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. 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


  2. 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


    • 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


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