Whew… what a summer

Ok, Wow.  Have you ever just really felt like, dang, God are you paying attention to me! I know, that sounds so bratty, but give me a break, I’m my parents  youngest child. But seriously! Who doesn’t want to see God be obviously active in their life! (careful what you ask for) I had been … Continue reading

Bench warmer

Well all, sorry to leave you hanging… I’ve been sent to the bench for a while. On our annual summer vacation to see our family in Texas, my body revolted. About 2 hours from our destination, I started experiencing severe abdominal pain. We went to the ER and the next day I was in surgery. … Continue reading

My Action Girl

I have a 10-year-old daughter. She brings me absolute joy. And other times, she brings me an absolute messy ball of emotional frustrations. If you have 10+year old daughter you will totally get that. ; )  Emily is not your typical girly girl that you see rushing into Justice or Claire’s at the mall. From the … Continue reading

New Finds and More Fun!

Fun news.. I have been invited to showcase some of my Divinely Refined furnishings in a local shop.  Yay!  How fun is that!  More details will be shared on this topic in a later post.  However, I had a problem! I was out of furniture!  Well, let me clarify.  I have many pieces in my … Continue reading

New cute nightstand

Ok, quick little post..this was a hand-me-down that was a dark speckled 1970s finish. (ICK) A bit of paint and wax and viola! I also poly’ed the top in a satin finish for extra protection, because those coasters don’t always get used around here. Originally I painted the top yellow and layered with the sandy … Continue reading

Lasting Impression table

This table was given to me by my Mom. And I am 96% sure it was my Grandmother Florene’s before it was hers.   Mom, if your reading this and I am wrong about that, feel free to correct me in the comments, or you can just leave me in my ignorance is bliss state. … Continue reading

Maple Chest Reveal!

Its finally done. I’ve worked on this piece a little at a time. And when I say little, I mean I would go sand or paint in 20 minute increments all winter, because this Texas girl can’t handle a 30 degree garage! I originally found this piece on a local yard sale website and really … Continue reading


Its April….and next month is May.  Obviously you know this.  But holy smokes, where has the time gone! I don’t think I’ve been on here in a good month. The job of being “mom” has been in overdrive recently. It’s all fun stuff, but just so very busy.  My daughter, Emily, and I when on … Continue reading

Confessions: understanding my lack of faith

Hebrew11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. I think the true mark of mature Christian is a steady spiritual perspective regardless of circumstance.  Whether it be an unexpected bill, a rocky relationship, illness, the … Continue reading

Humbled and overwhelmed….

I posted last week about my new project with chalk paint.  Well,  I did run into a bit of a problem….FLAKING PAINT!  Talk about NOT supposed to happen!!  The entire point of chalk paint is that it bonds to anything, right? (By the way, I do intend to lightly distress this piece but understand the … Continue reading