Just a Peek

So far I’ve shared some sneak peeks of our Creatively Made Home course that starts in little more than a week (on October 22nd) by sharing what Kimberly Taylor and Jennifer Rizzo are working on. But today I’d like to give you a small peek at what I’ve been working on these last two months.

All five of the hosts (myself included) will be sharing these main points (among other things)….

Our personal journey with our home and family.

Our design influences.

How we found our own styles and how we began incorporating them.

Our favorite recipes.

New photos of our homes.

10 project videos in different areas that are true to how we incorporate our own creativity and passions in everyday living.

Here is a peek at some of the videos I’ve been working on….

I’ve redecorated my office since I last shared pictures and I’ll show you how I decorate the walls and why I place things where I do.

I’ll show you how to create your own graphics in Adobe Photoshop that you can use with the video Jennifer Rizzo is sharing on how to print graphics onto fabric to make your own pillows, bags, etc. (I will also provide a downloadable graphic I create in the video for you to use).

I will show you how I choose objects and arrange them for display.

I’ll talk about my camera and give some photography tips, as well as show you how I edit them in Photoshop.

And I’ll show you how I created the crib bumper (shown here) for Finn’s nursery and provide a downloadable guide so you can make your own.


This is honestly just a peek at the videos I’ll be sharing with all of the participants in this course. There is a lot more coming from each of us that I just know you will love.

I am so excited about this course. The diversity in each of our gifts and wide array of styles make this course something truly unique.

Jeanne has been working on a brand new site for the course that she will launch next week complete with chat rooms, forums, videos, photos and much more… this is one you won’t want to miss.

Register now to join us by using the PayPal link in my sidebar or visit the Creatively Made Home page here to learn more.

(just a side note: yesterday PayPal was experiencing difficulties with people using the Safari web browser, so please try again if you do have trouble)

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Jody - October 11, 2012 - 11:33 am

I can’t wait for the course to begin!

teresa sheeley - October 11, 2012 - 1:54 pm

So excited!! :)

mari - October 12, 2012 - 12:10 am

Gorgeous images

Lana@whatsthestorymorninglory.com - October 12, 2012 - 5:23 am

Hi Sara,

I can’t wait for this course to start. I signed up on the first day it was offered. All of the instructors are going to be great.

Brenda - October 12, 2012 - 7:52 am

Me too! Waiting with baited breath, whatever that means! :)

Carol - October 16, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Wonderful images. I love the old shelf that I assume must be from an old bakery. I must find one for myself.

Sadie Olive - October 16, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Thanks Carol. It’s actually an old industrial shoe rack.

Jennifer Rizzo

Friday I shared some sneak peeks of the amazing content Kimberly Taylor will be bringing to our Creatively Made Home e-course. And if that wasn’t enough to entice you, I am here today to share even more with peeks from the talented, do-it-yourself guru… Jennifer Rizzo.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jen in person at the very same Farm Chicks show where I met Kimberly Taylor. (I’m telling you being brave enough to travel that week really paid off for me!) She is as lovely in person as she appears on her blog. Jen is kind, funny, full of ideas and know-how, and chalked full of inspiration. Just look at her amazing home!

What is truly amazing is the amount of work Jen herself has put into making it look this way and for a fraction of what you think it might cost. She is so talented at what she does, you can’t help but be impressed.

Here is a peek into just a few of the ten project videos Jen will be sharing…

Do-it-yourself curtains made from tablecloths.

DIY Anthropology inspired lampshades.

DIY Jute webbing buckets.

 DIY printed bags and pillows.

All five of the hosts (myself included) will be sharing:

*Our personal journey with our home and family

*Our design influences

*How we found our own style and how we began incorporating it

*Favorite recipes and photos of our homes

*Have a live, online discussion with members of the course to ask whatever they wish about her style, home, passions.

*Share 10 project videos in different areas that are true to how we incorporate our creativity and passions in everyday living.


And each week we will pick one of YOUR homes (if you are registered) and all five hosts will give suggestions for your space based upon our style and experience.

I do hope that you will join us! Class begins October 22nd. Register now by sending payment through PayPal using the button in my sidebar, or click the link below to read more about the course and register now.

Creatively Made Home

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Jody - October 8, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Can’t wait! Thanks for the sneak peeks this week — try saying that 3 times fast :)

Karen - October 9, 2012 - 8:30 am

Wonderful decor! I love the embroidery lamp-shade so clever and unique.

Kimberly Taylor

I mentioned earlier this week that I would be sharing sneak peeks at some of the gorgeous content we’ve been working on for Creatively Made Home. Well today I wanted to highlight Kimberly Taylor and the amazing things she’ll be sharing with the students of our e-course.

Allow me to introduce Kimberly Taylor….

Kimberly is an amazing photographer and creative woman living on a few acres of land just outside Seattle. Her home, style, and photography skills are impeccable and even more amazing – she is completely humble and down to earth. I met Kimberly a few years ago at the Farm Chicks show (one of the few times in my life that I forced myself to fly, as I HATE flying!) and I instantly felt a connection with her. I had very seldom met any of my blogging friends in person and  a few of them made a lasting impression on me that motivated me to reach out and try to build a more substantial friendship. And Kimberly was one of them.

Making new friends and (gulp) even being social doesn’t come that easily to me – at least not when it comes to in-person friendships (which obviously are a bit more normal than “blogging” friends). It may be strange but I find it so much easier to share somewhat anonymously from my computer with total strangers than to open up and socialize in person. My insecurities and anxiety seem to overwhelm me at times and I won’t even attempt to venture out even when I really want to. Anyway, this is supposed to be about Kimberly….

Kimberly is easy to talk to, open and honest, and incredibly inspirational. She traveled a few years ago to India (by herself!) for her birthday to explore, learn and photograph her adventures. I followed along on her journey through the images she posted on facebook and was just in awe that she could be so adventurous and brave. She travels frequently and shoots editorial content for several magazines (Souvenir included) and her life at home is equally inspiring.

She uses her land to live like most of us dream to… with chickens and farm fresh eggs, horses, and poppy fields…

She harvests lavender… and hangs her clothes on a line to dry….

She makes her own yogurts and jams and uses ingredients from her land to cook for her family….

Her husband also throws pottery and creates beautiful pieces that Kimberly uses in her stunning food photography and home.


These are just a few of the things that this Creatively Made Home e-course is about. It’s so much more than a home decorating course. It’s more about sharing these amazing lifestyles with you in the most personal way we know how. Through video and images and a live forum where the students can gather and inspire one another. It’s sort of like an online magazine but with video in addition to amazing photography.

I hope this inspires some of you as much as it does me. The course begins October 22nd, so it’s starting in just 17 more days – that’s little more than two weeks away! So don’t delay and register now! You can use the PayPal button in my sidebar or click here: Creatively Made Home

I so hope you will join us!

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Jody - October 5, 2012 - 11:44 am

I planned to sign up for the course & this is just the push I needed to do it right now :)

Sadie Olive - October 5, 2012 - 11:56 am

Awesome! So happy to have you join us Jody!