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Nourishing Food: Feeding my Large Family

Sometimes life can get so hectic we can lose ourselves and finding our way back can seem daunting. I am an artist on many levels, but have been missing the time to express myself in a culinary fashion. With running a business and blog while homeschooling my six children, I have ached to get our diet straightened out and provide nourishing food for my family. Now is the time that I’m taking my kitchen and my family’s health back.

Mother of 6 Chooses to Nourish Her Family | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post is sponsored by Blue Apron and is 100% my own opinion.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would know that we have had some heart-wrenching losses with two of our children returning to their heavenly home too soon. I have always been a proponent of healthy eating, but when a few things were amiss in the health of my family, I began to study in-depth. It wasn’t until I made some drastic changes to our diet that our family began to be fully nourished. I’ll elaborate on more of those details in time, but for now I have had a heavy heart about going back to Read more

Reclaimed Workbench Made from Underbed Drawers

You know I love our Trash to Treasure Tuesdays and this one is easily one of my top 5 projects. Not only that, but I get to join in with a few ladies who share the same passion. Be sure to read through to see what they have to share with you as well. Okay, let’s take a peek at what I found on the curb during city cleanup. That there is about to become a reclaimed workbench DIY style. yeah!!

Underbed Drawers Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you don’t know what that is, it’s a set of underbed drawers custom made out of pine and has plenty of life left to it. I can’t say enough how blessed I was to not only be able to source awesome things I’ve been sharing over the last few weeks, but it’s exactly what I asked God Read more

Habitat for Humanity Campaign ~ Home is the Key

Home. Isn’t that one of the sweetest words there is. You can have a house, an apartment, even a yurt, but it isn’t a home unless there is something to make it so. I’m an blessed to have a home and family to share it with, but not all are so fortunate. Today, I’m delighted to share with you and invite you to take part in the Habitat for Humanity campaign “Home is the Key”.

Antique Crock full of Tulip Blooms on Farmhouse Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and other corporate partners. (see full disclosure)

What you see right here is the hub of our home. Our kitchen dining area is nothing more than a room to most folks. However, if you fill it with all the things I love, this is where we come together for Read more

Child’s Tea Cart from Repurposed End Table

There’s only one thing better than doing what you love, and that’s when you get to do it with other like-minded folks. Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and my blogger friends and I have quite the assortment of makeovers for you. My project begins with this thrifted side table and ends with a child’s tea cart. Let the fun begin!

Vintage Side Table Before | prodigalpieces.com

This cutie-patootie table came home with me and it sat for a bit because I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I had many ideas, but I couldn’t pick one that jumped out at me. I had done one like it before as seen in this table post. Sometimes when I need to decide I will bring the piece in question into my home and just let it Read more

Nectar Mattress Review by My Family of 8

As a mom to 6 children there are a few precious things in the life: my faith, my family, my health…and MY SLEEP. For real though, I am one of those people that can do anything, but if you mess with my sleep, this mama ain’t happy. I can deal with babies at night, kids being up all night sick, and so on no problem. However, I just want a good night of rest on all the other nights, k? So, my first reaction when I got asked to do NECTAR mattress review was…umm…maybe. hahaha. Here I am, along with my gang of 8, to give my honest explanation of my sleeping saga.

One Blogger's Review of the NECTAR Mattress in Full Honesty...seriously. Read the story at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

*post is sponsored by NECTAR Sleep and includes affiliate links. All opinions are the honest truth from yours truly and my family. (see full disclosure)

I never jump into anything blind or recommend something to you without trying it myself first. So before committing to trying something that would affect my health and way of life and report it back to you, I researched. My goal in my health is Read more

French Country Armoire Makeover

Last week I showed you this set and started with the mirrored dresser seen HERE to get us started. It went from orangey oak veneer to a look that had many of you surprised how easy it really is to update with no prep work. Yep, it’s that easy. Today, I’m tackling the entertainment center and turning it into a French country armoire.

Vintage Lexington Bedroom Set by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Normally, I try to keep sets like this together, but I have found that every time I do I end up selling them separately since no one wants a set. So, this time I’ve done two completely different looks to the pieces. Last time was all about the dark color, while today I’m going to Read more

DIY Crate Wagon ~ Planter, Display, Fun!

It’s truly a sad day when you actually have to throw something cherished away. This was one of my first every trashure finds on my very first city cleanup haul. You’re probably like…what is it?? ha! It was a broken down Conestoga wagon replica that has seen better days. I hated to say goodbye to this thing, but instead of goodbye it was time for new. Let me show you how I re-created this by building my own DIY crate wagon.

Busted Up Wooden Wagon as Inspiration | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You should have seen JC’s face (aka. husband) when I brought this home over 4 years ago. He was of the mind I should have left it there. meh. It was still intact and chippy good with rusted bliss. How could I leave it there? I think he will never full understand me and that’s okay because that translates to MORE FOR ME! Read more

My Story of Determination ~ So Close to Amazing

Do you ever encounter that one person that brings light wherever they go? You know what I mean.,they are forever happy and you know it comes from the inside. That’s how it was for me when I first encountered KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm. What a ray of sunshine she is and I am delighted to share her book with you today: So Close to Amazing. In order to show love to KariAnne, myself and a bunch of bloggers are sharing our stories of life, laughter, sadness, and reality in this DIY world. Won’t you find a cozy spot and stay awhile to hear my story?

Finding strength thru faith and relying on God in the hard times. by Larissa Haynes of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Before I get started telling my tale, I want to tell you a little about KariAnne’s hilariously written reality take on events in her life that brought her so close to amazing. I laughed, I cried, and saw bits of my life crisscrossing the same paths that she encountered. That’s a good feeling to know you’re not the only nut that has had various Read more

Secretary Desk with English Cottage Style

Do you ever find you are drawn to an era, either because of family lines or maybe just the design style suits you? For me, it’s anything that has a story. Particularly for me that have a utilitarian function within a home. Take this vintage secretary desk radio, for instance. Yes, it was a radio and a desk at one point. It looks to have seen many faces in its time, and was even given a slightly dark face currently.

Antique Secretary Desk Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comIt was painted black on only certain parts was to hide the fact that it has replaced doors. This is actually a Red Lion Cabinet Company radio cabinet with secretary desk on top. While the bottom was the space used to house the radio. You can see what this originally looked like Read more

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