Hometalk BlogLight! Me?

I don’t know how it happened but I’m so happy it did!

I am in the Hometalk Bloglight! I still can’t believe it!  This is a huge honor and I am so thankful!



Hometalk is an awesome online community filled with talented people from professionals to DIYers and everyone in between.  It is the largest online home & garden knowledge hub.   You will be inspired, informed and impressed.  If you have a question about anything home and garden related, it’s the perfect place to find answers.  When you think of home, think of Hometalk.  It’s fun, it’s free so head on over!


Now that Hometalk brought you over to my little space in blogland, I’ll tell you a little about myself.

refresh restyle

Early days of blogging!


Our home-life has been filled with projects, from furniture makeovers to whole house overhauls.  Ranging over a span of 30 years, most of that was never recorded.  Who would of thought that someday I’d have a blog and would need pictures of the 20 something homes we’ve lived in.  Both of my children were helped in various levels of projects growing up, they are actively involved in their own home makeovers.  I like to think all the work we did together as a family has taught them that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful home.  Which brings me to the reason I started this blog.  In December of 2010, my son came home from college with the crazy idea that people would be interested in some of those makeovers and frugal ideas.  I had only read one blog, the Nester, before I started blogging.

I barely knew what a blog was, let alone how to write one.  He said, you’ll learn! It’s been slow but steady.  And that’s how reFresh reStyle was born.

One of my first projects :)

One of my first projects :)


I have met so many friends, some in real life and some virtually.  There’s such a connection with people that do the same things as me. Like an old friend, only they’re new friends that “get” you!  Blogging has inspired my family too, from my mama to my siblings to my children and even extended family. They all read the blog! I’ve even gone in to business with one of my blogging friends!  We opened a store in town :)


I don’t stick to a strict blogging schedule, most of my projects are lengthy, so my goal is 2-3 projects a week.  In fact, one suggestion I have for new bloggers is to have a month of projects ready to post before you start.  It’s hard to catch up when you’re blogging as you go.  Take great pictures and give helpful tutorials.  


Join me and everyone else at Hometalk.  You will get lost over there, in a good way!  Here’s one of my most viewed posts.

I love sharing my projects and seeing what everyone else is doing,  this one, has been popular too.  From gardening, to thrifting to DIY, you will find what you’re looking for!


I’m still picking my jaw off the ground just thinking about me being in the Hometalk Bloglight!  Thank you so much Miriam Illions of Hometalk for this opportunity!

Hometalk bloglight

I’ll see you guys at Hometalk :) follow me here:  refreshrestyle at Hometalk.  

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Thanks for stopping by, check out some of my makeovers, links on the sidebar!



  1. 1

    you have always been one of the sweetest bloggers I have met in my blogging journey. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
    laura@Top This Top That recently posted..Grow it and just….Wait

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    Well, we must have done something right Debbie, because I started with Nesting Place too! :) Glad you stuck it out and that you’re inspiring the way you do. Your work is beautiful! Congrats on the spotlight!
    Funky Junk Interiors recently posted..When a teen bakes – Pepperoni Cheddar Wraps

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    Love your projects Debbie! I’m so happy to meet you and hear about your start in the blog world! I’m going to meander around your lovely blog home and get a little inspiration! xo
    Robin~All Things Heart and Home recently posted..Summer Mantle

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    So delighted to have met you and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in August. You are so very deserving of this feature because you can take an ordinary piece of furniture and give it some pizzazz like nobody’s business!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads recently posted..Planting a Privet Hedge

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    And Blogland is so much richer because you’re in it! Congrats on being in the Bloglight today!
    ColleenwithMurals&More recently posted..Coastal Décor Ideas

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    Miss Kitty says:

    Congratulations, Debbie!!! You totally deserve to be in the spotlight! You have a great personality that shines through onto your blog.
    Miss Kitty recently posted..Pretty Party Poms For Pennies

  7. 7

    Congrats Debbie…a so well deserved distinction!!!
    shirley@Housepitaltiydesigns recently posted..The Foyer {A Reflection of You}

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    Debbie, I caught the tour of your house in blogland last week. Just beautiful. You have great ideas.
    Carlene@Organized Clutter recently posted..Fertilizer Tips & Tricks That Work For Me

  9. 9

    Yay, Debbie!! Congratulations! You’re a super star and so deserving!
    xo Heidi
    Heidi @ Decor & More recently posted..A Little Housekeeping & Outdoor Living Inspiration

  10. 10

    Wow!! That is fantastic!! Congratulations, Debbie!!!
    Maybe that is just the nudge I need to go see what’s going on over at HomeTalk. I see it everywhere…but this really gets me excited.
    You rocked it!!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Tablescape :: Vintage Mason Jars & Book Pages

  11. 11

    Love you, Debbie!!
    kirby carespodi recently posted..Well….are you?

  12. 12

    So happy to see you in the Bloglight Debbie! Loved reading more about you :)
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted..Repurposed Bi-Fold Doors {Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint}

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    debbiedoos says:

    Awesome freshie!~ You rock and I am so happy for all your new adventures. XO
    debbiedoos recently posted..Traditional warm welcoming home tour in Ohio

  14. 14

    A well deserved honor! Congrats my friend!
    Jamie@Southern Revivals recently posted..Mid Century Moden Side Table Makeover With A Twist

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