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Bathroom remodel on a budget

We just finished our bathroom remodel last month and it was a whopper of a DIY project.  But the good news is we did everything ourselves (except for the plumbing) and managed to do it on a budget! Our original bath had some great features.  Yes, the sink is a vintage dresser that I loved, […] Read more…

Our Scars Make Us Beautiful

We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now. —Macklemore,  “Good Ol’ Days” Recently I talked  to a grandmother who has more optimism that most 40-year-olds I […] Read more…

Things I love about fall (my favorite season)

From pumpkin spice to bonfire s’mores, fall has all the good stuff.  Here are my seven favorite things about fall: 1.  Making warm and hearty soups, like chili, tomato or chicken noodle There is something so basic about soup.  Yet, it makes me feel like I’m taking special care of my family, filling them up with warm […] Read more…

5 Things that Helped Me Deal with Fear

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Yes and no are powerful words. In life, I’ve had to say yes to things that scare me, and no to things that, though good, didn’t allow for the things God was calling me to. It’s easy to say yes to the pain-free things of life. It’s much harder to agree to the fearful ones. […] Read more…