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Cut a "pizza pie" into the top of a log to create a Swedish fire log.

How to Cut Your Own Swedish Torch

This post was sponsored by STIHL because they supplied the chainsaw and safety equipment. However, the …

April 05, 2018 in Backyard, DIY, Supporting Sponsors
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Watercolored and cut flowers to decorate an Easter or Passover or springtime-themed headband.

Crafting A Springtime Headband

Spring! That refreshing but awkward period of time between when the ski season ends and …

March 23, 2018 in DIY, For the Kids
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Build raised garden beds with a connecting archway trellis for climbers in the garden.

Building the Perfect Garden Archway Trellis

Our garden’s archway trellis was a new addition in 2017, and one that we’re going …

March 05, 2018 in DIY, Gardening
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Picture frames positioned bottom-aligned in our master bedroom.

Dressers, Picture Frames, and Drywall Anxiety

I crunched some numbers and realized that it took me 237 weeks since moving in …

February 26, 2018 in Art Attack, Bedrooms, Decor, DIY
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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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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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