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DIY Wall Art: Fly Away Home

The options I was faced with this weekend consited of, on one hand, more wallpaper removal. Or, on the... 
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Liberty House: One Year of Progress (and Swearing)

This week marks a big milestone at the Liberty House. It’s been one year since I first laid eyes... 
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How To Build a Kickass Chicken Coop

So, a few weeks ago I set out with the intention of building temporary housing for the Nuggets–... 
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DIY Spice Jar Labels

It might seem a little strange that even though I don’t have a working kitchen (or even really... 
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How To Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Vanity

I think the most important thing on the list of stuff you need to build a vanity is the pervasive belief... 
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Things You Do With a Six Foot Chalkboard: #1 Frame it with Barn Wood

Here’s the litmus test for whether or not you’ve completed a successful “old barn wood”... 
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DIY Weekend Project: How To Build a Kickass Clothesline

Since it was ninety-seven degrees in my house last weekend, it seemed like building a clothesline so... 
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How To Make a Glass Jug Lamp

When I decided to rent an old farm house with a bunch of falling down buildings on the property there... 
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Joinery 101: Using a Kreg Jig

Interior work brings with it the joy of figuring out how to attach two pieces of wood in a slightly more... 
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Weekend DIY Project: Rustic Wood Patio Table

One of the many things I didn’t anticipate about buying a huge old farmhouse was how many outdoor... 
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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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And Then I Bought a House

No. Not property to build my Hillside Cottage on, but an actual house. A 150 year old brick farmhouse,... 
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By Tools, For Tools: Quick (and Fun) Wood Toolboxes

During the Great Migration of One-Thousand Tools that has occurred over the last several weeks, it became... 
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Words on a Bathroom Wall

Here’s something that is not going to be a shock to anyone who has been reading this website for,... 
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Weekend DIY Picnic Table Project

See this picnic table? I love eating at this thing almost as much as I loved building it. Detached benches,... 
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Chicken Coop Turned Coffee Table

First of all, I am admittedly not a chicken expert (yet) but I’m pretty sure this isn’t actually... 
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Old Barn Wood, New Basement Door

This one tiny little hallway– literally the smallest space in my house– has officially become... 
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Keeping It Together: Chalkboard Chip Calendar

It’s Wednesday confession time! That’s right, it’s the point in the week where I shuffle... 
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Rustic Wood Wall Art: Part 3

Creating this rustic wood wall art was a simple project when it came to building the panels and thinking... 
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Organization 101: DIY File Crates From Pallets

A recurring theme here over the last couple of weeks has been watching me desperately trying to dig myself... 
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In The Garden: The Most Delicious Egg Recipe Ever

When things start to get a little fall-like, I start baking. Well, first, obviously, I start panicking. Then I start baking. I actually like baking,…

September 19, 2014 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Checking Things Off the List: Winter 2014

My internal clock is set for some time back in June, but according to the calendar it’s already effing September. That’s how we’re going to…

September 17, 2014 | 27 Comments | Read the Full Article

Shit I Should Have Done Sooner: DIY Console Table

There are a lot of little projects on my list that I put into the “you know, sometime I should… ” category.  This area of…

September 16, 2014 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Now With 50% More Nuggets!

People say that having chickens is a slippery slope. Like you get “just a couple chickens” and then one day you’re going to lose your…

September 14, 2014 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Kind of Like the Princess and the Pea

Let’s all hope this is the last time I vaguely refer to myself as a princess. Ever. I won that tiara at the county fair…

September 11, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Knocked Down

It’s been a while since I’ve been laid up with a sickness, but one definitely knocked me flat on my ass for the last 24…

September 8, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

In the Garden: 3 Summer Salads

Since I got a bit sidetracked from my plan to buy lumber and build a chicken run over the long weekend, I decided to spend…

September 3, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Good Intentions & Unexpected Projects

On a long weekend I usually like to plan for a big project, as if that one extra day somehow transforms itself into a an…

September 2, 2014 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Ride Around the Farm

When I tell people I don’t actually own a working TV they’re often like, “What the hell do you do for entertainment?” Uh… this? That’s…

August 29, 2014 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Working on the Workshop: Goodbye Rusty Cabinets

You know what my workshop needs? A hammock. I’m obsessed with hammocks lately and it might be because I’m so effing busy that I barely…

August 27, 2014 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Around the Farm: The Golden Days

I don’t know if you can overstate the amount of work that even a so-small-it-can-barely-be-called-a-farm type of property takes, which is something I think about…

August 25, 2014 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Jammin’ & Cannin’: Raspberry Jam Edition

You guys, I accidentally made something delicious. It was an accident because I planned to pickle things over the weekend. Pickle. Not jam. But lo-and-behold…

August 20, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Working on the Workshop: Finding the Floor

The workshop is one of those areas on the property that has been driving me nuts for the better part of the year, because it…

August 18, 2014 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

In the Garden (and Kitchen): Green Bean Fry-off

There are a lot of things going on in my garden right now. Garlic, and cucumbers, and tomatoes, and peppers, and corn, and green beans….

August 15, 2014 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Days Off

I like to think the Universe and I have an understanding about our relationship. It likes to fuck with me just for the fun of…

August 14, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article