How to Decorate a Bedroom for Practically Nothing - Marty's Musings

How to Decorate a Bedroom (for Practically Nothing!)

  When I shared my master bedroom makeover a couple of weeks ago I told y’all it was a budget makeover where everything except for one or two items  (and I mean EVERYTHING) was either a DIY project, a yardsale find or a hand me down. Now hopefully y’all know I’m a painfully honest person (just ask […]

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Praying God’s Word and a Drs. Visit

  It has been a hard week for me. I’ve been dealing with some physical symptoms for a few months that we just couldn’t nail down with a precise cause. My dad had colon cancer so the dreaded over 50 colonoscopy was part of the discovery process. Glad to say I’m perfectly clean. (All you over […]

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Apple Cake Recipe: Perfect for Fall!

Can you hear it? Can you hear it? I can! It’s the wind calling to me saying, “fall is coming!” Okay, maybe the wind isn’t actually talking to me, but I do so love fall and am completely ready for its arrival. Well, maybe I’m not ready for fall decorating and projects and Christmas breathing […]

Accent Wall Ideas and Tips - Marty's Musings

5 Accent Wall Ideas and Tips

Disclosure: I was provided with product from Behr Paint but the opinions are all my own. When you have a dad who is a painting contractor and handyman and you move into a new house, you are hopeful that your dad will do a few “little” projects for you.  And if your mom is a […]

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Colton Dixon “More of You”: Simple Gift Sunday

Love the simple lyrics of this Colton Dixon “More of You” song. As a Christian artist Colton Dixon has come a long way since his “American Idol” days as a season 11 finalist. He won a Dove award for his first record and has just released  his second album “Anchor.” The lyrics speak to me of the journey […]

Inexpensive Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas - Marty's Musings

Inexpensive Sweet 16 Birthday Party Ideas

  It’s hard to believe it’s been over four months since my youngest daughter turned 16!  She is turning into an amazing young woman right before our eyes. I cannot imagine our lives without this tenderhearted, compassionate young lady. (She has since had her braces taken off and is even more beautiful!) Since she is […]

Organizing Home and Work with Sharpie Markers - Marty's Musings

Organizing Home and Work with Sharpie Markers

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Over the years as a homeschooling family we’ve collected a lot of stuff. Twenty years of homeschooling STUFF. Everything from school papers to projects to textbooks, reading books, […]

For King and Country "Fix My Eyes " - video and devotion from Marty's Musings

For King and Country “Fix My Eyes”: Simple Gift Sunday

  My youngest daughter is an animal lover, to say the least. We walk around the block and she tells me all the names of the outdoor cats we see. We don’t know the owners but she knows the cats! She loves to tell us every.single.detail about the activities of our own two cats. My […]

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles - Marty's Musings

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles

  Have you had a great summer so far? Can you remember back to your childhood and lazy days when a fan and a popsicle were all you needed to withstand the blazing heat? Or does it seem like a distant memory? In North Carolina we’ve had a few days recently where the temps have […]

Gender Reveal Party Banner - Marty's Musings

Gender Reveal Party Banner

Disclosure: I received free product and compensation in exchange for creating a project using products from Consumer Crafts.com. All opinions are my own. The next few months will be exciting ones for our family. Other than normal school, work and church activities, my daughter Rachel and her husband are expecting our first grandchild in early 2015! (Read […]

Gray and Coral Bedroom Makeover - Marty's Musings

Gray and Coral Bedroom Makeover Reveal

  The day is finally here! Begun back in February, I’m finally finished and able to show all the details of our gray and coral bedroom makeover! Desperately in need of reviving and updating, this room has my heart and soul poured into it. We had lived with the same furniture arrangement for 23 years. Yep, that’s […]

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TGI Fridays $10 Endless Appetizers!

Have you heard about TGI Fridays $10 Endless Appetizers? I know it’s an amazing deal  because I took my youngest two kids and my hubby there last Sunday night. Typical girl, my daughter poses so sweetly. This was the most “presentable” pic of my boys. You know how boys are!   I had already perused the […]

Simple Dinner with Baked Chicken Fingers - Marty's Musings

Simple Dinners with Baked Chicken Fingers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   It’s almost time for back to school! Is everyone ready? I have a terrific budget recipe to get you started on the right foot. Since I’ve been homeschooling for 20 years it’s not as much the start of […]

How to Build a Sunburst Deck Railing - Marty's Musings

How to Build a Sunburst Deck Railing

I have loved sharing our front deck project this summer with my readers, but I have to tell you that it has gotten some negative reviews (you can view the thread here).   And you know what? I’m okay with that. Like many of you, at one point in my life I wasn’t confident enough and desired the approval […]

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Joy Williams “Here With Us”: Simple Gift Sunday

My 16-year-old daughter shared Joy Williams “Here With Us” with me and once I watched the video I knew it was perfect for my Simple Gift Sunday post. My oldest daughter is expecting our first grand child and I watch her full of hope and love, experiencing the emotional and physical upheaval of pregnancy.  I close […]