Wood you Bleach?

If you have no interest whatsoever in a kitchen reno, save some precious times and don’t scroll. But, in case you ever wanted to lighten wood–you probably should continue. Almost a year…

Travel West with Me

In the midst of a long, bitter cold, Ohio winter Ryan and I decided to head west. A time for sunshine. A time to communicate + grow. A time to worship. February…

The Art of Thrifting

Photo Styled by Maggie Troyer All Photography in this post by Kendra Dawn Thrifting is a marriage of art and luck relying mostly on consistency and imagination. Some days it will be…

Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea 6 c. water 6 black tea bags Bring water to boil, add tea bags and turn off heat. Cover and let steep until strong. I use some of this hot…

The Team

Today we introduce to you, the lovely ladies I am honored to have on the Abiart team. For the first five years (2011-2015) Abiart Creative was a one-woman show. With the exception of…

A Gathering of Creatives :: Share your Story

This past Saturday a group of creatives gathered in a quaint, beautiful, white schoolhouse. Gathering to LEARN, to SHARE our hearts, and simply CELEBRATE relationships. We laughed over scones topped with rhubarb curd,…

If I’m Honest

If I’m honest. I should exercise more and work less. But. Exercising takes time and is not something I crave. Running is unbillable time. The Truth is exercising is an investment in…

A Weekend to Remember

Pretty bowls on open shelving waiting for good food. Fluffy pillows and white sheets. Pour Over Coffee Maker on the live edge attic suite shelf Alyssa Assad records begging to spin.  …

ONE YEAR LATER | 04.23.16

This past weekend Ryan and I celebrated our first anniversary. Remembering the details of the week before, the prayed for sunshine and those first moments of marriage made April 23rd so special.…

The Ringling
Coming Home

As the garage door closed, the car door slammed shut and the familiar door swung opened, I felt nothing but happiness. Nine days ago I was writing the last work emails, Ryan…