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Hello! I’m Sarah. Welcome to my little slice of the web.

I love to express my creative side through art, photography, scrapbooking and a bit of DIY. In the fall of 2012, we sold our first house and purchased a home that had gone into foreclosure. We  spend at least a small portion of each weekend on another project in our “new to us” house (aka foreclosure to home).

My family always comes first after my faith. I have been married to the love of my life since 2003. I am mom to one adorable son (born July 2009) and a sweet baby girl (born October 2014).

I am a survivor of endometriosis and miscarriage (times 2).

I was born and raised in the South. I say y’all, like my tea sweet, but am not a fan of barbeque or grits.

I started blogging in the late 90s before the term even existed! I had my own website and wrote about my challenges with endometriosis. At the time there was little information and, what I could find, was dated so I decided to share my experiences. After making significant progress in my own battle, and lack of awareness of how far my reach was (remember, this was pre-comment days), I took a time out and stepped away from blogging.

In October 2007, I returned to blogging with the start of this site to share my scrapbooking & craft ideas. I continue with those today along with parenting tidbits, home improvement projects, and more. I blog to share and because, frankly, I’m a bit talkative. 😉

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About Me


Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


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I highly recommend the book What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage for any woman of faith who has suffered a miscarriage or anyone wanting to gain insight to help comfort a spouse, friend, sister, daughter, etc.


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