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ten influential books

There is a challenge making the rounds on Facebook. One is supposed to list ten influential books. My husband challenged me, after listing his own. Here’s the list I came up with. The Holy Bible Above all. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis Still speaks to readers across the centuries. Pilgrim’s Progress by […]

stained glass

We have a friend, Gary, who makes beautiful stained glass. I recently shared on Facebook the stained glass angel he made for me. I thought I’d share more of his work here. He certainly deserves the credit. Gary surprised me one day by stopping by with a gift. The stained glass angel! In my absolute […]

the old closet is on its way out

Today, DD spent a lot of time emptying her closet and her room in preparation for the removal of the old closet. DH began the demolition this evening. You can see the new blue color on the wall and the old brighter blue on the closet. He says the walls are coming down easily. Dad […]

God’s minute

It’s that time of year…time to start something new…things are changing…it’s autumn and the beginning of a new school year… Some things don’t change, however. Our need for meaningful prayer, for instance. I found a little book published in 1916, called God’s Minute: A Book of 365 Daily Prayers Sixty Seconds Long for Home Worship. […]

does anyone else collect pie plates?

My first memory of pie is my Grandma Ruth’s pies and the glass pie plates she used to bring her yummy pies to family reunions. The tops were decorated with cutting lines, punched with a fork, and sprinkled with sugar before baking. I loved those pies. Even as a child I was captivated by that […]

guest room in blue

Last year, we remodeled the addition, changing the colors, the floors, counter tops, etc. When it came to Christmas decorating, changes had to be made to accommodate that. The guest room used to look like this: We bought this house in 1994 and renovated it before moving into the house in 1996. The wallpaper, carpet, […]

a new headboard for the guest room

The bed in the guest room has been changed out more times than I can count. Several different frames, some in there more than once, and the bed has waffled between a full and a queen size. I couldn’t find pictures of the other frames that have been in there, but here’s the iron bed […]

drapes in the guest room

Redecorating the guest room, which was such a priority just before the holidays, has slowed way down. Thank goodness! I have been enjoying some time off from that project. I was just in there, though, sitting in the comfy chair, pondering some rearranging. I realized I hadn’t shown you the drapes! Laurie, my very sweet […]

under construction

DD’s room will take a while to complete. The two level bed/book nook is about half done. Next will be the cubbies/steps to the second bed and then the new closet. This wreath hangs on the current closet door. The pink tree turned out very cute! Not sure why DD didn’t want it on a […]

dd’s room in progress

I know it’s crazy to try to get some of this stuff done before Sunday, but DD has been SO patient and looked so forward to having her room remodeled, that we want to see what we can finish before the open house. The carpenter told us he could have the bed done in time, […]