This post is one of my favorite additions that we created inside the Paint Box Café. My mom had a great idea on how to hide this beyond ugly post that stuck out like a sore thumb. As we were preparing to open the café we had all of our closest friends and family bring by a trinket or keep safe of some sort that meant something of special value to them to mosaic onto the post. Its so neat when someone pops in that has something stuck to the post and begins to spill about their story or why they stuck what they stuck into the post.
One of my personal favorite doo-dads stuck in the post is a hand full of golf tees. My brother and I stuck them in there in honor of my dad. All of his buddies would always refer to him has Marvin Shagnasty and he would never tell us why, until that one day came, when we were finally old enough. Long story short, he was quite the ladies man… or so we heard. Growing up He would sign his name as Marvin Shagnasty any chance he got and all of his lady friends literally thought that his name was Marvin. Now the nickname has been passed down to my brother Blake. After my dad passed away when I was young his best friend had these golf tees made for a good chuckle or two.
Here’s to you Kim o’daddy Kelley! You clever son of a gun!
Eden Advocate Brooke Reidt‘s journal “doodles” are pure masterpiece…
Whether you draw stick figures or paint the Mona Lisa in perfect form… doodling is good for the mind!
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Sharing is caring… Looks like Sophia Lie borrowed boyfriend Ashton’s Element Cornell hoody!
One thing I love about long road trips or plane rides is that it almost forces you to do, mmm close to nothing. Which leaves you lots of time to ponder and just be still. As we were inching our way closer and closer to home sweet home I began to prepare myself for the changes to come. Just then the air began to fill with the sweet smell of a warm fall Midwest rain. Ohh how I missed that smell!! The droplets pitter-pattered against my poor worn out car and I continued to daydream.
Daydreaming about how much joy I am so blessed to receive by so many all over the country. Joy from working with so many, in hopes of helping to make their visions or dreams come true. That sort of joy is unlike any other that cannot be bought or found through material things. I quickly snap back to reality as we drive over an old familiar bridge that crossed the lake that is so near and dear to all locals at Lake of the Ozarks. Just then over the top of the next hill, there formed not one rainbow but TWO! I could not have asked for a better welcoming gift!
I am thankful that I learned about this joy through example of all of the amazing people I grew up around, here in my hometown. Because of them I feel empowered to go out and be just like this rainbow, a vessel of hope… Hope that brings a promise of sunshine and clear skies.
Stay tuned! The adventures are just beginning!
Brooke Kelley is one of those women that could could turn a button, tin trashcan and old newspaper, into the most beautiful creative craft project one could ever imagine! Using her passionate and artistic mind to teach, inspire, collaborate and create, Brooke has made it her mission in life to put her hands to work (literally), building up and blessing those around her.
While we were blessed enough to meet Brooke through our good friends at Toms Shoes… our time with her in So-Cal was short and she is now on an adventure to share her creativity throughout the states, landing in her home town of the Ozarks in Missouri!
Since we couldn’t join her on the road trip (and I’m sure many of you readers won’t be joining her either) we figured the next best thing would be to have her take over the blog with a photo journal of all she hits along the way!
Stay tuned as she launches with a post on her going away “art-party” at Zebra Coffee House held last weekend!
“It’s not about breaking down barriers, but pushing off of them.” -Element Eden Advocate Amy Purdy
Photo thanks to Charmaine
Element Eden Australia has done it again… teaming up with the wonderful Liss of Daydream Lily, and this round bringing in the work of artist Charmaine Olivia, for an insanely beautiful limited collection.
The Eden family couldn’t be more grateful to know such creative women as Liss and Charmaine… Wonderful working with you ladies!
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The HMBSMS DOD tour is already haunting the CA coast, featured on Pac Sun’s blog!
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With yearly drought and devastating wildfires hitting TX each year, our kind hearted friends of Mucho Mucho are taking their creativity to the realm of tee graphics, designing this beauty to help bring releif to those effected by the damage of these fires.
Like the tee? Like the cause? Like Texas? Like Mucho Mucho? Whatever your reason, you can support and buy the tee HERE!