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Repurposed Magazine Rack Kitchen Storage

Not only is it time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday, but we also have a new member of our group to welcome. Denise at Salvaged Inspirations does amazing and work and we know you’ll love her too. Today, I’m sharing how a  repurposed magazine rack becomes extra kitchen storage.

Vintage Magazine Rack Before Repurpose by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This vintage gem was tucked up on the top shelf with other wood items surrounding it. It may not be pretty now, but it will be. tee hee. With all the changes in our media in today’s world, magazines aren’t quite as numerous as they once were.

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Winter-Ready Car Care ~ Chemical Free

I have some exciting news for you and it isn’t that winter is on the way. However, before winter sets in it’s a great time to get your vehicle ready for all the muck and grime it may see through the season. Break out your steam machine and get the job done chemical-free. It’s easy, budget-friendly and so very effective. Let me show you winter-ready car care can be done in a snap. I’m so excited to share this with you today for one reason…an answer to prayer.

Our Used (new to us) Truck | prodgialpieces.com

A few months ago I told our story of debt and how we are working hard to get completely free of it. It’s not easy to admit setbacks, but we are choosing to share so we can bless you by our journey. Not only have we been taking care of debt, but also trying to keep up with our needs. We have been slowly saving up for a used (but new to us) vehicle. As a family of 8 there are only so many vehicles out there that hold everyone at the same time. I told the story of our current

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Repurposed Coat Rack ~ DIY by a PreTeen

One of my absolute favorite things to do is spend time with my kids. Beyond getting the wonderful opportunity to homeschool them, I can also pass along my trade. All 6 of them are eager to learn and ready to jump on a project when the opportunity arises. Enter in Miss S. She’s not a newbie to the DIY world. You can see her past projects in these posts. Today she is going to show you how she took a thrifted find and turned it into a repurposed coat rack. Woot!

Antiques Sign Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The story behind this find is related to Miss S’s birthday a few months back. My awesome mom loves to help the kids find

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My Story of Determination

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. 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

Okay, so what do I have to share with you today? Well, if you read my recent post about our debt journey, you would have had a snapshot view of what our life has been like. But let me take you back to my

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Debt Free ~ Best Gift to Self EVER

As I sit here typing today, I have now reached a pinnacle that many of you have already attained. Folks, I am now FORTY years old. (aka. over the hill) How does that make me feel? No different than yesterday, honestly. But, it does make me think ahead to the next forty years and where I want to be. You see, I am a goal setter, and work hard to achieve them to the best of my ability. I felt compelled to share with you today the best gift I could have ever given myself for my fortieth birthday – to be debt free. (consider yourself warned that this is going to be long, but so worth it)

Prodigal Pieces ~ Larissa Haynes, Over the Hill | prodigalpieces.com

I come by my drive to achieve honestly. My family has an extensive line of people who worked with such tenacity to get somewhere in life. Both my parents came from families who don’t quit, who fight for what they have, and never give up despite their circumstances. I don’t know any

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Girl’s Bedroom Set Refreshed with Paint, Paper & Pulls

It’s always good to know when to pick your battles, right? For instance, I know that when I am on Craigslist I will find projects, and when I find projects, I will not be able to resist them. Then, that leads to overload in my workshop and me asking myself, “What did you do?!?” Solution: STAY OFF CRAIGSLIST. There. I said it. To validate my logic, let me show you what happens when I take a peek at Craigslist. See this? That is the result of looking for 5 minutes. Yup. Now, stay with me here as Mr. I and I will show you how it became a girl’s bedroom set.

Vintage 1950's Bedroom Suite found on Craigslist | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I am innocent, really.

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It’s About Time ~ JORD Women’s Watch Review

Not often do I get a chance to just take a minute to reflect with you and just step back and relax. I have been trying to look at my year ahead and figure out my goals and where I want to be this time next year. Time is something I always am saying I never have enough of, so when I had the opportunity to review a product by JORD, I excitedly jumped at the chance. Why? Let me explain…

Wooden JORD Women's Watch Review by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by JORD Wood Watches – opinions are all my own (see full disclosure)

I had seen their gorgeous wood watches here and there on various fronts and loved that not only were their products pleasing to the eye, but actually made with life in mind. And…who can resist jewelry made out of wood? This may just make me change my motto, “Tools over jewels”.

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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

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DIY Boo-Boo Bear Rice Ice and Heat Pack

On Monday, I told you that I had a little sewing tutorial for you today, and I have to say that this is something my whole family adores. It’s inevitable that as a parent or grandparent, you will be soothing bumps and bruises from your little ones. Why not make that ouchy time a little less stressful and calm those tears with a Boo-Boo Bear – a rice ice and heat pack?

Help your little one through those owies and ear aches with a Boo-Boo Bear rice ice and heat pack. Come get the tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I don’t know about you, but I would love to see this sweet face staring up at me helping me feel better. The soft velour fabric and lightweight rice make for a soothing touch helping your little’s woes go away.

Make bumps and bruises go bye-bye with a Boo-Boo Bear. Get the easy tutorial from Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Just keep it in your freezer for a quick fix, or lightly warm in your microwave for a long-lasting heat. Perfect for both bruises and aches. My kids head right to the freezer when they get hurt and feel better holding their friend.