Books & Resources

Tuesday Mini-Transformation

Sometimes the best transformations are not the ones that take days and hours to complete. Sometimes, the best trash to treasure projects take no more than an hour, but make a huge difference. Here is an example. I work with a laptop with a secondary monitor, keyboard and mouse attached. Sometimes, that leaves me with little space to put my papers. And I don’t want to smother my laptop with books and papers. What papers you ask?  I guess I should admit that I cleaned up my desk a little for the photo.So, I figured if I could find some way […]

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Thrifty Thursday Idea

During my office face lift this week, I decided to hang my small bulletin board on the closet door. But it was lacking something and I went scrounging for something to add interest. I had these words that I had picked up at a dollar store, but one of them was broken. Actually, my husband broke it, and I like to tease him that he broke my dream. I figured this dream could be fixed with super glue.  Using that same super glue, I attached this word and the other one to the top of the bulletin board.  Quick, easy, […]

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In the Mood to Transform a Space

After painting and decorating some rooms over at the camp where my husband works, I was in the mood to transform something at home. I had about half of a gallon of paint left from the pecan color I used on some of my recent posted projects. I was getting a little bored with the plain off-white in my office. Here’s my work space:  I really wanted to paint the wall behind my desk that has all the book shelves. However, I wasn’t too excited about moving everything. Plus, I knew I’d have to go buy more paint. But then […]

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Life With Lord Byron- A Review

A little while ago, I ran a couple of guest blog posts by Peggy Nelson that were excerpts of her book, “Life With Lord Byron.” I promised a review, and the book surprised me. At first, I thought “Life with Lord Byron” would simply be a biography of Byron Nelson. Not knowing who he was, and not being anything of a golf fanatic, I figured I’d have some difficulty getting through the book. However, the book was different from my expectations. What it really is, is a picture of a true gentleman. Written by Nelson’s widow Peggy, it’s the story […]

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Creative Recycling

I have a basement full, (okay, more of a storage room full) of the old windows that we removed from our house when we did some remodeling last year. I’ve been coming up with art projects for using them. Sometimes the best creative inspiration comes from stuff that you have right on hand.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out sayings on adhesive vinyl and then I created mat board backs for them that are decorated with scrapbook papers. Now, I’ll be looking for a market for my art. Shipping is a little to expensive to put them […]

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Your Money God’s Way

Do you need help with your finances from a Biblical perspective? When I began reading “Your Money God’s Way,” I thought it was about time that someone who had been through bad financial decisions and made it out of the pit wrote a book. It seems that so many financial books are written by people who haven’t really been through the experience of their clients. My one concern however, is that author Amie Streater hasn’t been free from her past spending habits for all that long and she’s only been in the financial counseling ministry for four years. Still, her […]

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Need a New Action Thriller to Read?

Davis Bunn has just released a new book and I had the opportunity to review it this week.  About the Book – the Black Madonna “Gentleman Adventurer” Davis Bunn delivers an international thriller of elusive treasure, desperate measures, and a race against death’s clock with The Black Madonna. Capitalizing on the successful introduction of Storm Syrrell in Gold of Kings, Bunn brings Syrrell back for this epic tale. Antiquarian Storm Syrrell is in desperate need of cash. When a nameless, faceless client calls her with a request to track down a non-existent antique rumored to bear miraculous healing in its […]

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What Do You Know About Mormonism?

Are Mormons Christians? Perhaps you’ve heard someone say Mormons are just like Christians. Perhaps you’ve been taught Mormonism is a cult. I imagine you may have researched the topic and formed some sort of personal opinion, but it’s possible you’ve simply accepted whatever you’ve been taught without investigating for yourself.  If you’re unsure of what to think, there’s nothing like the power of a story to show truth. I just finished reading a book that is part of a fiction series that’s sure to be a tool in helping others understand the truth behind the Mormon culture, as controversial as […]

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Do Others Call You a Diva? Why It Isn’t So Bad…

This summer, I introduced you to a new Bible study that hadn’t yet been released when I posted my review of Divas of the Divine. Now, I’d like to tell you more about the book and it’s authors as it makes it’s debut in print. And, don’t forget to check below for how you can get entered into a grand prize drawing for a gift from the authors. D•I•V•A•S of the Divine How to Live as a Designer Original in a Knock-Off World   A strategic plan for improving your spiritual walk gaining a confident outlook on achieving life aspirations […]

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Transformation- Faux Finished Cabinets

This summer, I took on a huge project as a volunteer at the Bible camp where my husband works. They’ve been building a new cabin from mostly donated materials that were salvaged from buildings being renovated and torn down. This meant that we needed to come up with a way to make it all look as though it belonged together. Not an easy thing if materials come from multiple sources. The lower level of the cabin is an apartment suite for our guest speakers, so it has a sleeping room, private bath, and an open kitchen and living area. I […]

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