DIY and Shamgar? What?

DIY and Shamgar? What?

You know, sometimes blogging is about cool projects or innovations we discover. The point of today’s blog, however, is to let you know that life is not always about creating the grand and beautiful. Taking a cue from Shamgar , sometimes it’s about the little things and starting where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can. But to be clear, I am just talking about DIY, not killing Philistines with an oxgoad. (Judges 3:31)

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Kids' Art Display

Kids' Art Display

In one of our lower level spaces, there were four identically sized, neutral wall spaces that were screaming for life. We have four kids. Perfect! So, for a period of a few months, I gathered picture frames of varying sizes from thrift stores and garage sales, attempting to get four of each, although the profiles of the actual frames differed. Once there were enough, I simply spray painted them all glossy black

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Sides for a "Big Feed"

Sides for a "Big Feed"

When entertaining large groups, we have a favorite go-to comfort food: smoked pulled pork. To be honest, THAT is a secret recipe but I will tell you that it involves, brine, rub, and about 14 hours in the smoker.  However, I am happy to share two of our favorite side dishes which help make this meal a real feast.

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Chics With Tools Premier

Chics With Tools Premier

Our first class was great! I had five ladies, all of whom were from my church. They prayed with me to dedicate this venture, which was perfect. As crazy as it sounds, I got a little emotional seeing them with palm sanders.  It was the moment my dream came true and my purpose in starting this was made manifest.  

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