As many of you know, last week I had to make a sudden, unexpected trip out of town to attend to a big  family emergency!

It wasn’t in my plans, it wasn’t convenient, I had a trillion things hangin’ fire (including Creative Cottage classes!) and I had only one hour to prepare, but I HAD to go because it is my firm belief you must…

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So, I dropped EVERYTHING, jumped in, and did what I had to do!

For several days there was much stress and worry…but things resolved themselves very well and I know I did absolutely the right thing to take the time out, even if there was some chaos left in my wake.

Thanks for your patience and understanding–many of you shared stories of your own emergency “time outs” and unexpected twists of fate, and that really helped.

In this process, I realized…

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Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do!

LIFE has a way of taking over the best laid plans, the tightest calendar, the little empires of mice and men.

So, whatever you feel you have to do, DO IT, unapologetically, proudly, and with purpose!

And then, start again.

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I’m back, better for having gone, closer to family and home than I have ever been!

I’ve posted the November classes for you (click on the Kaitlin’s Creative Cottage Classes on the top right of this post!)

I realize November and December are holiday months and many of you will be out of town or entertaining at home, but I’ve tried to give you lots of creative adventures to chose from in case you just want to play for a few hours! Sign up early–classes have been filling fast…

and thanks, again, for understanding that I live a full, flawed, unpredictable, exciting, amazing life and I am so happy that you’re in it with me!

Happy Autumn!

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Love From The Mistress of Merriment

© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2015. All Rights Reserved.

The Way The Cookie Crumbles

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

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Life got VERY busy this week! Fifteen new things suddenly got added to the “To Do” list and I started feeling that old panic–“too much to do, too much to do!” Instead of running around like crazy to keep up (like I usually you do), I decided, consciously, to slooooow down. Though I’d hoped to get the linen closet  organized, the winter vegetables planted, and my November schedule of classes out…I realized

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that’s just the way the cookie crumbles!

So, I’m a little behind–but I’ve had a lovely week!  I climbed up into my imaginary dream nest

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and read & wrote poems & happily painted in my art journal.

The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls” ~ Dr. Estes from Women Who Run With the Wolves

Soooooooo, it will be this weekend before the November classes are posted–the linen closet may have to wait until a nice rainy day–and the winter veggies will get in the ground in their own time. But for now, I’m busy…

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having fun! Learning to find JOY where I can and to celebrate it with all my heart!

Dancing like no one is watching…

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“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday I promise to post a lovely roster of November classes…meanwhile…

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Love From Kaitlin…learning to LIVE!

© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2015. All Rights Reserved.



Creativity Chix Stained Glass Adventure!

What luscious glass colors to make your own unique, personal totem!

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Hello Funsters!

We’re offering another in our fabulous series of Creativity Chix adventures! We had such fun a Tucson Stained Glass last spring and they’ve offered us a VERY SPECIAL DEAL to come make these stunning glass totems!

The atmosphere is so fun–the staff so helpful–and the projects are so beautiful!

Come join us for a great class…Call Tucson Stained Glass NOW at  520.745.8844 to reserve your seat in this class and mention you are with Creativity Chix in order to get these special rates!


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A Creativity Chix Adventure!

Fused Glass Totem Sculpture:

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October 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

 This is an amazing opportunity!

We will have a 5 hour class, with lots of hands-on help and encouragement!

Class Fee is usually $75.00 + Supplies –but we negotiated a special Creativity Chix special price of $50 + supplies and an extra hour of working time!


Bring all your tools & glue.

You will need at least 1 square foot of clear and lots of odds & ends of COLOR!

Bring in those old fused jewelry pieces, or new 96 COE Rods and glass if you have it.

(Ask Marnie if you have questions.)


A 50% deposit is required when you sign up. UNLESS there is a SERIOUS issue that prevents you from coming, there will be no refunds, the deposit can be held towards another class or store credit.

Instructor: Jack

Hector has designed stands to accommodate your fused piece. We are selling them unpainted, so you can pick the color you want, to accent your finished piece. The price on the stands is $35.

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A week after the workshop we will assemble again briefly to see everyone’s finished pieces and share “Ohhh & Ahhh” moments.

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Tucson Stained Glass

4444 E. Grant Rd #107, Tucson Az. 85712


Email: tucstainedglass@aol.com

Website: tucsonstainedglass.com

Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

       Saturday 10am – 3pm

       Never on Sunday

To Sign Up:

Call Tucson Stained Glass NOW at  520.745.8844 to reserve your seat in this class and mention you are with Creativity Chix in order to get these special rates!


© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2015. All Rights Reserved.