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candy colored studio podcast ep. 178 - 11 favorite cookbooks, truckers & a follow up red pill

baking beginners home cook recipes cookbook nigella lawson

plant based beginners recipes cookbook love and lemons

when in a rut or just simply in the need of something new to taste, i dive back into my favorite cookbooks to remember recipes or to find new ones. here are eleven of my favorite cookbooks. some were given at our wedding and others i’ve collected over the years. the ones i go back to again and again are quite often those that are easy to adjust or simply infallible lol. leave your favorites in the comments below!

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 #176 - SWEETlady: christy hansen wilson

candy colored studio podcast episode #176 - SWEETlady: christy hansen wilson

Christy & twins

looking back at the sweetest memories that simply keep on giving...so much laughter and love, so much learned and enjoyed being friends with my beautiful dear friend christy. so much heart, soo much knowledge, and a giggle that is absolutely contagious -- this adventurous friend amazes me with all she has done and continues to do for all of those around her. love you sweetest friend! xoxo

candy colored studio podcast episode #175 - using more discernment while we process, 2022 hopes & dreams

candy colored studio podcast episode #175 - using more discernment while we process, 2022 hopes & dreams
happiest new year! in this episode, we'll dive into hopes & dreams for 2022, some deep thoughts for a blank slate snowy january, room for growth & learning, and the ever-present need for discernment as we process our journey. i'll also share a new favorite channel on youtube: the house of valentina...in which you can watch an episode about january tips below.  above you'll see me implementing one of valentina's tips while painting away in january ;) stay cozy and much love!

candy colored studio podcast episode #174 - the relatives came! & holiday epiphanies

the relatives came by cynthia rylant and stephen gammel learning from family

katrina berg midway utah twins family of 7

have you read the book "the relatives came" by cythia rylant & stephen gammel?! oh it is so fun and wonderfully shows all the beauty & craziness that comes when we spend time with family. during the holidays i learned so much being with family members. here are 5 of the life lessons and epiphanies i pondered & gleaned. we learn so much from family -- whether it's our immediate family, extended family, and even our worldwide human family. thank goodness for this life experiment and learning journey we get to take together!

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 #172 - christmas edition: music

my favorite things painting katrina berg oil floral contemporary

floral oil painting contemporary thick paint birds

what are your favorite christmas albums of your childhood or throughout your life? in this episode i’ll share some of my favorites albums, songs and i’ll even play a couple clips. i’ll share some new songs that just came out and some brand new christmas albums too. “the chosen” had an incredible christmas special last year and this year we went to the theater to enjoy it and their new episode “the messengers”. so much symbolism and new nativity truths to discover and enjoy. merry merry to you and your loved ones!

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 170 - power in the preview & a life lesson redpill

candy colored studio podcast episode 170 - power in the preview & a life lesson redpill

circle art oil on wood floral birds katrina berg

alright artists and creative biz friends. let's chat about the benefits of previewing your collection or show pieces to your collectors ahead of the release/event. what are the benefits? i'll list 12 ways you can give a proper preview and reap the rewards. and for this week's redpill let's talk about life lessons and where we're actually learning most. 

following the money and the thanksgiving proclamation

following the money and the thanksgiving proclamation
have you ever heard of the "thanksgiving proclamation"? i hadn't, and yet it was such a beautiful thing to consider and read this thanksgiving week. i'll link to it below so that you can take a look. you'll also hear a clip of robert f. kennedy jr. talking about censorship and a great transfer of wealth. listen and then research to find out for yourself what you think is really happening right now. more than anything though, i hope you have the very best thanksgiving with all your favorite people and know that you're oh so loved!

candy colored studio podcast episode 168: curating our life and a recent heavenly mother commission

lds art heavenly mother tree of life asherah oil painting

throughout my life i was taught to separate media into two categories: the “imaginary” and “truth”. but what if it’s not that simple? what if there is truth hidden in films and fictional novels? what if there are lies hidden in “the news”? what if all this time i should have been discerning carefully between all the media i am inviting into my thoughts and life journey? what if, like an art exhibit, it’s all curated? should i be carefully curating a life of my own and what does that look like? does it take work? or should i simply allow others to curate my life, thoughts and views along my journey?

i also share about a recent “asherah” or heavenly mother commission: the process, the design, & the symbols included. it’s such a special experience creating alongside collectors, my heavenly parents, and savior. i’ll also share how my collector is including the piece in her holiday traditions -- inviting all to make new connections and revisit sweet things they’ve learned from their heavenly parents & savior. hooray for the holidays and this cozy season!

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary

candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary
catching up with mary was such a treat. it reminded me how important it is to not just celebrate all the good in each other's projects and lives, but also to honestly share about the challenges we’re facing and what they’re teaching us too. thank you mary for sharing so much of your heart. and for giving us a peek behind the scenes of your incredible journey curating this third certain women art show about our heavenly mother. in this episode you’ll hear mary share about her piece and many other pieces in the show. 
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