How a Homeless Man in a Psychiatric Hospital Helped Save My Life

After losing my daughter in a car accident my thoughts began to turn increasingly dark. In a moment of desperation I checked myself into a psychiatric hospital. That’s where I met John, the homeless man who helped save my life.
Every one loves a good redemption story. This one is my favorite.

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Five Tips for Staging Your Home

Home buyers have become accustomed to seeing perfectly staged houses on their favorite home makeover shows. More than ever buyers are beginning their search for a new home online. Staging your home will not only get buyers through the front door, but it will help your house sell faster and for more money! According to…

Craigslist Encounter Between Strangers Results in Message from Heaven.

In August of 2012 I e-mailed a woman about a vanity she had for sale on Craigslist. We arranged to meet and God showed up BIG. I could have never imagined the beautiful plans He had for our encounter that day… an incredible sign and a sweet message from Heaven. Apparently God even answers Craigslist ads!

Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Whether you’re planning your own garage sale or on the hunt for some great deals, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your garage sale experience!  It’s garage sale season and we’ve all heard the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I love setting out early on a Saturday…

Making a Deco Mesh Wreath

Grab your girlfriends and host your very own wreath making party! And for more “Inspiration for the Heart & Home” visit Chic ViNTiQuE on Facebook. You’ll need a few things to get started… Supplies: ~Wire frame work wreath with pipe cleaners or garland stems already attached. I used a 24” wreath and it turned out HUGE so…

No (fat) SHAME in my GAME

In October, 2014, I was fat-shamed while out to lunch with a friend. I kept waiting for John Quinones to run out of the kitchen with his camera crew but he didn’t show. This is my story of being bullied by a total stranger… I looked in the mirror and nodded my head in approval….

Dollar Store Decorating Hacks

Inspired by the designer home décor on your favorite home decorating shows but can’t bring yourself to pay those designer prices? I’m going to show you how to recreate some of my favorite online shopping finds using items from the dollar store! Vintage-inspired botanical wall art (framed). I love vintage-inspired botannical prints in large groupings….

Budget-Friendly Decorating Solutions for your Home

The holidays are finally behind us and the Christmas decorations have been put away but the house is feeling a little shabby in the absence of all those bright and shiny ornaments! A home makeover would be great but if you are like so many American households, you may still be feeling the pinch of your holiday spending. As an Accredited Staging…

Magnolia Leaf & Pine Cone Poinsettia Tutorial

Welcome to my very first blog post!!! Today I will be sharing how to make these beautiful poinsettias from Magnolia leaves and pine cones! My mother is the inspiration for this post. She is the one who called a craft day last week and showed me how to make these beautiful faux flowers. She first…