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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: More Details

One of the most daunting projects on my Sixteen Days of Getting my House in Order was painting the kitchen cabinets.  I finished this week-long project early to mid October, so we've been living with white cabinetry for six weeks now. My overall six-week-in evaluation?  I cannot believe the ...

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Because He Lives

Do you ever have one of those projects brewing around in your mind for like....EVER....and you know it won't take long to complete but you just keep putting it off because so many other things dominate your time?   Well, I finally did it. And just in time for Holy Week, too, as we prepare ...

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DIY Rustic Shelves

This home project was amazingly simple. Usually when I have an idea, Fireman tells me to schedule double the time I think it will take. We were both pleasantly surprised when building our Rustic Shelves took less time than we thought.     Aren't they pretty....yet ...

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Wainscoting in the Stairway & Gallery Wall

I set two home project goals for spring break.  One, I wanted to install some wainscoting at the bottom of our stairway.  Two, I wanted to make some rustic shelves for a trouble-wall in our living room. I am happy to report we accomplished both in spite of a stomach virus, numerous youth group ...

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Lattes and Promised Lands

Over the last couple years, this blog has been a primary means for me to share creativity, chat about all things home, and occasionally share a deep insight or two.In this post, I shared about my history of journaling.  Although I haven't included much journaling content on my blog, it may be ...

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Locker Styling

Have you ever noticed the magazine photos of mudrooms and kid-friendly lockers usually look something like this?   Pottery Barn Beautiful baskets, fresh greenery, loads of oversized pillows, eye-catching accessories... ....and always a color-coordinated scarf or handbag ...

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Living Room Thoughts

One of the things I loved about the book "Unbroken" was a relatively insignificant paragraph on page 167 describing Louis Zamperini's observations while at sea (emphases purely my own):Louie found that the raft offered an unlikely intellectual refuge.  He had never recognized how noisy the civilized ...

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Who We Are

I read a post at Thistlewood Farms today that blessed my little heart. And got me to thinking. Jamie Eaton Thinking about how I see myself at this stage in my life...and also about how others see me. Which led me to pondering how interesting it is that depending on our ...

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Laundry Room Therapy

It's the day after Thanksgiving and my beloved sister asks, "Would you like me to keep the kids for the day so you can be home alone?  Clean your house?  Catch up on a few things?"   I think I started to cry. Right before I laughed out loud.   And then I became so excited ...

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A Mother’s Prayer

I've always been a reader.  I was one of those little girls who would read every surface on the cereal box while eating breakfast, including the honey bear label.  My siblings and I used to hide our current books from one another for fear they would be hijacked before we finished reading them. As ...

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