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Books I Read in May 2019

I was talking with a friend recently about a book I was reading, it seems I’m always talking about the books I’m reading or podcast I’m listening to cause my friend stopped me and said, “you always have a new book, you must be constantly reading!” I have never thought of myself as an avid reader. It seems I have …

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5 Easy Steps Your Perfect DIY Gallery Wall

Not sure where to start on your DIY gallery wall project? Here are some tips to help you get off on the right foot and help you pick the right tools and pieces for your gallery wall! Measure Twice, Order Once First, figure out the size of the wall you are planning on hanging on. This is my favorite locking …

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High School Graduation Gifts for Girls 2019

Yay! Someone you know is graduating from high school and headed off to college! Here are some ideas for 2019 high school grad gifts. Get her things she will actually want for her dorm or apartment. Start by getting her something for her new desk, checkout this post on desk decor. Bedding: Get your girl a coordinated pillow and duvet …

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My New Relationship with My Anxiety

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been doing some one-on-one coaching with Colorado based leadership and life coach, Rick Adler. I’ve taken lots of tests measuring everything from my math skills, to my emotional sensitivity, from my linguistic capacity, to my capacity to teach. This has been a very fruitful and informative time where I’ve learned so much …

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8 Ways to Foster Your Child’s Inner Artist

A mother recently messaged me saying that her five-year-old daughter loved painting. As a mother, she wanted to encourage her daughter in the arts and she asked me if I had any ideas of how to encourage and promote her five-year-olds artistic practice.

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Just Be Quiet

Since the new year I have felt like January has been one giant to-do list with never ending administrative work. February still feels this way.I’m in the process of brainstorming, swatching, and figuring out the narrative for my next series. Sometimes collections come easier, sometimes the conception takes longer.

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Does It Spark Joy: Originals vs. Prints

Raise your hand if you’ve seen Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up”? Okay, me too. I’ve been going through the process of cleaning out the things that don’t spark joy. I wouldn’t call myself a collector. I’m pretty good at always getting rid of clothing before I bring in new pieces of clothing. However, as I’ve become a homeowner,

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How to Support Artists & Small Businesses Without Spending a Penny

Photo by Tori Watson Photography, check her out here! It’s the season for giving and the season for spending. I don’t know about you, but when I do my Christmas shopping and find gifts to give I’m always left feeling bad that I can’t support all the small businesses and charities that my friends own and run. There are so …

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Meet My Intern!

Tovala Olmstead is a 16 year old high school student and has been working for Christine since last summer. Tovala is Christine’s sister-in-law. Tovala is somewhere in between and intern and part time employee. She doesn’t have an end date in mind like a semester long intern, but she only works part time. We are so excited to have Tovala …

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Spruce Up Your Home Before the Holidays!

Nothing says adding holiday sparkle like freshening up the art on your walls. Let’s be real, most people hang art on their walls, and leave it for years, even decades. Nothing dates a room faster than old, outdated decor. This year spice up your living room without breaking the bank. Piece of Cheer 5 Framed Art Print, $72   Shop …