and write a little about what jumps out at me. Then I connect the verse that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Just share. It is really easy. We were taught as littles to share. So now as bigs, it should just be automatic but sometimes we need a reminder. or two. Go out and share. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Forever I have said that I suck as a "stamper." I can carve one, I can design one and I can stamp one onto a paper but that is where it stops... until yesterday. I realized that the reason I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
eeek! so glad you are with us!
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I have mentioned several times in the past few months that my faith and creativity have collided in a HUGE way and I am excited to share with you another part of it. Truth Scrap, the online event hosted by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Along with many of you, I am going to be doodling, documenting and illustrating through Christmas and TODAY the first day of Advent. I am going to be reading and reflecting on the Advent Devotional and art from Jess Connelly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I thought Black Friday was at places like Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl's but when I woke up this morning and saw the Black Friday Ad in my inbox, I couldn't not tell you that Sizzix is having a huge Black... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am trying to practice having an attitude of gratitude each day, not just on Thanksgiving or in the Fall. I am thankful for so much including the junk, ick, trials and troubles that come with life because without all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
TODAY I am headed to Florida today and so is the Polar Vortex. Actually, the cold is already there and while I thought I would be packing my flip flops, I have packed my tights, socks and boots. We have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am so excited that you are ready to jump into Documented Faith 2015 with me. Several of you have registered and have not received a "confirmation" from Constant Contact (the program I use for my newsletter/registration) and are patiently... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Thanks so much for all of your compliments and comments on the "What is a Framelit?" post from the other day. I have several more photos of the way I have been using them and thought I would share today.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I have teamed up with Heather Greenwood, Shanna Noel of Illustrated Faith & Naptime Diaries to document and celebrate the Advent season and I would love to invite you to join us. My plan is to combine my bible journaling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! It has been so fun to watch you grow up into such a beauty!
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What is a Framelit you ask? Simply put, it is a wafer thin die in shapes and designs created to cut paper. They work with a magnetic platform to keep them in place so that if you are cutting something... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Get some coffee and get comfortable, this is a long one. I want to welcome those of you who are new readers and welcome back those who have been with me for a while or since the beginning. January will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Today's post is a re-post of a post I posted (say that 10 times fast!) a few years ago and also what I sent out to the 52 PickMeUppers this week. I just reread it and decided that I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Thank you for your overwhelming response to the Documented Faith announcement. Details will be sent out soon as to what is next. Are You Registered? IF you have not received a "confirmation email" after you sent your initial registration, please... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Can you believe it? I am certain it was just 4th of July and here we are in November. I decided to doodle a little of my post. Hey, thanks so much for all of the emails and comments about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
In January 2014, I chose the word TRANSFORM as my word for the year just as our church was starting a new series called TRANSFORMED. Right around the same time I also bought my very first Moleskine and jumped into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality