Chat #13 on the Power of Words with Kelli May-Krenz!

Hi All!

We are back with a new Chat on The Power of Words!!  I'm welcoming back one of my fav ladies to chat with Kelli May-Krenz!

Kelli lives with her supportive husband and sweet puppy Pearl Button, who is the namesake for her business! Kelli is a creator, graphic designer, artist, Brave Girls University teacher, and sweet colorful soul.  Please go check her beautiful greeting cards out on her website!  So talented! Be inspired!

You can find Kelli lots of places!
IG @kellimaykrenz
www.kellimaykrenz.com
Her Blog: www.heresanotherwayoflookingatit.blogspot.com
On FB @pearlbutton

Come take a peek:


The Power of Words with Kelli May-Krenz from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.

Thanks so much Kelli!  It's always fun to chat with you.  I also want to thank Kelli for our chats before/after our main Handmade U chat.  Kelli is one of the most thoughtful and helpful gals I chat with, she always have great advice and helpful tips on business, life and stuff in general.  I just want you to know Kelli I really appreciate you! xo

I've been keeping busy sewing away stocking ShopHandmadeU on etsy with lots of fun Zipper Pouches made from my favorite vintage quilt finds!  Snatch one up when you see one you like, they aren't staying in the shop long! Of course each style is one of a kind and limited in how many each quilt will make too!

Every purchase from my shop goes directly into our Adoption Fund!  We are in the midst of the paperwork for the home study and our Family profile.  It's just a matter of time before we welcome our child home!  We can't wait!

Thanks for all the love and support and sweet notes!!

Hugs,
Rachel


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The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


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Chat #12 The Power of Words with Ali Edwards

Hi Everyone!!

I'm excited to share with you today my chat on the Power of Words with Ali Edwards.  Ali and I met at the Gorge in Washington, when we were there seeing The Dave Matthews Band a couple years ago.   I noticed her Instagram pic, looked over and there she was. So loving DMB is a good start to bonding with someone as far as I'm concerned!

Ali Edwards' passion resides in that very special place where the stories and images of life intersect.

Designer, blogger, workshop instructor, and author of four books about memory keeping, Ali is well known for authentically capturing everyday life with photos and words and creating memory keeping projects from those moments that pass by in an instant.

Guided by simple principles such as not making things more complicated than they need to be, focusing on the things that matter most and embracing imperfection, Ali Edwards is proud to be a work in progress.

She believes without a doubt that there's no right or wrong way to do all this, that the real stories are worth telling, and there's a whole lot of celebrating to do even in the midst of the challenging pieces of life.

Since 2004, Ali Edwards blog, workshops and memory keeping projects have inspired tens of thousands of people to share their own stories and enrich their own lives through the process.

Ali lives in Eugene, Oregon with her two children and their cat George Washington.



The Power of Words with Ali Edwards from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.

If you are looking to pick a new one little word, or word of the year, be sure to watch for Ali's online course coming later this year!

Thanks Ali for joining me!

Hugs,
Rachel


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The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Chat #11 The Power of Words with Lisa Palmer

Hi All !

It's Chat #11 and I'm welcoming to the blog today Lisa Palmer, a Brave Sister who is really do some amazing stuff ya'll!

Lisa is an artist and an architect and lives on a ranch in Northern California. She loves to tend to her family and her animals. Recently her husband remodeled an old sheep barn on the ranch for Lisa. It is an art studio and gathering space where she is going to hold classes and retreats. Lisa is a certified Soul Restoration teacher and an avid member of the Brave Girls Club. She teaches Soul Restoration at homeless shelters and is an advocate for homeless people.

Come listen in:

Chat #11 The Power of Words with Lisa Palmer from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.


Lisa - Thanks for joining me and chatting about the Power of Words!! And thank you for all you do shining a light on the homeless and what we can do to help.


Hugs,
Rachel

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The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Chat #10 The Power of Words with Vikki Spencer

Happy Wednesday!

I'm happy to welcome back Vikki Spencer to our new Handmade U Conversation Series on The Power of Words! I of course wanted one of my favorites to join me to chat on words!

Vikki Spencer is a mom coach, speaker and author inspiring women from every stage in motherhood to be their most phenomenal. A former high school teacher, she teaches moms to create lives and families that flow with passion and purpose. She calls them to use their emotional, mental, and spiritual resources to learn about themselves then intentionally care for and influence their families.
Vikki also wrote the book Momifesto; 9 Practices for Phenomenal Moms and you can find her online at www.themomwhisperer.com

Listen in!


Chat #10 The Power of Words with Vikki Spencer from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.


Always great chatting with Vikki, thank you so much Vikki for always being game for a new topic!

Hugs,
Rachel

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The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Chat #9 The Power of Words with Cheryl Jaeger

Welcome to Chat #9!

Are you loving October or what?  We don't have a lot of changing leaves here yet, we had a ton of rain and now chilly, sweatshirt and boots weather which is divine!  We had a perfect weekend, sunny and warm enough for the Apple Picking BBQ Adoption Fundraiser we has Sunday at the Homestead.  I can't believe it's October and we hadn't picked but a few apple before then!  Our September was nuts!  Still tons of apple for us to press for cider and make into apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie and my fav Apple Crisp!!  This is the week for it!

For today's chat I'm excited to welcome Cheryl Jaeger!  A friend I met on Instagram, someone who shares my love of words and creating.

Cheryl’s life-long love of creating began with the sewing and crafting classes that she took in 4-H (with her mom as her best sewing teacher).  She has been teaching elementary school for 26 years and is a wife and mom to two teenagers.  Her quiet moments are spent designing, cutting, stitching…and imagining the possibilities {a.k.a. avoiding housework}.

You can check out her Instagram account; user name:  craftycjaeger.  She sells some of her work online at www.cjaeger.etsy.com.  If you are shopping in the greater Kansas City area, her work can be found at Genevieve’s Home, a shop in downtown Blue Springs, MO.  If you are a fan of the First Fridays sales in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, she has a space in the General Store area on the third floor of Bella Patina. 


Listen in on our discussion!

Thanks Cheryl for sharing your thoughts on the Power of Words.  I love hearing all the different perspectives we are getting!  We all of course agree that words have power, and there are so many ways they do!

How do words have power to you?

xo,
Rachel



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The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Chat #8 The Power of Words with Stasia Savasuk

Hi Everyone!

We are back with our 8th Chat today. If you missed having chats over the weekend, I have decided that this month we'll just have our chats during the week. The weekends are just going to be filled with family things, working around the property and filling out paperwork for our adoption process. So you'll anticipate the Monday chats even more now :)

Today's Conversation is not going to disappoint you! Stasia Savasuk is our special guest and she has lots of energy and enthusiasm! What a fun conversation.

Stasia Savasuk is a Personal Stylist (with a twist!) and founder of Stasia’s Style School. Her unconventional-transformation-motivational approach to style leads women of all ages and stages on an intuitive journey of letting go, knowing what they know, and embracing a life filled with confidence, courage and (inside-out) congruency. Stasia knows that changing your pants will change your life, and has ushered hundreds of women away from years of body-shaming, self-talk and muffin-top jeans to a place of body acceptance and pants that fit-to-flatter thankyouverymuch. Stasia can be seen frolicking in the backwoods of Vermont with her two kids, wearing a skirt, big earrings, red lipstick and a friendly smile.


The Power of Words with Stasia Savasuk from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.

I love how this chat focuses around how we use words to define a goal or a feeling we are after. With identifying it with words, it helps us figure out a way to get to that end goal. Focusing on the Power Words, a phrase or a motto can help you in how you feel about yourself, help you make decisions that come up, and encourage yourself and others.

How do you want to feel? Is your style, the choices you are making all helping you feel that way?

Thanks Stasia for joining us today! Really enjoyed our chat!

Cheers,
Rachel
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The Power of Words Companion Course is coming SOON!  Keep an EYE out here!



The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Day 7 The Power of Words with D'Wana Villines

Welcome to Day 7 of the Handmade U The Power of Words Series!

I'm excited to have this little Arkansas gal on with me today.  D'Wana Villines is a wife, momma, friend, and the creator of Mountain Girl Melodies, LLC.  She holds Soul Care Retreats near her home in the Ozark Mtns of Arkansas. She also creates leather "word" cuffs for local shows and for her Etsy Shoppe (find it HERE). She has a deep love for words and the influence they carry.




The Power of Words with D'Wana Villines from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.

I love hearing the stories from all these cuffers that make beautiful, meaningful pieces for so many people.  It is becoming apparent through these chats how the same word can mean so many different things to many people.

Think about your word or words, and ask a friend or family member what that word would mean to them.  Is it the same thing?  How does that connect you when you chat about your words?

Thanks D'Wana for the great chat!  Appreciate you!

Hugs,
Rachel


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The Power of Words Companion Course is coming SOON!  Keep an EYE out here!


The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Day 6 : The Power of Words with Melinda Edwards

Hi Everyone!

It's Day 6 of the Power of Words Handmade U Conversation Series and I'm so excited to have Melinda Edwards with me today on the chat!  It is extra fun today because it's her BIRTHDAY!  Happy Birthday Melinda!

Melinda is a wife, mom of four, jewelry maker and occasional blogger.  She began making jewelry in 2013 after the passing of their four year old son, Jack. What started out as a hobby and a way to pass the time, quickly became a family business. She is blessed to be able to work out of her home on their small Southern Indiana farm. She sells her jewelry on Etsy and local markets. She is so thankful for the opportunity to bless others with meaningful pieces of jewelry and to be able to help her family financially in the process.

You can find Melinda on IG @lilredmouse and Etsy shop HERE.

Take a listen in on our chat:




The Power of Words with Melinda Edwards from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.


What a touching story Melinda shares. With great tragedy beauty can still shine through. Melinda you are such a strong and brave woman. Thank you for sharing with us, and being such a light for everyone who knows you and hears your story.

There is so much power is the words we share, the meaning of which each person that hears it can identify their own story with it. I love how creating meaningful pieces can hold such memories tight to your heart.

Thanks for doing what you do Melinda!

Hugs,

Rachel



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The Power of Words Companion Course is coming SOON!  Keep an EYE out here!



The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

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Handmade U - Spring 2017 May 4-6! Registration Open NOW!

Hi Everyone!!

I am so excited to announce and open up registration for our Spring semester!  I have been wanting to do an all fabric, all sewing and stitching semester for some time, and FINALLY we are making it happen!

I'll be teaching a really fun and cute binder cover and way to make binder tabs, and pages out of fabric.  Lots of sewing and stitching techniques.


Jennifer Allred, from The Turquoise Tomato is joining us to share TONS of Tips, Techniques and Tags!  Her samples are way cute guys!  I know we are going to have more ideas than time, but you are going to walk away with a binder full of completed items and fresh ideas to take home and work on going forward!  All your projects will be kept in the Stitch Don't Bitch Binder and you'll be able to carry it with you for those moments you need a quiet stitch.



All the details are included on the website HERE.  Join in, this is going to be a fabulous weekend in May!!

It can't come soon enough!

xoxo

Rachel

Day 5 The Power of Words with Vanessa Kiki Johanning

Welcome to Day 5 of the Power of Words Handmade U Conversation Series!

If you are need of some SMILES and Lots of Embellishment today come take a listen to this chat I had with Kiki!

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Vanessa "Kiki " Johanning is an international full time Mixed Media Artist with more than 20 years' experience who loves to find the sparkle in your eye while embellishing every surface of life!
A passionate collector of embroidered doilies, smiles, and experiences. She plays at a wonderful Imaginarium Design Studio, and is represented by several galleries in the Midwest. She is a published Trendspotter, Designer, Art Event Teacher and Inspirationalist. Everyday..looking for happy life changing moments!

 Find her at her website HERE
And on IG @vanessakikijohanning

I promise you'll smile :)

The Power of Words with Vanessa Kiki Johanning from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.


What are the words you are hearing over and over again? What are the words you are telling yourself over and over? Are they positive? Are they making a wonderful impact on you? If not, start today by telling yourself one positive strong word about yourself. Do it every day. Let me know when it starts sinking in! It will!

Thanks Kiki once again for being a fun chatter and a bright light!

xoxo,
Rachel


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The Power of Words Companion Course is coming SOON!  Keep an EYE out here!



The Putting Yourself Out There Companion Course is now OPEN!  If you want to watch the August Topic and put all of it into practice for yourself - you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help!  HERE is the link to join!


Want to join the Brave Girls University family??  - Join HERE! to take my Special Word Cuff course along with TONS of others you will receive as a member, join for one month or more!

**all your purchases help build our adoption fund for our future child, thank you so much for your support!

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