Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Verses

God's unchanging word for our lives
Happy Sunday! At a recent volleyball tournament a player sitting near me was crying uncontrollably. Her team had just lost and she was inconsolable. I tried to encourage her and I told her some advice I read somewhere: "If it is not going to matter five years from now, do not spend more than 5 minutes on it." We all spend so much time worrying about things that are temporary. Life is constantly changing.  Problems come and go. We exert  energy on things that do not last and on things that are out of our control. When we live by God's Word we are standing on something that is eternal. Rather than focus on the temporary things of this world, let's instead try to rest on God's unchanging promises and love.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Farmhouse Work Table

When you get the phone call saying you sold some bigger pieces in your antique booth, what do you do?  Why, quickly build something new of course!  

So, after looking at the wood supply that was in the workshop, I decided to come up with a farmhouse style work table. 

farmhouse work table made from reclaimed wood

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, April 24, 2017

More Health on MORE Mondays

get more out of your life by making small changes

We are focusing on more health today because it is so very important for every area of our life. The benefits of healthier bodies and minds carry over into ALL other ares of our lives--better job performance, better relationships, happier days.

easy ways to be more healthy this year

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Verses


Happy Sunday! I have always been more of an optimist, believe in the power of positive thinking. But, some days it is just hard to focus on the positive.  On these days, when I remember,  I force myself to stop the stinkin' thinkin' by mentally listing 10 things I am thankful for. I have also kept a gratitude journal throughout various tough life times and believe that it can be life changing.  This week when you find yourself grumbling and focusing on the bad, stop and think about and be thankful for the good things in your life.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Live Edge Reclaimed Wood Table

A new load of reclaimed barn wood means I get to play in the workshop.  
load of reclaimed salvaged barn wood

I got three long hunks of reclaimed, live edge wood and decided one need to be used as a sofa table (or entry table).

live edge reclaimed wood sofa table

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, April 17, 2017

More Courage on MORE Mondays

easy ways to overcome fears
Have you seen this video of a girl who faced 100 of her fears in 100 days?!
easy way to face our fears
Video HERE

Wow, super brave, right?  It got me to thinking, what are my fears and how can I overcome them.  I have some little fears such as, "Do I look like an idiot wearing this?" and the BIG ones, "What if my child dies while driving to school."

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Verses

inspiring verse for Easter Sunday
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the empty tomb. We celebrate Jesus's victory over death. We remember the hope of his promises and are assured that Jesus will do what he says he will do, we need only to believe. May today remind you that there is victory over death, light in the dark places, healing where there is pain, hope when things seem hopeless. Rejoice and rest--Jesus has conquered the grave!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Old Grate Industrial Table

I definitely believe in the saying, "One man's trash, is another man's treasure" and I am sure the former owners of our 1931 schoolhouse thought these old grates (I found three tucked in a corner of the basement) were junk.

grate from an old schoolhouse used to make a table

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, April 10, 2017

More Patience

ways to more patient

Boy, I am becoming more and more aware of my own impatience and the impatient world we are living in.  


We live in a time when instant gratification is rampant and it has created impatient, angry people.  
practice patience with these simple ideas

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Verses

Happy Sunday!  I have been busy--busy building and parenting and "doing".  In all the busyness, the doing of things that needed to be done and the thinking of the things that didn't get done, but should have, I started thinking about and thanking God for the gift of his  grace.  Each week on Sundays I suggest ways to apply God's word to our lives by trusting and praying and giving our stresses to God. These are tools and ways of living that make life easier.  But our salvation is not earned or something that we can work hard for or gain by "doing".  Our salvation is a gift that comes from Christ alone when we believe in him.  Busy is fine, working on living out God's plan is great, but let's rest in remembering that we do not have to work for his grace. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rustic Industrial Spool Table

A friend did a little pickin' for me at an estate sale and one of the things she got for me was a round table top that had been made from a cable or wire spool. It wanted to be a table again, so I created this rustic, industrial table--perfect for a small coffee or cocktail spot.

create a cozy spot with a rustic industrial spool table

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, April 3, 2017

More Relationship on More Mondays

simple ideas to have a better life
Hello to the small, but classy group that is still with me on MORE Mondays.
winnie the pooh quote about building relationships

Last week was a great time to review and redefine goals (SEE POST HERE!).  
Today we are going to focus on having more and/or better relationships with people.

(FREE Pooh quote printable HERE)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Verses

psalm about god's power and how we are to be like windmills
Happy Sunday! I think most of us believe that God's power is available to us to help us in this life, but I think we (or at least I) try to tell God how to use his power.  The power is HIS and we are asked to be like windmills that turn as needed to harness it.  We need to listen and watch and see what Jesus is doing and tune in to it. God is a God of specifics and we can try and tell him what we specifically need or want, but He always has a better plan than we do.  If we let him have all the power, and stop trying to control and direct life, God will work HIS way--the best way!
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