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February 6, 2017

Obviously, I have not written a blog post since last Summer. There is a very sad reason for that - my sweet beloved husband of almost 10 years, John Schultea, was diagnosed with stage 4 small bowel cancer in August 2016, and he passed away a short 3 months later on November 23rd 2016. He was the…

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June Class Calendar!

June 5, 2016

Excited to kick off the Summer with the June calendar of mixed media classes! There's something fun for everyone to create! I hope you'll contact me to register for one or more of these projects - just $25.00 for 2 hours of creative learning (all supplies included!)

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Half a Year - WOW!

May 19, 2016

I was mortified when I realized that the last blog post I created was all about Christmas at Sunnyside Studio 2015! Yikes, what a neglected little blog. Well, half a year has gone by since then and there have been a lot of changes at the shop. I am now selling select fabrics and fun Inspiration …

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It's Christmas at Sunnyside!

December 2, 2015


I am so excited about celebrating this wonderful Christmas Season here at Sunnyside Studio & Boutique! We have it all decked out in festive fun plus we have all kinds of great things planned for the entire season!

We have expanded our space and added a new crafting table, so now…

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Introducing Sunnyside Studio & Boutique!

July 27, 2015

Sunnyside Studio & Boutique

The painting area in Sunnyside Studio & Boutique

Amazing that it's been just over a YEAR since I wrote a blog post...mercy me!  But OH what a year it was!!  I could never adequately cover all the things that have happened since July 2014, but just to give yo…

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Black and White Bridal Shower

July 19, 2014


Recently I had the honor of co-hosting a bridal shower for my beautiful  sister-in-law to be. We had a lot of fun putting together all our ideas, getting plenty of inspiration from Pinterest of course. (here's the Pinterest board I created for their wedding, reception and shower) My new sis wan…

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Playing with Polyvore

June 26, 2014


Are you familiar with Polyvore? If you've ever done much pinning on Pinterest, you've probably run across these cute little ensembles and wondered, as I did, where in the world they came from...? They just looked so fun. So several weeks ago I found Polyvore, created a free account and started…

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Mother's Day Tea (with a side of catch-up)

June 13, 2014

Wow, since it was March when I last blogged, and the Mother's Day Tea that I am blogging about was a month ago, I think it's high time that I stop the world for a moment and reflect and share with you a bit of what's been going on around here...

First of all, and most importantly, I have moved my…

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Twinkle Balloons: My Latest Samples

March 18, 2014

I was so excited yesterday to finally receive my box of partyware samples of my latest collection with Unique: "Twinkle Balloons"! I'm very happy with how the whole collection came out - the colors are clear and bright and the printing is wonderful! Here are a few more samples...

 I really love the "…

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My 2014 One Word: Brave

January 11, 2014

For several years now, the Lord has been giving me a word or phrase at the beginning of the year to guide and encourage me as the year goes by.  I haven't always shared my words here, but I have them in my journals...I have found it to be a great help. I love reading all my blog and Facebook fr…

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The Unseen in 2013

January 1, 2014

Well, I blinked...and it's the end of another year/beginning of a new year. I usually say something like "how in the world did that happen?", but not this time. I know exactly why. I was busy doing life. I was spending time with the Father. I was journaling. I was doing my art. I was enjoying my fam…

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Feeling Thankful and Catching Up

November 22, 2013

On November 1st, I started sharing on the Just Bee 'n Me Facebook page one thing per day that I was thankful for, and I have continued that (most) every day and will continue to do so until the end of November. The reason I did this was to help keep me in an attitude of gratitude during the Thanksgi…

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Finally Feels Like Fall!

October 19, 2013

So happy that it's FINALLY feeling like Fall here in Houston! 57 degrees, crisp air, blue skies...ahhh. Such a blessing after the long, hot Summer...

The weather has put me in an Autumn mood, so I thought I would re-post my "Fall Favorites" list...I re-post this about every other year since 2007, but…

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Peace, Love, and Cupcakes Birthday Party!

September 26, 2013

This past weekend, we attended my great-niece's 1st birthday party - SO FUN!  The theme was "Peace, Love, and Cupcakes" and the yummy food, colorful decorations, and groovy clothes were wonderful! My brother and sister-in-law (the grandfather and grandmother of my great-niece) and my niece, as well …

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The Inspired Still Life Series: "Vintage Strawberry Blessings"

August 16, 2013

Well, there's been a lot of creative activity in the studio lately, so I wanted to take a moment and share what's been going on...

As I mentioned before, I have been doing a lot more art photography these past few weeks, and I have finally completed my first collection in what I am calling the Inspir…

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Playing in the Studio

July 31, 2013
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I've been playing around in the studio this week, combining my love of vintage fabrics, china, linens, jewelry, buttons, trims, and trinkets with retro images from my collection of vintage sewing patterns. It's kind of a cross between an inspiration board and an illustrat…

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Create Something Pin-Worthy Today

July 19, 2013

Yep, I've posted this before, but I really needed the reminder today...perhaps it nudges your heart too...?

You are uniquely equipped by God to do amazing things...things only you can do, just the way you do them! It could be the special, ingenious way you set up a spreadsheet, or your amazing knack …

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Blog Reminiscing, and Blog Remodeling

July 9, 2013
Just Bee 'n Me Blog Reminiscing

Here's a little visual history of Just Bee 'n Me blog banners...

June 2005 - no banner, just title

tried this for a while in late 2005 into early 2006

2007 - 2009

2009 - 2011

2011 - June 2013

 June 2013 - today

I've been at this blogging thing...wait for it...8 years now! It…

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New "Beaded Blessings" in our Etsy Shop!

June 10, 2013

Hey guys!  I just listed 3 brand new "Beaded Blessings" in our Just Bee 'n Me Boutique Etsy shop! After selling numerous "Inspiration Kits" filled with yummy vintage trims, fabrics, buttons and jewelry, I decided to actually use some of those wonderful materials and make some little hanging fabric …

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Garage Sale Heaven!

May 23, 2013

On Wednesday, my Mom and I drove to Beaumont to preview and help out at the Wesley United Methodist Church annual garage sale. My aunt and her daughter, my cousin, are volunteers in charge of this amazing garage sale, and they work on it off and on all year, sorting and hand pricing every single ite…

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