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DIY Ballard Designs Knock Off Pantry Cabinet

DIY Ballard Designs Knock Off Pantry Cabinet

Want to know how to save $1800 in one weekend?  It’s so easy!  You don’t have to pick up a side job.  You don’t have to create a new budget.  You don’t have to clip a bazillion coupons for random things at the grocery store.  You don’t even have to sell a body part…or a body fluid.  (Everyone together now….) EWWWWWWWW. . All you have to do is build this cabinet/pantry/linen storage. Now, of course, you’re wondering…how’s that supposed to…

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DIY Entryway Cabinet–And A Giveaway!!

DIY Entryway Cabinet or Shoe Cabinet with a super cool door design!

When I was in college, x years ago (x=more that I care to think about), I got a degree in math. . I’m convinced that if you are good at college math, you would probably also make a decent lawyer. College math classes are basically writing long explanations about how this random fact is somehow related to this random fact and that somehow proves this statement (they’re called “theorems”).   SO. MUCH. FUN. . Anyway, I feel like that’s what’s going…

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DIY Baby Gift Idea–Ultrasound Picture Frame

DIY Personalized Baby Gift Idea--Ultrasound Frame

THIS IS NOT A PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. . I had to make sure this was clear from the beginning.  Since the day I got married, everyone (except me) keeps hoping that announcement is coming.  However (sorry mom…well, sorry, not sorry), I hate to disappoint (really, I don’t), but this is not it. 🙂 . But, I have a friend who is expecting her first little girl very soon and, of course, you know me…I’m like what can I make for a…

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DIY Bathroom Vanity–I Smell Another Bathroom Remodel

How to Build a DIY Single Bathroom Vanity

Once upon a time I, alongside a VERY reluctant husband, remodeled a bathroom. And it was a nightmare.  After the bathroom was done and the new bedroom floor was laid, I swore to Danny that I wouldn’t even THINK about another remodel “anytime soon.”   Oh memories, such a fickle thing. How quickly I forget all those late nights covered in crawl space dirt, exhausted and sweaty, and hating myself for ever starting this thing to begin with and turned…

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DIY Destination Map Picture Frame Thingy–Yes, You Read That Right

How to make a DIY destination map picture frame

Can I be honest for a second? I really hate football.  It’s not that I hate the game, or the players, or the coaches.  I just hate that you run the ball for 5 seconds and it’s 30 more seconds before the next play.  And I’m REALLY impatient.  Guys, what takes that long?  GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!!  I just can’t deal. . On a semi-related note, do you guys ever watch the Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube? The football…

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Tips for Surviving a Remodel–And Tetanus Shots

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Three things occurred to me this weekend: . It’s been almost two years since we remodeled our kitchen and many of you have followed only within the last several months. So likely, you’ve never seen it before. I’ve never told the story on my blog about getting a tetanus shot after an incident related to that remodel. I have several tips to share that will benefit those of you who are considering doing a kitchen remodel in the future. .…

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The Mom Saga Continues…How to Build a Bookshelf

How to Build a DIY Bookshelf

My mom just discovered Restoration Hardware.  As a side note, she pronounces “restoration” like “registration” so at first, it was a little difficult to know what she was talking about.  Registration Hardware?? Mom, I just don’t get it.  And then we spent 20 minutes over the phone explaining how to send me a hyperlink via email to what she was talking about. . OHHHHH Restoration Hardware. Why didn’t you say so?? . So anyway, she’s been looking at their furniture…

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