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Room Makeover and Reflections on Empty Nesting

Last summer, our nest officially emptied when our youngest son got married and moved out of our home. He wasn’t terribly amused that I required him to remove his belongings from his room when he left. I was not going to be one of those mothers who would someday put my grandchildren to bed for sleepovers […]

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Memo Board from a Broken Computer Monitor

When you don’t want to put a broken monitor in a landfill, this is one way to repurpose it! I could have repurposed it just as it was, but I decided I didn’t like the silver frame around the screen, so I chalk painted the frame. I neglected to take a before picture of the monitor! […]

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From Biker Gang to Beloved

Love. We all crave it. More importantly we all need it. Without it, we end up in life-or-death situations or in a string of horrible relationships. I would like to introduce you to a book that just came out: Love’s Bullet. I had the opportunity to be one of the editors for this book and Maureen’s story […]

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Life in the Silence

My guest blogger today shares a story that some of my readers can relate to. Others haven’t been through the heartbreaking loss that she has experienced, but they can imagine the pain. There is purpose, even if a life lived only inside the womb. I hope you’ll take a moment to read how Kristine has […]

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He’s out there in the yard talking on his phone while he’s attempting to work on his shed - made of all reclaimed materials. I’m at the table working and thinking about how the humidity always makes his hair curl, and suddenly I’m rewinding to 1985. Yep, 33 years. It was when he first made his intentions clear during the softball game at the church picnic. It’s when he sat with me at the fireworks and offered to give my brother and me a lift home so we could stay a little longer for the carnival. Neither of us was looking this far ahead in those days of infatuation. But here we are. We’ve made a life together. And it is good. #highschoolsweethearts #emptynest #80s ... See MoreSee Less

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I meant to post this yesterday. Years ago on my blog, I had a feature called "What Would You Do with it Wednesday," where I asked my readers how they would repurpose an item. I'm bringing WWYDW to Facebook!

I've used antique door knobs in a few different ways, but I'm wondering, what would you do with these two knobs?

Post your ideas in the comments and maybe I'll use one of them! I'll be sure to post pics of the finished project when it's done.
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This old adding machine is now the place where I keep invitations for upcoming events. #repurposed #upcycle #vintagejunkie ... See MoreSee Less

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I decided the faux fireplace had outlived its indoor use and I put it outside for a place to put pots of succulents in my patio retreat. Something I built years ago from wood scraps and a #repurposed picture frame. #gardenupcycle #junking #trashtotreasure #upcyled #liferepurposed ... See MoreSee Less

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