Category Archives: DIY Projects

Our New Garden

I have been busy, busy getting our garden put in this year and I am excited to share with you! Our first summer in this house (2015) I had a 4’x4′ raised bed garden and some tomato plants in pots on the deck. Last year, I doubled my garden bed space by adding 2 4’x2′ […]

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Lumberjack Birthday Party

First of all, I want to send a big thank you to everyone who attended our Lumberjack brunch! I love throwing birthday parties for my kids. Getting everyone together and celebrating the two best things that have ever happened to me sounds just about perfect. Besides, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict and love […]

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Making Maple Syrup

This spring we decided to venture into making homemade maple syrup. The good news is, as long as you have access to a maple tree, it is a really simple process! The boiling can be quite time consuming (more on that later), but the final product is worth every minute of it. We started by […]

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Camper Design Update

About 1 year ago Ryan and I bought a camper. It has already taken us on many adventures and we are very excited for more to come. We bought a 2005 Jayco 25RKS, which is code for a 25 foot camper with a rear kitchen and a slide out living area.   One of my […]

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Desk Makeover

I love, love, love updating furniture. I recently acquired a desk from my Grandma that has seen better days. It started out like this: It also had a piece on the back to hold envelopes and stationary but I had already removed it when I took that picture. I recently got some gold paint that […]

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Boys Shared Nursery

I’m playing a bit of catch up when it comes to blogging, but I would like to start with the boys shared nursery. As soon as we found out we were having another boy we decided to put both kids in the same room. The nursery needed a bit of an update to accommodate 2 […]

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Antique Dresser Makeover

A couple years ago I scored this awesome antique dresser at a garage sale.  I paid a bit much for it, but I knew it would look great once I stripped the old paint off of it.  It started out a beige color with a crackle finish. This project took me 2 years to finish, […]

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Adding Vinyl Railing to a Deck

Our new house has great vinyl railing on the front porch.  Unfortunately, the back deck didn’t have railing and it was a bit of a hazard, especially for Harrison. We decided we wanted the railing to match the front of the house, even though it is pricey.  We waited until it was on sale and […]

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Harrison’s Nursery Reveal

We have been in the new house for 3 months today and we are finally getting settled.  It takes a long time to get things in order and organized, get things hung up on the walls, etc.  Most of you will recall Harrison’s nursery in our first house was bright yellow with a woodland animals […]

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Go Green, Save Green!

Happy Earth Day! I’m proud to say that this year Ryan and I have made a lot of changes to decease our environmental impact. Once we decided to cloth diaper we realized how much of the rest of our lives seem disposable.  Everything around us is individually packaged or made to be thrown out after […]

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