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When I am not busy writing for hersite.info, I am making supper, and juggling our websites while doing the laundry. I am living the dream life! I love being a wife and a mom. We live in the middle of the mountains and never get tired of the view. I married my dream man. Walk along side me as I discover the world being a mom, a wife, and daughter of the most high God. Please visit my other website to learn about my faith. It defines who I am, and has to be the most exciting aspect of my life so far. I am collecting the dreams that many believers see coming to America and around the world. I am finding it a fascinating adventure.

10 Reasons Why A Midwife May Be A Better Option

(NaturalNews) Where women choose to have their babies -- either in the hospital or at home -- is the subject of much controversy these...

8 Tips On How To Manage Being A Working Mom

    Tip 1- Simplify Your Schedule ...  Simplify your life.  Who is responsible for your hectic, over-scheduled life?  Do your children have to be in cooking...

The Best Yellow Paint Shades Picked By House Beautiful Magazine

Mineral pigments such as iron oxide, red ocher, and red lead, white lead and yellow ocher have been common pigments dating back to ancient...

The Neoclassical Paint Color Celadon Green – How To Decorate With...

The Manor, Oxford From 1st Option   The Manor, Oxford From 1st Option The color green can can create a cool, calm, soothing atmosphere that it is...

A Look Inside The Neoclassical Osterley Park House

      Osterley Park House Temple of Pan Seen at Love is Speed Blog   Osterley Park is a mansion located in the western suburbs of London. ...

How An Overhead Projector Is A Must-Have For Custom Furniture Painting

If you like the pieces above, its all due to having an overhead projector.  An overhead projector has been my go-to tool in the past...

Sherwin Williams Secrets For Choosing The Right Paint Color

Vintage Paint Brush by CuteOldThings on Etsy For many of us, we have had to experiment with paint tones to determine which colors suit a...

Thinking About Painting Your Floor? Consider These 10 Tips First….

  Dramatic Red And White Stenciled Flooring - Found on firsthome.tumblr.com   A stenciled or painted floor is an inexpensive way to make a dramatic change...

Paint Color Trends From Benjamin Moore

First Row Black Satin 2131-10, Flint AF  560, Van Deusen Blue HC 156, Normandy 2129-40, Breath Of Fresh Air  806, Mt Rainier Gray 2129-60 Second Row Distant...

An Extraordinary 18th Century Fredericksburg,Virginia Estate Restoration

John Cay stands beside an antique plaster bust of Napoléon- Architectural Digest Architectural Digest covered a breathtaking restoration of an 18th-century house situated about 20 miles...

It Is Never To Late To Start A Business

50 Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Us in its 2010- Self Made Magazine “You have to get a college degree first.” “You’re too young!” “You don’t have what...

A Very Talented Artist That Paints Extraordinary Custom Pet Paintings

Bella Luna. From Hello Lovely Studio Blog- Artist Dimdi on Etsy Are you looking for a unique gift idea that you cannot find in the...

Are Wood Pallets Safe To Re-Use? DIY Pallet Furniture Warnings

    How To Tell If A Pallet Is Safe For Reuse ? With an estimated 2 billion pallets being used every day, and many more sitting...

How To Create Storage Space In Every Room In The House...

Picture Credit - chezlarsson.com If you have ever lived in a condo, or an apartment, you know how little space there is, and how storage...

Catherine’s Favorite 10 Organic Beauty Products

For me, using as pure ingredients as possible on my skin has always been a priority. However, balancing affordability, performance and quality has not...

Kate From Centsational Girl Blog Gives Her Top 5 Favorite Creams...

I find, I am more willing to try new products, especially ones with a hefty price tag if someone else swears by it. Kate...

10 Tips To Finding The Best Home Loan

  Mortgage fraud is something you need to be aware of. This type of fraud can be done by one or more participants in a loan...

28 Of The Best Finds From The 2015 Ikea Collection

Strandkrypa Queen Set $29.99 ONLY Available in CANADA, NOT the US King size article number 102-829-14 $39.99 Strandkrypa Queen Set $29.99 New Herdal Series VANDRING IGELKOTT Crib duvet...

The Good, The Bad And Not-Worth-The-Trouble Brands Of Chalk Paint

I'm really just a small-ish step away from a complete noob when it comes to chalk paint and waxing. But I've used it on enough...

16 Features That Sell Homes Faster

  Most real estate experts will tell you that there are some proven methods of preparing your home that will have a positive impact on...

5 Immediate Steps To Take After A Job Loss

Latico Heritage Collection Slim Top-Zip Briefcase $107 On Amazon Losing a job is never easy, no matter the circumstances.  It can be an overwhelming...

4 Natural Effective Mosquito Repellents

The worst is dealing with an itchy mosquito bite that seems to last for weeks.  Here are a few tips to avoiding mosquito bits...

What Do You Really NEED Out Of A Purse?

  Coofit Totes 6 Pieces Set $45 Amazon Guest Post The Meyer's  I have had many different types of purses in my life. Some of those purses...

21 Home and Garden Books

1. Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden: From the Archives of Country Life by Judith B. Tankard- Here 2. The Layered Garden: Design Lessons...

6 Ways To Infuse The African Style And Pattern Into Your...

The Verbena Room at Riad El Mansour is decorated in green and gold incorporating a three-sided fireplace that divides the sleeping, and living areas....

20+ Ways To Avoid Foreclosure- The Master Plan To Prevent This...

  Millions of people are getting kicked out of their homes, and the U.S. government and mortgage lenders are providing little to no real help....

Off Grid Survivalist Tells 6 Key Traits Of Those Who Will...

by SurvivingSurvivalism.com Having lived off the grid for the last 7 years, you see 'em come, and you see 'em go. The dozens of people...

The Dirty Secrets Behind How Young Women Are Recruited Into The...

  This testimony describes how one man lures women into the porn industry.  He recounts how he dismantled one ladies life making her into a...

22 Medical Studies That Are Critical To Read About Vaccines

The vaccine debate is one topic that most people get pretty heated over.  When it comes to the health of our bodies, and the...

Elle Decor’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors

  1. Astrachan (27-30) by Pratt & Lambert Paints. 2. Degas Blue (25-3) by Pratt & Lambert Paints. 3. China Blue (2052-60) by Benjamin Moore. 4. Glacier Blue...

How Martha Stewart Organizes Her Store Room

In the Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Jan 2012 edition, Martha gives you a sneak peek behind her house house keeping room, showing her viewers...

Condo Living- Is It For You?

Darryl Carter - Modern Condo Design Found on elledecor.com The growing trend towards condo living comes at no surprise, especially since condos offer a...

Interviews With Designer Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss’s - East 70s Townhouse- New York Social Diary New York Social Diary: In your own home is there an object, something that is...

Tips To Attracting And Keeping Great Tenants

Keep it simple- Update Vintage Furniture With Paint, and Combine painted interiors with natural wood furniture. International Concepts Unfinished Furniture On Amazon Get your existing cabinetry...

Brocade Might Be A Fabric You Have Overlooked

Brocade Charlie Trousers- www.anthropologie.com Brocade fabrics can be some of the most beautiful fabric to look upon because of its complex patterns and intensive silky...

3 House Maintenance Problems That Require Immediate Attention

Oceanfront Cottage, Southern Coast, Maine | Whitten Architects Let’s face it: Maintaining your home isn’t always cheap. This simple fact makes it all too...

Debbie Zimmer, Spokeswoman For Paint Quality Institute Shares Her Expert Advice...

Louis XV Commode- Les Pierre Antiques Thank goodness paint is still an affordable addiction. About 650 million gallons were sold in this country last year,...

Key Elements Of French Country Kitchens

Industrial French Tolix Chairs Featured on Scandinavian Retreat The Ever Popular Tolix Chair Tolix chairs have been so popular, because of their industrial look, and it...

Vintage Furniture, Antiques and More In Frederick, Maryland

 Doctor Gus, hooks, and drawer pulls made from silverware! — at Sweet Clover. Sweet Clover is a home decor marketplace set up in a charming...

The Best Furniture Guide Covering 3,000-Years Of Furniture History

  Judith  Miller’s book Furniture World Styles from Classical to Contemporary   I always like to share books that have helped me in my studies, and if...

Inexpensive Bird Houses For Your Garden

  19th century french birdcage from Appley Hoare.com Bird houses never went out of style.  Vintage bird cages are made of a variety of materials. Traditionally,...

Grand Irish And Scottish Country House Interior Decor Books

The Scottish Country House is a book I have had my eye on for some time.   I am finding that my taste for decor...

How To Price Special Orders, Or Custom Jobs

Picture Credit- Pixabay Re-published Article From General Finishes Understand that customers are not bad people, they just don't know what we know Be prepared (and rehearsed) to...

How To Decorate With The Darker Palette

A Pair of Louis XV Style Black Lacquered and Parcel-Gilt Side Tables Darker interiors can be very cozy and rich, but are they for...

DIY Kitty Condo’s And Towers

Found on onmyhonoriwilltry.blogspot.com Buying cat furniture can be costly.  Who wants to spend upwards of $150 dollars on a cat tree, when you can make...

The Best TV Show For Teens Living At Home – The...

The World's Strictest Parents is a television reality series broadcast in Britain by the BBC. The concept of the show features "unruly" teenagers who are...

Overseas Plastic Surgery Vacations Gone Horribly Wrong

There’s been a boom in so-called “nip-tuck holidays” in countries like Thailand, India, Borneo, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, where they offer pool side vacations,...

22 Of The Most Common Painting Mistakes

Flamant -The Original Paint Collection The biggest threat to a good paint job? The clock. From choosing a great color that somehow turns hideously wrong to...

3 Ways To To Make A Minimal Interior Far From Plain

Picture Credit BRAMBLE FURNITURE Luxurious Minimalism: Elegant Interiors by Fritz Von Der Schulenburg presents an collection of the most inspiring minimalist interiors in the world....

How Far Is Too Far With Photoshop Beauty?

  Penelope Cruz before and after Photoshop-  Found on stylecreation.com.au Sunday's Miss USA, saw an explosion of twitter comments about Miss Indiana.  No, she wasn't the...

Life As A Woman In Saudi Arabia

www.thesundaytimes.co.uk What is it like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia? At the end of May a news story came out about  Princesses Sahar, 42,...

The Best Makeup Tips From Lauren Curtis

  -Set The Foundation Under Your Eyes With The Right Powder - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - By MAC Cosmetics allows you to set your foundation...

6 Stencils I have My Eye On- Which One Is Your...

It seems like over the last 5 years the stenciling market has opened up for larger scaled attractive designs.  I have had my eye...

Beautiful Swedish Antiques From The Highboy

I recently discovered Highboy Antiques which have a beautiful selection of 19th and 20th century Swedish antiques.  Invest in a one-of-kind piece for your...

The Number 1 Design Tip Often Ignored In Decorating

Ellie Cullman and Tracey Winn Pruzan, authors of ‘Decorating Master Class’ sit down to talk to New York Social Diary about the decorating process, ...

Learn The Fascinating History Behind Furniture In England And France In...

    In the Beginning of 18th century the agricultural revolution spread across Britain, Europe, and Americas. With new methods of farming and intense labour there...

The Best Places To Go In Sweden

  Entrance to Salon at Tullgarn Palace, Sweden If you have never been to Sweden, here is a guide of what tourists have found to be...

How Plain Tape Made This Dresser Extraordinary

Are you wanting to add a bit of personality to your newest acquisition? Tape can be your best friend....especially when adding interest to an old...

Learn How I Painted A French Provincial Chest In Faux Zebra...

I don't know about you, but it seems like any time I come across vintage French furniture, I am always tempted to buy it...

Secrets To Making Your Own DIY Cake Stand

China Serving Tray - Several styles on ebay for $49 on ebay I have always admired this picture of stacked china being used as tiered...

29 Pieces Of Advice Before Re-Decorating

  Open Up Your Stair Case Into Open Shelving - “Opening an enclosed staircase can create interesting display options in most any venue. Here the...

Should Swimsuits Be More Modest? 9 Tips For Finding The...

American photographer Brian Bowen Smith has been shooting for over ten years. The Los Angeles-based photographer has since shot for publications including W, Interview...

How Vintage Waterfall Dressers Could Be Re-Purposed

  IMPORT Collection TIC 60-864 Catalina Trunk, Set of 3 $414 On Amazon Copy this look above.....  Makeover a large 6 drawer dresser to look like...

Ebay Powersellers Give Away Their Best Tips To Getting Stuff Sold

  Looking to increase your sales on ebay?  Here are 20 of the best tips to make extra cash selling on ebay..... -Learn To Sell On...

New Kitchen Cabinets For $200 From Cabinet Transformations

Lets face it, kitchens sell homes!  A nice kitchen can make a home appear newer, even if every other feature in the home is...

A NATURAL Deodorant I Tested For 2 Years – Changed My...

Green Body Natural Deodorant - greenbodydeo.com (UPDATE Feb 2017 - I have used greenbodydeo.com for about 2 years and I wish I knew about it...

This Common Chemical (Often Found In Nail Polish) Causes Birth Defects...

Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are best known for their ability to soften vinyl plastics.  (pronounced f-THAL-lates) Think of the thinner plastics,...

The Shocking Truth About Dry Cat Food That Every Cat Owner...

Some time ago, I read an article that had to do with dry cat food causing painful urination blockage in cats.  I found myself...

How NOT To Blow Your Money -35 Best Money Saving Tips

50-75% OFF in bright neon...  That's what dreams are made off, right? Pay less, save more.  It's what every gal wants to hear!  Are...

Hyaluronic Acid For Lines, Wrinkles Acne Pits- Is It Effective?

Picture above- Hyaluronic Acid Serum- Jet.com Hyaluronic Acid- What is it?   Hyaluronic acid is a gooey substance that's a key component in connective tissue, it...

Do It Yourself Skin Tightening- Micro-current Beauty Treatments

Kendal 3 in 1 Diamond Microdermabrasion Dermabrasion Machine with Vacuum & Spray BM02 Buy it from Amazon, or Sears (Update, after purchasing this exact machine above,...

40+ Pro Staining And Re-Finishing Tips

We have all come across that piece of furniture that has so much potential.  The finish is dull, the veneer is chipped, and we...

What We Are Not Being Told About Furniture Strippers

We have all second guessed ourselves when it comes to the safety of chemical products.  It looks great, works fantastic, perhaps a little smelly.......

50 Secrets Of Successful Garage Sales

We are all trying to downsize our closets and garages, so why not do it with another person? One of the best tips I got...

21 Ways A Renovation Could Cost You Big Time

Renovating......., it's often an involved process, and costs you more money than you planned for.  Is there a way to update without spending a...

65 Tips From Seasoned Buyers Tell You What To Buy And...

I started shopping thrift stores since the age of 18.  Once I left home, and needed to furnish my apartment, and thrift stores allowed...

50+ (The Best ) Do It Yourself Projects

We all love visual "diy" instruction guides. Here are some of the best links I have found that can get you going on new...

28 Of The Best Small Business Tips From 5 Experts

Most people are open to starting a business, but often times they don't know where to start. Being your own boss can be an...

6 Miracle Foods That Reduce Heart Attacks And Prevent Cancer

Who knew garlic could reduce cancer, cucumbers promote hair growth and bananas clean toxic metals from water!  Some say that great health depends upon...

What They Don’t Tell You About Coffee

80- 90% of us drink coffee, and it does a very effective job of getting us up and going in a matter of minutes....

34 Of The Best Swedish Country Pieces From Safavieh

Every once in a while  come across a seller that I simply cannot get enough of.  Safavieh, is one of them.  They focus...

50 Bloggers Spill Their Best Tips For Cleaning Solutions

There is a solution for almost everything today without having to spend a bundle.  Often times the miracle are the every day products you...

3 Secrets To Keeping Families Close

"SHOULD I stay at home", never becomes a option for most women as the extra income is needed to pay for the running of...

17 Selections From Eron Johnson Antiques

Located in Denver, Colorado, Eron Johnson Antiques features over 5000 pieces of antique furniture, architectural salvage, art, garden ornament, decorative accessories and period lighting...

How Decorate With French Empire Antiques ( 6 Tips )

Empire style canape Mike Bell Antiques Throughout the early 19th century, the French Empire style ruled interior design. With colors ranging from soft to...

Stylish French Country Decor For Less On Ebay

  Old Engraved Silver Place Settings Salt and Pepper $22 On Ebay Ebay can be a great resource for those one-of-a-kind buys. If you like aged...

6 Interior Designer Interviews Reveal Their Trade Secrets

Check out advice with all things interior design from 6 seasoned professionals in the business.  Below are highlights from the various blogs about their...

Daniel Gibbings Medieval Etruscian Jewelry- Designer Spotlights

Designer Daniel Gibbings creates jewelry that evokes the richness of the Byzantine cultures and Medieval world that lived so long ago. Crafted in high...

Book Review: The French Room By Betty Lou Phillips

Buy The Best Of Betty Lou Phillips Books On EBAY- See low prices here In the late 15th century, the French invasion of Italy brought...

15 Of The Best Garage Organizers You Can Buy

www.northerntool.com The garage is the number one under-utilized space we own.  According to This Old House, Organizing pros estimate that only 30 percent of us...

2 Professional Scrapbookers Give Their Best Tips

I have two close friends who take scrap booking to a whole new level.  One, my cousin Crystal who has a whole room devoted...

20 Luxury Jewelry Pieces For Under $50! Shop Ever Faith

Every once in a while I come across a great jewelry seller on ebay or amazon and I feel like I hit the jackpot....

Affordable French Furniture Appliques

Do you want to take your furniture to the next level? Tired of the ordinary? Furniture appliqués have been considered through time to enhance...

Borrow The Romantic Looks From The Renaissance Period To Give Your...

  (Picture -Hair style from www.bhldn.com) Fashion in 15th century Europe was extravagant.  Gowns were designed to swag with draping fabric, and sweeping floor-length sleeves was in...

How To Work With Salmon Paint Shades Such As Apricot, Peach...

Miss Amelia Van Buren, ca. 1891 Salmon is certainly a shade seen more in Europe than America.  How did pink become popular?  At one time,...

60 Pictures Of Antique Apothecary Cabinets

Picture Credit -mahalo-antiques-mcm What would you do with a vintage library file cabinet? Library file cabinets are becoming popular again, ......just not for libraries!  Country Living Magazine...

Decorate With Plates- 70 Pictures Of Wall Plates Designs

Hanging plates isn't just for kitchen decor anymore.   Plates can be an easy way of filling up your walls, without having to invest...

36 Costume Jewelry Pieces That Look Expensive!

Do you have a holiday party that you need a bit of extra bling for?  Every once in a while I come across a...

16 Stunning Finds From Antiques At Brownrigg

Wonderful pair of 1940s 50s French Wall lights Brownrigg Antiques has a breathtaking selection of French, English and Italian furniture and accessories. Run by...

Steampunk Apparel and Its Rise in Fashion: 6 Ways To Get...

If you’ve been following fashion trends in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a 19th century influence in at least a few big-name...