January Creative Class * Oregon bound

My Creative class in January will be held in a quaint little town outside of Portland.  I am so excited to visit the Pacific Northwest and do this class in my friend Darci’s darling shop!  MD Haney & Co is located in McMinnville, Oregon, in a beautiful wine country area just Southwest of Portland.  Can’t wait to get there and meet up with my friend Jill Hinson and others from the area.

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The class will be all about how to FRESHEN YOUR HOME FOR A FRESH NEW YEAR! Topics and discussion will focus on finding your style, mixing patterns, favorite paint colors and materials and the basics related to decorating your home in a “Pinterest, perfect world” while remaining authentic and true to yourself and your budget and lifestyle! Darci will be doing a little guest speaking as well explaining a bit about the paints she uses in her shop..she is an expert in both MILK and CHALK PAINT.

I can’t wait to see her shop!  And her nearby cottage..she has both a shop AND lodging!

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Isn’t the cottage so cute..I can’t wait to see it!  The cottage sleeps 5 and if you and friends want to rent it for weekend it is first come first serve… click here to book!

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And even cuter. . .this is Darci teaching one of HER creative classes!

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Photos are by Brittany Rossman

Our class is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm and includes a box lunch and snacks as well as treat bags full of some goodies from Texas and lots of Q & A time with me afterward! Cost is $289 per person and does not include lodging. We will meet at MD Haney & Co and Darci is going to also give us a tour of her precious bed and breakfast cottage as well…It will be a full day with lots of time to chat and visit but also learn!

Space is limited so sign up today here or text Santa asap..this would make a great gift for mama in January!

Fall Creative Class & Gratefulness

Well our last class of the year has come and gone and it was so much fun.  We tackled a huge topic… DECORATING + BUSINESS….wow that is broad topic there Ms Holly Mathis what were you thinking??  Well it was a broad topic, yes for sure but I hope we can do a follow-up class possible and keep our message boards hopping building a “community” (sorry I had to use that word) for these discussions, they are so important! And it was a great day with a lot of good information and connections….Just when I think classes might be too much to juggle with decorating the Holy Spirit really shows up (I feel a little dramatic saying that but its true I think) and I realize  “this is good this is really good…let’s keep doing this!”

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I am just thankful people want to come and are so open to share…it has been an amazing experience to do this open studio and class experiment.

As usual we started in the studio with mimosas and introductions and our first teaching time! And beautiful place cards by Dionne from Nib & Pixel!

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We did not get a group photo this time (that is what happens with Natalie Dawley or Natalie Lacy Lange don’t make it;;; missed y’all) but I loved meeting Bethany from The House of Figs and she did a wonderful post on our day on her blog..thank you Bethany, you are a total doll!

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We had a large class, over 20 people and so diverse, love that, including a precious couple from Tennessee!

For lunch we headed to my home for a box lunch on the porch..the weather was perfect..so grateful for that miracle too!  Flowers by Maggie at Bramble in Bee and food by Royers Round Top Cafe..yummy!

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I love these fun little cans that Maggie found for some of our workshop table..they are small enough it left room to work but a punch of color…and she loaned me all of her extra fall pumpkins so I finally got to play with having a pumpking explosion…she even  had a few with lettering from @calligraphycult …. so fun!

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Everyone got a notebook full of info and room to for more research and notes..our plan is to keep in touch and tackle and research more topics together over next few months!  Everyone also received a Miss Mustard Seed sample pack of paint, a Royers Cutie pie and Stoney Peak Candle!  All of my fave things right now!

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More pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

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Hunter helping with clean up later that day..he can pick up some pretty large pumpkins in his mouth!

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I just had to get one more #fall #grateful #thanksgiving post in before Christmas cranks up…I am grateful for so much…my clients and the opportunity to do this work, my Saviour and Creator that makes it all possible and sees me on the good days and bad..the last couple of years have been such a roller coaster journey not all instagramable pictures of success for sure..but at the end of the day there is much to be grateful for… THANKS BE TO GOD!

Watch Instagram and the blog for info on more classes possibly in 2017…I know I am definitely at least doing one in late January 2017 in the Pacific Northwest and more in Texas possibly later in the spring…let me know what topics you are interested in such as . . .

**more creative business related topics, general decorating classes, new builds/choosing surfaces or something else??

 I am praying for more balance and margin and present time with my kids in 2017…trying to find the sweet spot between classes, the studio and pop up shop and residential work.  The Pop Up will close after Christmas (open Saturdays in December) and only reopen for special shows possibly in the future or online, not totally certain.  Same with classes, may offer some online or quarterly?  Its all successful but only one Holly so I am praying for wisdom and ways to edit and balance to give the best to my kids, myself, my clients and the Lord and be the best version of Me that He made me to be..not an Instagram or curated version..just HIS VERSION..SO Jesus, THY WILL BE DONE!

And God bless YOU as you look toward ADVENT and new beginnings as well  and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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