Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pallet Wood Pocket

I Have had this pallet scrap piece hanging around since I wrote my second book, Wood Pallet Wonders 
Wood Pallet Wonders

Pallet Wood Pocket
I am not sure what it was leftover from, but I suddenly saw a wall pocket.
Pallet Wood Pocket

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Verses

Inspiring verse about second chances
Happy Sunday! While watching a recent football game, the officials blew the whistles and called a do-over. The announcers discussed how rare it was to see a do-over in a college game. They said that when they were younger a do-over was the common call in a game of backyard football, but getting another "free" chance in college ball is rare. I think as we get older we live and act as if we are never allowed a do-over. Thankfully, God does not feel this way. He is a God who gives second, third...hundredth chances. Jesus gives us a fresh start daily. Better yet, he does not remember our past mistakes, but he wipes the slate clean and does not see or recognize our past mistakes. God says, "It is never too late to make a different choice, to turn around, to get a do-over." Let's rest in and be grateful for that truth.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover

I bought this rolling cart from the thrift store about six months ago...
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
It was in rough shape, but for the price, I decided if I only used the locking,rolling wheels off of it, it was worth it.  It had a rusted, holey metal top on it that I removed when I brought it home. And then somehow, it became a wood storage shelf in the workshop.
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
I finally decided to clean it out and see if it was salvageable as a kitchen cart. After some sanding and scraping of the glue (wood putty, caulking??),
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
 I decided some paint and reclaimed wood and this little cart would be ready to roll into a new life.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday Verses

devotional on helping and loving others.
Happy Sunday! Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? We all have and it can be paralyzing. When we find ourselves stuck in life, it is hard to act or do anything for fear of making the wrong choice. When I find myself in these tough, tight spots, the one thing I know I can do to get "unstuck" is to love and help others. We need each other, we need to share our lives with each other. When we encourage and inspire others to do good, we find the hard choices become easier and the weights that bog us down lighten. Support and uplift others, and you will free yourself. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Farmhouse Sign for Fall

Before I share my newest sign for fall, it is time to announce the 
WINNER of the Fusion Mineral Paint Giveaway...
Kristen Decker! Kristen, please email me to receive your paint! Thanks to all who entered.
Fusion Mineral Paint
Hubby recently took apart some old pallets we had lying around. Some narrow, grey, boards were calling to be joined together for a sign. Mind you, I had no idea what sign, but I secured them together to create a 40" x 28" blank sign board.
stencil a sign for fall
I decided I wanted a farmhouse look which for me, means white and black. After painting the background, I used individual letter stencils to create a sign perfect for fall.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday Verses

Inspiring Verse on Being the Light for Others
Happy Sunday! It takes less than five minutes of listening to the news to know that there is a great deal of despair and darkness in the world. We also know that light overcomes darkness, but the thought of trying to shine in overwhelming gloom can be daunting. Do not feel like you have to be the biggest and brightest light around. Be a light in small ways right where you are to the people in front of you: give someone a kind word, ask people how they are and LISTEN, check in on people, take a friend's children for an hour or two, share a meal, spend actual time with someone (not virtual, social media time). And, remember to take care of yourself and power YOUR light be spending time with Jesus.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fusion Mineral Paint Giveaway

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*
Thank you all for your positive responses to my painted cupboards (SEE HERE).
Fusion Mineral Paint Giveaway
I completely forgot to include some pertinent information, sorry! 
(I was given free product. However, the opinions are completely my own.)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint

After trying to squeeze as much fun into a summer, I decided to finally finish painting my cupboards this past week, and I am sooooo happy with them.
Painting Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
It was really an easy project and I think I have about 25 hours max into the whole kitchen.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Verses

Inspiring Verse on Walking in Other's ShoesHappy Sunday! Even though it has been several years since my baby son died, I remember clearly the well-meaning words of some people. I was told things like, "It is for the best that he died, a heart transplant would have been so hard." Or, "He died for a reason." Or, "It was God's plan." And while I know people were trying to comfort me, I wanted to scream, "STOP, you have no idea what it is like to hold your child while he dies." God came to this earth as man so that he could walk in our shoes and we are called to do the same for each other. We need to give each other genuine empathy. We need to cry with each other, not just for people and get "in the trenches" with each other. We must remember that everyone has a story and we need to see each other like Christ sees us-with unconditional love and compassion.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Verses

Inspiring Devotional about Life Being Short
Happy Sunday! Life is short and it can change in an instant. We have all heard this, but a few recent tragedies have once again reminded me that we cannot take this life for granted. Life is fragile--we need to say what we need to say, take chances, forgive even when it is hard, say sorry, mend broken relationships, be healthy, eliminate negativity, spend our precious time on people and things that matter, including on our relationship with Jesus. The older I get, the more I realize how quickly time passes. Life is a gift, let's appreciate it and enjoy it. This week challenge yourself to do something that you have been putting off for another day.

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