• Keep the “P” Out of Your Pool with This Fun Sign
  • Our Biggest Project Ever!
  • Wood Burned Wall Art
  • Finding My Happy Place
  • Simple DIY Bicycle Rack (with free plans)

Keep the “P” Out of Your Pool with This Fun Sign


With warm weather upon us, we'll be spending a lot of time by the pool this summer.  We'll probably also be hosting a lot of pool parties, so I decided to make a fun sign that was inspired by one we had by our pool when I was a little girl.  To get the full tutorial and the downloadable SVG file to make your own, head over to Pretty Handy Girl.  I'm hoping it will give our ... [ Read More ]

Our Biggest Project Ever!


This past weekend, we began our biggest project ever!  We started framing the shop my husband has been dreaming about for years.  At 2,400 square feet, it's bigger than our house, which is 2,200 square feet.  I personally didn't think it needed to be bigger than our house, but I guess men think differently than women when it comes to these things.  That just means I get half of ... [ Read More ]

Wood Burned Wall Art


Have you ever used a wood burner?  It's something I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember.  Why it took me so long is still a mystery to me.  There are so many cool things you can create with a wood burner.  I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and bought a wood burning kit from Hobby Lobby.  For my first design, I probably could have picked a less ... [ Read More ]

Finding My Happy Place


A while back, I was asked by Taylor from Porch.com to share my "happy place" in my home as part of their #loveyourhome series.  I thought it was a fantastic idea!  I needed a reason to really search my home for my favorite place.  We've been slowly remodeling our home since we bought it over four years ago, and I'd never really stopped to pick a place that truly made ... [ Read More ]

Simple DIY Bicycle Rack (with free plans)

diy bicycle rack

Hey everyone!  I'm pretty excited to have finally checked an item off of my blogging bucket list.  I finally learned how to create my own printable plans!  For today's post, I'm sharing the printable plans for this DIY bicycle rack, and I'm also giving away a HomeRight Finish Max fine finish paint sprayer!   For all of you parents out there, I'm sure you can relate ... [ Read More ]

Rustic Tailgate Bench Tutorial


Happy Saturday!  Today I'm finally sharing the tutorial for this awesome tailgate bench I've been teasing you with for the past several weeks.  I actually got the idea to build this bench about a year and a half ago.  I mentioned something to my mom about it and the next day she and her boyfriend showed up with a tailgate they'd picked up at a swap meet.  It was perfectly ... [ Read More ]

Front Porch Sittin’ and Sweet Tea Sippin’


Sometimes there's nothing more relaxing than sitting on the front porch and enjoying a beautiful evening.  My husband and I do this almost every night.  It's our time to sit and just talk about our day after the kids go to bed.  It's also a place where parents can sit and watch their kids play, or visit with friends who drop by for a visit.   For me, I want to make our front ... [ Read More ]

How I Turned My Garage Into A Smart Garage


I'm not the most technologically savvy person in the world.  I am not one that runs out and buys the latest gadget when it comes out and I'm certain I only utilize half of the capabilities of my current gadgets.  That being said, there are some new forms of technology that are so amazing that I can't imagine my life without them!  One of them is my new garage door opener.  I ... [ Read More ]

DIY Wine Storage Cabinet

DIY Wine Storage Cabinet

Last week 5 other bloggers and I teamed up with Kreg Tool Company and gave away our own custom built creations.  The winner of my custom wine cabinet has been randomly chosen and she's already claimed her prize.  For those of you who did not win, here is the tutorial I promised for how to build your very own wine cabinet.   Supply List: 1 sheet of 3/4" veneer plywood (birch ... [ Read More ]

DIY Mobile Lumber Rack


Hey everyone!  Last week I decided to clean out my garage.  It had started getting a bit out of control and wasn't making projects very easy to complete.  It was time to finally clean things up, so it spent a day cleaning and organizing things.  One of the things getting out of control was my lumber pile.  I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to lumber scraps.  If ... [ Read More ]