Building Character {in your kids} and introducing my girls and their new blogs …

Normally if I write a post about building character, I'd be talking about adding charm to your house. But not today! I'm over at (in)courage, talking about raising kids....but before I send you over there to read that post, can I just tell you that … ** Read more **

My Christmas Mantel in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

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A few months ago I was just minding my own business when I was contacted by Cottages & Bungalows magazine. I KNOW! I can't believe it either! They really liked my Christmas mantel, MY super easy Christmas mantel! (from a previous year -- and no, … ** Read more **

NOT a DIY Diva: How to Create an Authentically-Inspired Life in a Pinterest World

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NOT A DIY DIVA IS FINALLY HERE! My new ebook, NOT a DIY Diva: How to Create an Authentically-Inspired Life in a Pinterest World is born! It is now available as a pdf download! {faints}. This book is a new and pretty compilation, revision and … ** Read more **

Unremarkable.

I was never anything remarkable. I was more the stay-in-the-shadows type. I had a shining moment or two in life, but honestly they were really pretty rare. I was OK with that, I didn’t feel a need to be in the spotlight. I was OK with hiding. I … ** Read more **

Falling for Fall

  I've been doing a little bit more fall nesting around my house this week. I LOOO-OO-VE this time of year! Yesterday was a pretty nice Fall day, a little sunny and crisp outside. I puttered around a bit tidying up and while I didn't make … ** Read more **

Ideas for a Creative Home {Away from Home} Update on Voyage!

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Voyage I've been getting questions about how our church, Voyage, is coming along in its new building and I thought today would be a good time to give you all a little updated peek into my creative home away from home! You can find my "before" post … ** Read more **