Organize with DIY Chalkboard Tags

Organize with DIY Chalkboard Tags - Marty's Musings

  Using chalkboard as a decorative element in home decor has been the rage for a while.  I am a total joiner with this trend and have incorporated it into several design elements in our home. My DIY hubby threatened to quit making my "honey do" projects  if I didn't stop. So I found a way to do them the inexpensive and … [Read more...]

Graduation Party Dessert

Graduation Party Dessert - Marty's Musings

This past September my DIY hubby graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion. It was a very long and winding road to get to this point in his life at the age of 52, but I couldn't be prouder.  Hopefully I'll have all the details and fun graduation party ideas up on the blog soon. I wanted to make … [Read more...]

Son of God Movie and Prize Pack Giveaway

Son of God movie giveaway from Marty's Musings

**I have been out of town so I couldn't start the giveaway any sooner so I'd love if you'd share the giveaway on your social media and allow more folks a chance to win!  Instead of my usual Simple Gift Sunday post I wanted to share a terrific giveaway to celebrate the joy of the Easter story. Have you heard the buzz about the Son of God … [Read more...]

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...]