Art, Encouragement, Family Life, Inspiration, Printables

Wherever You Are, Be ALL There

Have you seen them?  They’re absolutely everywhere.  You know, the ones who can’t stop staring. I see them in restaurants while dining with my family.  They’re preparing to eat with their families too, except–they’re not really there. I imagine them as human versions of moths and mosquitoes, hunched over their metaphorical “bug zappers”, uncontrollably drawn in by the glow of…

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Slow Down, Little Momma. You’ve Got a Long Way To Go

Motherhood is the most rewarding, life-giving, inspiring, fantastic job on the planet. Except…when it’s not. It’s a little bit more frowned upon in certain women’s circles to admit how exhausting, depleting, depressing, and frustrating it can be. Not many people like to discuss the post-birth one-size-fits-all mesh underwear that give you the appearance of a bonafide sumo wrestler, or how…

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Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

My best friend Nicole is my real-life super hero. My real-life super hero endured sexual abuse from a close family member for most of her childhood. Nicole and I became friends as teenagers, not terribly long after her abuser had chosen to take his own life.  She was only 14. Over the years I have watched Nicole bravely and tirelessly…

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Home

You can be in countless places in my home state and randomly and without notice shout out “O-H!” at the top of your lungs and people will not look at you strangely or think you’ve gone insane. In fact, they will more-often-than-not respond to you with a smile, and then proceed to excitedly and voluntarily throw their arms up over…

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Be Who He Made You To Be

Be who He made you to be. Really, that’s pretty self-explanatory and all that truly needs to be said. But I fully realize that I, personally, need to stop and meditate on that first sentence for more than just a nanosecond, because lately it has been showing up in my life on a regular, noticeable, persistent basis. In fact, it…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make Art Out of an Old Door

I’m not sure if you would prefer I be honest with you about this project or lie directly to your face. If we’re being perfectly honest, like the flavor of BFF honest that informs you the color of your kitchen is reminiscent of baby crap smeared on your walls or that your deviled eggs could use some improvement; that kind…

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How to Make a Storage Crate From a Pallet

My husband gets me.  Through and through.  He knows what I love.  He likes what I do.  Rhyme intended. After all these many married years, he is fully aware that my DIY projects are never ceasing, and I’m pretty sure he’s cool with it.  I know this because he is amazing enough to bring pallets home for me from work,…

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Decorate Your Child’s Room With a Custom Personalized Painting

Kids want to know they are special and unique.  That you see them and love them.  They want to know you know and appreciate the little things about them like their favorite colors, animals, objects and activities. Do they like motorcycles or robots?  Flowers or birdies?  Biking or baseball?  Lady bugs or butterflies?  Music or dance?  Red or blue?  Pink…

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