Fix it With Fran: Saturday Solutions

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I’ve shared some of my current product reviews, a few of my homemaking and cleaning tips, and advice on how you can get started with product reviewing!

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Fix It With Fran: Saturday Solutions


I've shared some of my current product reviews, a few of my homemaking and cleaning tips, and advice on how you can get started with product reviewing!

Scarves with Substance

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple

It’s a well known fact to many that I am a woman who loves scarves. So much so that one of my early blog posts and giveaways was for a custom made infinity scarf.

I’m back again with another product review.  This time I was selected to review a very elegant scarf from Novica. This one is called Tamarind Leaves.

It is 100% silk and came beautifully wrapped! This made for a very nice addition to my scarf collection, but it would also be a great item to order and have delivered to someone for a special occasion or “just because” gift.


NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. The scarf is fair trade certified and comes with an official NOVICA Story Card validating its quality & authenticity.

I am grateful for the opportunity to review these scarves, but I always remember that my outward appearance can NEVER be more beautiful than what’s on the inside!

1 Peter 3:3-4 New Living Translation (NLT)

3 Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.



I received this product at a discounted price with the understanding that I would post my unbiased opinion and product review to this website.

Book Review: After the Boxes are Unpacked

This text is so timely for me. Over the last 4 years,  I have done two moves, crossing multiple-states and each experience was so trying in its own way.

I now live in a new city and state, far away from many of my loved ones and family and friends. The experience was painful at times, but God has and continues to use it to produce good fruit in my life and the overall process of relocation and resettling helped me to mature significantly while focusing on God and my faith as the consistent thread of my life despite seasons of constant change and uncertainty.

I greatly appreciated the author’s take on moving, relocation and taking up residence in a new city while incorporating biblical principles and encouragement from the scriptures. Moreover, I truly valued these from the perspective of a new/young wife as this was the cause of my most recent (and prayerfully final) move.

I would recommend this text to anyone looking to find peace in the midst of the chaos that is moving. What I have also learned is this truth: After the boxes are unpacked, there is sometimes a feeling that something is “still missing” — despite our labor to have all of the curtains hung and every item in place.

There is a sense of place and belonging that God gives us through that quiet study time and reflection that we must always remember to carve out time for, DAILY. This book is a great tool to use during that time.  After the boxes are unpacked, rest, re-center, and seek God’s direction for this next chapter of your life.

I’m praying for you.

I received a free copy of this text this with the understanding that I would provide my honest review and unbiased opinion via a review that I would post to this site. I am very much dedicated to providing high quality, honest and thorough reviews and plan to update this post in the future if my continued use of this product causes my critique to change in any way.

Make Your Own Custom Wreath for $20 dollars!

One of my favorite ways to spruce up the appearance of our home is to make a custom wreath.

It is also very rewarding to make something for my home with my own two hands.

One of my #FrugalTips in doing so, is to purchase wreath supplies from your local dollar tree.

You can purchase a wire wreath, or use the floral foam and your preferred artificial flowers to make a custom wreath for your door or entryway.

Below are a few photos and some step by step instructions for some of the recent wreath projects I completed.









If you like what you see or have any questions, please let me know in the comments.  You can also send me a note at!  Until next time, Go Fix Something! 🙂