Who Else Is Ready For Fall?

Who Else Is Ready For Fall?

Who else is ready for Fall?! Pumpkins! Crisp air! Bonfires! Sweaters and jeans! I. Can’t. Wait. Every year at this time, I get super-excited about the upcoming Country Living Fair, in Columbus, Ohio. This year the fair is the weekend of September 15-17th. If you...
How to Tackle Caulking Like a Pro

How to Tackle Caulking Like a Pro

Caulking is not rocket science. However, I wish I would have looked a little deeper into it before tackling my first building project a few years ago. My thought was, how hard can this be? Well, not hard, but you CAN avoid the mistake I did. After applying the caulk,...
Old Barn Wood Vintage Sign–DIY

Old Barn Wood Vintage Sign–DIY

Do you have some old barn wood lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Or do you love the look of old barn wood, but are kind of at a loss as to what to do with it, once you get it? One of my favorite projects I’ve ever done, involves old barn...
Disappointment is Rooted in Hope–My Story

Disappointment is Rooted in Hope–My Story

Disappointment is rooted in hope. They go hand-in-hand. You can’t have disappointment without hoping for something to change. Hope is what keeps us going. I can’t imagine going through a tragedy without the hope of the Lord. The hope of knowing that...
Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Here we are again friends…Christmas time is here. Have you started your shopping? Are you in the thick of the hustle and bustle? Does your home smell of evergreen and all things Christmas? I am beyond excited and overjoyed to have received the best Christmas...
Saving Grace Vintage–And a Giveaway!!!

Saving Grace Vintage–And a Giveaway!!!

Hi Friends!! You all know my LOVE for Saving Grace Vintage. I talk about this vintage-inspired boutique a LOT in my blog, referring to it often as my Go-To for milk paint, chalk paint, gel stain…But today I want to tell you more about what this fabulous shop has...
How To Build a Barnwood Christmas Sign

How To Build a Barnwood Christmas Sign

Super-easy project coming your way today. A Barnwood Christmas Sign. Wanted to share this one with plenty of time to complete it before the holiday decorating is pushing in on us. On a side note: I saw a house in our neighborhood with their Christmas lights up AND...

Connections That Bind Us Together–My Story

Connections….Those memories we share with our spouse. Each child’s birth and the feelings that are conjured up thinking about that special moment. The milestones of development in each child..their first step, first word. Special anniversaries shared...
We Take Language For Granted–My Story

We Take Language For Granted–My Story

When it comes to language, we take so much for granted. Our conversations are fast and detailed, and we follow along without even giving it a second thought. After Corey’s accident, language became an obsession to me. Am I talking slow enough? Does he understand...
Weekends at the Hospital Were Slow–My Story

Weekends at the Hospital Were Slow–My Story

Weekends at the hospital were pretty slow. No therapies. No doctor calls. The time just creeped by. We tried to fill our time with family and friends. The kids would come up to see Corey throughout the weekend too. I always looked forward to having the kids up there...
Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

Hello friends! I wanted to pop in here real quick and share with you what I did with all of those pumpkins from last weeks blog post. I promised I would share pictures of our Fall transformation. We are currently in Destin, Florida and are not feeling the crispness of...
Ever-Present Help In Time of Need–My Story

Ever-Present Help In Time of Need–My Story

There are times in our lives that God seems so distant and in the shadows. But there are other times that He feels so close that you can practically touch Him. Have you ever stopped to think, how awesome it is that He gave us the Church? He loves us so much that He...
Navigating “My Story”–My Story

Navigating “My Story”–My Story

Hi everyone! I wanted to swing in here real quick and give you an update on the “My Story” portion of my blog. I’m tweaking a few things to make it easier for you to read our story from the very beginning. Many people are new to the blog or maybe...
Just Checking In!! Please Subscribe

Just Checking In!! Please Subscribe

Hi everyone!! Just checking in with all of you. Sorry for the “summer hours” blogging schedule. The weather was absolutely beautiful and it was so hard to take a break from all the summer fun. But I wanted to pop in here and let you all know, I have not...
Five Years–My Story

Five Years–My Story

  Five Years. Today we hit the “magic” number. While Corey was in the hospital, I was told over and over…In five years: Your marriage and life will have found its new normal. The healing will be done and all of this will look very different....
“Firsts”–My Story

“Firsts”–My Story

Tackling “firsts” after a tragedy is tough. Life has to return to “normal” again at some point—but the heart naturally wants to fight against it. It’s so painful. And after going through so much pain already, you try to avoid pain at all costs. Almost becoming numb to...
On the up side–My Story

On the up side–My Story

The hurriedness of life is not kind to someone with aphasia. People with aphasia have a hard time understanding language and/or finding the right word for what they want to say. Many aphasics are unable to speak at all…although they know exactly what they want...
On the down side…My Story

On the down side…My Story

So, this was my post a few weeks back. It has been sitting in “draft” mode waiting for me to hit “publish.” I neglected to do that right away for a couple reasons…1. time got away from me and I wasn’t able to type out the journal...
The Nursery!! So Fun!

The Nursery!! So Fun!

What a fun project!! A little over a week ago, I had the honor of creating my brother and his wife’s nursery. Baby Lucas is due to make his appearance at the end of April. And we. can’t. wait!!! I love, love, love the theme they chose…Monsters! Not...