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the grand finale (at least for now!)

I have been blogging now at The.Refurbished.Life for SEVEN MONTHS! Seems like much longer on some days, and like I just started yesterday on other days. When I began, I had absolutely NO idea how much work it is to maintain a successful blog. The hours of writing content that is hopefully captivating enough to… Continue reading the grand finale (at least for now!)

diy · diy: home accents

diy geo styled coffee mug

There are seriously so many possibilities when it comes to spray paint. Never underestimate the transformation those little cans of colored mist can do! I was recently sent a pin on Pinterest that inspired me to take a few minutes to create my ownΒ geo-styled coffee mug. Here’s the original inspiration, thanks to our adult daughter,… Continue reading diy geo styled coffee mug

diy · diy: gifts · diy: home accents · Uncategorized

glass diy projects

I recently took a trip to the local Goodwill and was once again stricken by the realization that Goodwill is a major supplier for us DIYers! I mean, aisle after aisle of merchandise screaming to be painted, glued, sequined and the like. I generally start in the furniture aisles and always look for the colored… Continue reading glass diy projects

diy: home accents

bargain hunting tips & tricks

If you’ve been around me any length of time, you know by now that I cringe at the thought of paying more than $20 for just about anything. The difference between being cheap and being a bargainista is simply this: quality. Cheapsters are all about spending as little as possible simply to save a buck.… Continue reading bargain hunting tips & tricks

be healthy · be healthy: dessert

happy 4th with baked apples

Happy 4th of July, everyone! What a festive holiday our Independence Day has become. I’m so glad that this year the rain has subsided so we’ll get to watch fireworks out on the lake. Woot! I’m grateful for our freedom in this country, but even more grateful for our freedom in Christ. Praise God for… Continue reading happy 4th with baked apples

diy · diy: gifts

diy cell phone arm band

I had SUCH a great time this weekend with some vibrant, faithful, crazy sisters in The Lord as we met up in Louisville, Kentucky. We laughed, cried, prayed and ate amazing food together. Notice what’s missing from that list is that we exercised together. Missing = didn’t happen. And did I mention we ate great… Continue reading diy cell phone arm band

be healthy · be healthy: main street

“Lalu Chicken” (a.k.a., parmesan encrusted chicken)

Each month we invite our spiritual kids over for a family dinner to catch up and stay in touch with each other. My parents, affectionately named Papa and Lalu by my nephews, join us each month as well. There’s always great food, tons of laughs, and usually some mildly and unintentionally inappropriate comments made by… Continue reading “Lalu Chicken” (a.k.a., parmesan encrusted chicken)

diy: home accents

summer mantle round-up

Summer is officially here! This year we’ve determined we’re going to host a few summer socials at our house. It’s just a time to invite people over to grill, swim, play games and enjoy summer together. I have grown to love the summers in the south, although it took me the first few years to… Continue reading summer mantle round-up

be healthy · be healthy: sides & snacks

casa de aguas guacamole

The hubs and I were blessed to get to go to Puerta Vallarta for our honeymoon two years ago when we got married. It was UH-MAY-ZEENG! All inclusive, y’all. That’s where it’s at. Since our last name is Waters, the employees there kept calling us Senor or Senora Aguas. We loved it. Upon moving into… Continue reading casa de aguas guacamole

be healthy · be healthy: main street

oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation

The hubs and I, along with my parents, are on vacation this week. Woo to the hoo! I’ve been so looking forward to some rest and relaxation for quite some time, and so far this week has been just that. No schedule. Awesome weather. Scrumptious eats. I love times like this! As we’ve been enjoying… Continue reading oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation