Reclaimed Cypress from the 1800’s

reclaimed cypress from the 1800's preserved in the bayous of Mississippi

It’s project challenge time again and this one is a really fun one for me. They’ve all been fun but this one is a bit unique. Our category was ‘Reclaimed Wood’.

What’s so unique about that you say? Well, the wood I used is Reclaimed Cypress from the 1800’s! The actual age of the tree I don’t know, but this stuff comes out of the Mississippi Bayous and the logs have been underwater in the bayou since the 1800’s sometime. And the logs are HUGE. Hundreds of years old and preserved in the swamp for a couple hundred more!

True Woman

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Do you ever sit back and look at your life and wonder what it all means and what it is all about? Do you ever wonder if what you do each day is worth much and if you are making a difference in this world? Does it all seem overwhelming at times? Do you ever want to just throw in the towel and call it quits? The kids never listen, they act like brats, meals are always underwhelming, laundry is never done, floors are dirty, walls have fingermarks everywhere, and there just is no joy in living. Throw a home-based business into the mix and you have a complete recipe for disaster.

Vintage Truck Pillow + a Blog Hop

Vintage Truck Pillow with fabric flowers

I’ve been waiting awhile to show you this one – I had my designer create this truck design awhile ago and when he got it to me I was swamped with wholesale orders and didn’t get to creating with it for awhile. I’m excited that I took the time to make it happen and can share it with you now, when ‘a pillow’ is the category for our blog hop :)

Fridays Unfolded

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Fridays Unfolded time! I’m prepping for an event next week and haven’t had one single spec of time for the blog. I’m sneaking in some time now, while paint on my projects dries, to bring you Fridays Unfolded. Check out some of my favs from last week and then link up what’s happening for you!

Fridays Unfolded Party

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party time!

We skipped last week due to the Independence Day Holiday, here are the links I’ve picked from the last party!

Check them out, and then link up what has unfolded for you this week.

Homemade Organic Cherry Pie

homemade organic cherry pie

If you follow me on IG you may have seen my pics of the cherries we recently picked from my Mom and Dad’s cherry tree. I remember when that cherry tree was planted – I was just a young girl. My brother and sister climbed the tree some if I recall correctly, I played in it a time or two, and my girls have climbed and played in it. It’s seen a lot of years, weathered quite a few storms, and has been broken and buffeted by the winds. A couple years ago the biggest part of it broke off in a storm and we figured we’d seen the last of the fruit from that tree. My Dad cleared away the broken part and left the scraggly bits that were left, and lo and behold, this year that tree produced its heart out.

Giveaway – Sew a Fine Seam is 3

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Yesterday I posted my first post in my ‘Business is Bliss’ series to celebrate that ‘Sew a Fine Seam’ as a business has turned 3 years old. Today I’m continuing to celebrate by bringing you a fun giveaway!

Sheet Metal – Project Challenge #6

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Project #6! We are halfway through 2015 my friends – WoW. This months challenge was to use sheet or corrugated metal somehow in a project. At first I was thinking corrugated metal because I love the look. But I didn’t want to buy a large piece of corrugated or sheet metal for a small project and I didn’t ever take the time to shop and see if they sold it in small pieces.

So earlier this week I announced to my hubby that it was time for another project challenge and I needed some sheet metal. Could I ‘pretty please’ use a piece of the flashing he’d been using when he re-shingled our small porch roof? He was less than thrilled. He wasn’t quite finished with the roof and somehow when I asked for ONE piece of flashing he immediately multiplied that by however many pieces of flashing he had left and was convinced I planned to use ALL of it. But he DID have a roll of aluminum somewhere I could use.

Fridays Unfolded Link Party

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party time!

I missed posting last week due to an unending project that is about to put me permanently in the insane asylum. This week, though the unending project is still incomplete, I am taking time away from it to regroup, post Fridays Unfolded, get my post ready for this months Project Challenge (it will be up on the blog TOMORROW and it’s a pretty cool one if I do say so myself), clean my house, and do some fun, creative stuff.

Summer Blessing Giveaway

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Good Morning Peeps! I hope the past week has been blessed for you. Today I have a fun giveaway to share – a Summer Blessing Giveaway! I’ve teamed up with a few other bloggers to bring you this blessing. Giveaways are so fun to host – it’s fun to be able to give something away that will bless someone and bring joy and excitement to their day.