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How to Makeover Your Porch

Posted by Renee Metzler on April 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Where can you sip iced tea on a hot summer day or listen to the pitter of rain?  The porch! But with its roof and pretty pillars, the porch can be more than that.  It can become an outdoor living space - a space where you can have a conversation, read a book, or dine with friends.  This is where the home meets the garden.  Here's how to makeover...

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DIY Watercolor Butterfly Printable

Posted by Renee Metzler on March 13, 2015 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Butterflies, with their whimsical flight and flashy wings, inspire us to thoughts of hope and spring,  They even find their way into our home decorations.  Did you know that there are 17,500 species of butterflies of which 750 are in the United States?  Their wings are actually translucent, but tiny scales overlay and reflect beautiful patterns and color that make the butterly the...

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Chalkboard Herb Pot Tutorial

Posted by Renee Metzler on March 10, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Chalkboard Herb Pots with their decoart and herbs are an easy project that could be utilized for both a practical favor and name tag for a special event such as a bridal shower, birthday party, spring celebration, or Easter.  Who doesn't love fresh herbs growing in the kitchen?  If you're like me, and feeling impatient for spring, use this

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Seven Steps to Financial Freedom

Posted by Renee Metzler on February 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My financial goals* are to steward well. Our family, like yours, already has an income. So, it's my job to manage that money well. Increasing the income is not always the goal, however the goal is always to manage well what we already have and to bless the world. Using biblical principals and free financial tools, join me on a Seven Step to Financial Freedom.

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Ten Ways to Save More Money

Posted by Renee Metzler on February 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Remember the days of the piggy bank?  Clink went the little coins.  It felt so good to save.  It was that tangible evidence that money was accruing.  Every so often, the piggy bank must be opened and counted. Watching our grown up piggy bank accrue can give us even more satisfaction.  Why?  Emergency savings, investments, and retirement mean we're on our way t...

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Christian Health Insurance Alternative

Posted by Renee Metzler on February 8, 2015 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that health insurance is required, you may find yourself seeking out a christian health insurance alternative, like myself.  Why?  To cover medical expenses while saving huge on premiums.  After researching several christian health insurance alternatives, I settled on MediShare.  

MediShare is a christian health insurance alternative, and it is exempt from the Obama mandate.

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Get a Will for Free

Posted by Renee Metzler on January 31, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As part of the Seven Steps to Financial Freedom, I'm in the process of re-writing my will.  The first time I went to a local attorney.  It didn't take very long, nor did it cost much in our small town.  I've done a little research, and this time around, I'm going to

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