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Julie and Candice have been friends for almost sixteen years. It all began when our little red heads started going to preschool together. We became fast friends and found that there was a unique creative energy for life between us. We started to train for a half marathon and ran furiously in the early mornings dreaming about everything we could imagine while breathing in the fresh air. We shared recipes and cooking tips, gardening, home decorating, and even how to get a child to potty train. Through the years our friendship has grown as our children have, candice moved about an hour away, yet we still would meet at our favorite restaurants and vintage thrift stores. Finding all the hidden treasures of the area, while tasting the newest and most exotic olives and cheeses from our local farmers market. We love junk shopping and then going to anthropology to drool over their displays. Candice and Julie are a creative team with unexplained synergy, a love for things forgotten, and endless dreamers for finding beauty everyday.



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Candice Elton lives in a little town in the mountains. She, with her husband Rich, is raising their five children in the fresh air with lots of room to run and imagine. She is a lover of nature and all things that wiggle. She is a farm girl on the outside and an artist on the inside. She runs, bikes, and did her first Tri last year. She is an author of children's books for Gibbs Smith publishing. You can find her on any given day running like a chicken with her head cut off, loving every minute of it.

Come see her blog:
www.thesparrowspost.blogspot.com

Julie Collings lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband Matt and their four children. She loves making art everyday, growing flowering things, wearing an apron and cooking with real butter, laughing out loud, reading late into the night, finding vintage treasures, walking early in the morning before the sun is up, and listening to very loud music. She teaches school and writes books for Klutz Press and North Light Books.

Come visit her blog at:
www.theadventuresofbluegirlxo.blogspot.com

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