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homegrownhospitality
"Creating a Life that reflects my Dreams...Living a Life that Defines my Purpose.."
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Come and join us at the Art & Faith Retreat in San Miguel de Allen, Mexico, March 6-11, 2019 with Stephanie Ackerman, Linda O’Neal and Local Artist of San Miguel de Allen. San Miguel de Allen could not be a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Homegrown Hospitality
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On May 6th, I will be running the Silo District Inaugural Marathon in Waco, TX. Why? Well, honestly, I wasn't sure at first. I ran a marathon 14 years ago and checked it off my list of things to do.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING and together we are doing something. Thank you for sending tissues, fabric and sewn cozies! I have been stuffing tissue packs into the cozy, adding a prayer card, wrapping them all up and sending them off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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After months of teaching this workshop at my retreats and taunting many of you online, it is time to announce TWO new things: The first in a series of Mixed & Stitched online workshops, Mixed & Stitched:Journaling Bible Cover. Workshop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It is Friday but Sunday is coming! Attached is my Download Easterdoodle2018 for you to download, print and color. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I am going to start offering more self-paced online workshops in 2018 and I want to start with a 52 Pick-Up Bundle. "52-Pick Up" was written 5 years ago and still keeps on selling today as well as the 2014... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I cried steadily as we approached the freeway off ramp. I was thinking about a mom whom I did not know as she was getting herself ready to attend her teenage sons funeral. We parked across the street from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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How are you supposed to know where I am going to be if I don't post it, duh. 7 weeks from now I will be recovering from running the Inaugural Silo District Marathon in Waco, Texas and then I will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Surprised? It's Tuesday and it is okay. Today I am going to go over the various ways I document my faith. Sometimes it is in my Documented Faith Binder sometimes in my Prayer Journal in the margin of a Journaling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Hi. My name is Stephanie and I have too many books. I like real books. The kind you hold in your hands with paper pages and the kind that you use your fingers to turn the pages, not swipe. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Part of my Daily 5 is CREATE. Creating looks different to everyone and does not mean you need a paint brush or a needle & thread. It can be as simple as going out and spending twenty dollars on some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It dawned on me that you may not know that I have an online workshop always open for registration and instant access called Bible Journaling & Lettering Inside and Outside the Margins. It came out in 2016 and then was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Sometimes I am a manufacture's worst nightmare because I have been heard saying "Don't buy something new, just use what you already have" which sells NO PRODUCT. I have arm wrestled with this my entire creative "professional" life....I am all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Have I mentioned "I Quit Sugar?" Yep, we broke up and this is week 4 of the 8 week program I am on. I don't want to sound like a spokesperson or a broken record but HOLY MOLY the changes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It's okay that it is Tuesday and this post is called "Faith Journaling Monday." I am not going to start calling it "Faith Journaling Tuesday" because then you know what will happen....Wednesday. Today I want to take you from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I am here to remind you of the things you already know, just forgot to remember... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It's okay that it is Tuesday. This week I want to focus on the "Alternate Page" so grab your book and turn to page 20. ( in my book, Faith Journaling For The Inspired Artist) Probably the number one reason... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I am getting this blogging habit down better, sorta, but I am not sure if people even read it. Maybe it doesn't matter. No, it matters, so I hope that you continue to at least pop in and check out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Wow Mondays come fast! I am glad you are back..or welcome if you are here for the first time. Just to quickly recap, I am blogging/encouraging/challenging and inspiring you to get out my book "Faith Journaling For The Inspired Artist"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Last Monday I started a series here to get you into the pages of my book, "Faith Journaling for the Inspired Artist." If you don't have a copy, I am not going to ask you why and just give you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Q: What is Documented Faith? A: It is a creative way to record, illustrate, document, journal and doodle the everyday moments, Bible verses, inspirational quotes and a growing relationship with Jesus and with others in a planner, binder, art journal,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Every Monday I will be posting here on tips, tricks and techniques on how you can start and then continue using your book and I encourage you to join me. I started sharing a little about the process of writing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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Intentional. done on purpose; deliberate. That's my word for 2018. Being INTENTIONAL with Daily 5. Eat, Sleep, Move, Pray, Create. Using what I already have to create things and share them with people. Saying "no" to some things and "yes"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Homegrown Hospitality
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I want to wrap up this year by taking a look back at 2017 and am starting with photos of doodles that are on my phone. This was January when Ray Johnston from Bayside Church came to Saddleback. If you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Homegrown Hospitality
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It is Christmas Eve morning 2017. We went to Christmas Eve service last night because our entire family is teeing off at 12:04 and 12:08 today. Yep, we are all golfing this year. Typically the boys and our families lil... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Homegrown Hospitality