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The ultimate conflict: kids are off for summer break and YOU work from home

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  Ok maybe "ultimate conflict" isn't the best choice of words. Maybe I should have called this "10 ways to get work done while your little people are home from school".   I know you love those amazing kiddos who call you mom or dad and I know you try to make the most out of every summer that they are home with you!  But seriously, is there anything much harder than working from home while your kiddos are home on summer break??? Every year I … [Read more...]

Let it go! Change your mind and you change your life!


  Friends.... life is too stinkin' short to get so irritated and bent out of shape over SMALL stuff! Maybe that person DIDN'T mean to steal your parking spot. Maybe your hubby DIDN'T mean to bite your head off. Maybe your mother in law DIDN'T mean to offend you (or, maybe she did.... ha!) But can we just show one another a little bit of grace? My goodness.... I mess up and offend people and say things wrong and snap at my … [Read more...]

Holiday sale so you can make something pretty!

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By popular request..... my videos are 40% off thru Sunday, July 6th at midnight!  You can find them all listed HERE and this will be the last big sale before rolling out a new line of videos this month. I get so many people asking me if the videos can REALLLLLY help them to paint their own projects? Oh my goodness......yes!!!!  The videos come with the product list you will need AND ..... a video of me doing it.  It's almost like having me at … [Read more...]

Life lessons on business and relationships from the pool this week

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So earlier this week I went with a friend to an outdoor training pool that I had not been to before.  I am in the middle of triathlon training season, so every chance I have to get my bootie in water....I have to take!  (Many of you may remember my story that I learned to swim at age 39 and did my first triathlon as a 40th birthday present to myself! I am now getting ready to do triathlon!) The pool we went to was twice the length … [Read more...]

The latest on our adoption process

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  I get so many sweet emails from so many of you wondering where is our adoption process is at?  You guys are the absolute best, do you know that?  Big hugs from me to you! I can't believe that I have blogged for 3 1/2 years about this .....and still nothing.  There is a tab at the top of my blog with all of my posts relating to our adoption process, but I will give you the highlights. Almost 4 years ago, my husband and I felt led to adopt.  We … [Read more...]