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Being Home ~ Making the Most of Quarantine

So…are you feeling the stress of what’s going on in the world right now? Honestly, it’s hard not to. However, as I mentioned in this past post, it is a choice as to how we react to situations we’re faced with. Many of us are finding ourselves in a quarantine situation and are focused on being home. (giveaway alert)

Little Wooden Log Home | prodigalpieces.com

I see it as a time to relish in many things. Funny thing for me is, that I feel like y’all are getting a taste of my blissful world. And I say that in all seriousness.

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God’s Grace ~ Sharing from the Heart

How often do you find yourself in a position to do an amazing thing for someone else? Maybe it’s just sharing a meal, or carrying groceries, or even taking care of a bill for someone. Whether BIG or small, all you do to show  love to someone else really matters. Countless times I’ve been the recipient of someone else making time for me. It doesn’t go unnoticed and I yearn to pay it forward and go as BIG as I can. Daring to be different and showing love pays back tenfold. I’m sharing from the heart today of God’s grace in recent days.

Dare to be Different ~ Farm Fresh Eggs Demonstrate God's Grace | prodigalpieces.com

I feel I should apologize for not making more time to do this type of post because I always have so much to share. However, in my defense, I do share on

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Amazing Grace

As a child we have dreams and hopes, but we never imagine ourselves in pain or despair, but it happens. The best part of those difficult times is we have a choice. We can either let them drown us, or use them as stepping stones to rise to a higher place. For me, it’s all about amazing grace. An unearned, unsurpassable blessing that comes from how we choose to live.

No, I haven’t gone off the deep end, but rather wanted to share. Many of you may not know that I am actually a mother to 8 children, 6 of whom are with me on this earth. Five years ago we said hello and goodbye to our baby girl that was perfect in every way. Unfortunately, my body wasn’t able to keep her alive. I’ve already wrote about it in this post, so feel free to catch up and come back.

Premature Baby Girl Footprints ~ Healing after Subchorionic Hematoma | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Each year we go to her graveside, for mostly our kids sake so they have something physical to see and remember. However, I know my baby

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Card Catalog from Child’s Chest of Drawers

My coined word is Trashure – one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure. I’ve been using it for ages and first debuted it a few years ago when I found a chest of drawers curbside. Well, today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday, the one day of the month where my blogger friends and I take something worn or dated and make it new. The subject for this month’s makeover is a child’s chest of drawers my daughter found sitting with the trash (aka trashure). We decided to make it into a card catalog. Yup, a whole new look. AND… I have a sweet giveaway for you too!

Trash to Treasure Tuedays - Thrifted Makeover Fun | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Here’s the story: My gaggle of kids go with me everywhere I go. Yes, even to the grocery store and all errands – we have a blast! This day in particular, as we headed out to get some food essentials, I noticed it was trash day and I turned and told the kids that today would be a good day to keep your eyes peeled for some trashure set out.

At that same exact time I was speaking, one of my daughters, Miss S, said, “Mama, there’s a dresser!” Apparently, I totally missed it as my head was turned to tell them to keep an eye out. I braked and turned around and here is what she found.

Curbside Find Child's Chest of Drawers Before Made into Card Catalog by Prodigal PIeces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Isn’t it cute? It’s got some damage to the drawers, missing some of the skirt, but really not too bad. I do believe it was handmade at some point and full of charm. Now, we couldn’t let that go into the trash, could we?

I will admit, we found this last November (gulp) and I told her we would get to it as soon as I could. Well…I wasn’t lying and now is the time. Since most people don’t have use for a tiny chest of drawers – this thing is less than 3 feet tall – we decided to give it new life as a vintage card catalog.

Here’s how we got started…

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Modern Chic Makeover for Art Deco Nightstand

My kids are with me in my daily grind and I love to include them in my projects as well as giving them projects of their own. One day that won’t be with me and I want them to have wings to fly. I feel that learning a trade, along with a scholarly education in homeschool, is crucial. My efforts to broaden their horizons includes working alongside me as the eagerly request to learn. Today, my oldest daughter, Miss C, is getting to work on this Art Deco nightstand by giving it a modern chic makeover.

Art Deco Nightstand Before Modern Chic Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Whenever I receive a piece of furniture for free, I let one of my six kids have at it. Both of my parents have generously given various items for them to work on, and this time my father gave us this piece to revive along with a dressing table. I am working on the dressing table and my daughter gets to revive this rough-looking nightstand.

Art Deco Furniture in Need of Love by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Turns out this is a piece made by Virginia House Furniture right here in the U.S. and this company is still making handmade furniture today. Isn’t that cool?

Top of Art Deco Nightstand | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Miss C isn’t a foundling when working on furniture