About Me

Welcome to Redfly Creations!  My name is Melissa and I live in the Dallas, Texas area.  There are ALWAYS ideas going around in my head.  I love to make everything more organized, more practical  and more beautiful.  All for little to no money.  Join me and lets create together.

When Creativity Became a Necessity

My DIY habit became a need several years ago when my husband's ministry caused us to travel non-stop (until my husband became disabled; more on that in a moment).  We would be in a new town and state every few months. We could not take anything with us except our clothes and a few belongings.  So, I had to completely furnish a house or apartment for 3 months and then do it all over again at the next place.  How did we do it?  Well, at each new stop we would check out the local thrift stores to buy the basics.  Then, we would reupholster, sand, varnish, and spray paint.  All the items were given new life.  When we left a town we would have a garage sale which usually doubled our money for the next place.

Why the name "Redfly"?

That's a funny story.  I'll have to share it with you sometime.

The Major Life Change

About 3 years ago we were in a home in Ohio where there was a furnace leak that caused Carbon Monoxide to invade our home.  I had migraines, the kids were vomiting, and my husband was having many curious symptoms.  Thankfully the leak was small, but unfortunately several winter months passed by until we discovered what the issue was.  Praise the Lord, our three wonderful kids all completely recovered - I did as well.  Unfortunately, my husband was left with severe brain damage causing parkinson's like movements, and disfunction of most normal bodily systems.  In short, he now has the energy of a 70 year old and the mind similar to one who is autistic.  One of our favorite quotes is "When God changes the winds, adjust the sails."  You know, the harder life gets - the more precious God becomes.  For more about our story click here.

Today, God has providentially allowed us to move near family in the Dallas, TX area.  Here we have a new home (where we plan to stay put for a while).  So, I get to take my time decorating!  We are still doing so on a budget though.  You can check in on the progress.  Scattered throughout the blog you will find progress on the living room, library, and even the laundry room.

The Little Inspirations

Our three little kiddos keep life interesting!  I am so proud of their tender hearts and the fine souls God is growing them to be.  It is all about God and family.

Well, I hope that you find many creations that are a help and a blessing to you.  Let me know if there is anything I may do for you!

May God richly bless you,

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