Books & Resources

Five Miles South of Peculiar : Book Review

A brand new book from author Angela Hunt that I think you’ll want to read.My ReviewThree sisters. One widowed and full of attitude. One quirky and na├»ve. The other a glamorous Broadway star. All so different, but so connected. In Five Miles South of Peculiar, by Angela Hunt, a 50th birthday party reunites twins Darlene and Carlene, and sister Nolie when Carlene returns to the family homestead, now occupied by her sisters. Secrets buried deep in the past have kept the women physically and emotionally separated for years. For three different reasons, each sister has a broken heart. Darlene has […]

Continue reading

Transformation Tuesday – Furniture from…a Box Spring?

Sometimes, the creativity of my readers just amazes me. I received an e-mail from Linn at The Home Project last week with a photo of the new furniture she and her husband made from an old box spring. My husband would likely use the wood for firewood, or toss the whole thing on the brush pile. But not Linn! You’ll have to hop over to her blog to see the full post, but here’s a teaser for you from her photos. This has to be one of my favorite Transformation Tuesday ideas. Linn shows their full tutorial of how they […]

Continue reading

Weekend’s Most Pinteresting Roundup

This week, I pinned these Trash to Treasure ideas on Pinterest. Here’s a clever idea for a shutter from Buckets of Burlap. Using a rake for a curtain rod? I think so! Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. I guess I haven’t been as busy as usual on Pinterest this week, so I have only two favorites to show you this weekend. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

Continue reading

Book Review- Treasures of Healthy Living

Book Promo for Treasure of Healthy Living: “Get ready to get healthy God’s way. There are dramatic health benefits when we eat the food God provides for us instead of the processed packaged food man provides. Since changing their diet in 2003, Annette and her husband have come off of all their prescriptions, lowered triglycerides from over 900 to 140, lowered cholesterol from 300 to 160, and lowered their blood pressure to normal.” –from the publicist I received a complimentary copy of the book Treasures of Healthy Living to review. I’ll tell you a little more about it in my […]

Continue reading

Crafty Fun with Adhesive Vinyl

I was working on a project the other day making sign lettering for my church and got a little carried away with the adhesive vinyl. I’ve always wanted to decorated the top of my laptop (back side of the screen), so I took the plunge. I thought I’d show you the results and catch up a little on the “life” and “creativity” part of the blog. Here’s what it looked like before I messed with it: And after… I have a Silhouette SD machine. It’s the older model and it was much cheaper than the new model, but I love […]

Continue reading

Easy Office Storage – Transformation Tuesday

Today’s transformation isn’t much of a transformation, but I want to show you anyway. Last week, I showed you my closet door improvised desk. This week, I got to thinking how cluttered my desk is, despite my organizing. I wanted to do something about all the little stuff on top. See what I mean? I remembered that I had these plastic drawer bins from another project that didn’t work out quite they way I had hoped. So, I decided to see if I could attach them somehow under the desk.  By the way, these have decorative scrapbook paper in the […]

Continue reading

Transformation Tuesday: Vanity Table Rescue

I love stories of when someone finds something in the trash and saves it. Those jaw-dropping transformations that most people wouldn’t believe possible. That’s the heart of Transformation Tuesday! Aubre Rice from The Rice’s World sent me reader mail to show me two items she rescued from the trash and revamped. First, she took a pretty beat up vanity that looked like this:   And turned it into this: The poor thing had just one knob when she rescued it. Looks like Aubre took care of that! And then she rescued this chunk of weathered wood that most people would toss […]

Continue reading

Weekend Most Pinteresting Roundup

Here are my most recent favorite blog posts that I discovered on Pinterest: 1. I love this vintage rolling pin turned into a towel bar. There is a tutorial on the Olive Bites blog. 2. I had to hunt around to find the original blog post for this pin!* I guess the problem was it’s in a language I don’t speak. But the idea is cute! Here’s a spool holder made from and old frame and you’ll find a picture tutorial on the Trois Fois Rien blog.  Well, if you speak French, you’ll have more than a picture tutorial! 3. […]

Continue reading