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My Tiny Shop

My Tiny Shop

I am in deep like with tiny houses. Admittedly I am by nature a cozy cottage girl more than a lady of the manor so it’s not a stretch for me to lik...

Bed & Breakfast Anyone? Tour the James Lee House in Memphis

Bed & Breakfast Anyone?  Tour the James Lee House in Memphis

Photo courtesy of Jeffery Jacobs, Andrea Zuckerman and Wess Bramlitt ©2015 No vintage lover's visit to Memphis would be complete without a stay at...

Field Trip - Sheffield's Antiques in Collierville, TN

Field Trip - Sheffield's Antiques in Collierville, TN

One of my favorite places to go is Sheffield's Antiques.  Located in Collierville, TN just East of Memphis, Sheffield's is 78,000 sq ft of antiqu...

Great Things Are Coming to Olivia & Ruby in 2017

Great Things Are Coming to Olivia & Ruby in 2017

I'm so excited to welcome 2017.  This is MY year - I can feel it in my soul and I'm expecting the Lord to do Great, New Things for Olivia & Rub...

Just One

Just One

I read an article today about women who are changing the fashion game: Women Designers and CEOS Who Revolutionized the Fashion Industry in 2016 F...

Ikea in Memphis?....Yep!

Ikea in Memphis?....Yep!

I love to travel. One thing I always do when I'm in a new city is to search out retail experiences that are not available in my fair city.  I belie...

Hello Christmas!

Hello Christmas!

It’s really true…Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.  Yes, I am one of THOSE people. The ones who put up multiple highly decorated tr...

Market Report - Vintage Market Days Nashville at Fiddlers Grove

Market Report - Vintage Market Days Nashville at Fiddlers Grove

I was blessed to be accepted to setup shop at the first Vintage Market Days market in Nashville.  It was held at Fiddler's Grove which is a re-crea...

Thankful & Grateful

Thankful & Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I have so many things to be thankful and grateful for.  When I take a second to think of them all, I'm immediately as...

When You’re Going Through Tough Times - Prioritize the Promise




We believe God - Point Blank - Period.Sometimes God resolves our issue quickly. Other times there is a delay. We believe God to do what He promised but often there is a process to getting the promise. You still have to meet with the principal about that wayward child, you still have to meet with that unfair boss, and you still have to get painful treatments for that condition in your body. It’s in...

West Coast Week 2 - Los Angeles

West Coast Week 2 - Los Angeles



Last October I was blessed to attend my first AdobeMax Conference. I'd heard about from co-workers who when in past years but nothing could do it justice. It was 6 days of digitally creative bliss + lots of free "good" food. There were sessions covering almost every Adobe product - Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Dreamweaver, Premier, & more. There were concerts and parties at night and creative...

Studio Dreams

Studio Dreams

If you're an creative entrepreneur trying to build a business with a limited budget it's all-to-easy to forgo things like magazines.  I want to encourage you to think differently about this magazine - Where Women Create Business Jo Packham of Stampington Press.





At $15.99 list price it's not cheap but I consider it an investment in my own personal development. Every issues is a peek into the lives...