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"Creating a Life that reflects my Dreams...Living a Life that Defines my Purpose.."
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If you are following along with Documented Faith then you know that there is one focus word per month along with verses for each week that coordinate with the verse. You can get the weekly verses right here and they... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
If you have never been to WhimSoDoodle in St. Petersburg, FL you need to add it to your bucket list. I am heading back to WSD to teach three workshops, January 26-28th and I hope that you can join us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Homegrown Hospitality
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If you are following along with Documented Faith then you know that there is one focus word per month along with verses for each week that coordinate with the verse. You can get the weekly verses right here and they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It seems that our creative world is often more consumed with a planner than the plan. I say that because I read blogs, Pinterest, scroll through Social Media streams and mostly because I started to feel that way too. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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This past week, Pastor Tom gave a great message about the REAL news about Christmas. I have not been watching much TV and was unaware of the whole "fake news" thing going on in out society (seriously?!?) so as I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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blahblahblah from Stephanie Ackerman on Vimeo. As I mentioned a few days ago, I just released my first set of 5 x 7 cards that are prints of my mixed media artwork. There are four designs that are blank on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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In the same way that Documented Faith started, I am now introducing you to My Daily Five. When I shared what Documented Faith was a few years back, it was simply an invitation for you to "follow along" with me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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You know when you "have to do something" but you just don't know exactly what to do, or you know what you want to do but you do not want to embarrass or make someone feel awkward by offering to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I have shared this story in workshops but I cant remember if I have told you here but the reason for the heart on every piece of art I do (seen and unseen) is because HE (God) gave me the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It takes roughly 30 days to create a habit. Seeing that today is December 1st, 30 days from now puts us right at New Years Eve and typically it is the time when people state their resolutions for the new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Today is what is referred to as Giving Tuesday, It is a day created to focus on GIVING. Personally, between the election season, the black Friday & Cyber Monday hustle and the crazy people camping out on sidewalks to bust... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Regardless of circumstances we should live daily with a grateful heart and give thanks in all circumstances...not FOR all circumstances but IN all circumstances. Without our personal trials, we would not be able to develop patience or faithfulness and without... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I am finalizing my 2017 travel schedule and while I sure wish that I could get to each one of you, I can't. Between the rising costs of travel and the unfortunate sad truth of more stores closing, it has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I am so excited to share with you that Lisa and I have collaborated on a special project for Christmas again this year. our "Give Hope" GIFT SET includes: •Handmade stamped metal cuff with the word hope • 5 x... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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and do not misunderstand me on that title. I am talking about me and change. whew. Nope, you really are not going to get any "thoughts" or opinions from me and no I am not turning a "blind eye" to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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...PLACE. Do not freak out. I am not going to sing it..yet BUT as I have said many times, going to sleep at night and then waking up in the Whatever Craft House feels like Christmas morning no matter how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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This is week 46 of Documented Faith 2016 and we are into a new month with a new focus word. This month we will be looking at the word Hospitality. From an early age, I learned about what hospitality looked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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NOTE: This post is going to bounce around like a pinball machine or a dot-to-dot puzzle so PLEASE be patient and just try to follow along. You have to connect all of the dot-to-dots to get the whole picture. Get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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My one and only "political" post. At church yesterday our pastor said something that was profound to me and I feel it is totally necessary to repeat. "Somebody died fighting for my freedom to vote therefore I cannot NOT vote."... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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This is week 44 in 2017 for Documented Faith. We are continuing to focus on the word HARMONY and boy-oh-boy, do we need it. To download this weeks verse, message and printable, hop over to the DF page and click... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Do people read blogs anymore? Should I blog anymore? What should I blog about? What does the word "blog" even mean and why am I spending so much time wondering about what to say, what not to say, topics, plans,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Thank you to those who have registered for my latest online workshop, Stitched - Christmas 2016. The response has been great and I have had to giggle a few times about the workshop being referred to as a "no brainer."... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Homegrown Hospitality