10 Do-It-Yourself Tips to Cut and Color Your Hair at Home

Thought this article is so timely as all of us are looking for the reopening of salons and barber shops.

Take control and reboot your hair health by learning some DIY skills that just might become part of your new normal even when salons do reopen.

Source: 10 Do-It-Yourself Tips to Cut and Color Your Hair at Home

“OPEN DOOR TO BLESSINGS” – THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD – Unlocking the Treasures Reserved for You by Dr. Henry Cloud

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I offer today a quote from Dr. Cloud’s book called “The Secret Things of God“. “The act of trust, or faith, is the way we join ourselves to the sources of what we need. …. The more we trust and invest in the sources that provide what we need, the more we will receive them.” This is from the first paragraph in the chapter entitled “Trust Is The Key That Opens The Door To Blessings”.

I find this such a deep revelation. Asking myself what do I believe in, what do I trust in and am I investing in sources that will take me where I desire to go. It’s easy to get caught up in the “how am I going to get there” trap when in reality the how will show up when you know what your commitment and belief is. What we trust in will either move us forward toward a goal or set us back. It is always good to remember not to trust in outcomes but trust in the character of your source.

Dr. Cloud goes on to say that “When we connect ourselves to the source of all that’s good — even when we don’t quite understand it all — we open our lives up to unimaginable blessings.”

What are you connecting with? What is your source and is it leading you on a path to blessing and success? Let’s all do a self-check and take responsibility for the direction of our path. Click here if you are interested in purchasing a copy of Dr. Cloud’s book.

Happy Reading!

THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD – Unlocking the Treasures Reserved for You by Dr. Henry Cloud

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Well I have finished another book by Dr. Cloud called “The Secret Things of God“. It is safe to say that I really appreciate him as an author. I respect the way that he brings science and faith together in his books. His insight as a psychologist and man of faith provides practical truths to apply to your life. Dr. Cloud shows us how both tested scientific truths and spiritual truths can work together and help us “make life work”.

Here’s a quote that I think sums this book up “The Creator of the universe who set it all up has built into life spiritual laws that are as real as physical laws, like gravity, and when we get on the right side of those laws, life just works better.”

I hope to continue to share quotes and insights from this book in future posts and highly recommend reading it. As always, I found some of my own “stuff” that I need to work out. You will not be disappointed in investing your reading time in this book. Click here if you are interested in finding out more or purchasing a copy.

Happy reading everyone!


This past week I was able to focus my time and attention on completing a DIY project to refinish a bedroom side table. This was a table that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. It had some damage to the finish on the top and it was never really “my style”. After 23 years, I finally decided to just go for it and give it a new look.

I started out by lightly sanding/roughing up the original finish. I then applied an all-in-one stain and top coat to the table top. I used a dark color to help hide the damaged places. It took several coats to achieve the coverage that I wanted and once it dried, I moved on to painting the body of the table.

I used chalk paint in a driftwood color on the body of the table. I have never used chalk paint before and I absolutely love it. It is so easy to use and allows you to paint over painted or stained surfaces without having to sand them down to bare wood. The chalk paint dries quickly and I had it finished within 2 hours.

After the chalk paint dried for 24 hours, I began applying a black chalk wax to the finish. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but the wax gave me just the look I was hoping for. I did purchase a brush for applying the wax and it made application very easy. It only took one coat and I was done.

Here’s the finished product. My husband loves it as much as I do. He is so happy to see it have “new life” again. Can’t wait to start on my next piece which is a 4 drawer chest with some surface damage. Who knows I may “chalk paint” everything in my house!! LOL

Stay safe everyone and keep trying new things!