On Answering Great Questions & A Company Called Sevenly

By |August 14th, 2017|

I’ve been thinking about questions lately.  The ones I ask myself.  The ones I want other people to answer.  The ones that make me think.

What is the most challenging thing you’ve done lately?

To answer this question, we gotta ramble a little…

So here’s some news.  But first, back to the beginning.  Or middle.  Or however you […]

On Blogging, Creativity, & Insecurities

By |January 30th, 2017|

You know, there are just times when the stars align, and for just one brief moment, things actually make sense. This weekend was such a time.  I went to Memphis (more on this soon), and shared about creativity and business and we painted and laughed.  I met some people who said things I needed to […]

Some Real Imperfection

By |February 16th, 2016|

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about imperfection, you and I.

I named this blog because I was aware of how very flawed we all are.  How flawed I am.  But the truth of it is this.  We still dress up our flaws, polish them out until there’s only a small amount of dull remaining. […]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

By |June 2nd, 2015|

It’s funny how much I/we share here on the blog with you.  But, as always, there’s plenty we don’t talk about, too.  Here’s some randomness I may have never shared here…

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1.  I’m allergic to grass.  Really.

2.  My favorite place in the world (so far) may be the Amalfi Coast in Italy.  Could’ve stayed […]

Start Doing

By |May 19th, 2015|

Walt Disney was a genius.

Really.

source

I’m convinced this one belief is what distinguishes us entrepreneurs and inventors and doers from, well, not being those people.

There is a time for talking, for planning, for dreaming.  But after that’s done, get started.

Time’s a wasting.

Evolution of the Shop

By |December 4th, 2014|

I remember the summer of 2012 vividly.  I was holding on to dreams and sketching and my mind (that never rests) was in overdrive. I was writing the blog, and I had opened an online store.  I was battling the decision to homeschool Gray, had a kidney surgery, and for whatever reason, I started thinking […]

You, Me, & A Road

By |November 11th, 2014|

Sometimes life is hard.

Sometimes it rips you apart, and having flair for the dramatic notwithstanding, it kicks your butt and knocks you out cold.

Work gets hard, and marriage gets hard, and raising these kids?  It gets hard.

Life. is. hard. sometimes.

And sometimes, hard is all the time.  Hard is the new norm.  And during those times, […]

25 Things

By |August 26th, 2014|

1.  I’m convinced I have sort of lost my mind.

2.  No, really.

3.  I seem to misplace my head these days, and that’s just the start.

4. My keys and my phone charger–well, they’re even worse off than my head.

5.  Is that an age thing?  I’m only 32 for crying out loud.

6.  I’d like to think that […]

Health/Weight Loss Update

By |June 6th, 2014|

Well you know how you feel when you get punched in the face?

I’ve got a bit of that going on, in the way of a sinus infection disguised as a head/face bulldozer.

I’ve used my essential oils and medicine and all the things, but I still feel like a woodpecker […]

When Life Gets Hard

By |May 31st, 2014|

Someone forgot to tell me.

That even when things are good, even when there’s so much to be grateful for, life gets hard.

 

It’s messy.  It’s overwhelming, unforgiving even.  Days float along and if we’re lucky, we see life for what it really is.  It’s a gift.

But it still gets hard.

The […]

The Truth About Creativity

By |March 19th, 2014|

This weekend was pretty amazing.

We, and by we, I mean my team and I, headed down to the beach condo in Florida for the first ever PI Creative Leadership Retreat.  It was heavenly: by day, we met and did creative work and brainstormed and planned and by evening we laughed more than is necessary, but […]

What It Takes: Dream Makers

By |March 11th, 2014|

Let’s start with this.

I am not magical or have the world of business figured out.  I am not a Wall Street tycoon nor will I be on the cover of Forbes magazine as “businesswoman of the year.”

I will tell you, though, that this topic has been on my mind […]

coming home: real life vs. decorating

By |February 20th, 2014|

The original title of this post was something ridiculous like, “Focusing on the Details of Design: our home goals for 2014.”  Lord, have mercy.  I sound like I just lost my job working at the Daily Planet and I can’t find my brain or an ounce of creativity to save my life.

Step away from the […]

Finally Home & Magazine Features

By |February 17th, 2014|

We made it in at 11 p.m. on Friday from our trip to Maryland and Pennsylvania.

We (and I mainly mean me) are pooped.

It was so much fun to hang out with Lisa & Marian this week, and I count myself very blessed to have such strong, talented, funny, encouraging […]

a word from a friend…

By |February 11th, 2014|

We interrupt this program to bring to you a hacked behind-the-scenes post from the best friend….

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I am not being paid to write this post and in fact, I may even lose some privileges from this one but I feel like it is high time that Shaunna scooted on over and let someone else […]

Work it Out

By |February 4th, 2014|

I was pretty blown away by the responses and encouragement to my truth about body issues.  If you haven’t read those, you may want to start here.  Thank you for the beautiful, kind words and all of your support.  I know it’s something we all struggle with, and it should be addressed a […]

One Year

By |October 18th, 2013|

On nights like tonight I want to scream.

My bones ache and my flesh is weak.  There’s book writing and market prep and homeschooling (or not enough of that), photo shoots to plan and execute, shop running, mama-doing’s.

Nights like this I really want to just cuddle in the bed and […]

Book Update: The Process

By |September 9th, 2013|

Well, after one month in, we’re sort of in the swing of things when it comes to writing the book.  A few of you have asked to hear more about it, so I’ll pop in from time to time to give you an update.

I’ll cover more about the awesome publishing company […]

Beach Peeks

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Good Morning!

Wow…to say I was filled up and bubbling over after your comments on writing a book, is the biggest understatement of the century.  I was all emotional just writing the post, and brother, you all had me tearing up all weekend with your comments…they Blessed me in so many ways! […]

The Post I Wondered If I’d Ever Write

By |July 19th, 2013|

I honestly don’t even know how to begin this post.  It’s been sitting in my drafts for a couple of days.

There are dreams you have when you are almost too young to dream.  While others are playing and running and mess-making, you happen to capture a God-sized dream and He sort of tucks it away […]