20 Of The Best Holiday Wreaths

Even I weren't a blogger, I'd still be early with the holiday decor. Why? Well for one, I love the Christmas season. And I've never been huge on Thanksgiving decorations, although I keep some of my 'fallish' ones up until after. And for two, Christmas decorating is a big job and I don't want to have to cram all that work into one day. I start at the beginning of November and just slowly work on it all month. Then by the time Thanksgiving is over, … [Read more...]

How to Install a Pull-out Garbage

I've been meaning to post this for awhile, it's a project we actually did in February.  There's so many projects I've done that I haven't posted because I am so behind.  So I'm resolved to get caught up, starting with this pull-out garbage tutorial.  Yes, I'm going to share with you how to install a pull-out garbage. When we were designing our house, I really wanted a pull-out garbage in the kitchen.  I've always hated how the garbage, a … [Read more...]

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Last December, I helped plan and execute my sister's wedding.  It was so cute, very rustic and wintery but whimsical.  I built 22 wooden boxes for the centerpieces and every since I've been trying to give them away.  Well last week, they came in very handy when we had an unexpected funeral to help with and I was asked to take care of the centerpieces for the luncheon.  And now I'm so glad I didn't give them all away!  This centerpiece idea is my … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tool Gifts for DIYers

Christmas is coming and if you're like me, your list is full of 'weird' gift ideas like new tools and such.  Well, being a DIYer, I know what would make ME happy to receive--tool gifts!  So this gift list is for all you people who are DIYers--send your loved ones to this post and say "Get me anything on here." This list includes affiliate links, please see my full disclosure here Ryobi Nailers 18-Volt One+ AirStrike Brad Nailer … [Read more...]

A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

My DIY Marble Backsplash

There are only a few projects I've done that I've felt have substantially changed the feeling of my house.  And the DIY marble backsplash was one of them, for sure. *Warning:  very long post ahead!* I thought about this project quietly for a very long time.  I always hated that my kitchen lacked a proper backsplash, only having that little quartz lip of the countertop.  Every time I took a picture for Instagram or something I was … [Read more...]

DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

Tada!  I built this table.  And I built the bench.  And I was super proud of myself.  What do you think?  I love it!  And there is a lot of info and pictures, so buckle up! Ever since I moved, I knew we needed a new dining room table--ours was too small for the space.  So I searched for months for a dining table I liked but to no avail.  The only ones I liked were pretty pricey--at least $2000.  Yikes!  Not in our budget right … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]