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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A colorful handmade beaded mobile for the baby's nursery.

You’re Getting Very, Very Sleepy.

Much to my own surprise, I’ve done very little in the way of making my …

January 09, 2017 in Bedrooms, DIY, For the Kids
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How to make a DIY lightbox using a shadowbox picture frame.

How I Made My Own Light Box

We moved the girls into a bedroom together a few months ago to make space …

November 02, 2016 in Decor, DIY, For the Kids
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Open shelving above the refrigerator.

A 21st Century Fridge In a 1950’s Kitchen

Agree with me on this: There are really only just a few moments in life that render …

October 20, 2016 in DIY, Kitchen
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Installing a large Pennsylvania bluestone flagstone patio.

Our Latest and Greatest: A Perfect, New Patio

Our time- and cost-intensive projects are fewer and farther between than they used to be, …

July 13, 2016 in Backyard, Decor, DIY
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A natural garden pathway using logs and mulch.

Merry Garden, 2016

The growing season is off to a great start, and as usual, my eyeballs/stomach expect more …

June 22, 2016 in Backyard, DIY, Gardening
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