An Old White Treadle Sewing Machine

I have loved antiques for as long as I can remember.  As a girl and teenager, I loved buying antiques and vintage clothing.  I would love visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin and combing through the basement full of treasure, toys, artifacts, photos, all with a history.  Over the years, my Grandpa and Grandma gave me sweet little treasures of their past and …

An Overcomer’s Story

Every couple of years, people become mesmerized by athletes coming together for the sake of competition and greatness. They come to compete from around the world, and they come to represent their nation. As much as following the excellence of an athlete, broadcasters have come to draw on the personal touches of something even greater than athleticism. Viewers, across borders, …

The Inspired Room – A Room With a View

Today’s post I am highlighting my favorite room in our home and participating in The Inspired Room giveaway (I mean, who wouldn’t want a $300 Anthropologie gift card?) and Melissa Michael’s newest book launch. Her book,  which is also called The Inspired Room can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When I think about all the rooms in the …

re Upholstery 101 – Part 2

Hello, everyone.  And Happy November!  I cannot believe we only have two months left this year!  Before I get started on today’s tutorial, in keeping with the theme of the month, I want to share something I’m thankful for.  I hope that being thankful has found it’s way into your life more than in the month of November.  We have noticed a decided difference …

Forfeited Grace or Amazing Grace

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs,” the reluctant prophet Jonah wrote. I stumbled across the verse this summer. One I had probably read 100 times over. But on this occasion, it grabbed me. And as we began our summer by spending one night in ER, my husband having an emergency gall bladder removal surgery, …

Union Jack Coffee Table

My furniture posts are quickly becoming fewer and farther between.  We don’t have a heated garage, and so living in Alaska, that greatly inhibits how much of the prep work I can do on furniture pieces that need a substantial makeover.  I tried stripping a night stand about a month ago in the 40 degree weather, and instead of the …

Blue and White Fall Table Vignette

October is birthday month at our house. Half of our family have birthdays in this wonderful month of autumn.  And while birthdays mean parties and people and big celebrations to some, there are others who rather a much more subdued and intimate get together.  There are people who love spending half the day alone, and decorating their own birthday table, …

Affordable Feather Throw Pillow Inserts

Hello, all!  Today I wanted to give you all some hints on how I go about very affordably accessorizing my furniture with one of a kind throw pillows.  My throw pillow posts have been some of the most popular, so I thought I’d give some further hints, if anyone out there cares for advice. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m picky …

When Grace Overcomes Fear

When Inside Out was in the theaters we took our whole family to the movies. I thoroughly enjoyed the first third of the movie, until I escorted one frightened son out to do something else. My favorite character was fear, because, he was so over the top, articulating the absolute worst case scenarios even imaginable, knowing nothing but the anxiety and …

Twin Nightstands

I don’t know if it’s just in Alaska or everywhere, but furniture at thrift stores usually is not such an incredible steal anymore.  Like they caught on to the DIYers and want to make them pay more for putting extensive blood, sweat and tears into a broken down piece of furniture.  For that reason, I don’t find a lot of furniture …

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