About

Hi friend! Welcome to Woodshop Diaries—a DIY blog!! I’m Shara and I like to use this little piece of the internet to document #allthethings!!  And by all the things, I mean remodeling shenanigans, DIY furniture building tutorials, and plenty of other DIY projects I get myself into 🙂

Here at Woodshop Diaries, you will find every post complete with some sort of funny story, a couple of random hashtags #justlikethis, possibly a selfie, oh, and a DIY project of course. And lots of pictures…because I just spent a ton on a new camera, so it gets put to good use.

A few random facts about me…because you know you’re nosy curious: (Side note…I really don’t know if you are nosy…but I know that I am nosy about other bloggers…so just in case you are too, I’ve got you covered :))

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1. I currently work in a factory as an engineer.

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I also model safety equipment on the side. Here’s a glamour shot of me in my hard hat and pink safety glasses to prove it. (Steel toe boots not pictured.)

Just kidding…that’s just a selfie I took of myself at work for a video project. I know…I rank pretty high on the cool scale, right?

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2. I’ve been married to a hilarious old man (he’s 30) whose name is Danny, for 6 years.

We met in college and let’s just say the feelings weren’t mutual AT FIRST. But, really, I should have known he was the one when the first time we met, he tried to shake my hand and offered me pizza. Professionalism AND pizza? #isthisreallife?

I actually didn’t accept the hand shake or the pizza and he thought I was stuck up and I thought he was weird. But one thing led to another and I married that weird boy not long after. If that doesn’t sound like a fairy tale, I don’t know what does. Fellas, let this be a lesson… pizza will get the girl Every. Time.

PS He’s the best. And the worst.  All at the same time.

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3. We have six cats.

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You read that correctly….SIX. Don’t judge me. It’s Danny’s fault. He gets attached to them, then hoards them in the back yard.

4. My first power tool was a cheap $30 jig saw.

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 I used it to make pallet signs and wooden trays. I wasn’t allowed to operate it when no one else was home because Danny thought I’d chop off a body part.  Thankfully I’ve graduated to being able to use it when I’m home alone as long as I keep a charged cell phone handy to call for help in case I do something bad.  These rules…so strict.

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5. I am a self taught (with a few tips from my dad and grandpa) and highly determined DIYer.

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I started building furniture and remodeling our home about two years ago. I still have a lot to learn but, I think it’s safe to say I’ve found my passion 🙂  (I know I’m holding a sander, but let’s be clear…sanding is NOT my passion…it’s just a necessary evil.)

 6. I really love to write.

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I mean, I LOVE it. I was the co-editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper and I had so much fun! I love coming up with funny stories and “punny” titles to my blog posts. I also love being “sarcastic” while I’m writing. Have you guys seen that meme going around that says “I’m really not funny, I’m just mean and people think I’m joking?” Yeah, that’s me 🙂

7. I also really LOVE math.

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I love it so much, I got a degree in it. Solve for X? Don’t mind if I do. Explain this theorem? Sure thing. Determine this angle? I’d be glad to. #allboutthatmathlife

 8. I give blood every chance I get.

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My dad and I always go together.

I’d say I give out of love, but really it’s because they call and harass me all the time to make an appointment because I have the magic blood type that is universal and in high demand. Just kidding, I give because I like the free cookies 🙂 Kidding again…at the risk of someone not getting the sarcasm, here, let me just clarify that I give because I like knowing that I can save a life by donating. #givelife

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9. I like hashtags. #haveyounoticed?

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10. When I was growing up, I wanted to be a crime scene investigator.

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I know this doesn’t even remotely compare to the job of a CSI, but I’ve never lost a game of Clue. Ever.

Later on in life, I wanted to work in construction, then I changed my mind and wanted to be an engineer. Now, I really just want to build furniture, remodel, and write all about it…and that’s where Woodshop Diaries comes in.

So that’s enough about me…unless you want to know more. I’m an open book.  Feel free to contact me any time through the contact page if you have questions or want to know what my favorite food is or the REAL story behind how Danny won me over with a broken megaphone and a jetski.  Or, you know, if you just want to know more information about a project you see on here…which is 1000 times more likely than you wanting to know about the other stuff.

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I post lots of projects and updates and tips, so be sure to sign up below (or in the sidebar) for email notifications so you don’t miss out on one of my superdy duperdy awesome posts. Only the cool kids follow…and you want to be a cool kid, right? #peerpressureforthewin

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And, in case you are new here, I’ve made it easy for you and given you a list of the most popular posts you should check out first.

And when you’re done with those, feel free to check out all the posts by category on the projects page 🙂

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AND because I know how I like to snoop around and look at home tours on my favorite blogs, I have provided you the opportunity to snoop around mine and take a tour of our home here. It’s got all the before and afters and trust me, there are plenty more where that came from.  So be sure to follow along here and follow me on social media for sneak peeks and random shenanigans.  And of course, more hashtags 🙂

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But for now, world’s greatest DIYer, signing off 😉