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Stay at home superiority syndrome

My daughter was born in the Chicago suburbs just before we were about to move to Cincinnati. We sold our place about two days after her birth and were out of there not even a month later. After staying with my parents while we waited to settle, hurricane Sandy rolled through, causing black-outs across the northeast. After Sandy we...

Build Picture Ledges for Children’s Books

I searched high and low for a little DIY on how to build picture ledges for children's books. Unfortunately, most of the search results had huge holes missing from their processes. For example, they would show the wood...and then the finished ledges. I was like...WOW! These people are superheroes! So fast and efficient that I missed the whole process! So...

Build a Queen Size Bed Frame

It's been about a year since I've built anything so I guess the time has finally come to break out the old Kreg Jig. I've been looking forward to building another bed frame for a while now. You would think after the dining and console table builds that this would be a walk in the park...but I don't know....

Happy 4th

I'll be watching the world cup quarterfinals and enjoying the fireworks over the water with the family. Hope everyone has a great day!

I LOVE Your Accent…

I've had this thing for red accent walls since our 2nd home (or around 32 dog years) for all my dawgs out there. I've painted one, no TWO walls red in my life. And then for no reason at all...did nothing with them! Some would actually applaud my inaction, because I spent so much darn time painting them red! Come...

The Ol’ Microwave Install Fakeout

It's 10:30 AM. Overcast with scattered showers. The girls went out to the museum for the day and I'm staring at the bare spot above my gas range where a microwave should be. I don't want to install it. I know I have to install it. So I'm going to install it. Soon. Just one more cup of coffee...

If you like it then you’d better put a screen on it, s’il vous plaît

Due to the lack of airflow in our family room, I figured a screen door for the back doors would be just the ticket. The problem is...my back doors are French! So away we went in search for a screen door. As it turns out, french doors are needy! Sliding and hinged screens will not work. That leaves retractable doors...something...

Curtains, rugs and pillows…oh my!

Interior design is a funny thing. It's SO subjective. So when I sat down to get the kitchen and family room stylistically sorted out, I decided to just go for it and hope for the best! I've got a logical and (sometimes) rational explanation for why I'm putting a and b together...but ultimately...it's subjective...AND, I have no idea what...