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If you’ve ever felt confused about life; like life is an art form that you can’t quite master…this is the perfect place for you.  Let’s learn from each other, let’s get inspired, let’s try new things.

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Well, hello there!

Hi.  I’m Amy.  I’m into writing stories, drawing inspiration from every day occurrences, learning new skills, and learning from the lives of others.  Thanks for coming by.  Get comfortable and stay a while.

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The Art of the Moment

Photography should be timeless…the kind of thing you’ll be proud to hang on your wall for years to come.  Portraits from your session will capture life just as it is.  That’s the art of the moment.

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The Art of Design

The Art of Design is all about creating something that showcases your brand, event, cause…just how you envisioned it.  Let me create something fresh and modern for you to print out and share. 

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DIY Playroom | the big reveal

DIY Playroom “Ellie and I were just playing downstairs.  I heard something run down the steps and I figured it was one of the dogs.  Then a small person flung themselves on to my back.  ‘Up.  UP.  UP,’ she said.  Haven.  She was talking about the...

DIY Play Kitchen | DIY Art Spaces

DIY Play Kitchen & DIY Art Spaces This week I’m show casing a super cute-cool-awesome playroom I designed {and executed with help from my dad} for my niece.  If you missed the introductory post, you can see it here.  Yesterday I showed you how we installed a...

DIY Playroom Loft

If you missed it, here is a link to yesterday’s introductory post to the DIY playroom project I took on for my sister and her sweet daughter Elliot.  Today I’m showing off the DIY Playroom Loft we added to the space. When I start any project–whether...

I’m On The Move

Amy Allender and The Art of Living are on the move.  I’ve been living in limbo for many months now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I’ve officially moved out of Minot, ND and will be relocating to beautiful Rapid City, SD in the fall.  Until then I’ll be blogging and sweating in New Mexico.

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Explore the Art of Projects.  Check out the latest DIY before & afters and tutorials.

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Fresh, inspiring content five days a week.  You’ll find stories of projects, misadventures, inspiring people, and devotionals inspired by real life…applicable to real life.

Inspired Offerings

My skills net is pretty wide, and always growing.  Be on the lookout for new services for hire coming soon.  {Photobooths, home improvement help…}  In the meantime…check out the services I currently offer.

Bright Ideas

Look around.  Get inspired by projects, before & afters, devotionals, travel ideas, and so much more.  I work hard to find and share bright ideas that you’ll find useful.

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