Julie Kittredge: Artist, Speaker, Coach and Course Creator for the Intentional Woman & Creative Entrepreneur
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Day 100: 100 Days
 

WE did it!! WE -- you and me. We DID it!!

You guys, I did not do this alone. I learned a lot about community through this experience and this was community at it's finest.

I could not have done this without the support of my husband. If you knew how far we've come as a couple you would understand how monumental this support is to me. We've been through some @#$%. This collaboration between us is the icing on the cake of a redeeming season.

I could not have done it without your support. You have been the breath of encouragement through well timed words and well timed purchases. What a ride.

This has been worth every second of energy, time, struggle, and milestone celebration.

Keep pursing gratitude.

Celebrate the little things as though they are epic.

Cultivate a prayer life that watches for the answers.

Be willing to change yourself before you try changing anything else.

And never forget you are not alone, you are loved, and you have more influence in your life than you realize.

If you are local, I will be at the Mount Prospect French Market TOMORROW with some new items -- Come say "Hi!"

With so much gratitude xoxo

-- Julie


Pendant Light

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$100

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Day 99: 100 Days
 

Top 10 Things I learned over the 100 Days:

  1. My husband really really loves me. Really loves me. 
  2. I am more creative than I thought. 
  3. If you commit yourself to something and show up everyday - you can accomplish and grow more than you ever thought possible. 
  4. I live in a community that is eager to support local art. 
  5. The dreams God places in your soul are worth fighting for. Even if it takes 25 years. 
  6. Major projects like this are not sustainable for the long term. But are sometimes necessary in the short term. 
  7. The journey of becoming more yourself is not smooth but it is worth pursuing, worth the bumps, worth the risks. 
  8. I have gained a confidence that I did not have when I started. 
  9. Baring your soul is risky. But that is what people relate to. Because we all have souls. And we have more in common than we realize. 
  10. When things come crashing down, there are many ways to respond. You choose your response. Pick up the pieces and focus on your next right thing.

 


Set of .... ONE Kitchen ContaineR (WAs going to be 3)

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$45

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Day 98: 100 Days
 

“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ― E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

I have a handful of women in my life who have my heart. They walked with me when I was drowning in toddlers and babies. They took me in when I was most broken. They have cried with me. Celebrated with me. Prayed with and for me. Thrown parties for me. Loved my quirks. Been honest about things that need change. Affirmed the things that I'm afraid to step out in. Shared meals with me. I surely don't deserve them, but they are a true treasure to me. I receive so much more from them than I give. Gold for the soul. Worth pursuing this rare treasure - find the kind of women who make you a better version of you. The kind of women whose character you want to emulate. And never let them go. 

I feel the same way about these 100 Days. I have received so much from you - the ones who have supported this journey both through commenting on the words I share and buying the pieces that speak to your heart.  Thank you for helping me to persevere through these 100 Days!! Just two more days!!! 


Heirloom Mobile

Leather. Teak. Ceramic. My three fave materials. 

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$98

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Day 97: 100 Days
 

I've learned .....

I've learned the trick to keeping the houseplants alive .... water them once a week. For real. It works! 

I've also learned the trick of how to respond to people rather than react in the moment. Stop talking. There is often more power in silence than there is in the last word. 

I've learned that if you are willing to be vulnerable, it opens the flood gates for others to do so as well. Everyone has a hard story to tell. 

I've learned that the more true I've become to my story and my willingness to always grow, learn, and change ... the less I care about what other people think.  

I've learned that growth sometimes hurts and the idea of change is more scary than the actual change itself. But both are worth it. Every. Time. 

I've learned that I can survive that one thing I was most afraid of. And that I have more responsibility and more power and more control than I realized over my heart, my attitudes, my choices, my journey, my legacy. 


Stack of 8 Dessert Bowls.

Each color represents the main colors used throughout the 100 Days. 

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$97

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Day 96: 100 Days
 

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Van Gogh

Being outdoors feeds my soul. 

It refreshes my spirit. 

It clarifies the mind. 

I'm a camper. A hiker. I prefer to exercise outside. I prefer to eat dinner outside. Someday ... I will live on a lake. Or in the mountains. Someday .... Until then, I will camp and backpack and hike and create a little backyard oasis ... with windchimes. 

 


3 Windchimes - sold separately

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Small - $30

Medium - $35

Large - $40 

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Day 95: 100 Days
 

It's been 95 days. If you have been with me since the beginning of this project, it's likely you have seen a theme throughout the days -- a message of Change. Of working on yourself. Of hope. Of empowerment. Of Grace. Of healing. But I would be remiss if I ended these 100 Days without mentioning the role of my faith in this journey. 

I am intentionally not preachy.  I am intentionally cautious about over-spiritualizing. I am sensitive to the fact that not all who have followed along will agree with my opinions about the role of faith in the healing process or how it influences my choices. It's not religion to me. It's a way of life. It's a personal heart journey with the One who has made all of this possible.

While my faith journey has been rocky, it has also been a constant source of strength. While I have experienced frustration, disillusionment, hurt, and disappointment in The Church -- I have also spent the time to explore, navigate, pray through, reflect on, and wrestle with what a faith walk looks like for me. One that is authentic, real, raw, worth sharing and grounded in Love and Grace. 

What i know for sure is that God has been by my side every step of the way. Even when I couldn't see what the heck he was doing with my life. Even when I felt like no-one could hear my cries for help. Even when my story felt hopeless. While I couldn't see or feel it at the time, His gentle hand was on my life, guiding each step, giving me the gift of understanding slowly over time. I may have had periods of turning my back on The Church but I have never turned my back on God. Even now, I am still healing and learning what it looks like to be part of the The Church in ways that feel authentic to me. The truth is ...  The Church, when it's working well, is a beautiful support system. God has gifted me with a beautiful core group of friends who have shown me what The Church is supposed to look like. They have loved me through the rough patches and have spoken healing truth into my life. But it has taken time to develop and a willingness to be vulnerable. 

I share this with you because I believe there is a LOT of woundedness out there. Woundedness that has created confusion, doubt, and disillusionment - spiritually. Our souls are walking wounded and if we don't recognize that our souls are fragile, then we won't address it's need for healing - lasting spiritual healing. 

God has used this 100 Day journey as a big part of my own healing process. YOU have been part of my healing process. I don't know the next phase of the journey, but I do know that I have been changed in these 100 Days of exercising my creativity and pouring my heart's cry out into the world. Watching God unravel the details of this 25 year dream of becoming a potter has been transformational and validating. Keep praying friends. If you've quit The Church - I totally get it. But don't quit your faith journey. Persevere. It's where the healing happens. Pray, Watch. Wait. He is FOR you.

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8


Set of 6 Blue & White Mugs

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$95

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