{san antonio photographer}

well… it has finally happened..

i am moving to a new address

so i hope that you going me, because I have so much to share!!!

XoXxo amy

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my muse…

do you have a muse???



well i do…


we met sometime ago… 


and she opened my eyes to a whole new self…


 my little goddess of inspiration… 
 art, culinary, photography,  and other creative activities.
in my eyes, there is nothing that she can not do…
so thank you my little muse…
for inspiring me…

{all images property of deb taylor & deb taylor photography}

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a little bit of vintage & lace…

alright girls…

 grab you boots…

because I thought we would go on a little tour today…

Magnolia Pearl is one of my most favorite booths in Marbuger Farm

but most of you might have already guessed that…

 Robin’s clothes have such a wonderful since of Romance, Whimsy &

Feminine Beauty all rolled up in one…

but not only that…

she herself, is an all around beautiful person!

XoXxo~ amy

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Good Morning Sweet Friends! I know things have been running a little slow here over at the ol’ blog… but I have so much to share.

Mom & I headed to Round Top for the Spring Show & had such a great time!!!!


We met up with the beautiful Girls of Rusted Gingham , Suzanne & Tracy on Sunday and walked around the fields by Zapp Hall before hitting Theresa’s blog party…

{ my beautiful australian friend Tamarah }

We met up with so many great friends & beautiful bloggers at Theresa’s blog party!

Jolie {junk gypsy’s}  & Susie {vintage susie}

& my sweet friend Amie of the Junk Gypsy’s! LoVe the Junk Gypsy style!!!!

 tomorrow i’ll give you a little sneak peek from marburger farms & share a little bit of my special friends that sell there…



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and the winner issssssssssssss…..

Wow! what an unbelievable week this has been! we just returned for our adventure in round top and have so many unbelievable pictures to share!!! but first let’s announce the winner of the AWESOME giveaway from Christy Tomlinson… I ask my beautiful daughter to pick a number {1-43} & the winner of the SHE HAD THREE HEARTS GIVEAWAY  & $50 give shopping spree to the Scarlet Lime shop is…



Dianne in Aus says:

March 29, 2011 at 10:08 am (Edit)

Wow, you are so generous, thank you for this fantastic opportunity. My fingers are crossed, my eyes are crossed but my heart is open and willing to receive.

congratulations!!!! please contact me AMY BOLAND at

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she had three hearts… GIVEAWAY!!!!

oh my! i am so super EXCITED that i just have to share the NEWS!!!!

First off my Wonderfully Talented friend Christy Tomlinson is at it again with a new online workshop!


 she had three hearts

so here is the 411 according to Christy:

She Had Three Hearts

 and on-line Art Journaling Workshop


an old Chinese Proverb reads, ” a woman has three hearts… one she shares with the world… one she shares family..  and one she shares only with herself.




In this art journaling workshop, She Had Three Hearts, I will help you explore the different “hearts” you have to offer and what may be holding you back from sharing those parts of yourself with others.  We will use journaling prompts as well as art techniques to complete pages and canvases that will dig deep into your creative soul and help you understand why we sometimes shelter those hearts that the world needs from us…as well as why it’s okay to keep some of those hearts only for ourselves. You will also learn fun new art techniques using watercolor pencils, alcohol inks, stains, wax mediums and more! plus I show you how to create unique texture using masking tape, sewing, and embroidery! I also show you some creative “out of the box” journal ideas using found objects, canvas sheets, chipboard, fabric.. and more. This is a 3 part class so new content will be posted each week for 3 weeks once the class begins, AND the great news is the classroom will be open for an 3 full months!!!  So you will have plenty of time to watch the video, download the PDF’s and explore the classroom! Most art and techniques taught will be in VIDEO form.



 One of the great things about my on-line classes is the wonderful community we have with all the students who take the class! Three Hearts will also have it’s own Community as well as a FLICKR group where you can share your art with other members and develop new and long lasting friends! This was one of my favorite parts of my last class, The she Art Workshop.



A detailed supply list is coming soon.. but think hearts hearts hearts! Start looking for fun creative heart products that you can incorporate into your journals! We will be bringing in lots of new “heart” products (at Scarlet Lime)  over the next month as well as fun alterable journals just for this class! Plus alcohol inks, watercolor pencils, wax mediums and more.. so watch for that in our mixed media store. Once you sign up for this class you will receive a special coupon code to use for a discount off your class supplies!


 Registration starts NOW and Class begins May 23rd! Come Join me and explore your three hearts… and learn new creative fun new techniques in the process!  

To sign up for this class simply click on the “buy it now” button below. You will receive a welcome email from me within 2-3 business days letting you know more details about this upcoming class!

Sign up early and get a discount!  Only $35.00! After May 2nd, workshop fee will be $44.95. due to the nature of the class, refunds will not be offered. Thank You.

 So! here is the best part…

I LoVe Christy’s workshop so much…

I AM GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO WIN a spot in the workshop!!!!

not only that but i am also ganna give you a $50 gift certificate to Christy’s online store

Scarlet Lime

to help with buying supplies!

That right!

Just  leave a comment {one comment per person}  here on this post and you will be entered for a chance to win!

entries will end at 12 pm { Texas time} March 31…

good luck! & tell your friends!!!



{all images are property of christy tomlinson


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She art…

So I gotta tell you that I have had a little more than just dirt on my hands this week….

I am in the process of taking Christy Tomlinson’s  She Art workshopI totally ADORE Christy and her workshop. She is wonderful at explaining just the right ways to look outside the box & use everyday items to add  depth & textures to your canvas!

I think that she did a video just for me {not really} On using found object, old paper tags, Emphera, you know all of that fun stuff that I have collected for Warrenton over the years!

I am having so much fun!

XoXXo~ amy

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getting down & dirty…

we are beginning to see little signs of spring …

peach blossoms are always a welcome sight from a long winters nap.

We have started working on our garden, some how I had the bright idea to enlarge it. I am pretty sure that it is because of this:

the garden from the movie: It’s Complicated {LoVe this movie}

Although I’m not sure how realistic most of this is, I do have to say that I love mixing in cutting flowers with the a vegetable garden.  I also would like to recreate the tomato cages. I can not stand the little wired ones that bend & fall over…


{take in 2007}

I can honestly say that gardening has become a family affair, the kids really enjoy having a garden also, and I think that it is a great experience for them to learn more about what they eat. And, I think that they are more willing to try more things because they are excited that they grew it themselves…

XoXXo~ amy

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just bein’ me…

so this post might be a little different today because i have a couple of things weighing on my heart & since i like to be a little random i thought i would take a moment & write about it…

I recently had a conversation with a very good friend of mine about an incident that happened to her 16 year old daughter. Someone made a comment to her saying {in a round about way} that she didn’t matter because she was not a … Cheerleader, on the dance team,  involved in certain school activities that they might be involved in… you know typical high school…

But at times this happens in the real world also. Sometimes in blogland, social networks, or even in our own neighborhoods. We tend to put self value on labels.

I must admit that I do this “self labeling ” to myself all of the time.

Homemaker, Mom, Wife, Photographer, Artist, Designer, Blogger…

 and sometimes I feel a little lost.

I get caught up in the lables…

& compairing myself to what others think that  lable should be…

But today i think that i will just be ME!

& see where that might lead… 

So today i say give yourself a little hug  & just be you!  

 XoXXo~ Amy

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The Urban Market…

this past weekend my junk buddy Kristi  {junkology 101} & i jumped in the car & headed to  Houston.

The  Urban Market…

the Urban Market is a beautiful show with vendors from all over… 

 {Click on Picture for the full slideshow…}

Through out the week,  I thought that I would highlight a few of my favorite photos & vendors that are sure to knocked you off of your feet!

{sneak peek from The Seed Box Antiques




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