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The Rustic Pig: Christmas

I was sitting in my living room this morning, drinking my coffee, doing my quiet time, and enjoying the glow of our Christmas tree, when I asked God a question that I've asked Him before.  One that, for the first time, I felt like He might have whispered to my soul the answer to, and I felt like I … [Read More...]

Master Bedroom Pallet Wall

Pallet Wood Wall

I always have a tendency to look at things and underestimate. For example, one time, I went to IKEA and bought four bookcases and a sectional and I was positive it would all fit in my Expedition. Wrong. Two trips later, we were able to get it all home. Or, one time, I was certain we … [Read More...]

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Painted Chair

MMS Milk Paint Chair Transformation

I've always felt that, although I am 40, I am really still in my 20s...ok, maybe my 30s, but then, the other day, while in a group message with some Instagram friends, I learned a new word and I instantly felt old. You guys!  I had to Google what this word meant.  I had never heard of it … [Read More...]

JORD Wood Watch Giveaway

JORD Wood Watch Giveaway

  Friends!  I have the best giveaway from JORD Wood Watches for you today!! Wait! First of all, can you believe it is already Fall? I am LOVING it!! This past Saturday it was in the 40's when we woke up!  It was AMAZING!!  Once we finally decided to get out of our nice warm … [Read More...]

Repurposed Antique Surveyor Stand

The Rustic Pig: Repurposed Surveyor Tripod

So my husband and I have a slight addiction to Craigslist and Facebook Garage Sale groups.  We are always looking for the next great deal, or a new piece of furniture we can restore or something that can be repurposed. For example, some of my favorite projects are from when we repurposed an … [Read More...]

A Beautiful Transformation

The Rustic Pig: A Beautiful Transformation

Painting furniture makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, this how God feels about us. When I was struggling and in my most darkest of places, my sweet husband encouraged me to go back to painting. It truly was the last thing I wanted to do. In an effort to please him, I searched through … [Read More...]

A Different Take on Fall Decor

The Rustic Pig: A Different Take on Fall

This morning I woke up my oldest like I do every morning, and then jumped in the shower. It was my typical morning shower... wash the hair, lather, repeat. (Not really.  I don't repeat.  Does anyone repeat?) Then I proceeded to shave.  The right leg, and then... that's when it … [Read More...]

DIY Mini Sweater Pumpkins

The Rustic Pig: DIY Mini Sweater Pumpkins

This is the time of year when all of my blogging friends pull out their gobs and gobs of Fall decor and start decorating like it's Christmas!  Seriously friends, this all started as soon as September 1st hit! I've always struggled with decorating for Fall.  I think it's mainly because it's … [Read More...]

Home Tour

The Rustic Pig: Home Tour

I always said that I didn't want to live in a "cookie-cutter house" ever again.  I didn't want to live in a neighborhood where I could reach out my window and almost touch my neighbor's house. I enjoyed living out in the country and knowing that if my dog barked, it wouldn't disturb the … [Read More...]

Painting Saved My Life

Rustic Pig Designs: Painting Saved My Life

It sounds pretty dramatic to say that painting saved my life, but honestly, it did. I shared my story here and here a few months ago. I shared about how I went through stress and then extreme anxiety which ultimately made it to where I couldn't even leave the house. What I didn't share … [Read More...]

Rustic Pig Designs Now Open!!

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For as long as I can remember, God has put it on my heart to have my own business.  No matter what I do, that idea has never faded or gone away.  I wish that when God lays something on your heart, that He would also show you step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish it.  I've never quite … [Read More...]

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: Home Tour

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...]