DIY Deck Build

Step one – Buy land. Step two – Build Deck and Boat Dock. Wait, what?  You built your deck and boat dock before your house?  Yes, we did.  We have our priorities.  And they include fun stuff first, then the house.  We will be living full time in our RV while we take our time […]

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Change of Plans

Hubby is retiring in exactly one month. It’s exciting.  It’s terrifying.  It’s overwhelming. We are going through massive changes in our lives and I am not one to deal well with change.  But today, we made a decision that I feel good about.  It totally changes our plans.  No more log cabin.  Instead, we put […]

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Burlap Dry Erase Board

During my big office shuffle, I also decided to redo my dry erase board.  I had a very pretty brown and cream toile in it, but unless the ink was very black, it didn’t show really well.  And since my seven kids can’t seem to keep their grubby little paws off my stuff, my markers […]

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Mason Jar Pendant

I have a new drop down pendant light over my kitchen sink. And it was love at first sight. This is what it used to look like.  Just a plain can light in the ceiling. The best part was, there was no rewiring involved.  I put this up in about five minutes.  You unscrew the […]

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Mason Jar Solar Lights

After seeing that photo of the mason jar solar lights, I knew I really wanted to try it.  And two days ago, I go into our local dollar store than they have solar yard lights for only $1 each.  I knew it was meant to be.  I bought four to try.  I probably should have […]

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Custom Chalk Board Paint

I need a space to jot down groceries that we need.  A large space. a very large space. So I painted one whole wall of my pantry. First I lined my paint tray with foil so it would be super easy to clean up.  This way I don’t have to buy disposable trays, I just […]

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Hanging Christmas Stockings the Easy Way

Our mantle is made of stone.  This makes stocking hanging nearly impossible.  When I had a wooden mantle, I put cup hooks in the underside and hung the stocks from those. I used plastic command hooks also and that worked well, but didn’t look so hot. So I went in the garage (otherwise known as […]

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