New Sign {I am deeply loved}

It’s that time of year where I mostly stay holed up in the studio, paint in my hair (literally, there is paint in my hair as I type), fingers calloused from the paint brush, trying to stay on top of Christmas orders, and still making sure my kids are clothed and fed. So if you meet me and I look frazzled and say something incoherent, just know that it’s probably due to paint fumes and lack of rest. That is my public service announcement for the day.

I just added a brand new sign to the shop, and I’m pretty excited about it!I am deeply loved sign by Aimee Weaver designs I am deeply loved sign by Aimee Weaver Designs 2You can find it in my shop here. We all need a reminder that we are God’s sons and daughters, and He loves us like no one else can!

Hopeologie

nester11 This weekend was filled to the brim with inspiration! In so many different ways. My sister, sisters-in-law and I drove 8.5 hrs south to Midland, NC to be a part of the Hopeologie event put on by The Nester, Emily, and their families. We were SO excited to meet these sisters and see the beautiful barn where the event took place.

And it was worth the drive. Big time. In typical Nester fashion, the barn was decorated with bits and pieces of random things (hanging hammocks on a wall! pure genius!) that all came together to create a beautiful, inspirational space. These pics were all taken with iPhones so excuse the quality.
nester7 Each family spoke on a different topic, and it was amazing how relevant their words were to the things going on in my life. It was as if they knew exactly what I needed to hear that day.nester9 nester15 nester12 nester4 I gave Nester and Emily each a sign I created.nester17The restroom was conveniently located in Nester’s office so we “had to use the bathroom” quite a bit. And we may have drooled over her lamps. And I sat in her office chair and pretended to be her. I’m cool like that. No big deal.
nester Collage1 nester Collage2 So much beauty. There were around 40 people at the event and after we listened to the speakers, we worked on a craft (the beads and tassels from the top left photo). Then we had soup and cornbread and kept warm around the bonfire outside.nester8 nester Collage3 nester10It was such a lovely event and so fun to spend that time with the girls in my family. What an amazing time we had. The event was filled with HOPE, and I came away feeling inspired and challenged.

What I’m wearing

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “What I Wore” post and I have to admit, the longer I wait to post one, the more intimidated I get to show what I wear. Because let’s be honest, I am not a fashionista and most of my clothes come straight from the thrift store. But here I go again…

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pink top: Target clearance / striped sweater: Goodwill / skirt: Old Navy / boots: Goodwill / necklace: homemade

Tip from this outfit: go to the hardware store and make yourself a simple, fun statement necklace in almost no time flat. See my tutorial here.

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t-shirt: Walmart and painted by me / cardigan: H&M / skirt: Loft clearance / shoes & belt: Goodwill

Tip from this outfit: Goodwill has CUTE shoes and boots if you spend a little time looking. I’ve found many gems like this yellow pair.

wiw1dress: Anthropologie clearance / boots: Goodwill / necklace: Lisa Leonard Designs (gift from hubs)

Tip from this outfit: Look in the clearance section at Anthro and you might find a good deal like this dress. It was under $50, which is really good for Anthro. I rarely buy anything there because it’s so spendy, but I couldn’t pass this dress up.

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dress, skirt under dress, cardi: Target clearance / boots & belt: Goodwill

Tip from this outfit: If a dress or skirt is too short, layer another longer skirt underneath it.

So there you have it friends. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Goodwill or thrift store and find yourself a treasure! I’m linking up to Pleated Poppy’s “What I Wore” linky party.

Monday Randoms

Things have been really busy in the shop the past few weeks, and it’s been a challenge getting everything done that needs to be done. In other words, the house needs to be cleaned, the fridge is pretty empty, and the flower beds outside desperately need attention. But despite all that, I found time to repaint the hallways and stairway last week (painting totally comes before cleaning and groceries, am I right??).

The color had been a pretty green that I liked but just got tired of. Here is my clean slate in the stairway. The colors is Brushed Cotton by Valspar and I LOVE it. I’ll share more details later.Aimee Weaver blog

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On Friday my sister, two sisters-in-law, and I are road-tripping to North Carolina to meet The Nester and her sister Emily at their Hopeologie event! And I am BEYOND. I’ve followed The Nester’s blog since the beginning and am a huge fan of Emily’s books, especially her latest one.

And the bonus will be spending time with the girls in my family. It doesn’t get much better. Seriously, I’m not a giddy person but I’m a little bit giddy about it.

Aimee Weaver blogViolet turned four last week. FOUR. My baby is not a baby any more. I am soaking her in. I love this age and HER. Of course, it’s not all perfect and there are fits and tears and messes, but snuggling with her makes it all worth it. I could hold her all day long and she would be in her glory. She’s a funny combination of laid-back, introverted, curious, creative, and she LOVES to help take care of kids younger than her. Ever since she’s been very young, I’ve known that she was made to be a big sister.

It’s time to dive into a new week! We have school conferences this week, so no school on Thursday or Friday. Yay for spending our days in jammies and laid-back mornings! And hopefully getting lots of work done too!

New prints in Etsy shop {adoption fundraiser}

I just created a few new prints for my Etsy shop! The first one is inspired by this t-shirt which is also in my shop.arrow pic arrows

Watercolors have become my new creative outlet (in case you haven’t noticed). I created a print with my watercolor of a world map. You can find it in my shop here.map pic World MapThe prints are on 8″x10″ heavy matte paper and can easily be framed. All proceeds from the shop go toward our adoption expenses. We are still waiting to be matched with our little boy! We were told it could take up to six months until we receive a match and it’s been three months that we’ve been waiting. God has given us so much grace and patience as we wait. We are thankful!

Ready-To-Ship Christmas Signs Available!

Christmas is fast approaching and we’ve created a very LIMITED number of holiday signs that are ready-to-ship! Here are the two that we have available.sign joy to the world1 sign joy to the world3

The “Joy to the World” sign is available here.

sign glory to the newborn king1 sign glory to the newborn king2The “Glory to the Newborn King” sign is available here.

And just a note about orders for Christmas, I can’t believe I’m saying this so early in the season, but my schedule is almost filled up already. So if you’d like to order a sign in time for delivery by Christmas, I would order it in the next week to receive it in time!