Friday, November 14, 2014

Updates and Fox 8!

Friday Barb, Lena, and Summer had some planning for the upcoming 2014 Holiday Home Tour. It's always fun to gather with the girls and put our heads together to gather up all the loose ends.

We ate at our local favorite, Der Bake Oven. After this we made a stop at a local thrift store and Barb found a gem in an old dresser she's going to paint and re-purpose into a buffet table.
 We also had a little fun up our sleeves as we raided Summer's house for treasures to make the perfect tablescape. Summer has so many fun things to choose from. 

We are so excited and blessed to be asked to appear on Fox 8 this (Saturday) morning to talk about the Holiday Home Tour and the details behind it. Tune in at 8:15 A.M. to catch us live on air! Summer is making a beautiful green arrangement just for this live broadcast. We are thankful to LeeAnn Miller from The Miller Haus B&B for connecting us with this TV station.

There are still tickets available at Rebecca's Bistro, bfearless, Modern Farmhouse, Amish Heartland Tours, and Linley House.

Here is a sneak peek list of the homes on the tour:

-- Lavonne DeBois from Amish Heartland Tours (they will be shuttling us on tour night ... see our FB for the details)
-- Heidi Miller from Dutch Corp
-- Sarah Yoder from Linley House
-- Barb Chalmers from Restoration Details
-- Naomi Mullet from Mullet Cabinet

We are very excited for the tour. It's such an amazing season to join friends and appreciate the differences in decor, all while raising funds to share a blessing with someone deserving. We at The Blessing Design team are still accepting nominations for the design makeover and are excited to narrow down the choices. Send in a nominee today. We can't wait to give away a blessing! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Seeking nominations for a new design makeover!

The Blessing Design Team is seeking nominations for a new design makeover.

We want to find that woman who deserves a hand up, a soft place to land, and a whispered word of encouragement - someone to love on! There are those among us who have the gift of lifting others up with their selfless hands, nary a word of complaint to be heard from their lips. They have a habit of making small the big things in their lives that would bring others to their knees. We seek someone deserving.

We want the names of these ladies, these bringers-of-light to a weary world. We want to shower them with something special - a bright space they can rest in that shuts out the cares of their world and brings them peaceful hours. We want the names of those who would make a meal for someone else when their fridge might be near to empty, and the ones who find the positive light in a dark day. We seek these nominations so we might choose to bless someone. Someone who puts others first, though the season they’re in be their stormiest.

Please contact someone from the Blessing Design team at or on our Facebook page. We look forward to sifting and reading through the stories to find our nominee. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What is the Blessing Design Team?

So, what on earth IS the Blessing Design Team? 

Well, I'm so glad you asked! 

The Blessing Design Team blossomed out of an idea that came to founder Barb Chalmers, owner of the interior design and consulting company Restoration Details. One Sunday morning during church back in 2011, Chalmers was wondering how God could could use her to serve others through her love for making things pretty. She knew there were women in her Holmes County, Ohio community who were going through tough times--loss of a spouse, health difficulties, disabled children, financial burdens--and she wanted to help make a difference in their lives. 

Her idea was to encourage those women by making a beautiful space for them to live in, a place where they could refresh their souls and spirits. She shared her idea with others who caught her vision, and, just like that, the Blessing Design Team was born. 

Since then, the Blessing Design Team has touched the lives of not only those whose homes have been transformed, but those who have joined the team as well. 

To make the mission successful, the team relies on the community to raise funds. One way that happens is through the annual Blessing Designs Christmas Home Tour. This year's tour will take place on Friday, November 21 from 4-9 pm. 

This fun, festive holiday event gives you a chance to step into five Holmes County, Ohio homes in the area that have their halls decked out for the holidays. Each will feature food, drinks, and a clever design tip from the team. Some stops will even offer live music! It's a great way to get your holiday inspiration on while being a very real part of the blessing of one individual woman in your community. 

Tickets are available now and can be purchased at Rebecca's Bistro, The Linley House, and Bfearless, all in Walnut Creek, Ohio as well as Amish Heartland Tours and Information Kiosk in Berlin, Ohio and Modern Farmhouse in Millersburg, Ohio. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go toward the redesign of the home of a local woman. 

Stay tuned for details, and keep an eye here for more information on how YOU can nominate a recipient for this year's Blessing Design Team renovation!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Debbi's Makeover this weekend! April 26 and 27th!

O.k. Everyone, I can't even sleep as my head races with even more ideas for Debs house. Ahhh must stop. LOL. Seriously, it's Go time! I must continue to paint things even pick up a few more key pieces, oh my! The garage is full of EMPTY Ikea books:) thanks to my son Phillip that has worked on those pieces before and after work all week! I continue to get calls and messages from people that have huge hearts and want to help in some way! God continues to move in people's hearts so that He might love on Deb in a HUGE way! Humbled by it all really:) better get to sleep so I can hit the road running in the morning! If you want to help with the Debbie Hoxworth makeover, it is this Friday (April 26) and Saturday (April 27). We get started at 9 each morning and Friday night we (or at least I)  will be there into the late evening! We also have are special operations ;) paint team starting Thursday morning to get a jump on every thing! I haven't even met these people yet but they are taking two days off work to do this!! Just AMAZING! O.K. THAT'S RIGHT I HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP NOW!

Contact me if you are interested in helping!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blessings and Miracles

The last few days have been FULL of blessings and miracles for this upcoming makeover! Where to start? An email came in from someone saying they would like to pay for all the paint and also they had a group of painters who would take care of everything including taking all the border off the day before (which I was a little stressed about). Someone works at a hotel and went to their boss and got two nights free, so Deb and the kids can stay there during the makeover (it has a pool for the kids and they are EXCITED)! Then someone offered a day of beauty for Deb, which is what I always wanted to do but was out of resources! Then someone called and offered a piece of furniture that is beyond perfect!! Ya! This morning I got carpet for cost! Which is so exciting for two reasons, first we can get carpeting for Deb and a few weeks ago I got a call from a nurse asking me if this Design Team could help a hospice patient of hers. I proceeded to tell her we just do this once a year and don't really have funds for anything but the makeovers we chose some time ago. But I ask her a few questions. She told me of a women who has upper respiratory cancer and lives in a condemned trailer with carpet full of cat urine and other pet smells. She said she lives there alone because it is all she can afford and she poured bleach on it to try to make it better. The more she told me the more my heart broke and thought no one should leave this earth that way! I said leave me your info and we will pray! Guess what, the carpet place will give us the same deal for her! How awesome is that! Thank you for all those precious hearts out there that have stepped forward to love those you don't even know! That is where the true joy of life is! I can't wait to see what God does with all this! Stay tuned!


Monday, March 25, 2013


The Design Team Makeover was an absolute success! Sherry Gore said Barb was able to crawl inside her head and design and create a kitchen that she finally felt was really 'Her Kitchen".