Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Guess who's back....

I'm back feeling reinvigorated and delighted to show you my new blog look created by Hope Wallace designs. Hope does such fabulous work and it was fun to see her in action creating the wonderful banner above while she was here on a visit. I love that it incorporates my style statement Creative Treasure. Hope you like it! The house is so quiet. I had to say good-bye to my dear sister, Laura when she left with her family on Sunday after spending almost 3 weeks together. I loved every minute of it!
Then Hope was here for several days staying with me and my crazy family. We had so much fun shopping, going to estate sales, parks and hanging out journaling together!Last Saturday Laura, Hope and I all went to Danielle's firestarter session. It was amazing and is very difficult to put into words.
Danielle is the author of the book style statement and the blog WhiteHotTruth.
The session was a mix of hearing Danielle's story and tips for the journey of being an entrepreneur, figuring out what we really want to get out of life and learing to expand to our fullest possible extent. It was truly remarkable and wonderful to spend the morning with such an amazing group.

Preparing for Hope to visit, we spruced up the house a bit with loads of flowers from the farmer's market.Hope fit right in and the kids loved her!! Here is Chloe and Hope rummaging through some vintage letters.
It was wonderful to see each other's journals in person. They are so much more amazing when you can actually hold them in your hands.
After the firestarter session we did a few pages in our journals while chatting the night away.
What an amazing couple of weeks I've had. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such nurturing connections to some amazing women.Bye-bye....it was fun!!


Jeanne Oliver said...

You had some amazing time with special women! The journals look incredible!

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Such Fun!! I'm glad you're having a lovely full summer :)

Anonymous said...

Love your new blog look!! Isnt it great to meet up with blog friends!! I love meeting gals I meet out there. Im glad you had a blast!! Big big hugs


Shell said...

Your new blog look is really cool. I love to been there for the firestarter session, I know it was wonderful.

Hope | Paper Relics said...

I'm home - safe and sound!

I had a wonderful time - thank you so much for everything!!! Miss you already!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I love your new Blog look (the old one was also great) And is that a new pic of you! The journals are beautiful! xx

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Hope did a beautiful job! The colors are so rich and pretty.

And isn't Hope such fun? That lady is sure a blast.

parasols and maryjanes said...

You and your sister are so beautiful together. Precious time together is a treasure.
Hope's work is lovely as I know the time was with each other.

FiveByTheSea said...

I miss you so much already! Thanks for such a wonderful and creative time together. You are the best sister EVER!
Love you

Katy said...

Great new look! Isn't it nice to change it up a bit every now and then? Keeps things fresh and inspiring. Pretty!!

Mandy said...

You are so lucky to have been able to sit in at that entrepreneur class!

WhiteHotTruth said...

so lovely and inspiring to meet you and Hope and Laura in person. You three radiate creativity!

Dianne said...

It's so neat when you meet friends in person. That's one of the best things about finding people through blogging and art. : )
Your header is very pretty!

Jeanne said...

How exciting this must have been to attend a Fire Starter meeting. I am working my way through Style Statement too, although I haven't settled on my actual statement yet. What fun that you and Hope were able to get together for a fun time!