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Last year John said to me, "Hey, maybe we can go there for our Anniversary" as we watched the "Bed & Breakfast" episode in season 3 of HGtv's, Fixer Upper. I remember saying something like "Sure...us and the rest of the world..."
Fast forward to January when I was in between surgery one and surgery two and in a prescription drug fog.
I received an email (with the rest of the nation generated from Magnolia because I had registered for the newsletter mailing list) that the new Magnolia House was open for reservations. I opened the email about 40 minutes AFTER it was sent out and when I clicked on the link, it went nowhere. I thought I had somehow clicked it wrong so I clicked it again. (little did I know, the Magnolia site had crashed, probably a few times.) Anyways, when I had clicked again, the registration page popped up and I put in our anniversary date and wouldn't ya know...it was available.
of course it was.
I booked it Dano (I had to say that.)
Now here is the thing, I wanted it to be a surprise so I could NOT SAY A THING!
It was only January and our anniversary wasn't until June and that is when I got an idea based on one of my "Dream Big Dreams" that I doodled out in 2012:
My thought was that maybe I could find a place to teach while I was in Waco and that way I could "justify" bringing my family with me (as if I had to justify something. UGH) Anyways, I decided right then and there how I was going to reveal the surprise..and now I had it in me to find somewhere to teach.
I had contacted the customer service at The Silos but that was not something that they had a designated space for so I just left the thought alone and had decided/remembered or just basically given my own self permission to take a trip without working when God dropped an idea in my head. It was one of those moments when you remember where you were right when it happened. (That is what I refer to as light bulb moments) and I said it out lout to John...
"What If I could teach a workshop at The Magnolia House" while we are there !?!?
(p.s. I had already revealed the surprise to my husband, sister, brother-in-law and my mom and dad that we were all going together)
To be continued....
This has been pinned to the board right in front of my eyes for longer than I can remember:
I don't remember where I saw or heard it and honestly, don't remember writing it out but obviously, wrote it out on a piece of my painted paper and put it right in front of where I create as a reminder...
and forgot to read it or remember the reminder.
Moral of the story, stop looking so hard, the answer is right in front of you and chances are, always has been.
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I am very excited to share a few things..first up is that there is going to be a Christian Women's Conference right here in Orange County, CA in March and I am on the dang lineup! To read all about the Restore Women's Conference, go here. I will be sharing more about it in the coming months and if you register to come, PLEASE be sure to let me know so that we can meet up during the conference!
Secondly, I finally have a new Mixed Media ONLINE workshop that I will be launching within the week. Thank you all for your patience with my online workshops. I know that it has been awhile since I have listed one but always remember that even if a workshop may have launched 1, 2 or more years ago, they are still available and open for registration and once you purchase a workshop, the content is yours for the rest of your entire life. To check out older workshops, just click that little spotted circle up near the top that reads "classes"
Anyways, here is a peek at the new workshop called A Creative Beautiful Mess: If you would like to be one of the first to be notified of when the workshop launches (which will also include something special) please register your info below and you will be the first to know.