Encouragement, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration, Printables

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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DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

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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Art, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

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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Home Decor, Home Renovation, Inspiration

Colonial on the Creek

Just days after completing the last of what seemed like hundreds of projects on our second home remodel (which took us years to complete because we worked on it on weekends, after work, and in between taking care of little ones), and breathing a giant sigh of relief, my husband and I purchased our third home to remodel: The colonial on…

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DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

Antique Containers and What to do with Them

As I mentioned in my previous post, antiquing is my favorite way to find unique items to decorate my home.  While shopping with my sister-in-law one Saturday, we ran across these cuties in a store in her area: This post contains affiliate links. We kept spotting antique containers filled with succulents like these all over the store, but we were…

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DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Love Farmhouse Style? Go Antiquing!

Farmhouse style first stole my heart last century-in 1999.  I was in college at the time and living at home with my parents.  (I know, I am overwhelming you with my exciting ways, aren’t I?)  While other kids my age were out living it up in the city, I was at home making blankets from old scraps of fabric, sketching…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

The Making of a Family (Sign)

Some time ago our church was working through purging some “goodies” that had accumulated in storage.  The staff asked if members might have any interest in these items, and if so, to please take them home. Because I am so fond of free junk, I grabbed a handful of treasures and packed our already full-of-children vehicle with lots of crap…

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Home Renovation, Inspiration

The Mulberry House

In June of 2016, my husband and I accomplished a goal we’d dreamed about for many years.  We had gutted, renovated, and sold a house that had sat empty for 8.5 years.  The sense of achievement I felt after completing that project is indescribable.  As soon as we handed over the keys to our friends, I felt anxious to begin…

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