Writing and Books

Discover the repurposed and upcycled life. With her laugh-out-loud Erma Bombeck way of looking at life, Michelle will help you see how some of your greatest disappointments, mistakes, and hurts can be beautiful treasures from God.

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Whether it's a seminar on decorating or biblical teaching, Michelle connects with audiences on all levels. She blends practical advice, humor and a personal connection with each audience.

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Blog and Social Media

Michelle blogs about trash to treasure decorating as well as faith-inspired glimpses of everyday life. She's also a fan of sharing ideas on Pinterest and Facebook so be sure to check out her sites.

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Life, Repurposed

Do you ever wonder if there is some plan for how your work, relationships, hobbies, dreams, and faith all fit together?  Sometimes it can be hard to figure out the big picture––some sense of meaning and purpose for it all. Michelle Rayburn has a passion for helping people make connections between faith, creativity, and everyday life to discover the incredible plan that God has for their lives. Whether writing or speaking for the inspirational market or the general market, she brings a message of hope and encouragement, and heartfelt empathy for her audience. In the professional world and in her personal life, she’s committed to conducting all activity with integrity and a heart to serve.


Have Laughter, Will Travel

This cyberspace things is great, but meeting you in person would be even better! I would love to come speak for your event. More than anything else, I enjoy ministering to women, and it’s pretty easy to fit laughter and merriment into a carry-on bag. In fact, I don’t even need a bag, I travel with it in my heart.

A Message from Michelle

Thank you for stopping by! I’m a bit eclectic, which is why I always have some sort of artistic thread in everything I do. If you need a word of inspiration, a faith lift (It’s the best I can offer since I’m not a plastic surgeon), or a creative idea? Then I hope you check out my blogs where I celebrate my eclectic side and hope to inspire you to celebrate yours too. 

I also love putting words together for others who don’t enjoy it quite as much as I do, and I’m available for hire for writing web copy, newsletters, articles, and more. Check out the tab on the Books and Writing page for more info.

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I am really excited to share my latest project! I converted a broken pump organ into a wine bar. I removed the parts and then reassembled everything in a new configuration.

Most of it is painted with chalk paint and then waxed. I did keep the section with the stoppers and the brand name original. Then I put the keys in the bottom and framed them so plexiglass could fit over the top. This makes a glass buffet surface to use as a serving bar.

I added a rack for glasses and one for bottles.

The original serial number and some writing inside the organ indicates it is from 1874. What a fun project!
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