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Paint with Sara Hickman Designs

Is it just me or are real connections becoming fewer and far between?

When is the last time you had a conversation with someone IRL (in real life for us old fogies)? Have you had a conversation with your teen (or even pre-teen) that has not included yelling or eye-rolls in the last week? When was the last time you had a conversation with your spouse without a phone or tablet in hand?

I have a great way for you to make EPIC connections, create great memories, and have tons of laughs.

Enter At Home Paint Parties.

Get a bottle of wine and have your girlfriends come over. Connect while painting a fun flower or hearts on a canvas.

Three Heart Canvas from #PaintwithSHd, connect with your girlfriends IRL.

Want to create memories with your teen? Host a painting party. You will be the cool mom you are again (well at least for a little while!)

Need to connect with your pre-teen before you sell her with clothes? Okay, that is just me ... but the painting party totally worked! She had a great time, we connected and had fun. Our art is even going to be hanging on the wall.

Connect with your pre-teen and teens with Me-Ojis from #paintwithSHd.

What about that hubby of yours? Need to do something without phones? Have a painting party. Even if he thinks the idea is just plain crazy. You will be cracking up, creating memories and just plain having a good time.

Reconnect with your man with a unique date experience, have an at home painting party.

Yes, a few of our paintings are the same idea, but look how different they are! This happens to be the "Me-Oji" painting from Paint with Sara Hickman Designs. You can get the course on SkillShare.

Enter EPIC you!

You know you want to connect with those you love IRL.

You know you want to create memories.

You know you want to take your hand at a painting party.

Well, I have the hook up for you! Get this free checklist and stencil to paint your first canvas!



Ch Ch Changes

If there is one thing that is consistent with Sara Hickman Designs it is that I change with the changes that head my way.

When I started out on this journey it was to make a difference. I wanted to empower teachers to make learning fun again. Academic does not have to equal boring, repetitive, or busy work. Somewhere along the way, I think we as teachers and parents have lost that. We teach them how to take a test. We are worried when they can't write their letters at 3. We tell them at the start of the year you have to have this score on this test to move on at the end of the year.

How does that make learning fun?
Who wants to spend their kid years doing an hour and a half of homework in the 3rd grade?
Who wants to have homework in Kindergarten?

Don't get me wrong not all of life has to be fun and games, but when they are kids -- they need to be able to be kids.

Studies have even shown the more senses you get involved while learning the more active the brain is absorbing the …

Monday Muse Edition 5

So I am totally in love with that is Steampunk right now. The earthy colors, the sumptuous Victorian attire, with the mix of hardness from the antiquated props and the ingenuity of a world that never was ...

I mean really top hats, ruffles, corsets, skeleton keys, gears, and cogs. 

I decided I would pull 3 similar, but different schemes for your weekly inspiration. They are all so beautiful in their own ways.

Seriously, how can I work this into my life without looking like I am wearing a costume?
See you next time! We are getting close to pre-season football ya'll. Fall is right around the corner!

13 Reason Why You WANT to be in the Cool Kid

1. Because being a cool kid is the 'shhpoopy' - as it is said around here.
2. Because being a cool kid gets you cool shhpoopy. (Like Fa La La Friday Graphics)
3. Because being a cool kid gets you free shhpoopy. (Like free coloring pages)
4. Because being a cool kid is something that everyone wanted to be at some point and time.
5. Because being a cool kid puts you in the know.
6. Because being a cool kid gets you attention.
7. Because being a cool kid is special.
8. Because being a cool kid is like being a VIP.
9. Because being a cool kid is way cooler than just being a kid.
10. Because being a cool kid gets you discounts.
11. Because being a cool kid is good for your health. (Coloring may relax you. Relaxing is good.)
12. Because being a cool kid is just way awesome.

and last but not least ...

13. Because being a cool kid is just cool.

So, I ask. Would you like to be a cool kid?

Fill out this form right here. I will hook you up with some free coloring pages!