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Recent Posts

Creating For A New Purpose

Chili Award

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...]

Bowling Pin Ghosts

Bowling Pin Ghosts

My children are beyond thrilled that their mother participated in a Fall Home Tour on the blog a few weeks ago, and therefore already has pumpkins to carve for Halloween. This truly is a big deal in our family. Truly. You see, years ago, when my boys were 3 and 7, their mother, me, did the … [Read More...]

Decorating For Fall With Ball Jars

Fall Home Tour

Ball jars...  Sigh ...don't you just love them? I had a few people ask me about the Ball jars they saw in my Fall Home Tour last week, so I decided I would give a quick tutorial on how you can make them for your home too. When it came to decorating for Fall this year, I was all … [Read More...]

An Old Rocking Chair Gets a Makeover

Antique Rocker Gets A Makeover

I am a sucker for rocking chairs.  I just love to sit and rock, and rock, and rock.   Please tell me you love rockers too? I am also a sucker for rockers on a front porch. When we lived in the Dallas area, a sweet friend of mine gave me an old rocking chair she no longer wanted.  At the … [Read More...]

How to Make a Coat Hanger Rag Wreath

How to Make a Coat Hanger Rag Wreath

I know what you're thinking... "Surely, I've seen this post already!" or "Am I losing my mind?" Well, I promise you're not losing it.  I don't think you are anyways!  :) Last week I shared a Coat Hanger Fall Rag Wreath I had made, but mostly, I shared my story about how I acquired a lovely … [Read More...]

Coat Hanger Fall Rag Wreath

Coat Hanger Fall Rag Wreath

Have you ever made a wreath out of a coat hanger before? Well, when you really want to make a wreath, but you don't have a form for a wreath, you make up your own. So why am I making a wreath today... Well, last week, when I was working up at the store in Boerne, I noticed that one of the … [Read More...]

Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour

It's here!  I'm so excited!!  Guess what?  We have a fabulous giveaway planned for everyone so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see how to enter...it's HUGE!! Welcome to my Fall Home Tour!   I hope you enjoy what you see and leave inspired and full of ideas on how you can decorate your home … [Read More...]

Next Week ~ Fall Home Tour


Oh my goodness!!!  I'm so excited!!!  I just can't wait!!! I absolutely LOVE home tours!   I've been known to drop into new neighborhoods just so I can tour the model home. Anyone else?  Please tell me I'm not alone in this??  There's just something fun about touring people's homes and seeing … [Read More...]

DIY Burlap Fall Planter

DIY Burlap Fall Planter

I used to never be into gardening, or planting, or flowers really.  I mean, I used to like to get flowers, until I realized how expensive they were and then I didn't want them any more.  That, and they died after a few days.  It's like getting a gift and then someone taking it back.  What fun is … [Read More...]

Ball Jar Lid Fall Mini Wreath

Ball Jar Lid Mini Fall Wreaths

As I sat on the garage floor painting Ball Jars for tomorrow's post, I noticed the heap of Ball Jar lids to my right, and immediately started thinking of what I could do with them.  I was instantly reminded of when I was in college, and had to give a "How-To" speech in Speech class. I wanted to … [Read More...]