Welcome to the first installment of my I Love DIY series. Today I'll be talking about Why DIY. I truly love DIY and write this blog to share my love with others. When I feel nervous about starting a project, I look to blogs to help me get over my apprehension. Writing my own felt like a natural extension of that. I have loved DIY since I first got married. One of our first projects was painting ... Read More about Why DIY? A Guide to Why DIY is Awesome.
Endless snow shoveling has me dreaming of spring and summer. We spent last weekend needlessly shoveling snow off of our deck. It's a nice sunny spot in the backyard and I needed a place to relax that isn't a huge to-do list staring me in the face. I laid on the chaise fully clothed in snow gear and basked in the sun. My mind was able to wander to warmer times. We built our deck last year and it ... Read More about Colorful deck moodboard
Last weekend, we had almost 3 feet of snow come down. My kids have been home for well over a week. Surprisingly, we're not at each other's throats yet. I have done absolutely nothing during this time. I took a much needed break. We cooked delicious food, played games and vegged out. We also had the enormous task of clearing our long driveway. Maybe next year, we'll be pros at it. While a break was ... Read More about Nature lovers: Round Up
When we moved into our house, we were more focused with unpacking than decorating. A year and a half later, several rooms still need some love. My son's room is high on my priority list. Nothing was ever put anywhere with purpose. I removed wallpaper and painted the walls and ceiling, but beyond that, nothing has happened. He currently has way too much furniture in his room. I'm trying to talk him ... Read More about Boy room update plans
When I planned my daughter's room, I kept coming across images of rooms, with partial canopies over the bed. I posted inspirational ones here. I'm still unsure of the name. Some sites call it a half canopy, some call it a bed crown. For the sake of clarity, I'm going with half canopy, because it makes sense to me. I couldn't find good instructions for how to make one, so I made it up along the way ... Read More about Half canopy tutorial