Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Forging your own path ...

How do you decide when to stay in the safe comfort of the footprints of the snow and when to make your own path? How do you make the decision to NOT follow the trail that was made and blaze your own? And if you do make that call, do you just throw on your boots and go for it? What if you fail?

 This month I have struggled with these questions.

 I have bantered back and forth, weighed all of the options, listed all the pros and cons, then I made a tough decision. I will not be continuing with Where Women Create in 2012. The time has come for me to move on ... Try new things and explore other opportunities. Plus, I'd like to actually CREATE something myself. Maybe sew? Maybe paint? I don't know, but it's time! I also want to spend more time working with Riley Blake. They are a FABULOUS company with the best fabric and people behind it! I absolutely love them. Plus, I hope to have another BIG announcement coming at the first of the year which will truly be a dream come true for me and will be just what I need to forge my own trail.

*This pup looks just like my Marley!

I am crossing my fingers that the footprints that I leave in the snow will lead me to bigger and better things! 

 I hope yours do as well ...

I'm pulling on my boots ... Won't you join me?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Inspiration ... Bring Mary Englebreit's Home Companion Back!

By show of hands who used to stalk the mail box or the newsstand  for this FABULOUS magazine? Does everyone miss it as much as I do?

Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion "Got me".  I felt at home in the pages ... These artists felt like MY People ... MY FRIENDS! Ironically enough when I was fortunate enough to MEET many of these wonderful women, I was treated as if I actually was the old friend I felt I was. All because of the way I was introduced to them in ME's magazine. I was filled with creative projects, decorating ideas and inspiration. I have saved each issue and treasure each one. I consult them every time I need a creative boost. Just this week I was down in the decorating dumps. Luckily, I just pulled out one of my ME holiday issues and VOILA! Dilemma solved. The ideas that were published in Home Companion are AMAZING and timeless ... I miss it so much!

Were you a Home Companion fan?
 Here's you chance to get introduce yourself, or reintroduce as the case may be to all the wonderful things that this magazine is about:

Mary has released a special digital mini mag just for us!

Click http://maryengelbreit.com/home-companion-magazine

It's a special peek into Mary's home for Christmas ... It's BEAUTIFUL!
I have a collection of old paper mache houses and bottle brush trees, so I especially love how she has added them to her holiday decor. Not only can you download the magazine, you can also get some DARLING gift tags for FREE!

Click this link: http://maryengelbreit.com/make-takes/holiday-gift-tags.
I am going to print mine on heavy card stock, then attach them to my neighbor gifts!

Thanks Mary for the continued inspiration you give me:)

As you can see, I love Mary Englbreit's Home Companion and I so wish they would bring it back! Unfortunately, the publishing industry is volatile and it's hard to get funding, but me? I'd like my voice heard. How about you? Can you help? 

Click the link below to cast your vote and spread the word! 

We creatives need this magazine!
Let's stick together and


Thank you so much!
You can share this post on Facebook or Twitter by using the buttons at the bottom of the post and I would so appreciate if you would. Pulling together is the only way we get things done, and our creative world is a better place because of Mary!
Let's show her we care and want our voices heard!

Happy Holiday's Friends! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

Where have I been  you may ask ...

It's my favorite giveaway of the year!

This time we've got 48 FABULOUS artists with 50+ GREAT prizes!
Best of all ... There are at least four prizes each day with one winner ... 12 Chances to win!  
Click HERE to visit WWC, then comment on each day. You can enter each day until the contest is over, but just remember to post only once. 
~Good luck~

I also have something else to share ... 

You may remember me singing the praises of my friend Elea Lutz at 

Well yesterday guess what showed up on my door ...

It smells HEAVENLY!!!! 

I am using the hand lotion right now, but I can't bring myself to open the soap ... It's too pretty! 
And yes, that is a fat quarter of her brand new fabric! How cute is that???

She's having a giveaway over on her blog and I would so appreciate you showing her some love! 

If you enter, please come back here and comment that you did. I will draw a name on December 12th for a copy of our latest issue of WWC PLUS I'll throw in the latest issue of WWCook! 

Off to work on another project! 

~Hope you're all enjoying the most wonderful time of the year~