Category: Encouragement

Our Return and A Bit About Why We Were Gone

We’re Back!

I apologize for the lack of posts and technical complications the last few months.  It has been more than a bit hectic around here with health and computer issues (I broke my tablet completely during a set of tornado sirens).   I’m not going to go into details about the health issues but a glimpse of one day can be found HERE on my chronic illness blog.

The health issues aren’t going to go away but I believe I found a way to keep the blog up AND take care of our crazy life.

My husband has solved the technical issues and I am working on adjusting to a different tablet screen.

I have a plan for the next 4 months and have been working diligently on it.

I will be sharing a rough draft of it in the next post.

Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to share some inspiration beginning August 1st.

Stay tuned for more.

Sharing Sunday #6

Yep, it has been a REALLY slow week on Treasured Tidbits again this week and as I shared on our Facebook Page I will be reducing the number of posts shared here.

I will continue to share both holiday, seasonal and household crafts projects and a few updates on the changes in my home but I will not be following a regular schedule.

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A Room Full Of Memories

A Room Full Of Memories

Where do we display our smaller heritage items or memory collection?

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Sharing Sunday #2


Hello again!!!

From Central Illinois on a frozen, icy January night.

I can’t believe the temperature went up, but the weather went nuts.

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Take The Leap- Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Take The Leap

Take The Leap

As anyone in my family will tell you, I am not a big risk taker.  I do not make large purchases, investments or decisions without tons of pre-planning.  It takes me days to adjust to even the smallest change and my perfectionism requires things to be perfectly symmetrical, or I become the Grinch.

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Missing You This Year- Grandad

My “Text” To Grandad

Missing You This Year Square

This post is nothing fancy, just something I wrote this morning after having a breakdown in my car when my hubby asked me who I was texting.

I was texting my family in Florida, but I wanted to smart-off “Heaven, so I can talk to Grandad”.

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Surviving Life’s Ups and Downs

Yes, we are back FINALLY!

For those of you that don’t know-May was a very hard month for us.  We had a few highs and a lot of lows.

This post wont have any crafts, decorating or thrifty ideas; instead it will be very personal and share the changes that are coming to the blog as our life changes (hopefully in a BIG way).

The good news is, I got to know our insurance company and their support team better than I ever wanted between the fire in March and the car accident at the end of May (don’t worry besides bruises and aches everyone is ok).

Both of these occurrences were actually blessings in disguise.

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Stop to watch the turkeys

How many of us are so busy with the “GO, GO, GO” in life that we are unable to enjoy the little things?

 Stop to Watch the Turkeys


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After the Fire-Find the Positive

After the Fire

Three of Five Fire Trucks at the Scene

Three of Five Fire Trucks at the Scene

This week has reminded us of so many things to be thankful for.

First and foremost, we are thankful that our renters were not at home during the blaze.

  Thankful that no one was injured: firefighters, tenants or neighbors.

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Dealing With the Unexpected

 I want to share a thought with you about dealing with the unexpected.


As we wait for investigators, adjusters, and all the goodies that go with the unexpected fire, my overactive mind has tried to plan every possible course of action.

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