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What will you create this year?

You may have heard the phrase “New Year, New Décor.” My question would be why take someone else’s idea of décor?  Don’t settle for copying another’s style. Create your own! Yes, you can create! You’re probably saying to yourself, “What in the world is Laura talking about? I don’t have Read more…

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Thankful for the Lasting Legacy

Webster defines a legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.” What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Several years ago a young couple, who had recently gotten married, began attending our church. Jeremy was starting a new life. And his Read more…

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We Gather Together for what?

How would you answer that question? We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing….so goes the old hymn. Was that your first response? If you know the hymn, it’s probably stuck in your head now, so perhaps that was your answer! Many of us will gather with loved ones, friends, family, Read more…

A Gala, Grace, and Goodbye

A wise bear once said, ““How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”. If that is true, then I am indeed lucky, blessed in fact. Two years ago, my family moved to the Austin, Texas area because my husband had accepted a teaching position at Read more…

Love, True Love…

Admit it, you love to quote that famous scene from The Princess Bride, don’t you?! If by any chance, I’ve lost you, head over here to enjoy it. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming, and it seems as though signs and symbols of love are everywhere.  Strangely enough, I’m not really Read more…

Let Me Count the What?

Count the stitches! Are you confused yet? I’m writing about a total, absolute surprise that my husband and I received from a lovely friend. Peg Hoobler spent a year and thousands of stitches and in a way, saying, “I love you, you are special, I’ve dedicated my time and thoughts Read more…

Show me your fake books….

And I’ll show you my fake art…..ok, so I don’t have any fake books on my bookshelves, and I’m guessing most of you don’t either. But how many of us have “fake” art hanging on our walls? We’re not talking about art your kids made or that tasteful collage of Read more…

Chickens and Brothers??

What do my Rhode Island Red chickens in Florida have in common with a fabulous art exhibition about brothers at the Kimbell Museum in Ft. Worth? During my recent visit to Texas, I discovered that Pam, my hostess and good friend had a surprise excursion planned:   The featured exhibit Read more…