Christian Family Activity: Hiding the Bible

  When we moved into our new house at the beginning of last year, there was this weird wall that needed to stay there for support… but it was WAY TOO BIG. We didn’t want that wall to block the entrance and the areas of the house that we spent the most time in.  So, […]

#AllwoodPartyOf6 Family Pictures in the Snow!

If you know me, you know I. LOVE. SNOW. When I used to work at a 9-5, I hated the snow because I had to drive in it! My job depended on it!! But now that I have the privilege and freedom to work from home, and be with my family more often, I’m soooo […]

Being a Working Mother

Since our kids were little, I have kept my boy’s pacifiers in the coat pocket of my painting jacket that I wore to job sites every winter. This was my reminder when I worked in the field in my painting business that my MOST IMPORTANT work was at home. “Get done in the field and […]

How my 14 year old son changed my business forever

14 years ago today, our son Noah was born and made me a mother.   Life has never ever been the same.  I had no idea the sheer joy that motherhood would bring. At the time we had Noah, I had only had my Magic Brush painting business for a little over a year. During that time, I […]

My bath curtain. My bronze truffle cabinets. My lack of sewing skills.

  On Monday I blogged about the new bath caddy that the amazing Mr. Magic made for me.  It’s gorgeous and perfect and ONLY LOOKS THAT GOOD WHEN I HAVE IT STAGED FOR PICTURES.  Lol.  The rest of the time I am wrangling Ava’s toys off of it (have you seen the Ken and Barbie pictures??). Many […]

Dear teachers: they didn’t read much.

  Summer is winding down.  We are literally days away from our 3 kiddos starting their new school year. And all the sudden, I’m feeling the end of summer scramble coming on.  How can we squeeze out one more trip to the pool?  One last trip out of town?  One last sleep over?  One last book?  Oh wait.  […]

We made a repurposed cornice board from old rusty tin panels!

  I am over here doing a happy dance at how my rusted tin repurposed cornice board just turned out!!!!!  Rusted tin is my 2nd love language (right behind glitter).  It makes my heart beat fast.  And I know what you’re thinking…. how can I love glitter AND rust at the same time????  IDK, I […]

Fancy schmancy garage sales signs that advertise for a garage sale

We had a neighborhood garage sale this weekend and I had tons and tons of things to sell as we continue to change our home over from the brown and gold palette to the grays and creams.  I needed big traffic to get rid of ALOT of brown things. So I decided to make fancy schmancy […]

Perfect Schmer-fect: how perfectionism could be killing your creative small business!

  To my creative entrepreneur friends: Are you a self-proclaimed perfectionist?  Or maybe you do not think you are a perfectionist, but maybe you are a creative entrepreneur and you joke that you are OCD.  Or an overachiever. Or obsessively meticulous. Those are just fancy-schmancy words for the same thing. Maybe you have had thoughts like this […]

Well this is a great problem to have….

  Well according to my webinar coordinator, we’ve had such an amazing response to my upcoming “Making an Income from Cabinet Painting” webinar that I either have to cap the number of people I let in which leaves only 11 seats left.  Or, I have to open up more phone lines!!!!!  What an amazing problem […]