Introducing the 10 10 10 Project!

Hi there! So as I've been home bound recovering from knee surgery, I've been working with a few online friends on a very special project....nine other online friends, to be exact, and together we make up the 10 10 10 Project, which is the brainchild of my friend Robin Norgren! The ten of us, all creative business owners, will be sharing our experiences by answering ten different questions. Each of us is hosting one question that each of us will answer on our blogs, and I wrote the question I'm hosting, as it's ever so challenging for me. My question? "The BALANCE question...what does it mean for you and how it is working for you?" Pretty apt for me, huh?

So just a little teaser for now. The project debuts May 1, so be sure to check back in Tuesday for the first answer the BALANCE question. For now, please hop on over to the project blog here, and view the awesome video Robin created about the project above!

Project 365 Taking a Little Knee Surgery Break!


I'm dealing with knee surgery this week and next so I'll be taking a little break from Project 365. I figured you'd probably not be interested in the daily view from my couch! Here's one photo I took earlier this weekend of some fun tags the girlies and I are making as part of an upcoming Mermaids and Mamas accordian book project! I'll share more of these later once I can get back on my feet!

Time for May Free Bling!

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Time for my monthly Free Bling Friday giveaway! Yes, I know it's Monday, not Friday, but that's just how my world continues to be lately! picked comment number two (two months in a row!) as the winner of my March Free Bling, so congratulations to Carey M. from right here in Jacksonville, FL!

For May (combining a couple months here!), here's my Coming Up Daisies photo sized down to a 1" glass tile pendant. To be eligible to win, simply visit either of my Etsy shops (here for jewelry and here for photography) and leave a comment in the comment box below with the link to your favorite piece along with a way to reach you and where you’re from by midnight June 7, 2012. Want more entries? Tweet, blog or Facebook this giveaway and leave another comment with the link. The next winner will be drawn via Friday, June 8.

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Mermaids and Mamas Artful Adventure 2012 Is On!


Things have been super crazy in my world lately so I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do Mermaids and Mamas this year, but my Mermaids have convinced me!  Mermaids and Mamas Artful Adventure 2012 is on!  Dates are May 19-20, and registration is $100 per person. Registration deadline is May 4.  Hop on over to my Purple Cottage site for all the details! 

Project 365: April 4-10

Every Easter, my husband's extended family gathers down at the family lake place in Keystone Heights.  It's such a great time and I love watching my girls get to know all these cousins on their daddy's side of the family.  All these shots are from the lake.
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The girls working the tire swing!

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Sweet little Gracie. I was able to capture some great shots of her for her mama, but this one is my favorite.

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Yes, of all the pictures I took that day, I managed to get in one.

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Cracks me up. Butts working on the jet ski.

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Girls on the golf cart...this thing travels all over the woods and lake front!

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And lastly, this year's prize egg finder. Every year, we collect money for the prize egg (over $300 this year), which is hidden raw. The finder of the egg gets the pot, but only after the raw egg is broken over his head.

If you'd like to see more of our shots from the lake, you can see them here on my Facebook page. We got some great shots! Thanks for stopping in this week. Click here to see all my Project 365 posts.

Happy Easter to You...From a Little Redheaded Artist

Happy Easter from Sarah

Easter around here means the celebration of Jesus and a trip down to the lake.  Benny's family has a lake place down in Keystone Heights, and ever year, tons of cousins and friends gather down there for Easter.  We have a huge Easter egg hunt and lots of good food with friends and family.  This year Sarah wanted to paint a picture to take to the lake for the lake house, so this Easter holiday weekend also involved some painting!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend.  Be blessed.

Project 365: March 28-April3

I cannot tell a lie.  I confess I simply do not have the fortitude to take a photo a day every single day.  Just ain't happenin'.  Oh well, I shall trudge along at least sharing seven photos a week on Wednesdays. This week I shall inundate you with photos of my redheads, some of which actually were taken this week! Now, if I could inundate you with photos of my redheads EVERY week, then that I could accomplish, but you'd probably run screaming into the woods.  :-)

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Liv back at Dudley Farms...

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A daily dose of awesomeness... (I could share these with you EVERY day if you wanted me too...)

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Sarah looking so much like a cross between me and my Mama here...

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And another daily dose of awesomeness...

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Olivia rockin' out on my guitar teacher's drum set. Love that 70's decor, don't you?

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And Sarah SERIOUSLY rockin' out on Gary's drum set.

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And one more daily dose of awesomeness. Yes, they dress themselves, and yes, I wish those boots came in big girl sizes.

I really am doing other things around here, just haven't had time to share them! The Springtime Tallahassee Arts Jubilee this past Saturday was awesome, great sales, fine weather with just a few passing sprinkles to keep us cool, old friends and all my favorite college food fixes! Thanks for stopping in! Click here for all my Project 365 posts.