Books & Resources

Transformation Tuesday…One More: Amazing Mosaiac Shutters

Our final Transformation Tuesday Friday feature comes all the way from a reader in Cyprus. I had to look that up on a map to see where it was. Geography isn’t my strong point. But I do remember reading stories of Paul the Apostle in Cyprus, so that got me curious. It’s a little island in the Mediterranean Sea near Turkey.Curious now too? It’s directly below the K in Turkey on the map below. Reader Amber Zacharia says a lot of old stuff gets tossed out where she lives, so she “came up with an idea for old cupboard doors.  A […]

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Book Review of Unleash the Writer Within

My Review of Unleash the Writer Within: the Essential Writers’ Companion While there may be many books on the market about writing, few address the voice of the writer. This book is a tool for any writer wanting to discover more about himself or herself. It’s a look at why you write more than at what you write. What does your writing tell the reader about you? What motivates you to write? What is your “voice”? In Unleash the Writer Within, Cecil Murphey helps the reader, who is most likely also a writer, discover the inner writer. Murphey isn’t afraid […]

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Transformation Tuesday…Continued: Repurposed Farm Pantry

I’ve featured projects from Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House before, and she just doesn’t disappoint with inspiration! A little while ago, I got some reader mail from Deb and I can’t wait to show you. She reorganized her kitchen pantry in a big way with repurposing.  Without further ado…more Transformation Tuesday fun–on Wednesday! Isn’t that fabulous?! I love the red! You’ll have to check out the blog for Deb’s complete makeover, including the chalk labels on vintage jars, the wire baskets, the terrific cabinet makeover and more. I love that Deb reclaimed the cabinet from the living room and turned it […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Decoupage Metal Tray

I’ve abandoned my  poor readers too often lately! Travel and to-Do list have made me set aside the blog for a few weeks. Again. But I’m ready to get back in groove and chat with my reader friends again. It’s been forever since we had a Transformation Tuesday post, so this week, I’ll be featuring a couple of posts in a row featuring projects from reader mail. This Transformation Tuesday project comes from Linn at The Home Project. Sometimes, the simplest transformations are the best! She took this sort of tacky tray (my apologies to the state of New Mexico […]

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Book Review of Because You Care: Spiritual Encouragement for Caregivers

Book Review of Because You Care Sometimes, a person needs to know that someone else has gone through the same experience. Felt the same way. Dealt with similar frustrations. Celebrated the little victories. In Because You Care: Spiritual Encouragement for Caregivers, authors Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk encourage other caregivers with stories from their own experiences and those of others. From diagnosis to dependence, caring for a loved one with chronic health needs is an uncertain road. This book provides insight as one would gain from a friend who has been there. Someone who has walked the road. Someone who […]

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Book Review: Healing is a Choice

Book Review: Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn One phone call from his wife ended normalcy forever for Stephen Arterburn. He knows emotional pain, and he accepts no excuses when it comes to spiritual (emotional) healing. Whether it’s his own emotional pain, or that of the reader, he proposes that God has given us the ability to heal, but we often impair the process. In this book he gives examples from his own life, sharing the story of his own divorce, the subject of that phone call from his wife. As a Christian in ministry who taught about relationships, […]

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Mmm….Bread! Best White Bread Recipe

I haven’t posted something practical in a long time. And, I’ve had many requests for my bread recipe, so why not post it? I baked rolls for our Easter dinner today with this recipe. I got this recipe from someone special, and I love it because it’s so budget friendly. I used my grandma’s recipe for a while, but it takes milk and eggs, and this one is just water, flour and oil, basically. The trick to good bread, is in the kneading and it making sure it isn’t too sticky or too stiff. I haven’t purchased a load of […]

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Fireplace Makeover – Before and After

I missed Transformation Tuesday this week, so I thought I’d share on Friday. Yeah. Makes sense to me. Although Transformation Friday just doesn’t have the same ring. I saw this before and after fireplace makeover online and had to share it with you. The Yellow Cape Cody by Sarah Macklem Interiors shows how easy it is to take a dated red brick fireplace and give it a facelift for only the cost of paint mixed with water!  I love the whitewashed look. Before Photo from The Yellow Cape Cod After Photo from The Yellow Cape Cod Be sure to check […]

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My Favorite Most Pinteresting Posts from the Past Week

Pinterest is a treasure trove of ideas for people who love trash to treasure decorating! Here are my top five favorite ideas from this past week. I pin back to the blog post, not the Pinterest link for copyright purposes. I love this upcycled Coca-Cola tub table from Muddaritaville: All it takes is a glass table top, and that can be salvaged from another table. These towel holders from Not Just a Housewife are awesome: This old window turned memo board was from Little Green Bean: Aren’t these dragonflies from table legs and ceiling fan blades from Lucy Designs sweet? […]

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Transformation Tuesday

I promised you part two of the features from blogger Aubre from Ohio. Did you have a chance to check out The Rice’s World? Here are a few more of Aubre’s transformations. She took these cardboard boxes…  …and turned them into this play kitchen center.  These plastic milk jugs became a clever costume.  Aubre refinished this table with a coat of paint. And, I like how she gave it a distressed look by letting some of the black show. We T2T’ers think alike! We take something old and make it look different, yet still distressed. LOL  This Americana flag became […]

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