Thursday, January 10, 2019

Courage-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



What do you need an extra dose of courage for this week? I need courage to spend some extra time in a place that spooks me a little...gotta get a job done, and that's where the job is!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Open The Door To One Tiny Action-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad

I found this image on Pinterest, and followed it to pixers...you can actually get a wall mural !!

I know most look at the first of the year as a new beginning, and many feel they must wait for a specific date that has some meaning to make a change, or begin something new. I have always believed that every moment of every day is completely available and appropriate for whatever change I want to make, and I live my life accordingly. We are not promised another hour, day, week or year. If it is on your heart to make a change, or to implement something new.....the best time is Right Now. I realize that there are some things that require specific timing, but right now you can make the choice, take some action steps and begin moving in that direction! 

Remember, baby steps are still steps, and all of those baby steps add up.
Baby steps also build our confidence and inspire us to continue on.
If  you can take even one tiny action, your heart and mind will come together and know "I am now on my way".

I wish for you that you OPEN THE DOOR to just one tiny action this week....one step toward something your heart desires.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Open the Door to Quiet Time and Listen to Your Heart-with She Splendid Coach Kimberly Conrad


Open the Door to quiet time and listen to your heart. 


It was December 26th and the kids and grandkids had gone home after two days of joyful Christmas chaos. Ten People ( including two babies) and a total of NINE, yes I said nine dogs!

The kind of family chaos that leaves you in a state of blissful exhaustion both physically and emotionally. Come on admit it; you know exactly what I’m talking about!

 My plan for that day was to strip beds, wash linens and mop floors. What my heart and spirit needed, however, was time in the studio. So I left the beds and the floors for another day, spent some time in quiet then six straight hours painting with sappy Christmas Hallmark movies playing in the background. And guess what? I immediately began to feel not only inspired, but renewed! That’s how it typically works; when we tend to the heart and spirit first, renewal comes quickly. I think this must be true of everyone, but the creative‘s in my life seem to be much more in tune with this and order their lives accordingly. 

I wish for you that you OPEN THE DOOR to daily quiet time and allow your heart and spirit to tell you exactly what they are needing, and that as a result, you experience extreme abundance in health, relationships, creativity, finances..ALL areas of life!

All My Love,
Kimberly

(image from Pinterest)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE and WELCOME 2019!

Photo Credit: Unknown, but I found it on Pinterest during the summer.

This door was the inspiration for my studio renovation in 2018! That renovation was one of the hi-lights of my year.... AFTER, of course, the birth of our precious grandson Ollie-Bear, who I can hardly believe is already 10 months old!



If you haven't already, I encourage you to sit with a journal this week and acknowledge and give thanks in INK for all of the beautiful things 2018 brought. It's so easy to forget the little things especially, and the little things all add up to soooo very much joy!! As I did this last night, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the beauty of 2018. 

What wonderful new adventures will you OPEN THE DOOR TO in 2019??

I have a list two pages long already. Welcome 2019! I am so very excited to see what you bring! I want to wish all of you Splendid Ladies a Happy New Year!
I wish you the best year of your life thus far!!

All My Love,
Kimberly


Monday, July 9, 2018

Pink Roses, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


I did not take this photo. It was taken by my very dear photographer friend Kit Hedman. He does sell prints, so if anyone is interested you can message me for info.....I just REALLY love this image, and wanted to share it. It is my favorite of all of his florals!!

Day #28 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days....

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Orange Roses, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


I actually took this photo in the grocery store, because I thought they were so pretty, but then I bought something else!!:)
Day #27 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days 


Friday, July 6, 2018

Lavender Roses, London,England, Flower Stand, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


Another photo I took last year in London, these lavender roses were at one of the many street corner flower stands.

Day # 25 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days 



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Yellow Flower, Giverny, Monet's Garden, France, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


I totally relate to this quote by Monet - I feel this way. I need 20 lifetimes to do all that I desire!! I have so many ideas that my brain cannot hold them all at once!

Another photo I took last year at Giverny, the home of Claude Monet in France.

Day # 24 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days -


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pink Rose, Frayssinet, France, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


A lovely photo a took in Frayssinet, France last September when I was there for a painting workshop with Nancy Medina. Many of the flowers were past their season, but the roses were still lovely!

Day # 23 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days





Monday, July 2, 2018

Red Rose, Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Hills, Tuscan Vineyard Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad





I took this photo in Tuscany, Italy in the Chianti region. One of the vineyards we visited had rose bushes at the end of every row of vines.The purpose is both roses and grape vines are susceptible to some of the same diseases. Roses act as early warning of mildew.

Day #21 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days 





Sunday, July 1, 2018

Poppies, Cortona, Italy, Frances Mayes, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


What's so special about this little cluster of poppies? They aren't just ANY poppies, they are the poppies on the side of the road that leads to Frances Mayes house in Cortona, Italy. Remember Frances Maye from Under the Tuscan Sun?

We walked to her house when I was in Cortona two years ago. Such fun- I definitely have plans to go back to Cortona someday!
Day #20 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days





Friday, June 29, 2018

Peonies, Fresh Flowers, London, England, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad



I took this photo last year in London. We were there in June and Peonies were at every flower stand on every corner of the city!

Day #18 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Orchids, Fresh Flowers, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad



I took this photo at Sprouts today....yes I did!!:) I love Orchids, but I cannot keep them alive, so I did not buy them.

Day #17 of 30 Flower images in 30 Days


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Giverny, Monet's Gardens, Inspire, Creative Life, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad



I took this photo last year at Giverny, the home of Monet in France. 
I love how you can see the lily pads in the background!


Day #16 of 30 Flower Images in 30 days.
I LOVE France!




Monday, June 25, 2018

Roses, Daisies, Fresh Flowers, Inspire, Creative Life, Rampini Pottery, Raddah, Italy, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad



A lovely little assortment in one of my favorite vessels. I purchased this Rampini Pottery pitcher two years ago from the home of it's creation in Raddah Italy. We visited the Rampini workshop, I say workshop rather than factory, because it was a lovely little cottage with a workshop behind where about six ladies sit on stools and hand paint each piece of pottery, before it is fired in their large kiln. The patterns are beautiful, but I chose this solid colored piece to use in my dining room with flowers of glorious colors.They shipped it home for me, and I was so afraid it would not make it in one piece....but.....it did!!!

Day # 14 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days 



Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hydrangeas, Fresh Flowers, Inspire, Creative Life,Batik, St. Kitts, Beautiful Life,30 Day Flower Challenge with Mindset Coach Kimberly Conrad


I finally figured out what to do with this gorgeous handbag I purchased from Caribelle Batik in St Kitts last year. I lined it with plastic and then put tall vases of water inside for fresh flowers!
Day #13 of 30 Flower Images in 30 Days-



Saturday, June 23, 2018