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My Fortress and My God in Whom I Trust

Psalm 91:1,2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress. My God in whom I trust.”When my two oldest children were younger, Psalm 91 was the first ful

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From Concept to Wood Sign

A few years ago, Curtis and I were on holidays with our kids and my parents at Family Camp at Barnabas Family Ministries - on Keat's Island, just off of the Sunshine Coast in BC, Canada. It's a beautiful setting, and a wonderful place to rejuvenate,

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NEW! Multi Board Rustic Wood Signs

I'm excited to announce that after many requests from customers, we are now branching out and making larger, multi-plank signs. This is great news for anyone with a large wall in their Great Room, or really anyone who wants a larger conversation

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Kitchen Makeover - The "After"

I am finally posting Before and After photos of my kitchen cabinet makeover. I can't help but laugh at myself. When I was researching Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinet projects I noticed that many people made good progress on their kitchens and

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Makeover

Those of you who know us, know that my husband, Curtis and I are quite opposite. I'm a Tigger, he's an Eeyore. I'm spontaneous, he's a planner. I'm a spender, he's a saver. The list goes on and on, but one of the differences that has been exceptio

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Yellow Mama

When we moved to BC, we learned very quickly that we weren't in Kansas, er Winnipeg, anymore. We had sold our house, the one that we had spent four years upgrading, but realized when we got here that it was going to be a while before we could

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Homeschooling? Are You Crazy?!

Our first born graduated from high school this week! What a celebration this has been for our family, and particularly for me! I began homeschooling Sharaya when she started kindergarten. I had wanted to homeschool her from the moment she was born. I

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Baba Teenie

We are approaching this Mother's Day this year with some sadness. My husband's grandmother is in the hospital and we are faced with the possibility of losing her soon. She is a beautiful and strong pioneer woman who raised her kids on a farmstead

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas

The Christmas Season is almost here! It's a time when we often want to show our appreciation to the people who make our jobs so meaningful. We have many great options for unique and thoughtful gifts for employees and clients here at Heartwood Gifts.

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Wedding and Shower Gifts Made Easy

Wedding Season Has Begun!...And we are ready! We have many beautiful options for wedding decor, shower gifts, wedding gifts, wedding party gifts and anniversary gifts. Our leather bound journals and books make great guest books, and gifts for ev

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Custom Wood Signs For The Office

Custom Signs for the Office. Inspirational, Motivational or just for Fun!We are often asked by companies to design and make signs to add a personal touch to the office environment. We can engrave your company logo for a sign in your lobby or outsid

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Corporate Gift Orders

If you are a company or organization looking for unique gifts for your members or employees, or if you have a special event coming up, we may have just what you are looking for. We have provided beautiful corporate gifts for many companies and for v

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Heartwood Gifts Customers Are the BEST!

I feel like I just have to post a thank you to our customers because I do believe that we have the best customers in the world. I often tilt my head to the side in wonder that yet another customer has taken the time to write back to us after receivin

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A Year In Review

Wow! 2014 was an amazing year for us! It was a year of expansion and blessing. At the beginning of the year, we had more than outgrown our space. We knew we couldnʼt possibly grow any more unless we made a change and moved. With some trepidation,

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Plantable Seed Paper - A Fantastic Unique Gift Idea

The day we set our clocks an hour a head and "spring forward" is one of my favourite days of the year. I never complain about the lost hour of sleep. I don't enjoy winter because I have a very low tolerance for cold. We used to live on the prair

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Buy A Tiffany Lamp And Make a Really BIG Difference

Years ago, when we lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we were blessed with a really special friendship. We were hosting a small group in our home and we clicked instantly with one of the couples that joined us. They were witty and fun and we had a lo

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A Glimpse Back At Our Unique Gift Journey

When Deneen and I were dating and attending the University of Winnipeg in the early 1990ʼs, I made a connection with a distant relative of Deneen's at a family wedding in Edmonton. Brad owned a gift shop in Winnipeg called "Splinters" that specialize

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