Category Archives: Decorating

Life in the Before

We’ve chuckled at times, Monsieur and I, pondering what our town friends might think of our current living conditions. With the desire to beĀ mortgage-free, we’re living in the “Before”. HGTV and shelter magazines and blogs make the renovation process sound … Continue reading

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“Ugly Couch Contest” …

… that’s what the ad said. To enter, we were to send a photo of our torn, stained and dilapidated couch and the ugliest couch would win a set of new slipcovers for its owners. I had to laugh, thinking … Continue reading

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I’m not sensing it…

Monsieur said to me, one fine summer day a few weeks ago, “Go into our bedroom and tell me what you notice.” So I went, somewhat excited at the possibility he may have made some progress on our renovation… Read … Continue reading

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Of Flour Sacks and Barber Poles

It was inevitable that I would be involved in home renovations. A love of pretty things and creativity in improving what I have is clearly something I inherited from my grandmother.   During the Depression, she didn’t merely use the … Continue reading

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A Brief History of God’s Provision

It needed a lot of work. Monsieur’s work stresses combined with a shortage of funds since I had quit my job to raise our children at home, meant that progress in transforming it into my House of Dreams was slow. Continue reading

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