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Semi-Homemade Outdoor Baby Gate

Hi all! I’m back to share an outdoor project Stephen and I tackled a few weekends ago during Libby’s nap time. We love the deck at our new house, but were always hesitant to spend time there when Libby was … Continue reading

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Black and White Photo Ledges

You all got a little preview of the project I’m sharing today in my last post. The shelf that our lovely cross-stitch art was sitting on is one of a pair of photo ledges Stephen and I recently built for … Continue reading

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A Preview of Things to Come

We’ve been doing lots of math over the past few days, and I don’t mean this kind (although lots of that has been happening too). This is the type of math we’ve been doing! {via} As anybody who has installed … Continue reading

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The Little Trailer That Could

One of the big projects Stephen took on this weekend was finding a way to address the seemingly never-endings supply of brush and debris in our yard. What never-ending supply, you ask?  Aside from the fact that our landscaping keeps … Continue reading

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How to Install an Interior Door

If the title of this post didn’t clue you in, we finally got around to replacing the old door to our guest bedroom this weekend. Why were we replacing the door, you ask?  Maybe this photo (from this post) will … Continue reading

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Cara’s House: Trimming the Dining Room

What do you do when you’re running low on steam (or funds) for projects at your own house?  Start a project at a friend’s place, of course! You’ll probably remember our friend Cara from the mini-makeover we did to her … Continue reading

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Guest Room: Bed Budget

Back when we started on our guest room makeover, we gave ourselves the challenge of keeping costs to a minimum.  We’ve done pretty well so far by using what we had on hand (paint), scoring great deals on Craigslist (our … Continue reading

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Living Room: Dreaming of Built-Ins

I’ve got a bit of eye candy to share with you on this *almost* holiday weekend.  You have probably heard me mention a time or two that we’d love to eventually add built-ins to the back wall of our living … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Make Your Own Thread Holder

I need to come up with a new name for our guest bedroom.  It’s definitely not a one-purpose space.  In addition to a guest room, it serves as a sewing room, a craft room, and a storage space for all … Continue reading

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Master Bath Phase 5: The Big Reveal!

Stephen and I have waited 3 long years to be able to say this: The master bathroom is finally done!  You’ve seen the reno every step of the way, and now it’s time for some before and afters of my … Continue reading

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