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  • handmade cards by Barbara Rucci for Art Bar

    ALT Summit 2015 + DIY Business Cards

    I know I don’t normally write about the business of blogging, but I still wanted to share a little bit of the experience I had in Salt Lake City last week. I just got back on Saturday night from 4 days at Alt Summit, a business conference for bloggers and creatives. It was pretty awesome to be surrounded …

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  • Love This {six}

    And now for my monthly (ish) round-up of the things I’m loving these days. But first, a quote for my girls. School starts tomorrow for all three of my kids. My son is entering third grade, one daughter is entering sixth grade at the middle school, and the oldest is starting ninth grade at the …

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  • Being Awesome + Love This {five}

    It’s time for my monthly (ish) round-up of the things I’m loving these days. But first… We had someone very close to us pass away this week. His heart stopped, at the age of 49. He left behind his beautiful daughter who is 14, and his dear and very spectacular wife. They are being brave …

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  • The World Needs You + Love This {two}

    My middle daughter started middle school last week, and it’s been a bit of a bumpy ride. It is so surprising to me how there are some families who don’t teach their kids that they must filter their words. What ever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at …

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  • A Pep Talk for My Friend

    I wasn’t going to post anything today. It’s August, the kids are home, and I want to spend my last few precious days doing summer-y things. But my friend is in need of a pep talk. She is making a big change and is having the normal second thoughts. This is for you, my friend! …

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  • Creativity Takes Courage

    The winds are picking up outside, the trees are swaying. I think my power is going to go out at any minute. I should be packing, we have a noon town-wide curfew. We are going to a friend’s house, to her basement. It’s Frankenstorm 2012. But here I am at my computer, creating one last …

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  • Love what you have and you'll have more love // Regina Spektor quote

    Words to Live By // No. 1

    This week I have been in complete, heavenly flow. I am designing my new holiday line of postcards and I am just so lucky to love what I do. Music always inspires, this week no less. I’ve been listening to lots of stuff, including Regina Spektor‘s new album. One song in particular is called “Firewood” …

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  • Printable teacher gift tags with quotes

    Teacher Gift Tags

    I made these over the weekend and thought I’d try offering them as free printables! I’ve never done this before, so I hope I’m doing it right. I bought some card stock that went through my printer (65 lb. weight). Then I cut them out by hand, punched a hole and put in a string. I …

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  • Listen Earnestly

    I love this quote by Catherine M. Wallace. The range of things my kids talk about with me is vast. My five-year-old asks me questions all day about how old I am, or do I know any real ninjas. My nine-year-old tells me about every inappropriate word uttered on the bus, or who is her …

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