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I’m writing this post on the flight home yet by the time I post, I will most likely be home snuggled in with all three babies by my side. I have so much to say about this experience yet am still processing through the whirlwind of this past week! The night before I was going to be on the show I was just sick with nerves and Chris sat me down and said, ” Case. What are you so afraid of? Look at all the support you have around you. And if you’re goal is to honor & please God then you can’t lose, it doesn’t matter what people think.” He put on some soft music ( from his phone) while we talked and then he took me ice skating in Central Park. It couldn’t have been a more magical evening….Christmas in New York City. Staying in a nice hotel that NBC provided. It was all a gift. 


We ice skated with the glow of Christmas lights and the city buildings behind us. We ate dinner in the city and even stopped by Toys R Us to get a quick video of the huge dino there for Aiden. 

I’m so thankful to my parents who watched Aiden and Ainsleigh and to Chris’ mom for keeping Apple. I’m grateful for all the love and support that you have shown me and my family. I’m forever thankful for the opportunity and all of the opportunities this has lead to. 






I just feel incredibly undeserving & humbled and grateful. Truly. Just for all the kindness. 





New York City at Christmas is breathtaking. The lights, the people- it’s like stepping into another world. 

I talked to Aiden yesterday morning on the phone and while I know he was a having a blast at meme & poppies and receiving an outpouring of love…. I could hear in his voice that he needed him mama home. Home is where I belong. So now I am off to snuggle these babies.

** I was prepared to answer 5 questions for the show but the time got cut really short on air…so I am going to answer them here this week in case anyone is interested!
Happy weekend! xoxo

Oh and ” on your heart linkup” will be back next Friday!

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December 7, 2012

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  1. Laura Rowe [twirl]

    December 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I turned my tv on to catch you but I was too late! I'm so excited for you and this opportunity and can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. Tracy

    December 7th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    you did a wonderful job! wish they would have started with you! you should be so so proud of yourself.. you give mamas like me hope. god bless.

  3. Catherine

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Simply amazing! God is so good & I love watching Him use you to spread His love. Congratulations & welcome home!

  4. ilene @ muchloveilly

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    already told you this, friend – but you did amazing! you are so classy and beautiful – with so many people who were def cheering and praying for you! love you much! 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I was late, too! I turned on my alarm clock to wake me in time, but the segment aired earlier than I expected. I think I missed it my about 15 minutes. I hate I missed it!

  6. Paige

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I saw it online and you were fabulous! What a wonderful opportunity. Good for you!

  7. Helene

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    so amazing!! I would be so nervous too, but sounds like he got you to feel at ease.

  8. Lindsey Marlor

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    DVR'ed it just to see ya! You did great! xoxo
    lindsey
    http://www.pillowthought.com

  9. Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    You did an awesome job! It made me feel proud to be a business owner! Love to know there are other mom's out there that are devoted to family and running a business! Way to go 🙂

  10. Melissa

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    We were watching! My girls (ages 6 and 4) LOVE your artwork. We were cheering you on! I agree that they should have let you go first… because you're the cutest.

  11. Hanna

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ahhhhhh……Casey!!!!!! You are amazing, inspiring. Wonderful!!!! I an over the moon for you!! Your officially famous!! Wow! How amazing and what a story to tell your sweet angels!!!! God bless you friend!!!!

  12. Mandy @ This Girl's Life

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I watched the video online yesterday and it was so fun – what an opportunity! Congratulations 🙂

  13. J+H @ Beyond The Stoop

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    please post the clip with you soon! us 8-5ers don't get to watch those morning shows 🙁

  14. Audra

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I waited for the show yesterday morning, so that I could see your part – I think you did great! Always so cool to see the people/blogs I follow actually be on something like that. You should be proud of yourself. 🙂
    Audra @ http://audrasally.blogspot.com

  15. Denise

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    You did such a fabulous job! And it is sooooo deserved! So very happy for you! 🙂

  16. Denny Burk

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Dear Casey, I left you and Chris a note on Facebook telling you what a fantastic job you did on the show. I'm pasting the link to your segment here in case you didn't get it: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50102335.

    Again, great job!

  17. Natalie @ NS Pottery

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Girl, you were awesome! I'm so excited for you and all the opportunities that God is giving you!

  18. Emily

    December 7th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Casey, you did so great! Please do share the rest of the answers you had prepared! Congratulations!

  19. toi

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    i am so happy for you and chris is write "…if you're goal is to honor & please God then you can't lose, it doesn't matter what people think."

    such beautiful words 🙂

  20. Stephanie H.

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    yay! Casey – I'm so happy for you to have had this experience. I can't wait to hear more about it!

  21. Anne Hill

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Oh that sounds magical! What a great opportunity!

  22. RosyRilli

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I missed it live but made sure to look it up on the website. You did great! Congratulations again on the amazing opportunity.

  23. Franchesca

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Casey you did a beautiful job. I can totally see how that would just send your nerves through the roof but you were so natural. Thank you for just being you. You inspire me more than you know!

    xoxo

  24. Lynn

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    You did so great Casey. You looked amazing and such a great way to get Little Artsy out there for more people to enjoy. It was also fun to hear you talk. Its funny how just hearing your voice and seeing your mannerisms can show us blogging world more of who you are. Great job and what a blessing.

  25. Meghan Newsom

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    just so incredibly happy for you. god has given you a voice, a talent, and a platform to use it. i just can't wait to see what else he does in your life sweet friend.

  26. Ragan

    December 7th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    i missed the show too, i want to see it!!! what a huge honor and blessing, you have a great attitude about it. so happy for you!!

  27. Tani stevenson

    December 7th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I wish I could have seen it! It was too late for us 🙁 sad we don't have DVR. You should post a link when you get a chance! I bet you were amazing, and your time in New York sounds magical.

  28. Beth

    December 7th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Loved watching — you did SO great! Seriously, you didn't appear nervous at all on screen & you were so well-spoken. God bless 🙂

  29. Mallorie Owens

    December 7th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Love this! I've always thought NYC at Christmas time would be such a wonderful thing to see! Glad you were able to enjoy it a bit. You did an AMAZING job, congrats friend! 🙂

  30. Arieliona

    December 7th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I just looked it up online, you did great! You seemed so natural and comfotable…I would have been a complete wreck! I just wish they had given you more time. I wanted to hear more about how you balance it all! I would love if you wrote a post on that subject, because I've played around with the idea of starting a business but just am not quite sure how I could juggle it all… <3 Ariel @ crashingthroughglass.blogspot.com

  31. Lauren

    December 7th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    NY really is beautiful during Christmas! Casey, I wish that you had been able to answer all of the questions…They should have put you first! 😉 But you did wonderful and I am happy that you got the opportunity to show the world your heart. You are going to do great things….that is quite obvious. You have a heart of gold. You inspire SO many people. Honestly, you have been a huge impact on my life as a mother & person…so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    xo
    lauren

  32. nicole everett

    December 7th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    You did fantastic!!
    We're you able to connect with the other ladies on the show? Will you be promoting them on your giveaways?

  33. Debby

    December 7th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I saw you. It took me a couple of seconds to realize it was you. They are always in a hurry…..they need to give everyone the same amount of time. You looked so nice and did well.

  34. Annie

    December 8th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I absolutely loved your segment! I wish it had been longer, but I'm glad you'll be answering the questions here, because I'd love to hear more!

    I'm so jealous you got to visit NYC at Christmastime! I'm sure it was beautiful. It sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  35. Sarah Creighton

    December 8th, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing experience that "grew" you.

  36. Erin

    December 8th, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Sooo good Casey. You didn't seem nervous at all. I'm so glad you two enjoyed your time there. Memories for a lifetime!

  37. Blair Gunn

    December 8th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I've been reading your blog for a few months now and I've really come to love it. I recently started writing myself and as I came across a journal entry of a TED talk that I wanted to write about, I thought it would be something that you would love. When I heard the talk, I was pregnant with my first child. I thought I was having a girl, so I wrote out each word of the talk for her to read some day. I had a little boy, but I'll save the journal entry for any little girls in my future:) It's called "B" by Sarah Kay.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter.html

  38. Leah

    December 8th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    You did a fabulous job, Casey! 🙂 I know that you're glad to be home, but that was an amazing opportunity for you! The ice skating would have been so much fun, too! Hugs!

  39. Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I'm so sad I missed it! I'm sure you did amazing though 🙂

  40. natalia

    December 8th, 2012 at 4:37 am

    i didn't see the actual show, but i went to bed praying for you & started again when i woke this morning. i am confident that you were a beauty & brought Him glory! so proud of you. now, welcome home mamas. enjoy your littles snuggles like never before!
    XO

  41. Nicole Buckingham

    December 8th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    'thought of you a ton over the past few days.

    'thought about what that moment must have felt like, from the inside.

    'thought "I hope she knows just how many hearts are cheering on her sweet soul, from the outside".

    I didn't get to see it but know that no matter how it went you have already inspired so many to live more creative and true lives.

    You are already relevant and important and good enough… to us.

    Cheers to you and your courage.

    xo,
    Nicole

  42. Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Casey! So excited FOR you. God is blessing you and your hard work and you are accepting it so humbly and graciously…very inspiring!

  43. Fairy Baby

    December 10th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Casey, you are soooo deserving!
    It's my humble opinion but I'm sure many people agree 🙂
    All the effort and passion and time you put into inspiring others will keep paying off, of that I'm sure.
    Always follow your heart and know you can't go wrong if you "try to please God" (as a wise man told you :)).
    Greets from Belgium,
    Oana

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