A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words~ thanks to Birds and Berry Studio

Let me be honest, when I first became a mother I truly believed if I just did what I was ‘supposed’ to do as a mom I could shape them into the well-behaved, perfect children I knew I was destined to have. The reality: they are their own little people, through and through. They are just born that way. Another thing I learned: there is no ‘supposed right way blue print.’ The way my parents did it may have no effect on the beautiful little monsters that bless my life...

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Benefits of Coloring and Art Therapy

The coloring for adults trend has recently exploded. Meditative coloring books are in every book store, craft shop and local Walmart. As an artist, I have always felt that art is absolutely my most coveted therapy time. Now it seems art therapy has transcended all barriers and ended up in the lap of anyone looking for some mindful peace. What are the benefits of coloring and art therapy? Here are six believed benefits of coloring to stimulate positive mental health mental health. 

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9 Tips to Save You When You Paint A Room: Painting our Master Bedroom

Phew- this has been a week! Lots going on and unfortunately not as much progress as I would have loved to have seen. In any case, I thought I would share a few tips that may help you before you start your next painting project. I have a good friend who is a professional and she had shared some great expert advice with me. It has all been tested to the max on our remodel.

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Inspiring People: An Interview with Anne Hockenberry of Birds and Berry Studio

I recently had the opportunity to chat with a super inspiring woman, Anne Hockenberry of Birds and Berry Studio  She is an amazing artist who loves to see God in the ordinary and capture the beauty in life. If you read a little about Anne, in the first couple lines you will see why I thought an interview with her would be so fitting for Shelby at Home. She is living and loving her passion in life,and her art. She has found inspiration in her family and love of nature, particularly birds with all thanks always to God. 

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Leaves in the Wind- a painting after my authentic heart

Art should always be a representation and a reflection of your most authentic self. Art is subjective because not everyone's heart is the same. We are all unique beings. I am a firm believer that we have to surround ourselves with reminders and love the spaces we are in, where our hearts feel free and our souls feel at home. 

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Day 1 of The Authentic Adventure 365: Sunday Inspiration

Today is the first day of a new year. I feel differently about this year. Gone is the life that leads me. This year is the year I am taking charge of my Joy. I making the decision to live life from my heart, listening to my mind, body, soul and God. Today is the first day of The Authentic Adventure 365: A journey of 365 days to a more authentic life.  

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