My name is Annette. I am a Christian, a Wife, a Mother, a proud Grandma, a supporter of MADD, a Girl Scout Troop Leader and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I love spending time with my family, cooking, decorating, gardening, finding deals and new ways to keep my family and friends healthy. Most of all, I am working on refining who I am.

What changed in my life to make me want to refine who I am? On July 24, 2005, my life was changed forever. A drunk driver took the life of my 17 year old son and his best friend.

It has taken me several years to come out of my shell. For years I kept looking at a picture taken just two weeks before this horrible event. I kept saying “I want to be her again”. Well, I have finally determined that I will never be “her” again. Will the pain ever be over? Absolutely not but I have learned to manage the hurt and how to continue in my new life.

The purpose of this blog is to share things that refine my life. I will be passing along family fun events, deals, freebies, recipes, some of my new and old passions and some of the things I am doing to get healthy (physically and mentally).

I will also re-blog others bloggers posts (I am not an expert in anything and I am always willing to learn and share). I’m not a writer or a poet. I’m just sharing what interest me. I want to learn, share, give and grow.

I am the PROJECT!  I am no longer looking to be who I once was. Instead I am working on refining who I am today.

I’d love it if you could go along this journey with me as I refine my life, my purpose and my place.





11 thoughts on “About

  1. So proud of you!! Love very much. ❤


  2. Thank you Pat, that mean so much to me. Love you too.


  3. FamilyTreeQuest June 24, 2014 — 9:45 pm

    I am moved by your story. Onward and upward (with the rest of us).

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you FamilyTreeQuest. “But by God’s grace I am what I am”



  4. May the pain that engulfed you be comforted by your spiritual practice…I died as a young child having a very similar experience as the movie Heaven is Real..I am grateful for experiencing that peace..I pray for my aunt who lost her 21 year old child to an 18 year old drunk driver who crossed the highway,hitting my cousin and her boyfriend who were coming home from college….I send prays of peace to you and yes to your new found voice! Heart to Heart Robyn


    1. Thank you for your prayers and thought of peace. I pray that your Aunt was able to obtain some form of justice and peace as well. You have such an inspirational blog.

      God bless you, Annette


      1. Thank you Annette..you are amazing..always remember that! heart to heart Robyn My Aunt has found peace and forgiveness…as we all see Jana as our own private Angel.

        Thank you for your comment about the Blog


  5. Hi Annette,
    Your Well Wisher Program is No NGO setup, No big costs, No team formed, No copyright protected, No solution patented, individual effort in an – Attempt to solve commonly known problems.
    Looking forward to your inputs as now you are following my blog – http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com


  6. Hello! I saw your comment on a post about customizing Adelle and I was just wondering if you were able to get rid of the pink dots at the top for free because it seems like I have to pay to add a customised background. I’d really appreciate your help and all the best with your project! It seems really inspiring x


    1. Hi,

      Thank you for visiting my blog! I did get rid of the polka dots.

      To change your background, go to your dashboard, highland “Appearance”, then click on background. Click on “Select Image” and add your background.

      You can find free background images by doing a Google search for “Free backgrounds for blogs”.

      I hope this helps, have a great day!

      Annette – ProjectRefinedLife.com


      1. Oooh thank you so much for the informations!!!!


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