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A New Cycle

Have you ever had a problem with an appliance you use all the time? 

Right now, that’s Alyssa’s dishwasher. The door handle is broken and only one setting works: light wash. This was discovered this after running a full and heavy-wash load on extra-hot steam dry. It ran hot, without water. You can imagine the outcome. It wasn’t pretty!

If the issue had been recognized...

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The Right Conditions

Hi, Ladies! Alyssa here with a peek into my yard... and into one of the most profound life-lessons I’ve learned while gardening.

Up close with growth.

My backyard is my haven. It’s my favorite place to retreat.

It’s green and lush in the spring, summer, and early fall. When the leaves turn, it’s like a postcard. And in the winter, heavy snow on the tall pines creates a...

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Successful & Stuck


When we tell people about The Smart Carpenter...

We’re typically asked two questions: Are you carpenters? And when we say “no,” the next question is, What exactly do you do? 

Though we tinker with basic home projects (and we do mean basic), our craftsmanship is of a different kind. 

We work with women who are successful and stuck. We help them choose to move and...

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Gumption & Grace


Hello and Welcome to The Smart Carpenter!

We’re Alyssa and Kisha. We are friends who became family, then business partners, but we were “faith buddies” first. We started our friendship by partnering together in prayer over our marriages, families, and future.

As we grew in faith and friendship, we discovered a common theme in our lives: we were “successful and...

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