Monday, September 16, 2013

Something New by Merrillee Whren

Several days ago, Sandra Orchard blogged about renovating a very old house. Our current remodeling project pales in comparison, but I thought I would still show you a few before and after photos. Here is a before photo of our kitchen.

Here is a photo of the kitchen as it looks today. Of course, it isn't done, but I am looking forward to the finished product. That white wall outlet has to go.
This photo shows a portion of my new wood flooring. Today they are supposed to finish, and we can actually put our furniture back into the room. We still have to wait two more weeks for our counter tops. 
Throughout this project I have constantly been reminded of the following verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"

Besides my new kitchen, baths and floor, I've journeyed into a new writing adventure. I have an indie book available either as an e-book or in trade paperback. You can learn more about it here.

What is something new in your life?

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who has written eleven books for Harlequin Love Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas and Chicago, and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at connect with her on Facebook at


  1. We bought a fixer upper ten years ago and it's a work in process. Our kitchen is still 1970s, but we remodeled the living room over the winter.

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  3. This kitchen had all the original appliances from the mid 90's. We did move the old refrigerator into the laundry to keep drinks in. Remodeling isn't for sissies. :)

  4. It's looking good, Merrillee! Enjoy!

    New around here...hmmm...I can't think of a thing besides my new printer! :)

  5. Missy, new printers are good, especially if the old one wasn't working so well.

  6. I don't know why my earlier comment posted twice. Very odd. Both at the same time.

  7. Very nice, Merrillee! Love that flooring--so pretty. And thank you for sharing that verse with us--another of my favorites.

    Something kitten! Well, I've had Susanna since June, but she's still relatively "new". ;)

    Missed you at ACFW!
    Hugs, Patti Jo :)


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