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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

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Week 4 of the 30 in 30 challenge + some real life events

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I can't believe we are nearing the end of the 30in30 challenge.  These past two weeks have been crazy around here juggling exciting family events and tune in the studio.  I had to prioritize where to spend my time and of coarse family comes first.  I'm rounding up both week 3 and week 4 in this post.

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How to Add Plants to Your Space When You Don't Have a Green Thumb.

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How to Add Plants to Your Space When You Don't Have a Green Thumb.

Are you a plant lover, but get tired of buying plants that only die? I'm obsessed with this current trend of plants, and I want that pop of green in every room of my home.  But not every room provides the best environment for healthy plants, and I have too often bought plants just to kill them.  Am I a bad plant mom?  Should I give up and assume that I have lost my "green thumb"?  Absolutely not.  I have some plants that are thriving so it's not me it's the environment... lack of natural light, too drafty, cold, low...

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30 paintings in 30 Days: Day 19-21, 24

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30 paintings in 30 Days:  Day 19-21, 24

Wow, what a month so far!  Can you believe we are nearing the end of this challenge?  By participating in this challenge I have learned so much like... 1.  There is beauty in an imperfect painting.  I love the fine details in a painting, but I have found that I also love the freedom of painting without all those details. 2.  I have more time in my week to paint than I thought I did.  I just have to better prioritize my schedule 3.  The more you paint/create the more your creative juices begin to flow.  I have so many...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

Saturdays are pretty busy around my house.  It is the day we try to squeeze chores, errands, and family time, but I was able to get all of that done yesterday (except the family time).  My youngest child's birthday is today so I have some fun family time planned for later this evening so I was able to get into the studio early...Yay, no late night tonight!   Although my chores are complete, I still have birthday fun to prepare; therefore today's painting was sweet and simple.  Inspired by one of my fun DIY décor projects I thought I would...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 16

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30 Paintings  In 30 Days: Day 16

I'M OBSESSED WITH RAE DUNN, AND I KNOW  I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn, you may not want to know because you will become just as obsessed as all us other crazed fans. (Haha).  What is Rae Dunn you might ask?  Rae Dunn is the artisan who creates these perfectly imperfect pottery that includes mugs, plates, bowls, trays, bake pans, planters, pitchers, etc... the list goes on.  She has created several different designs, but my obsession lies with her large letter designs.   Rae Dunn pottery can be found at places like TJ Maxx,...

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