Monthly Archives: December 2012

After Christmas Fun

I have had so much fun this week working on little projects.  I am anxiously awaiting a shipment of some new fragrances to make some amazing new candles and tarts.  Today I ordered some fun notions from one of my favorite shops:  The Speckled Egg.  Heather was an amazing supporter of The Gathering and I love participating in her swaps.  She has a sale going on now so please take the time to check out her shop.

I love to paint but usually don’t have the time to indulge so I have enjoyed this time for creativity this week.  With January fast approaching I have WINGS and CLOCKS on my mind.  Here are a few sneak peaks.  For the final reveal come see me at Brocante Bliss January 4-6.

Feathers + Glitter + Rhinestones = A touch of heaven


This image will be featured in a BIG way in the new space at Brocante Bliss


Shimmer & Shine


New tags, cards & banners for The Gathering Gals


Wings are so signifcant to me and just the touch of security I need.


I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that all of your holiday wishes came true.  I have been enjoying lots of hot beverages and playing loads of games with the kiddos.  It has truly been a sacred time of year for us as we counted our blessings, remembered loved ones and celebrated the birth of our Savior.  Praying 2013 blesses your socks off!!

Comments are welcome!

My Christmas List

No this list was not compiled soley for my husband.  I acutally have nothing on my Christmas Wish List this year.  Nothing tangible anyway.  Of course I want no more heart ache….this world, this girl, has seen enough lately!  I want the honey do list to shrink instead of grow.  I want to take my kids to Disney World.  You know, the usual.

But thanks to Pinterest, my aide in discovering things I didn’t know I needed, I thought it would be fun to show you some of the things I’ve “liked” that I would love to find in my stocking.  Merry Christmas friends.  May you cherish your time with your family & friends this holiday season.  God Bless.

A little dressy, A little messy.


Yep. I need these. Love Anthropologie.


Sea Salt. Sand. Sun. And Beach Waves.




You can never have too many phone chargers.


I always have a ton of books on my Wish List. This one I need.




Comments are welcome!

Make It Happen

I saw this on Pinterest and it spoke to me:


I’ve always been pretty good at knowing what I want.  Making a detailed outline of how to make it happen.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  I’ve decided to pick up some of those lists that have been on the backburner.  Those things you pin on Pinterest?  Why not tackle that project?  What are you waiting for?  Life is so short I want it to be sweet.  Full of living those dreams.  No regrets.  I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things.  And I like it!   With the New Year just around the corner why not make one of your dreams come true?

Comments are welcome!

The Creative Wave

Good Morning!  I am so excited for the holiday season. Yesterday I purchased all of the trimmings for the packages I plan to wrap. Every year I change up the colors. This year it will be shiny red with some burlap and berries mixed in.

I have also cleaned out my supply room/craft space and uncovered some fun trinkets and yep, glitter, I had forgotten I had!!

There is something about the handmade touch of a carefully wrapped package or gift.  My mother was always making something as I grew up.  At  Christmas time even more so.  The same goes for my sister in law and mother in law.  I am blessed to be surrounded by such creative women.

I have shared much in the past about The Gathering and the Shine workshop here on my blog. But they are so important to me…inspiring women through a creative outlet. Who or what inspires you?

 Thanks to these two events I have met some amazing women and some wonderful opportunities have arrived. Today you can find an article in our local newspaper of April and I making an ornament we are featuring from our Shine friend and mentor, Karla Nathan. Please visit her blog at Karla’s Cottage. We also have the chance to set up a space at Brocante Bliss in the West Bottoms. We tend to specialize in pop up events so we are very excited about that.

 Won’t  you join us and share your holiday creativity?  Catch the Creative Wave!

Comments are welcome!

Weekend Wanderings Dec 7-9, 2012

Two of my favorite sales are making their monthly debut this weekend:  First Fridays in the West Bottoms, KC & The Red Apron Sale in Liberty, Mo.

A few years ago my husband and I went to enjoy some local theatre in our town.  Which always provides star quality.  I am seriously amazed at the talent in our area.  We went to see A Christmas Story…one of Aaron’s favorite Christmas movies.  The play is being performed this weekend if you have time to go you really should.

Santa will be at the Rolling Hills Library for StoryTime this Saturday and is always a good time with the kiddos.

My little men have been under the weather this week and I have done nothing but snuggle their sweetness the past few days that we have been home and I have worked the other days.  So my list is long, the dirty laundry pile is high and the cupboards are getting bare.  But that is life.  We are living it and even though I dream of a, sparkling clean house and I love to be prepared and organized and I wish I had the presents  already wrapped under the tree,  I am doing my best and right now I am taking any cuddle I can from my growing boys.  Speaking of growing my baby boy turns 6 on Sunday!  I can hardly believe it!  Where has the time gone?  I had someone tell me today how much I have to be thankful for and they were so very right.  Admist the season when we are encouraged to do more, buy more, get more I look around and see how much I already have.

Happy Holiday Season Friends!


Comments are welcome!

Shimmer & Shine

The amazing ornament we made designed and taught by Miss Karla Nathan

Last week’s Shine workshop that I posted about was A-Mazing!!!  Being surrounded by creative & talented women who are sharing their experiences in a business you aspire to have is so uplifting!  And valuable!  What I learned the most was that anyone can reach their dreams if they take action.  A successful business is an individual thing and I love that!  What makes me feel successful is all that matters.

The 4 beauties: Carol Spinski, Karla Nathan, Debbie Dusenberry & Amy Barickman

I came away encouraged and ready to tackle the Next part of my creative business.  And my number one goal is to inspire others like you.  Even if I just point you to a person or a place that will land you the connection you need then I am thrilled!  I do love to make things and decorate and enjoy my booth spaces but those are just outlets for me to connect with amazing women like you.

My Creative Muses: April Schweizer & Sheila Rumney

Here are some new blogs that I am loving and I bet you will too:

Do you have a favorite blog?  I would love to know!  And don’t forget my blogroll list on the sidebar!


Comments are welcome!
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