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"Creating a Life that reflects my Dreams...Living a Life that Defines my Purpose.."
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So sorry for being absent here on the blog. I am working on trying to develop some sort of blog routine but nothing really feels right to me. I thought about blogging per day per category but I don't feel... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Homegrown Hospitality
We are all going through trials and it is vital that we "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Plato. No matter the situation, the only way to get through it is to go through it.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
be back to blogging soon. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
I can only explain to you how I have experienced "hearing" from God because it is different for everyone. The only thing I think I know for sure is that it is not a lightening and thunderous moment where a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Imagine putting Pinterest into a conference center. That is what The Pinners Conference is all about and I am not only going, I am teaching. It is in Utah on November 7th and 8th. Can you come? Here is the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I just posted the last set of my 52 PickMEUp cards for 2014 and it is a little bittersweet because after two straight years of doing this on-line class, it is time to say farewell. Now don't worry, I will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
This is going to be a long and "to be continued" post but want to tell you all the in's and outs of what I am going to share. So dreaming big dreams, transforming and staying open has been in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I went to Target yesterday. I know, crazy. Anyways, after a little wait in line at Target, the lady checking out in front of me was very rude to the sweet little "older" checker. She was so rude that my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
My two 50# suitcases & I flew up to San Jose on Friday morning. We were greeted by my friend Andrea, an empty ice chest, two styrofoam cups and a Honda Odessey gassed up and ready to hit the open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Up, up and away off to San Jose where I will then jump in a car with my pal Andrea and we will take a road trip to Art-Is-You in Petaluma! You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram during... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Even though I was born and have lived in sunny Southern California all of my life, I am convinced that my heart is a little bit country (sorry of you are now humming the Donny & Marie song) Actually my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am taking you right through my Bible journaling process and will try to answer all of your questions along the way. Q:What inspires me to create around a verse in my journaling bible? A; Before I start my day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
The entire Whatever Camp Create experience was, well.. just dreamy. Really, perfect in every single way. Each room in the house took my breath away over and over and over. As we spent the day preparing for the girls to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I headed for the airport last Tuesday calm as a cucumber which actually startled me because I was heading to Kansas for just about a week and that is not my usual schedule. I fly in, teach, sleep, teach, fly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I am back and do not have the words gathered to recap the past week. From start to finish, it was filled with moments, memories, tears, joy, pain, love, prayers and creativity..oh and food, lots of homemade yummy food. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Great news as I head off to the Homegrown & Handmade line is now available at Please be sure to check with your local scrapbook stores too as all order are now shipping and arriving daily. yay. Next... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Once again, there is alot on my plate but it is all in preparation for a big faith filled casserole. What that really means is that everything I am reading, preparing, creating and working on is all connected in one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
For the past several years, I have had a yearning to do something. You know, really DO SOMETHING. Something that is meaningful, that has purpose, that changes the world. Okay, maybe not the world, but maybe the world to someone...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Our summer is 99% finished here, boo. School starts on Thursday and then we are back to our normal. I am a little sad that "summer" is going to be over but I am looking forward to the fall (yes,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Farewell to you Summer of 2014. You will be missed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
When you put yourself out there, when you share from the heart, when you take a leap of faith, when share your art, your feelings, your commentary, your gifts, etc. there is always going to be a chance that someone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
Again, my creativity and faith have collided and I am so into this, which is probably obvious by my excessive posting on Facebook and Instagram. Not going to apologize though because it is all good. It has also changed the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
It happened sometime on Thursday. I was just minding my own business doing what I was supposed to be doing by taking just a little time out to play with dies cuts and watercolors when somehow, not sure how, well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
bag of microwave popcorn. (you thought I was going to say box of chocolates, didn't ya?) WARNING: THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY RANDOM POST. I HAVE TYPED AND RETYPED IT SEVERAL TIMES SO I AM JUST GOING TO... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality
I taught a class at the Sizzix headquarters yesterday and it was a great day. Thank you so much to everyone that came from near and far to create with me. The ladies & Scott did an awesome job creating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Homegrown Hospitality