Last week we said goodbye to Cody. Our partner-in-DIY. Codeman. The one who was at …

December 19, 2017 in Dog-Related
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How to make a loom wreath that kids can use to hone motor skills and display their creativity.

An Easy and Ever-Changing Loom Wreath

What began as an idea to foster our daughter’s fine motor skills, turned into something …

October 16, 2017 in Backyard, Decor, For the Kids
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Modern, rainbow-colored barn quilt on our mid-century home's outbuilding.

The Barn Quilt

The barn quilt I created for DIY Network is a special project–probably my favorite project of …

October 06, 2017 in Barn, DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects
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A DIY 8-foot long planter box mounted to our kid's treehouse.

How We Made An 8-Foot Planter Box

Elaborate landscaping and flowering gardens exist in our dreams; not so much in reality. Container gardens …

October 03, 2017 in Backyard, DIY, Gardening
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A Tiny + Modern Garden Storage System

Alt title: The Thing the Woodpecker Nibbled Before it Could Be Photographed Alt-Alt title: The Thing …

September 05, 2017 in DIY, Gardening, Organized
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DIY planter box design.

How to Make Easy Raised Planter Boxes

Ready to make some raised planters that’ll hold up really, really well? No bolts, no …

August 05, 2017 in Backyard, DIY, Gardening
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After: Custom wooden garden fence.

Garden 2017: The Biggest Yet

I’ve written a little bit every year to track the evolution of our backyard garden. …

July 05, 2017 in Backyard, DIY, Gardening
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Chevy Bolt EV, a family-friendly user review from Rochester, NY

One Month With Bolt

Editor’s 6-month update (12/2017): Still the coolest car we’ve ever driven! Looking back at our …

June 20, 2017 in Garage, Helping The Economy
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Tree fallen in March 2017 windstorm.

All Things Trees

If our last 4 springs have been focused on clearing brush, this season has been the year of removing …

May 31, 2017 in Backyard
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Our barn, a mid-century cedar shingled and semi-abandoned structure receives a facelift.

Emily vs. Barn, The Makeover Story

I mean, I’ll be damned if staining the barn didn’t add a few $$$$ to our …

April 28, 2017 in Barn
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