Category Archives: Creating

Local Flavor

I have been participating in a daily photo challenge every day of this year so far. I’m amazed that I’ve kept up with it every day, but it has been so much fun, and I look forward to each new challenge. There is something wonderful about going through each day purposefully looking for something interesting […]

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Sweat shop workers wanted

Once, I was swamped with work and was feeling completely overwhelmed by list of things to do, so what did I do? I text Shelby and said, “Hey, let’s go out to lunch and then go look for Christmas ornaments at Tai Pan.” Which, is the exact opposite of what I should have been doing, […]

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Friday the 13th. LUCKY

Today was the first day of market. We worked our tails off all day long yesterday setting up our booth. After we finished setting up, we had a quick dinner then headed back to the hotel to finish pricing all the product and getting our order forms ready. We didn’t get to bed until 1 […]

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This little piggy went to market

Helllllllooooo from Atlanta! Long day of traveling, but we arrived here and had just enough time to head over to where the market is held and find out booth space. I took a picture of it’s skeleton because see that sign hanging there that says Boutique? That means we got into the section we wanted, […]

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a simple table and cloth just wouldn’t do

Today, we packed up our trade show booth for Market. We have been working tirelessly on it for the past two weeks and even had an 18 foot section of it set up in our house since the day after Christmas. It was a huge mess. All the furniture had to be pushed aside and […]

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testing. testing. is this thing on?

Oh wow. I am really letting myself down with the sparse posting. I was hanging out in my craft room talking to a friend the other day about a booth design for jewelry display and she said, “Well where have you been shopping lately?” To which I replied, “See these four walls? This is what […]

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Meet Dixie

“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.” ~Julius Caesar A few days ago, I had the opportunity to meet and photograph the coolest woman. She and her husband live in a charming, old home that has personality to spare. The minute I walked in the door, I was […]

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I never said I could paint.

I painted my Santa gourd! I finally finished it on Sunday and hung him up today. So here’s the thing. Faces are pretty hard to paint, as it turns out. Eyes especially. After a few attempts at eyes, I finally just decided that my Santa was smiling so much that his eyes are squinting shut. […]

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Three paragraphs about today.

Tonight I was having one of those nights when I look in the mirror and think…yuck. Kelly was in the room so I decided to pull him into my examination of my body and I said, “Look at this. And, look at this. And this. Who do I think I am going out into the […]

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Here’s hoping I’m a flying squirrel.

Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you’re just barely keeping your head above the water? All week long I was telling myself, ok, just finish this and then you can worry about tomorrow. Every day it was the same thing. Ok, Kelly, just prepare and execute this and don’t even think […]

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Jewelry photo shoot

I am in the process of shooting pictures of people wearing some of my jewelry for various promotional pieces, so today I took two beautiful girls into the canyon to photograph them with some of the finished jewelry. Here is my concern: I think these girls might be too pretty. I mean, is anyone even […]

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let’s do lunch.

When I want to get together with a friend to catch up or spend time together, it seems the thing to do is to go to lunch. We pick a tasty spot, order our food and then stay way too long talking and laughing until it’s time to pick the kids up from school, or […]

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Recipe art

I had this idea to create art for my kitchen wall using a family favorite recipe. I polled my little family as to which recipe or food I make that is their favorite, and they all said without hesitation, “Famous”. That’s what they call my chocolate chip cookies. They really aren’t famous. Only, to the […]

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Last Week

Last week was a blur, but the highlight was the weekend for sure. Friday, I headed up to Cache Valley to set up a booth to sell some of my cycling themed jewelry at the annual Little Red Riding Hood bike ride. The event was Friday and Saturday both, but I couldn’t man my booth […]

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It’s like a time capsule.

I saw this wedding video that was more like a music video that was just beyond awesome. I seriously watched it like 15 times, and I don’t even know the bride and groom. The videographer that did it is super talented and I read a Q and A with him where he talks about the […]

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