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Seven Ways to Help a Friend through Loss

How to Help a Friend Through Loss It’s been six years since my son died. The calendar tells me this, but my heart cannot understand it. That is the thing with grief—it is not rational. It does not know time. It doesn’t run its course. It’s always there, the dull ache of something lost that […] Read more…

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…