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Decorating with Old Books

The Rustic Pig: Decorating with Old Books

I absolutely love books! I love to turn the pages, to highlight, to write in and to smell books. Yep, you read that right. I love the smell of books! Like, walking into a library is heaven to me.  There is just this overwhelming smell of... books.  I can't even explain it. Now, … [Read More...]

Farmhouse Dining

The Rustic Pig: Farmhouse Dining

Change is hard. I shared all about the changes we've been through recently (you can read about that here and here), but one of the changes I was dreading most of all was back to school. What I didn't share in my previous post, was that during all of that mess, the boys started school a week … [Read More...]

Joanna Gaines Super Market Sign

The Rustic Pig: Joanna Gaines Super Market Sign

I absolutely LOATHE going to the grocery store!  Like, I seriously want to cry when I know I have to go grocery shopping!  It is complete and utter torture! The only time I actually enjoy going grocery shopping is when... never. There's NEVER a time. Now, I do remember when I was a kid, … [Read More...]

A Painted Transformation

The Rustic Pig: A Painted Transformation

I am a super impatient person. I believe there are good things and bad things about that. The good thing about it is that I have learned a lot, like last week when I wanted to make a frame for a picture I had made, but needed to use the saw and my husband wasn't home from work yet.  I had … [Read More...]

How to Build a Farmhouse Clock

The Rustic Pig: How to Build a Farmhouse Clock

  Time. Can I be honest with you? Where in the world is the time going?  I feel like it's flying by! My oldest is 15 and is begging me to let him drive, and I have to tell you the truth.  I'm not ready. I am that psycho-mom who sits outside while her boys ride their bikes to … [Read More...]

Farmhouse Console Table

The Rustic Pig: Farmhouse Console

When we lived in Fair Oaks, we had the farmhouse I had always dreamed about.  It was a 4100 square foot ranch with a barn and 4 acres.  It was dreamy.  When we moved in, I immediately went shopping and bought furniture and accessories that screamed farmhouse. Then, we moved to Dallas. Our … [Read More...]

New Beginnings

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So when one struggles with anxiety like I have, one has a lot of time to think.  Like.. a lot..  Like, can't-shut-your-brain-off-to-save-your-life kind of thinking.  Most of my thoughts were taken up with trying to figure out what I was dying from, and researching what vitamin I could buy next … [Read More...]

Knock, Knock… Part Two

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Oh.  My.  Goodness!  I'm so sorry for leaving you all hanging!  Warning.. in order not to do it again, this post is LONG.. sorry! (If you are just jumping in today, then you can read part one of this story here.) So, where were we...? Oh yes, the world came crashing down... I … [Read More...]

Knock, Knock… Anyone There?

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Knock, Knock.. anyone there? It's been over 2 years since I last posted on my little blog here, and I'm a little worried I'm going to mess something up. Like, what if I accidentally hit the wrong button and delete everything!?  Unfortunately, there wasn't a way to "accidentally" delete the … [Read More...]

Creating For A New Purpose

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I've missed you all so much, and believe it or not, lately I've REALLY missed creating!  Like.. A LOT! I have a few estate sales on my calendar, but until then, I've just wanted to make something. I guess God knew I was getting antsy, so He gave me something to do this week... Working for … [Read More...]

Top Ten Projects of 2013

The Rustic Pig Top Ten 2013

I cannot believe that 2013 is almost over.  Where is the time going??  Does anyone else feel like it is just flying by or is it just me? I love looking at everyone's top ten of 2013!  It is a great place to see the best of the best all in one post!  As a blogger, it is also fun for us to get … [Read More...]

DIY Blessings Board

Blessings Board

Last year, I came up with the word "Trust" as my word of focus for the new year.  Little did I know that God would put me to the test and prove just how much I truly needed to learn about trusting Him. In February, I saw my life flash before my eyes when I almost got hit head on by a car that … [Read More...]

12 Days of Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

Wow!  I feel like it's been FOREVER since I posted last! I miss you all!! I don't know about you, but it seems like it was just summer and now it's Christmas!  Time is just flying by, and I haven't even started shopping yet!  Not good...I know. What about you?  Have you started … [Read More...]

Customized Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Personalized Christmas

I decided this year that I would start saving for Christmas early so that I wouldn't have to pay for it all at once. So,  I created envelopes for each family and wrote down how much money I would spend on each family member in that family on the front of the envelope.  Then, starting in June, I … [Read More...]

A Jar Full of Thanks!

A Jar Full of Thanks

If you've been on Pinterest or Facebook for any amount of time, then I'm sure you've seen this... Pretty powerful, huh? It's amazing how we come to God in our time of need...when we are hurting...when we want His help...  But, how often do you thank Him? Funny how we tell our … [Read More...]

Thankful at Home Tour

Thankful at Home

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays!   I love spending time with my mom and sister helping to cook the meal for Thanksgiving.  I love how we each bring our own side dish to share at the meal.  I love spending time with my family and just sitting at the table and reflecting … [Read More...]

Closing Down the Business…Kind Of…

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Last week I shared that I got a job at our church.  Looking back, I know God was preparing me for this job all along.  From my experience with our past church, to the different ministries I've volunteered for, to my best friends... I know God had it all planned out long ago.   So, why did I … [Read More...]

DIY Lantern Ghosts

DIY Lantern Ghosts

Can you believe Halloween is almost here? My kids are beyond excited!  Plus, I am feeling very accomplished since I bought their costumes at the beginning of the month rather than waiting until the day before like I typically do. Please tell me I am not alone here?  Surely you wait until the … [Read More...]

Honestly Good with Lean Cuisine


**This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood #ad http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.** My friends and family will be the first to tell you that I try really hard to eat healthy. My … [Read More...]

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens…

Years ago, when we attended a large church in Dallas, I longed to be on staff at our church.  I prayed about it daily, worked part time during the summers and was even offered a full time job 3 days before the school year started one summer.  Unfortunately, my principal wouldn't let me out of my … [Read More...]