When my lovely children decided to scratch tally marks into the top of my toddler table, I took action with a toddler table refinish for less than $30.

From Scratches to Finishes:  Toddler Table Refinish

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Last year, I went to a woman’s group and learned about chalk paint. Now, I might have been the only one who didn’t know about chalk paint, but I have fallen in love. The paint is the fastest way to refinish  a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g! I’ve spent some time working on refinishing projects (thanks in part to some inspiration from Redo It Yourself …

Some of the most important lessons in life aren't taught in a classroom -- they are taught when we are out connecting to nature and remembering its beauty.

Connecting to Nature

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This summer, my family has spent a lot of time out in the beautiful wilds of Utah. We’ve been fishing places that feel like they have been untouched by humans. My children have learned how to follow trail blazes – even my preschooler now knows what a blaze looks like. We have weathered sudden hail storms, thunderstorms, and ferocious wind …

This book that represents a dream come true for a mother who waited for the right time to pursue her personal dream of becoming a published author.

A Dream Come True

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy 8 Comments

Motherhood means many sacrifices. As some have said, motherhood is the best way to learn how to serve others. I happen to know a remarkable mother. Her name is Dawnetta, or Doni to her friends. She left college after completing her associate’s degree to support her husband, during his schooling and military service, and together they successfully raised seven children. Now after all that time invested in others, she has finally taken the opportunity to make a dream come true.