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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Tile 101: The Basics of DIY Tiling (Any Kind, Anywhere)

Once you learn the basic principles behind installing tile you can apply them to any number of projects–... 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coop Additions & Awesome Timing

If you haven’t noticed, those tiny little nuggets that were living in my spare bedroom just a few months ago are now full grown chickens….

Stormfront

Last spring, right before I moved into the place (and on the exact same day the roof was torn off to replace the shingles, excellent…

For The Record

If there was ever an inquiry regarding my sanity… Them: Please state, for the record, how long your vacuum cleaner was broken… Me: Uh. Six…

So, About That Work Truck…

For the last six months I’ve been saying that I need to figure out the right “truck situation” for the farm, but honestly, I haven’t…

DIY Weekend Project: Vertical Garden Beds

I live in a half-torn apart house on six acres of land that are under a constant threat of being reclaimed by the wilderness, so…

Another Thirty Yards

Saturday morning I tried to make a “realistic list” of things I wanted to get done this weekend, which ended up being something like fifteen…

Ten Projects I Have To Get Done Before Winter

I think we’re officially 3 days into Summer, which means my panic mechanism regarding projects that need to be done before it starts snowing just…

Homecoming

Over the weekend I flew half the length of the country and back inside of 24 hours. The flying part was because my cousin was…

Reasons I May Never Leave The Farm Again

I used to be a bit of a wanderer. Weekends away, planning vacations, considering my next big trip. Which is ironic because right now just…

My Daily Dose of Farms (and Flannel)

For someone who spends a lot of time putting words out into the great mystery of the Internet, I actually only have a few “daily…

Garden Progress: The “Really? That’s it?” Edition

Saying that I’ve got a calm and understanding temper might be overstating it a bit, but I’d like to think that after a decade of…

No, You Don’t Need A Rooster To Have Fresh Eggs (And Other Things People Ask Me About Raising Chickens)

So listen, I’m still a novice chicken-raiser. Really novice. Like yesterday when we were supposed to get pummeled by storms and everyone was calling me,…

Liberty House Kitchen: The Vision

If you’ve kept at least one eye on this website over the last year, you’ll know that the project I talk most about but have…

Things I Can’t Live Without: The Work Boot Edition

In the last ten years I’ve owned two pairs of work boots. This pair of old RedWings that I literally wore until the soles split,…

Celebrating a Different Life

When I sit down to write a post for this website, I usually have a pretty good idea about what it’s going to be before…