Welcome to Recreate and Renew – My Blog on Crafting, Upcycling and Life!


Hi Everyone!  I created this blog to help inspire others to change their life for the better.  I have lived with Lupus and Fibromyalgia for well over ten years and it has forced me to make some drastic changes in my lifestyle.  Many I was not ready for.  However, by changing my perspective I was able to change my attitude about my predicament. It suddenly became an opportunity to do other things that I had often wanted to with my life.  So here I am.  Upcycling furniture, tea cup birdfeeders, and making beautiful things from what people threw away suddenly seemed to be a metaphor for my life.  I simply was making something beautiful out of an ugly situation.  Life can be beautiful, no matter your struggle.  You simply have to change your perspective.

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