Christmas · Family · good food · hope · inspirational · Jayme H. Mansfield · Jesus

My Own Christmas Miracle

The perennial Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street, has tugged at hearts since its release way back in 1947. This Christmas season, I found my own miracle. It was far away from the movie’s New York City setting. Instead, it happened in the heart of Denver, downtown on a snow struck eve– Miracle on Larimer Street.… Continue reading My Own Christmas Miracle

Boys · children · Family · motherhood · Retirement · Teaching

The Two Reasons I “Retired”

Saying goodbye. That’s never come easily for me. Especially when it’s time to let go of parts of my life that have largely defined, shaped, edified, and even challenged me. Nearly thirty years ago, I slammed on the brakes from the fast-track advertising world, pulled a u-ey, and headed down the “so you want to… Continue reading The Two Reasons I “Retired”

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November Updates and Events

Piggy Toes Art Studio

The saying goes, “When pigs fly…”

We at Piggy Toes Art Studio believe nothing is impossible, so we’re in full flight with exciting new offerings and events.
Ladies Art & Wine Night

Fridays, 7-10 PM – Sign Up Now!

Rock on with our long-time favorite class—each month features a unique and inspiring subject, quality and varied art materials, and dedicated, thoughtful art instruction. All of this is coupled with food, drink, laughter, and friends in the most relaxing and uplifting studio in town!


*Something to consider… each of these themes could be adapted to create a beautiful piece of art to be made into holiday cards.

Cost:   $35.00 (with a yummy treat and/or drink to share)
$45.00 (traveling light and just bringing yourself)

Canvas & Coffee (minimum 5 artists)

Wednesdays, 9 AM – 12 PM – Sign Up Now!

A beautiful way to spend a morning…good food, great friends, and gorgeous art! This class is similar to the beloved evening classes with supplied materials, and art instruction enjoying a variety of subjects and mediums (acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and mixed media). This is a perfect class for those not-so-night owls or anyone wanting to add an additional art class to their monthly repertoire.

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Art · Award winning novel · Forgiveness · France · Historical Fiction · Inspiration

Chasing the Butterfly: One Year’s Flight

Highlights:  My Novel’s One-Year Anniversary Having a little fun with Oprah…perhaps she’ll consider it next year! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the release of my debut novel, Chasing the Butterfly, and I can solidly say, it’s been a year I don’t ever want to forget…it’s going down in this girl’s personal history book!… Continue reading Chasing the Butterfly: One Year’s Flight

Army hockey · children · Family · God · Jesus · Lord · Minnesota Wilderness · motherhood · new cadet · parenting · raising up kids · son · West Point · West Point class of 2019

West Point Bound

I Blinked…and He Grew Up When Mother’s Day rolled around, I was inspired to write about our three boys, ages 14, 17, and 20. Well, it didn’t happen. I’ll blame it on being too busy with all my “mom” duties. Since I can count on the boys to continually supply hearty subject matter, I’ll revisit… Continue reading West Point Bound