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pictures from europe #14

I had an amazing day in Montmarte, France. The day before, as we were roaming the streets of Paris, the weather has been terrible. Snow, harsh winds and sleet had our umbrellas turning inside out, and it was definitely less than ideal! The next day we planned to go to the small town on a hill right outside Paris, rain or shine (or snow), and we were so lucky to have gorgeous weather! For obvious reasons, my favorite part of Montmartre was the square behind Sacré-Coeur Basilica where artists gather to sell their paintings. “This ‘Place du Tertre’ is where the legends of 20th century art used to roam. Now it’s filled with watercolors, portrait sketchers and caricaturists. Picasso, Modigliani, Van Gogh and countless others lived and worked in these narrow streets.”

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happy thanksgiving!

This year, I am thankful for Jesus, my family and amazing friends, art supplies, 23Postcards and Rodan and Fields! Don’t forget about the holiday coupon: enter code GIVINGTHANKS25 for 25% oFF everything in the Etsy shop!

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We had the most amazing time in Chicago for the taping of Oprah! The show was all about The Sound of Music! It was the first time the entire cast had been together since the movie premier in 1965. Being part of the audience was an unforgettable experience! Be sure to watch the show when it airs October 29th!

With Melanie, one of the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp!

Liesl, my favorite character!

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Big news… I’m going to Oprah this Thursday! I’m furiously packing (well, I should be, instead of writing this!), but I’m so excited and I wanted to share! I’ll be back with a post-Oprah breakdown when I return from the Windy City!

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things lately

Things around here have been a little crazy the past couple weeks, and a lot of big things have been happening…

My friend/boss Tori had her baby on the 18th, and Anna Greer has been such a fun addition to our work days!

And, in 23Postcards news, I had my first sale in the Etsy shop! I have no idea how the buyer found my shop, but I’m thrilled (a sale made all of this seem so real). I hope she loves the ‘Orange‘ photograph! I still have so much work to do on the shop (getting the rest of my mixed media pieces listed, researching shipping, etc.), but I am excited about what’s to come.

Don’t you love these stickers from Scrappinren Creations?! I want everyone to have a few special touches on their packages from me, and I was thrilled to find these!

So please pardon the hiatus… I’m back!

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it’s official!

It’s official- there are listings in the 23Postcards Etsy shop!!! All the matting supplies arrived today, so I am ready to go! For now (as I perfect the prints of my mixed media pieces) I will be adding in a few of my ‘pictures from europe’ photographs. Not every photograph listed will be one I have written about already, but they will all be mentioned at some point!

There are only four listings now, but I will be adding new ones often, so keep checking back… and I hope to have the mixed media prints in the shop this weekend.

This is all a big ‘learn as you go’ situation, so if you have any trouble with the shop (or anything else), please let me know!

In other great news, the blog design is complete and should be getting programmed soon! I can’t wait for you to see it.

ps- If you are ever interested in buying one of the photographs on the blog, email me at or message me on Etsy and we will work something out.

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My life lately has primarily existed on the interstate. After a quick trip to Wild Dunes and the week in Arkansas, I was home for a day before loading back up and heading to Atlanta for the weekend.

We went straight to Turner Field for a Braves game where we had ridiculous seats right behind the Braves dugout. My 8-year-old brother (who is obsessed with MLB baseball and especially the Braves) got two balls (one tossed to him by 1st baseman Troy Glaus, the other from 1st base coach Glenn Hubbard!), caught a t-shirt AND was on the jumbo tron… he said it was the best night of his life. It was pretty legendary. To top off a great game, Sara Evans gave a concert on the field right after.

The next day we had a fun brunch and a trip to Anthropologie, my very favorite store. It’s a visual candyland- everywhere I turned I was inspired by their displays and products… my favorites this trip were a postcard bedspread(!) and an incredible display filled with the most interesting ways to hold books, from drawers on the wall to shelves made of hardbacks sitting on brackets. We have already plotted a project to do based on what we saw!

The weekend ended with my great uncle Ed’s 95th birthday party, where he and my brother did one arm pushups beside the cake. It was a perfect weekend trip!

I am home now for the long haul, and I can finally dig in (with all of the legalities in order) and get the 23Postcards Etsy shop open!

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