To the Older Women

By lisa rippy / December 14, 2023

Now that I’m 55 years old, I read a devotional like the one below with such eager spiritual eyes. Now that I’m a grandmother, and with many young wives and mothers now divinely placed in my life, being the ‘older woman’ that Paul instructs is so very important. If you…

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Traditional Christmas Family & Friend Celebration!

By lisa rippy / December 12, 2023

Last year, Rip and I started a new Christmas tradition. We had completed a 3-year remodeling journey with our home, and it was time to swing open the doors and invite people in! And at Christmas most of all! So, the weekend before the week of Christmas, we invited all…

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Personalized Scripture Cards Christmas Gifts

By lisa rippy / December 4, 2023

ORDER IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!! Rip and I made something similar to these Personalized Scripture Cards in 2020, and since then we both realized something … that as wonderful as it is to share Scripture, the truth is this – it’s the work of the Holy Spirit that is necessary…

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How To Create Calming Bedrooms

By lisa rippy / October 29, 2023

Hi friend! It’s Friday and one “to-do” on my homemaking list for the weekend is getting more creative in our bedrooms. When we have guests, (namely, my cousin Susie when she’s in town on business), we love setting out the guest bathroom basket full of those special items for a…

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11 Tips for a “Fall Prep Punch List” – Preparing Your Home for the Holidays and Winter Months

By lisa rippy / October 12, 2023

Fall is here, and that means the holidays, and some cold winter months, will be here soon. Have you ever wished you had a check-list of sorts that would help you get all of your home, inside and out, ready for the holidays? Ready for guests? Ready for celebrations? And…

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How Our Family Room Gained Useable Square Footage Without Knocking Down Walls

By lisa rippy / October 12, 2023

Welcome to our family room! However, this photo was taken after moving into our little farmhouse in 2018, and we had been ‘making it home’ for only a year and a half. Standing inside our home and looking into this space made us both so, so grateful – we always…

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Easy-Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

By lisa rippy / September 29, 2023

It was one of the greatest nights for Rip and I last night and here’s why … we both were home early enough for us to do some “home-keeping” around the house. We were able to keep to our needed chores that living on 4+ acres requires and simply ‘put…

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Selecting the Right Exterior Paint Colors

By lisa rippy / September 28, 2023

Rip and I have a wonderful client, (and she’s quickly become a dear friend!), who asked us to help her with some interior and exterior projects for her new home. Once we had the initial walk through, Rip and I were both ready to get started. One of the projects…

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Be Glad!

By lisa rippy / September 25, 2023

Since the mid 1990’s, I’ve treasured the devotional book, “Morning and Evening” by Charles Hadden Spurgeon. As Spurgeon himself has written, this is how the LORD has used this one book in my life … “My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a…

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Let’s Talk Green for a Minute

By lisa rippy / September 22, 2023

A question I’ve been asked from time to time is, “Can I mix blues with greens, or greens with grays when I’m decorating a room?” And that’s when I love to take them by the hand, walk with them outside and ask, “What do you think?” (smile)  It’s also when…

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