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candy colored studio podcast episode 184 - running too fast, doing too much? pushed to your limit & about to fall apart?

candy colored studio podcast episode 184 - running too fast, doing too much? pushed to your limit & about to fall apart?
what are your tell-tale signs that you’re simply saying “yes” to too many things or overscheduling yourself & your family? hear all about some recent epic fails in parenting & life – all due to running too fast. it’s definitely something i have to constantly be aware of, reevaluate, reassess and make a new plan. i’ll share some things that are helping me, and i’ll also be super raw about where i am and things i’ve accepted that might not go back to a “previous normal” of sorts.

candy colored studio podcast episode #182 - SWEETlady: ondalynn lewis vance

ondalynn lewis vance katrina berg

ondy sydney gary grad

did you miss so many friends during pandemic like i did? i found my heart swelling with gratitude for all the dear friends who made a positive impact in my life and so many others. i started sharing about these amazing women who i call “SWEETladies”. ondalynn lewis vance is one of those extra special friends who made my college years so bright, fun & enriching. hear about some of our many adventures together and some of the incredible lessons i learned being her friend. love you ondy!!! 

candy colored studio podcast episode #177 - adam & eve: the fall...or was it?!

eve garden of eden heavenly mother tree of life art oil painting

eve garden of eden tree of life divine feminine heavenly mother art oil painting

"eve & asherah [a mother-daughter portrait]" 28x36 oil on wood

let's chat about all things adam & eve, how we can learn from their journey and what blessings do we enjoy because of their Fall? i've been researching across different of christian thoughts as well as from a messianic jewish perspective too. so many different feelings and impressions...some scientific, some symbolic...all led me to deeper possibilities -- ultimately, making the old testament feel alive and new in a way.

candy colored studio podcast episode #173 - christmas edition: children's books

best christmas holiday books for kids family

best christmas holiday books for kids family

one of my favorite things during the holidays is to ready holiday books with our kiddos. for many years, i gave a book to each kiddo during christmas. we keep them in a very accessible place during the season and read them constantly…most years, well into the next year. in this episode i’ll share some of our favorite books from our collection. you’ll find links to each book.

candy colored studio podcast episode #171 - SWEETlady ashley mickelson berg

candy colored studio podcast episode #171 - SWEETlady ashley mickelson berg

ashley mickelson berg bake

talking about all things sweet lady ashley today! this sister-in-law is the queen of fun and has the best eye for design. she is always up for a party and takes the time to make special moments. enjoy learning about this amazing sister of mine. love you ash!

candy colored studio podcast episode #162 - being a prepper in life and business

prepping for business and life katrina berg candy colored studio
do you consider yourself a prepper? i don’t consider myself a “serious” prepper, but i have facets of my personal life as well as in my business where i prefer to feel prepared. it’s always a work in progress, i’m always learning new things. i’ve had some disasters-of-a-sort in both areas of my life and it’s taught me so much. and how about you? when the pandemic hit, in what areas of your life did you feel prepared and what did you find needed improvement? and now, 18 months later -- are you still learning and prepping like me?!

candy colored studio podcast episode #161 - under promise, over deliver, & some unexpected results

eiffel tower spring painting katrina berg thick paint

eiffel tower painting paris contemporary art katrina berg french series

in our personal lives, as well as in our careers, it’s easy for many of us “people pleasers” lol to feel that happiness & success only come from giving our all and even more often -- way more than what is expected or anticipated. don’t get me wrong, it served me well in so many situations -- but the expectations started to weigh on me and the only way i could feel less anxiety, depression & stress was for me to let go of it all, reevaluate, and make a new plan. let’s look at 5 examples of how the principle of under promise & overdeliver can make a great difference in our lives and the lives of those we love and associate with along our journey.

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

candy colored studio podcast episode #160 - where homework, mustard seeds & seeking truth collide

barn artist katrina berg midway utah candy colored studio

how do you go from mere busywork to something more substantial and sustaining in learning? how do we know that something is true when there are so many sources asking for our attention? it’s back to school season and many of us inside & outside of the classroom are pursuing truth. we’ll chat about possible good, better, and best when it comes to learning for our children as well as for ourselves. 

candy colored podcast episode #159 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part vi)

sacred grove oil painting lds art katrina berg artist midway utah

angel art oil painting katrina berg midway utah

part six of this series on choice! maybe, like me, you’re looking around lately and seeing that as well-intended as most of it is -- there seems to be choices being made “for our good” at school, in our activities, at work, in our neighborhoods, communities, in our families, and even at church. while i’m truly grateful that so many have our best in mind, i do believe that there is a very fine line between supporting, inviting, encouraging, & guiding...AND the other side, which can be choosing, dictating, controlling, demanding and manipulating. let’s consider some of the places and ways that these are happening and find the best way to navigate it all for us individually and within our families.

candy colored studio podcast episode #156: latest framed mini circle collection & 12 happy thoughts

framed mini custom circle oil painting katrina berg candy colored studio

framed custom mini circle oil paintings by artist katrina berg of the candy colored studio

sharing twelve happy thoughts that have been lifting my spirits these past few months. also, info about my latest framed mini circle collection. you can make suggestions of colors or subjects you’d like to see in my series, or better yet: collaborate with me to create your own custom circle mini.

 

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

do you ever stress about your time usage and just plain feeling overwhelmed? maybe you’ve even considered giving up on your passion because life is just so heavy?! but then you realize that you won’t find happiness if you quit. you know deep inside that you have a superpower --- something that you can give to others...a very simple or specific way to bring light or beauty or love, support and kindness. well we need you! Here are some ideas that have helped me and i hope that your heart will tell you even more ideas as you listen.

my mother’s day collection at la petite maison antiques in draper utah is available! 8 pieces, some hummingbirds and fairy wren to represent mothering our small flocks, also some florals that will never wilt and local mapstacts to mark special spots. named after favorite french songs and singers...a couple from enzo enzo’s album about a mother’s songs. (“chansons d’une maman”)

 

candy colored podcast episode #144 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part ii)

as long as you're living painting katrina berg candy colored studio

"as long as you're living" 4x4 oil on wood, named after the song by cyrille aimée

in this second part of the series, we’ll consider ways to live the united order now and explore more ideas to do with learning for ourselves about these topics. we’ll discuss more about marion g. romney’s talk on the differences between socialism and the united order. also, experiences with riots & political unrest as well as propaganda, critical thinking -- learning how to think for ourselves instead of merely thinking the way someone else suggests. next week you’ll hear a special interview with guest and dear friend: julia lowe. can’t wait!

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