Hello all, I recorded a video that is just a few minutes long. It lays out why I’m in beautiful Asheville and what my plans are coming up to share with you during these coming weeks of quarantines and people off school. During the video I ask you a question, I’m looking for ideas. I’d…

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Through the years I’ve shared bits about my Grandpa Franklin.  He was a medic during WWII, a sports fanatic, a junior high counselor, a teacher, and a story teller. Here he is standing with the painting I did of him playing the harmonica back in 2009: During the past year I was spending time with…

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superpower that comes while grieving

There are pages worth of downsides to the grieving process, what is often not talked about though is the secret superpower so many get. I was talking with a friend last month as the one year anniversary of her husband’s passing was approaching, “Noelle, I feel like I”m in a freaking movie, like it can’t…

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coffee mug at grave

I had another article published this past week, add it to the list of topics I wish I knew nothing about: surviving the holidays after losing a parent. It’s been almost 11 years and yet I’m feeling a bit like a 41 year old orphan during the holidays still. Even with a husband, kids, siblings,…

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dining table all set up

I’m so honored to share my first published article with you. I hope that you’ll pass it along to those you know that could resonate with it. Find the article here: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/one-thing-to-do-after-a-death-that-nobody-tells-you/    

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ornament hanging from vase

Last fall while having a coffee date with one of my oldest friends she told me that she has the ornaments she bought from me hanging in her kitchen. Then another customer sent me a photo of her ornament hanging from the top knob on a canister.  hmmm, it got me thinking.  Why can’t these…

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Guess what? I’m writing a book. I’m writing a book that I would have loved to have received after my own experiences with loss. A book that is real, yet full of hope and honesty. I will talk about some of my own experiences, signs from spirit and what I’ve learned from others.  My intention…

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What do you say when the unspeakable happens? When someone you care about gets a terminal diagnosis? Or a birthday of your sister’s deceased husband is coming… you want to say something, do something… These cards helps you say something. The thing we too often do is we avoid people when things like these happen.…

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Something unexpected has happened in the last year. It’s so easy as a mom and wife to put ourselves and our goals in the background.  Last summer when I put together my wholesale catalog, presented my work at the wholesale show… something in me broke open. More than anything to do with wholesale… I kept…

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