The Flavors of Italy – our weeks in Italy

trevi fountain in rome

The Flavors of Italy Our time in Italy started in Rome. We stayed in this small, quintessential, Roman apartment. It looked out into the courtyard where we could see other apartment windows, some open, some shuttered. For our week… it was perfect. One night I could hear a women singing from her apartment, another night…

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How to get free hotel nights during Travel

How did we get 27 FREE nights at hotels? Let me tell you! So after paying off our debt a few years back we were very hesitant to use credit cards.  Then after a few years of paying cash I decided that I was ready to take it on again, this time I decided I…

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The textures of Turkey – my 2 weeks in Turkey experience

Stepping into our 2 weeks in Turkey I didn’t know what to expect. From the pictures I’d seen I knew it would like a mixture of Utah’s terrain and a step back in time. The history that has taken place in Turkey is so deep, and there is so much you can see up close.…

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The Treasures of Egypt – our travel experience

noelle at sakkara pyramid

The treasures of Egypt travel; I can’t wait to share our experience with you:   I sit at our hotel pool, legs crossed on a lounge chair. To my left is a group in their 20’s. They are playing in the pool, having fun. The lifeguard warns them to be careful, I believe they are…

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The gifts of Dubai

dubai museum of the future

My feet are throbbing, I can feel a blister forming. I’m determined to not let it slow me down though as we continue our way through the Dubai Expo 2020.  The expo is a neighborhood size even full of pavilions from countries all over the world. It features a celebration of one another’s cultures, foods,…

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Outlander portrait art

outlander portrait art

My newest portrait is of Claire and Jamie from the show, Outlander. As I prep for my sabbatical and travel, this portrait has been a great project to have on my drawing board. Every few days over the past months I’ve been able to set aside booking travel, cleaning, other work, homeschooling, and cooking… and…

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5 tips to prep for a sabbatical from your work or business

Are you feeling burnt out? Needing a change? Could a strategic sabbatical help?   Here is how I knew that it was time for me to take a break and replenish my soul: I’ve been a working artist for over 25 years. I sold my first piece of artwork 30 years ago exactly, while I…

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Courses I recommend to shine in business and life

2021 has been an incredible year for me in so many ways, and full of internal growth, centering, dreaming, and planning.   As I get ready to take a sabbatical for part of 2022 (more about that later) I wanted to point you to some of the courses that inspired me, and helped me get to…

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How to handle the first big holiday after a death

help for first christmas after a death

If you’re looking for tips on how to get through this first Christmas without your loved one, I share this video with you. The holidays are not easy after a loss or tough life change. In this video, I share things I’ve learned as I read a chapter from my book, Sacred Hellos – Messages…

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Do this right now to calm your thoughts and better your life.

This video lists out a few things you can do right now that will create an immediate energy shift, calm your mind, and help you rid your life of toxic people and things.     If you like this video I’d be honored if you shared it.

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