Show notes from podcasts, articles about resources, practical real-life tips to inspire you to repurpose your own struggles or challenges into growth opportunities, stories about repurposed life, and fun before-and-after ideas.

Michelle loves books, all things trash-to-treasure, and helping women discover hope - something she hopes you enjoy in every episode!

 

 


 

Simplify, Toss Out, Refurbish and Move Forward

Take the challenge to purge something from your closet, schedule, or cupboards and enjoy the freedom of simplifying! See how a little paint can transform a plywood built-in cabinet into something classy. And learn more about how a new book is helping people heal from grief. Whether your next project is simplifying and tossing, re-doing something that needs a makeover, or moving forward from grief, we’d love to hear your story!

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Importance of Making Time for Me, Guilt-Free

In this issue: Learn why repurposing is just a way of appreciating the story in broken things, be inspired to make self-care a regular part of your life with no guilt, and learn more about a new book that’s coming out that helps you discover God in the midst of everyday life. This post marks the beginning of a new format for my blog! The new magazine-style format will include three elements in each issue: 1) a practical real-life article to inspire you to repurpose your own struggles or challenges into growth opportunities, 2) a fun repurposed or before-and-after idea, […]

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She Touched Me Last

My grandma Ruby went to be with Jesus this morning. We had a little game that we always played. We called it “Touched You Last”. Whenever we’d say goodbye, we try to touch the other last. As she got older, it wasn’t too difficult for me to win the game by touching her and running away to hop in the car. When we saw each other last just weeks ago, she chased me in her wheelchair and I let her win. She touched me last. When I think about it, it wasn’t just with her hands that she touched me […]

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The hardcover version of our book is available at online retailers now. I love the feel of the dust jacket. 🙂

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I have a new book that just launched! In keeping with the rustic and repurposed theme, this one features a classic truck for inspiration. 🥰The Kindle version of Classic Marriage is on sale for FREE from July 17–21, 2020!

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TAP THIS LINK 👇 www.facebook.com/109232152444464/posts/3143005099067139/?d=n 🤗When you’re on a walk, collect some sticks and rocks! 🎨 Paint a board or leave it rustic and natural. Also paint the rocks or leave them natural too. 🌻🌼🌸 Glue them on with any glue you have at home and let it dry overnight. 🌙 Add it to your gallery wall or set it outside to brighten up your porch! 🤗 Have FUN!!! 💙💚
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My friend Kassie did another fantastic before-and-after project!! Don't you love the color and the lights and the wood on the back of this hutch? Is it ok to say I'm jealous of her talent? Thanks for sharing Kassie Mullins! ... See MoreSee Less

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