Monday, April 27, 2020

Maximizing your Bedroom's Decor for a Better Night's Sleep

Lately my posts have centered around affordable wall art to help decorate your home, but today with the help of a contributor, I want to talk about how a few changes in your bedroom's decor can positively impact your sleep each night.

How 5 simple changes to what you put in your room can make a hugely positive impact on your sleep and your health.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Free Restoration Proclamation Printable

I'd like to first start off today's post by saying how grateful I am to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am grateful to be able to worship my Savior, learn of him and his teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and to have his church (& thus teachings) to bless my life. One of the blessings of this church is that God continues to provide revelation to His sons and daughters, and He speaks through His living prophet when it comes to providing worldwide revelation. On April 5th, 2020, His prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, shared a new proclamation with the world. If you would like this historic document to put up in your home, I have created it to match the Family Proclamation, Articles of Faith and Living Christ documents that I have already made. This document, and the ones I made prior, are sized at 24"x 30," and can be printed affordably through Office Depot and Staples using their engineering prints. I have heard of others printing these files much much smaller, and you are welcome to use the JPEG files or PDF files as you see fit.

Read on to see how to download this file, as well as get the links to the other free printables.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Now Offering Hymn Lyric Printables & Looking for Ideas

Times sure are interesting lately with the world sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus. For the first few weeks I felt unmotivated to do anything, but as the weeks have gone on, I realized that now is the perfect time to start doing something I have meant to do for years--create printables of hymn lyrics and scripture verses that are meaningful. I just recently created these shown below from the song "Count Your Many Blessings,"

and feel like these song lyrics are extra pertinent for what we are experiencing today.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Restore your Wood Furniture in 15 Minutes and for only $15

I feel like I am copying Geico's ad campaign by using the 15 minutes slogan, but these products are so amazing, so easy, and so affordable, that I have to share them with all of you.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Reminder of how Awesome General Finishes Gel Stain truly is

Hello fellow DIY'ers, I was so excited to be contacted by one of you last night about my one of my post popular posts. Do you remember a couple years ago I shared how we not only removed the popcorn from our ceilings, but we used gel stain to cover the painted wood beams that were in our home?

Well, I was excited to get the following four pictures, and this message from one of you last night...

Friday, March 15, 2019

Finding Focus

Do any of you ever feel like life and everything in it gets blurry? Filled up with so much stuff that you want to bring everything into focus, but don't know what to focus on? I want to share some insights I have been thinking on lately in case they might help one of you.

I started this blog to empower others to create. I ran into people that expressed interest in knowing how to redo their piano like I did, but were too afraid to try, so I wrote up my first how-to post. Since then, many have shared their before and afters of their pianos, and it fuels me to continue sharing  what to do and not to do with all of you, so that you can find happiness in transforming your home and furniture affordably.

As the years have gone by, I have shared posts on how to refinish furniture, stain wood beams that had been painted, or update one's home on a budget such as painting kitchen cabinets; but I have also been putting my creative energy into perfecting a drawing of Christ I did years ago, that I made to be personalized.
My first drawing of Christ that included my oldest son when he was 8
My initial purpose of drawing others with their Savior was to empower them in a more meaningful way than the way I do so with "tips and tricks" postings. But as is often the case, I started to tell myself that the drawing wasn't very good, or that nobody would want to take the time to send me a picture so I could make them a personalized drawing, and so on. In the end I stopped putting much effort into it, and would only do it for those that occasionally asked for it.

That is until everything got out of focus...