Category Archives: DIY Projects

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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Spring Cleanup

We are finally starting to see a bit of Spring in Wisconsin.  Yesterday it was even in the 60s.  We spent quite a bit of time outside yesterday assessing what needed to get done.  Because our house was a foreclosure, a lot of the yard work was neglected for a while.  The house has gorgeous […]

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

  This year while celebrating Christmas in July with family, we bought a package of DIY ornaments on Amazon (like these).  They split in half so you can put anything you want inside.  We stopped at Hobby Lobby and got all sorts of Christmas themed items to put inside.  Everyone at the reunion was able […]

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Fireplace Before and After

  When we bought this house, our favorite thing about it was the fireplace mantel that had seen better days.  We started out by giving removing the mantel and stripping the many layers of paint off. Then we stained it to match the other furniture and wood floors in our house. But the most notable […]

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DIY Nursery Closet Dividers

We have a small closet in our nursery that we will be storing our baby clothes.  In order to organize the clothes by size, I made up some cheap and easy closet dividers.   I used some Martha Stewart scrapbook paper, circle cutting tool, and cardboard.  Using the cutting tool, I cut a 4″ circle […]

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Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal

Today I put the finishing touches on the nursery, and I am so excited to share the final pictures.  (You will notice that we still do not have trim in this room.  It was part of the plan to get trim and new ceiling tiles put up before baby arrives, but I’m not sure that […]

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DIY Adjustable Crib Skirt

With less than 5 weeks left until my due date, we have been scrambling to get things done on the nursery.  We are almost there and will update with final pictures soon.  This weekend I worked on making a crib skirt. I picked up some woodland themed fabric from JoAnns a while back, but we […]

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Easy DIY Roman Shade

Lately I have been seeing roman shades in a lot of design articles.  I wanted to attempt one for our kitchen door to increase the privacy if we want it (especially because the kitchen door is right outside the bathroom door).  This is a short tutorial to DIY a roman shade for a door. You […]

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Easy DIY Nest Box

  Our little chickies have been laying eggs like crazy!  I was told not to expect much this winter because the days are short, and hens typically don’t lay as much in the winter.  Well, our hens didn’t get the message.  Today 11 of our 15 hens laid eggs.  That’s nearly 7 dozen a week […]

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How to Reglaze Old Windows

  I absolutely love our porch windows, but they are in rough shape.  Right now they are quite the eyesore next to our new siding.  They are great windows because they open up all of the way.  We looked for new windows to replace them, but you can’t get windows that open up like these. […]

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