Ok, I debated on including this one in the series. This post isn’t sponsored at all. But if you’re in the midst of any kind of project with a mile long to-do list that will keep you busy for the next year you KNOW you are always on the look out for a deal. continue reading
Update: Super sorry about the slip up with the original post title, who knew the letter r could make such a difference.
Ahhhhh!!! This is a tip I am going to use a lot!
I actually read a post from a friend of mine awhile back with her own tip and my plan was to try her tip and then rave about it to you guys.
But I got lazy, as one does.
And when I was getting ready to head out to get her ingredients I had a thought. continue reading
Well. I did it.
I went ahead and made a little something that Joel would wholeheartedly consider a “zero priority” project.
But considering he also views a bed frame in the guest bedroom a zero priority project, can we all just agree that he is wrong? :) continue reading
I’m going with the theory here that even though something doesn’t work, you still need to know about it.
Have you heard that if you drill holes near the bottom of your plastic garbage can it will prevent that awful suction effect as you’re trying to get your bag of garbage out?
I tried it.
It didn’t work. continue reading
You’ve seen it on TV.
You’ve considered buying it.
But didn’t want to be bamboozled by another bad TV product.
I’m here today to tell you to buy it.
That’s really all there is to it.
Actually, buy two. continue reading
Do you remember the exact moment you first laid eyes on your spouse?
I don’t. But wouldn’t that be romantic if I could share that sure-to-induce-ooohs-and-aahhhs story right here.
The beginning of our story goes something like …
Girl graduates from college and accepts a position in San Francisco.
Girl at some point meets boy at work. continue reading
This tip is so simple it’s crazy.
It’s something my dad showed me a number of years ago and has saved me many a moment of frustration.
Because yes, I am that person who drags power tools all around and gets them caught around table legs and ladders and pretty much anything available.
And I’m a yanker. Why go back and gracefully pull my power cord and extension cord along when I can just yank it about? No reason, really. continue reading
I told you a few days ago about my DIY swiffer cloths and those actually came to be when I had leftover shammy cloths that I had bought for a different reason entirely.
You can’t see them in the pictures, but I bought them after I made the DIY wood bed frame in our guest bedroom. continue reading
My road trip ends today and I am taking a red eye back to the east coast.
I’d like to think I’ll be able to sleep through it.
But I am so amped up on this whole experience I’m not sure my brain will let my body rest.
You know those times and places in your life that have stuck so close to your heart for one reason or another? No matter how much time passes.
Our time in Carmel has always been one of those places for me. continue reading
Well, if you remember, the topic I picked to write about for 31 straight days is “31 things you need to know”.
I guess my only explanation for this post is that I consider it something you need to know.
It’s no secret I’m a dog girl, and this might just be the difference between dogs and cats that secures my loyalties. :) continue reading
Look at us go.
Day #4 of the 31 day series and things seem to be going strong without a hitch. Get started at the beginning here. And I’ll apologize now if there’s a delay in adding this weekend’s links to the main page. I’m headed to Cali, baby!!
That’s right, I’ve been sharing pictures all week on my Instagram feed from when Joel and I lived in Carmel, CA and I am beside myself excited to be heading back.
I would love to be able to say “So, I tackled the next project on our to-do list and I’m here today to tell you about it. Our brand new DIY wooden mailbox.”
But the truth is, that’s not at all how things happen around here. :)
Seemingly unrelated question – Do you travel to have girls’ weekends with your friends?
Not to alienate any male readers. Next week we’ll talk about guys’ trips.*
We’re on day three of our October series. Pick it up from the beginning here.
A while back Joel forwarded me an email with a bunch of pictures and simple little “ah ha” moments for life. Most of them have since slipped my mind but this was one trick I knew I had to try. continue reading
Don’t be shy. It’s ok if they are.
Unlike some things that would never want to be described as old and small.
I like a big, juicy, fresh grapefruit.
I can’t seem to think of one other thing at all that would never want to be called old and small.
Not a thing. ;) continue reading
So, remember how I said it felt like it took my dad and I forever to get to the actual siding of the house phase?
Well, that definitely had something to do with the fact that on the day we got started we discovered this. continue reading
Ok. Let’s get this party started.
If you have no idea what I’m referring to, all of my blabbering about it is here.
And we’re going to start with something I have held off on posting about for a few reasons. continue reading
Ok, it’s official. I have jumped on the crazy train.
(The links to every post in the 31 day series are at the end of this post.)
I really don’t know what my problem is.
One might think I’m just sitting around here twiddling my thumbs with absolutely not a project in sight.
Because clearly this space is done. continue reading