Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Verses

we need to stop comparing ourselves to others
Happy Sunday!  I love wildflowers. Each variety is different and beautiful in its own way. Wouldn't it be absurd if the flowers sat around and compared themselves to each other? But, we compare ourselves to others all the time. God created each of us individually and remarkably. Yet, even when we know this, we still compare just about everything--our homes, children, weight, spouses, jobs, vacations, etc. We need to stop. We need to embrace our individuality, our own strengths and weaknesses, and chose to appreciate those traits we admire in others rather than compare. When we trust and value God's opinion of us, we will not feel the need to compare ourselves with others and we will experience more peace and happiness.  This week, let's appreciate our uniqueness and stop the comparison game.   

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Back to School Box Made from Pallet Wood

Some of you have kiddos back in school already, wow! I know, across the country they all go pretty much the same number of days, but my little birdie that is still at home doesn't start until August 30th. 

With the onset of the new school year (whether it is now or soon), I thought a fun and quick gift idea for the teacher or for your child was needed so I cam up with this crayon shaped box made from pallet wood.
an easy back to school teacher gift made from pallet wood

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Verses

love is patient and love is kind
Happy Sunday! Today hubby and I are celebrating 29 years of marriage. Most of us, Christian or not, are familiar with the love verses in 1 Corinthians telling us what love is and how we should love one another. The love described in these verses is perfect love and something we strive for, but fall short of so many days. I think if we could master the first two descriptions of love--patient and kind--oh, what a different world we would live in. I try to remember to practice patience and kindness towards my husband and everyone and I repeat this verse under my breath when I am feeling anything but patient and kind. And, although I fail miserably, I continue to practice to love others the best I can with the perfect love that Jesus gives to us.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Upcycle a Vintage Picnic Basket

I have such a fondness for vintage picnic baskets. And while I don't collect them, I do like to find them and fix them up for re-sale. 

upcycle a vintage picnic basket with Fusion paint and old sign stencils

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Verses

change your perspective to see life differently
Happy Sunday! I just spent some time in one of my favorite places, Glacier National Park.  The natural beauty never ceases amaze me.  I took way too many pictures, trying different angles and views to get the perfect shot.  I lay on my back to get some photos or would try to get a shot from straight overhead. And, I was once again reminded that changing our perspectives changes what we see. Altering my perspective to God's view and looking at life through the lens of eternity gives me a much better picture and clearer vision. When I focus on what matters to Jesus and not what seems to matter here on earth, I am humbled and I remember to just breathe and to not worry, but rather enjoy a better perspective. Let's look at life through God's eyes--we will see so much more.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Roadside Rescue Bookshelf

When hubby told me he had picked up a real wood roadside shelf, I was excited.  But, then he brought home this...
before picture of a roadside find
a very dirty, very dilapidated, shelf with a burn hole.
burn hole in a roadside rescue bookshelf

So, after letting it sit for a month and almost hauling it to the dump, I decided to tackle it... and gave it a rustic industrial makeover.

rustic industrial bookshelf with reclaimed wood

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Verses

God knows our name and we are never alone
Happy Sunday! On a recent road trip, we heard a couple different times one of my favorite childhood songs (thanks to satellite radio stations). And, as America sang about being in the desert on a horse with no name, I thought about so many people who feel like THEY are nameless and lost in a desert. I long for people to understand that God knows their name, that Jesus sees us and KNOWS. He sees each hurt and every pain, he sees the loneliness and the sadness, he sees the lost and loves us through it all beyond our limited human comprehension.  He KNOWS your name and mine, and knowing that means we will never be nameless and alone in the desert places in our lives. Trust and rest in knowing Jesus KNOWS you!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Verses

devotional about God having our back
Happy Sunday!  We love living near Yellowstone Park and being able to go into the park in the spring to see the baby animals.  We get excited seeing the mama bears playing with and protecting their cubs. Chances are if you are a parent you have been a mama (or papa) bear at some point in time. We love our children and want what is best for them and sometimes that means fiercely protecting them. What a comfort it is to know that God is the ultimate "mama bear".  He has our backs, protects us, and wants good things for us. When things are not going our way, when life is hard and it seems like everything is against us, remember that God is FOR us always, He will not abandon us or leave us. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Boho Rustic Sofa Table

It almost always pays to take a second, closer look at garage sales and the thrift store.  


That is what I did recently and I spied with my little eyes a table that had a bodacious base being used to hold small items at a yard sale. I asked if it was for sale and I was told, "Sure!" 

I made sure to point out the flaws (a top with peeling layers of veneer) and examine it closely before I asked the price.  When I was told $10 I said I would take it. (I swear I took a before picture, but can't find it.)
use reclaimed wood to make a boho rustic table

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Verses

why does God want us to rejoice daily
Happy Sunday! Recently in my Facebook feed I have been seeing an article about how complaining rewires our brains for negativity. It made me think about this verse and why God would want us to rejoice each day, even on the hard days.  God knows exactly what the article is saying, and He knows that no matter what our circumstances, focusing on the positive reminds us that life is precious and that He continues to make new days with new opportunities. Practicing daily rejoicing doesn't mean that we won't feel sadness or experience strife, but when we choose to rejoice on the tough days, on the days that wound us, we will know a contentment and peace that only Jesus can provide. Today, let's choose joy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hall Tree Makeover

When the college kid brought home this hall tree from a friend's storage unit, 
before picture of a hall tree
I knew a quick makeover could update it.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Monday, June 26, 2017

More Authenticity

I have been "ignoring" my MORE Monday posts.  It hasn't really been happening on purpose, just in summer mode.  Ya know, not really sure what day it is or which end is up.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Verses

god has a plan and a purpose for your life
Happy Sunday!  Have you ever thought you were born in the wrong era? As a kid I was pretty sure I was supposed to be a neighbor or a sister to Laura Ingalls. I adore many things (like this old car) from the past and wish for simpler times. But, here is the thing, I know God created me to live in THIS time. God has a purpose and a reason for placing us where we are. I don't know about you, but there are days when I watch the news and I think, it can't get much worse on this ol' planet. And, on those days, I am comforted when I remember God knows and He sees and He wants us here now--to love him and to show his love to others, no matter how wild and crazy the ride is.  My hope is that when you are questioning why you are here or why you have to live in tumultuous times, you remember: God knows, God has a plan and a purpose for you. 
*This is verse 16, not 6--sorry for the typo.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Live Edge Hairpin Bench

When I spied a little vintage side table with a damaged Formica top at a garage sale, I knew I had to buy it for the hairpin legs. 
vintage hairpin legs from a garage sale find

And, I knew they would look fantastic on a piece of live edge wood.

add vintage hairpin legs to a live edge reclaimed barnwood piece to make a coffee table or bench

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Verses

devotional about changing our perspective
Happy Sunday! Last week my daughter and I drove around Butte, Montana and I snapped a few photos of her and of the deteriorating, abandoned buildings. Both were beautiful, but as a big storm rapidly approached, I didn't bother to change my camera settings or look at the photos to see how they were turning out. The only thing I did to get a better picture was change my position and my perspective. When we change our viewpoint and try to see life through God's lens, it changes.  God's thinking and perspective are so much better and clearer than ours because He sees the whole picture.  When things are not turning out or happening like we think they should be, let's change our perspective and trust God's views and ways.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Vintage Travel Trunk

There are some of the nicest antique dealers at The Antique Barn in Gallatin Gateway where I have a booth.  And when one sweet dealer said she just couldn't do anything with this trunk and asked if I wanted it, I said yes please.
turn a vintage trunk into a coffee table with storage

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Verses

devotional about God making a way for us in the mountains and valleys
Happy Sunday! Living in Montana means I am surrounded by mountains, mountains that are beautiful and that I love to hike and explore. The mountains can also be challenging and hard and relentless, sadly taking lives at times. God knows that the "life mountains", the obstacles and challenges, can stop us if we allow them to. He doesn't want the hard things to keep us from going forward. Our obstacles have a purpose, AND even better, God made a way for us through and around and over the mountains--Jesus. God promises to help us and to never leave us, he promises to bring good from bad and to make the way easier for us. Whatever we are facing, Jesus is going ahead of us, leveling the path and protecting us as we face our mountains.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Rustic Buffalo Check Table

I picked up this table at a garage sale last week, 

rustic table from a garage sale
and these fabulous stencils from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils arrived in the mail, 
buffalo check and plaid stencils from old sign stencils
well I knew the two were meant to meet each other.
use a buffalo check stencil to make a checkerboard table

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Rustic Fish Bench

Sometimes I find something at a garage sale or a thrift store and I know instantly what I will make with it.  Such was the case when I spied this nubby blanket/rug at the thrift store--I KNEW it wanted to be the upholstery fabric on a bench.

use a thrift store blanket to upholster a bench
However, it took me a year to actually build the bench for the fish blanket. 
a rustic Montana bench made from reclaimed wood and a thrift store blanket

Monday, June 5, 2017

How to Make More Time in Your Day

ways to get more out of life

Y'all, I totally missed MORE Monday post last week and didn't even realize it. Memorial Day played a roll in my forgetting, but so did the fact that I have felt very busy and short on time.
free printable quote about having more time

But, as the saying goes, we all have the same 24 hours in a day, how we CHOOSE to use it is what matters.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Verses

God is standing with us and supporting us always
Happy Sunday! Do you have a "person", you know, that somebody who will stand by you, support you, hold your hand, and love you no matter what? It feels so good to know that someone will stand with us in all of life's ups and downs. Jesus is ALWAYS standing with us, always strengthening us. God is FOR us! And, he isn't supporting us only if--there are NO conditions to his sustenance. We don't have to jump through any hoops, perform any tasks to earn Jesus' love and support. It is a gift, readily available, ever-present in our lives. My hope is that you KNOW that, KNOW he is standing with each of us, KNOW his unconditional love.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Make a Coat Tree from a Reclaimed Wood Fence Post

I have had making a coat stand or coat tree on "my list" for probably 8+ years.  You know, one of those things that you think, "I really should make a coat tree, it will be a good seller and easy."

use a reclaimed wood fence post to make a coat tree
After hubby brought home some 4" x 4" fence posts, I finally built one.
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