Teenage Girls Room and Inspirational Scripture Wall

Inspirational Scripture Wall - Marty's Musings

  I have always loved surrounding myself with inspirational quotes and Bible verses, whether on a simple note card on a mirror or an altered mini clipboard by the sink where I wash dishes. One of my favorite projects is my teenage girls room and inspirational scripture wall designed for my 16 year old daughter. If you're not familiar … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Ideas for Crafts and Video

Mason Jar Ideas for Crafts - Marty's Musings

Is there anyone who hasn't fallen in love with mason jar ideas for crafts? I mean, they're everywhere! For this month's Crafty Hangout we were allowed to pick whatever type of Ball Mason Jars we wanted and brainstorm using them for a craft project. I chose the heritage blue (since my kitchen is blue and yellow) and created a … [Read more...]

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels “Jesus Son of God”: Simple Gift Sunday

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels Jesus Son of God video and devotion

As we observe Palm Sunday I wanted a reminder to refocus my attention on the events that led my Savior to the Cross. The ones that changed my life when I didn't deserve it. Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels "Jesus Son of God" leads my heart back to the cross. You took our sin You bore our shame You rose to life You defeated the grave … [Read more...]

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

I would love to say that I am a bold, confident woman, but the truth is I'm just a work in progress. Probably a little bit like you if you're honest. I want to be complete. Whole. No blemishes or scars. Dare I even hope, acceptable and perfect? Funny how my decorating seems to mirror my life. Incomplete. Unfinished. Blemishes and … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Flowers

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings

  I don't know about you, but in our house the Christmas holiday probably gets the  lions share of baking for the year. However, it doesn't seem fair so I'm here to least serve up  a few delights for Easter as well by sharing these simple Candy Corn Flowers from Dixie Crystals. If you're looking for a project to keep the kids … [Read more...]

To My Daughter on Your 16th Birthday

To My Daughter on Your 16th Birthday - Marty's Musings

Instead of sharing a Simple Gift Sunday post I wanted to celebrate my daughter Stephanie as she turns 16 on April 8th. I hope you'll join me!   To my daughter on your 16th birthday: I didn't carry you for nine months or struggle to push you out of my body and set you free to breathe the air of this temporary world. I didn't cry … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas - Marty's Musings

  How do you feel about entertaining? Does the thought give you cold chills and heart palpitations? Do you only do it because you have to (family obligation or tradition)?  Today I want to share some easy spring table setting ideas that are inexpensive, easy to translate from one season to another  and will hopefully … [Read more...]

Matthew West “Forgiveness”: Simple Gift Sunday

Matthew West Forgiveness video and devotion

As I look back on these pictures from our icy storms this winter I am struck by the weight of the ice on the branches.  In my own life there are times when I am bogged down and  unforgiveness weighs heavy on my heart. Times I have felt inadequate in my relationships and loving others required more of me than I felt able to … [Read more...]

Tree Removal: Part One of Our Dream Deck

Tree Removal- Part One of Our Dream Deck from Marty's Musings

  I don't know what has gotten into my DIY hubby and I this year. We have been totally ADHD with our projects (and I say that in love because I have an ADHD son and totally know what that means!) I knew I should never have chosen simplify as my word for 2014!  First there was the reorganization of all our Christmas decorations in … [Read more...]

Favorite Spring Recipes

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 If you somehow missed it, All Things Home hosted a week of Spring link parties last week, with tons of projects and ideas to help us welcome spring! Our terrific group of bloggers shared mantels, crafts, vignettes, porches and wreaths. As host for the favorite spring recipes linkup I thought I'd round up some of my favorites just in time … [Read more...]