I'm just letting the creative juices flow in the direction they so please, looking forward to the end results whenever they come about, and enjoying the journey in the meantime.
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When I announced my new little furniture business a few posts ago, I alluded to a crazy story. Today I shall tell you, before the hilarious details fade from my memory. First, if you aren't in the loop, let me lasso you in. I've flitted from hobby to hobby since recovering from my postpartum depression,… Continue reading When the Spark of Madness Lights a Fire
School has been canceled yet again here in Ohio. We have cabin fever... The walls feel like they're closing in on us. You know what makes cabin fever even worse? CLUTTER. So it's time to purge. I decided to clean out the bookshelf by the fireplace. It was overflowing with devotionals, self help books, and… Continue reading Cabin Fever
For President's Day my husband was off work, and my daughter's preschool was canceled. Don't get me wrong, we were super grateful for the day off, but it was another cold day stuck inside with the kids, twiddling our thumbs and saying, "What should we do to entertain them today?!" Since we went to the… Continue reading Monday Funday
Okay, I have to admit that I hit phases pretty hard. For instance, when I started this blog, I posted about five times a week for four months. But recently, you might have noticed that I pretty much disappeared after the new year hit. I started a new hobby, one that takes a lot of… Continue reading My New Hobby- Refinishing Furniture
Hello, friends! It has been a long time since I've done a blog post. It wasn't really an intentional absence or even a writer's block, because ideas were always swirling around in the back of my mind. I was throwing my energy and creativity into another outlet, which I'll tell you about another day. It… Continue reading Choose GRACE
I was plummeting with no end in sight swallowed by darkness that consumed my light but He caught me with powerful hands and set me down gently in a colorful land
There can be no house project more fun than one that involves your favorite color. Or one that gives new life to a tired, old piece of furniture. My island makeover combined both! I've already shared pictures of the color transformation from dingy red to distressed teal. This week I put two top coats over… Continue reading Island Getaway
"Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness." Psalm 115:1 I have made a decision: All of the rest of my posts in January will focus on God. Here is my reason: 2018 was a year of introspection for me. In… Continue reading Directing My Gaze Upward
There's no skirting around the fact that 2018 was a tough year for me, so I'm going to do a little jig right now that it's over. BUT- that being said, something good came out of it- this blog! Your Mercies New was created after getting out of the psych ward... talk about rock bottom.… Continue reading Let’s Dance Through a Highlight Reel, Shall We?!