31 Days of Progress Day 24 :: DIY Black Furniture and A Message


Each day is full of new lessons to learn, victories to celebrate, and mistakes to keep one humble {oh, and teach us a thing or two}.  I’ve been quiet this week, it started with a 2-day migraine and the rest has been the worst case of insomnia I’ve ever had for a week straight. At my age, 2-4 hours a night is not going to cut it.  I had to use what reliable mental energy I had for feeding my Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 23 :: Simon & Garfunkel Chicken? Plus Recipe


Okay, that’s actually a pretty bad reach…but when you see the ingredients of my new marinade I used for the chicken my husband grilled the other night it will make a little more sense.  Sorry for the not so pretty picture.  You can see he put a pretty good char on it.  Not so good for us, but it sure did taste good! It feels funny to even call this a recipe.  In fact, I didn’t measure my Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 22 :: Heart Choices Part 4


In order to love and serve my neighbor better, I need to check my attitudes and exchange right ones for the wrong ones. Recap: Attitudes are patterns of behavior, choices of the heart, developed over time. We choose our attitudes. In order to change an attitude, we must admit we chose it in the first place and truly desire to change it! We must replace a wrong attitude with a right Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 21 :: Fun Just Gets Better


You’re never too old to have fun with your family…or to discover a new way of having fun together! Try googling family fun and see the images that come up.  For the most part you will see pictures of young families, with elementary-to-middle-school age children smiling, laughing, having fun together.  I think that’s a little sad. As children get holder I think the moments of hilarious frivolity Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 20 :: Cute Fall Color Plus a Giveaway


If you ever attended a Southern Living at Home party back in the day you probably saw the Petals of Light candle holders.  These were a favorite with customers.  I was a consultant for a while {as well as for it’s sister/spin-off company, with which it has now merged to become Willow House}.  Anyway, probably during a special deal I picked up a number of these cute little sets. They were Continue Reading