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Embracing Home With Marissa of Heartwares

As a part of my Embracing Home series, I want to introduce a friend of mine. Marissa is a creative over at Heartwares where she creates custom cloth photo books, banners, blankets and pillows.  She had an art business before I did so I have gone to her for questions as I started my own. She was gracious enough to share her home with us as a part of my Embracing Home blog series. We have worked together the past few years planning and decorating our church building. I love Marissa's thriftiness and creativity. She has an eye for decorating and bringing things together. I love how you can see her creativity and personality throughout her home. I hope that...

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Embracing Home: Small Spaces

This month, in the Embracing Home series, I am talking about small spaces. Whether you live in an apartment or have a smaller home, this one is for you.  I have struggled at times in embracing the size of our home. A little over a year ago I was so discontent and ready to move. But I have since had a change of heart and absolutely love where we live. We have great neighbors, we are within walking distance of the Falls of the Ohio which we go to multiple times a week, and our home really does have lots of great qualities.  So what changed? A big part of my struggle was comparison. You know, that thief of joy?...

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Embracing Home- Series Intro

One of my desires in creating art for others' homes is to not only add beauty, but to create pieces that are meaningful, encouraging, and that help celebrate and tell others' stories.  This inspired me to create a blog series about the journey of creating the spaces In our homes. My word for the year has been 'embrace'. I struggle with discontentment and comparison and so this year I wanted to grow in embracing my season of life and what I have.  This blog will be focusing on the idea of embracing what we have and being creative with it vs. discontentment and comparison.  I am going to share about how our home has evolved and how we try to...

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