For Sale

Recently, I began selling some of my crafts at a local store. I’m so excited! I hope to have an Etsy shop soon…we’ll see. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to see if I’ve opened one :) . Below are some of the items I took to the local store – chalkboards, chicken wire frames, earring and necklace holders, and ‘I love you because…’ dry erase frames.

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Here are some other items I’ve made…

Do you have any business tips for me???

Upcycle Your Life

SavvyExpression finally has a tagline – Upcycle Your Life. While on a walk earlier this week, my husband and I were trying to think of a phrase. He threw out, “Upcycle Your Life,” and it stuck. It just fits with everything this blog is about.

up·cy·cle [uhp-sahy-kuhl] To process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original. (source:

Generally, when we hear the term ‘upcycle’ we think of repurposing something old or something that would otherwise be thrown away. I often blog about this – using rummage sale finds to make something new. However, ‘upcycle’ can apply to so much else in your life!

Cooking – taking ingredients lying around the house to make a delicious dish. Fitness – implementing a new workout to become a healthier person.

Most importantly, spirituality – turning your life over to Christ so He can ‘process’ YOU and make YOU ‘better than the original.’

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6a)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

SavvyExpression Turns One

This time last year my idea of beginning a blog actually came to fruition. With the help of the hubby, I created I gave it a (terrible) green background and called it good enough. Despite becoming extremely busy with work (and the rest of life), I’ve posted about many projects, recipes, and more. It’s been a really enjoyable experience that I hope to continue for years to come.

Now, one year later, SavvyExpression has a new look. It’s missing my picture and small bio, though. I’ll get this added as soon as I can.

Take a look around, maybe you’ll find something you like :) . I’ll help you get started – here are some of my favorite posts:

Veghetti (Veggie Spaghetti)

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Bring the Rain

Personalized Wedding Gift

Newspaper Decorations…Sort of :)

Helpful Painting Tips

Deck the Halls!

Our Christmas tree has been up since just after Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband had the bright idea (seriously) of storing the tree, fully decorated and intact, in our basement. It took literally 3 minutes for us to ‘trim the tree’ this year – how convenient!

The rest of our house; however, was lacking the Christmas spirit. This weekend, my husband and I finally had time to do a little more decorating. Using sticks I spray painted from our yard, unused treasures in our basement, and some items from Wal-Mart, we decorated our mantel (all while listening to Christmas music). The hubby even helped! He’s such a wonderful husband :) .

Though we enjoy Christmas lights, decorations, gifts, and time with family, this is not the TRUE reason for the season. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior’s birth. Let us not lose our focus – Jesus is the reason for the season!

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Beginner’s Blog

I’ve decided to begin blogging–we’ll see how it goes!

I’m a Christian woman, somewhat newly married, and enjoy exercising (though sometimes it is difficult to get motivated!). I also enjoy doing projects, whether it be transforming rummage sale finds into something new, updating the house with a little paint and elbow grease, or updating the outdoor landscaping.
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