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I have had so much fun the last couple of weeks getting ready for a special Valentines themed event this weekend. I experimented and worked with some new materials and created a collection of 77 pieces specifically for the event and so far, the feedback has been really amazing. Every piece I made was totally […]

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sip + celebrate

I keep telling myself that one of these days, I’ll get around to doing a year in review type blog post for 2015. It really was a big year in so many ways for me and I’m excited at the thought of capturing some of the triumphs, changes, struggles and amazing events of the year […]

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New Years….take 2

Does anyone else feel like January should just be a freebie month? Like, can 2016 actually start tomorrow? I’m feeling all the hopefulness and excitement of New Years…I just happen to be a month too late. I know everyone is busy around the holidays. We have family events, Friendsgivings, school events, work events, hide-out-in-the-closet-with-a-Hershey’s-kiss-because-it’s-the-only-second-I-get-to-myself events. […]

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enjoying the ride

They say when it rains, it pours, and boy are they right. I can’t even begin to tell you just what a crazy wonderful ride the last couple of months have been! My last post was all about how I was finally giving Chronic Pain the smack down and starting to dream big for seek […]

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the next chapter

You know that feeling when you are on the verge of something thrilling yet terrifying? Maybe it’s the feeling you had when you graduated – the thrill of a whole world available for the taking, feeling overwhelmingly inspired by the (seemingly) endless options yet paralyzed by the fear of the unknown. Or when you decided […]

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Sometimes I find introductions to be a bit boring, do you? They can feel stuffy and forced. And if you’re a chronic name forgetter (yes, that’s the technical term!) like me, it induces a whole new level of anxiety. All in all, they can leave a lot to be desired.¬†Personally, I’d like to just dump […]

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the beginning…

  Some people know early on what they want to be when they grow up. Did you? As a child I teetered between wanting to be¬†an astronaut and a preacher. I also wanted to be a bus driver for a short time because I noticed that bus drivers all waved at each other. Just for […]

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