Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall Forecast

While I absolutely believe in decorating with what you love and what inspires you, I like to see and guess at what might be trending in the upcoming seasons.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Verses

God's Word, inspiring verse, balance, Bible verse, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-verses_21.html
Happy Sunday! Balance: an even distribution, a condition where different elements are equal. We know we need to have balance in our lives, but at times it seems elusive. The best way I know to find balance is by asking and allowing Jesus to be in the middle of everything--yep, all of it. We need to ask God to work out our schedules and how we use our time, to be in the middle of our lifestyle and health choices, to be the center of our relationships--to be in it ALL. It doesn't have to be pretty and it doesn't have to be P.C. and perfect to let God IN it. When we ask and let Jesus be the center, everything else falls into place.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Great Pumpkin

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."--Linus from The Great Pumpkin

Well, I am not sure how sincere my pumpkin patch is (it is growing rather wildly though), but this big, barnwood pumpkin certainly is great!
fall decor, pumpkin, reclaimed wood, DIY, the great pumpkin, jigsaw, http://goo.gl/RHR2Yq

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Verses

inspiring verse, bible verse, God's word, rest, God's presence, http://goo.gl/SlfK6H
Happy Sunday! My "baby" girl was sick last week, sicker than I think I have ever seen her. As she fought her fever and slept, my independent teen wanted mom nearby. She wanted to know I was there, even if she was asleep. My presence comforted her. God does the same thing for us, whether we ask for it or not. His calming reassurance is always present, always available, always here to give us rest and peace of mind. Today--rest, knowing that God is ever-present in your life.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Little Blue Workhorse Bench

Don't you just love those pieces of furniture that are workhorses? You know, the ones that you wish you had 10 of because you could use them in so many places?

That is how this little reclaimed wood bench that I made is--VERSATILE!
bench, reclaimed wood, side table, rustic, paint, stain, http://goo.gl/8nQZN1

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Monday, August 8, 2016

How to Build a Rustic Industrial Bar Cart

After 9 days of vacation, I was ready to get in the workshop and build.  I had this bar cart idea in my head before vacation, but didn't get to it.  
bar cart, rustic, industrial, pallet wood, reclaimed wood, bar, http://goo.gl/vDoqBv
And then I saw a "news" story on home drinking versus going out and it said entertaining at home is on the rise and home bar carts and bar accessory sales were increasing and I knew I had to make this.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Verses

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Happy Sunday! Did you know (depending on the version) that the word joy occurs over 200 times in the Bible? God wants us to experience joy, to choose joy, to share joy, to feel joy. Choosing joy doesn't mean you go around smiling, always in a state of happiness while ignoring the hard life things we all go through. It does mean we have confidence and contentment knowing that God is in control. It means we rejoice rather than grumble, look for gladness instead of gloom, calm instead of anger. This week, choose joy--let it strengthen and heal you. And, remember to share some of it with those around you!