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DIY Kitchen Remodel

DIY Kitchen Remodel

I am happy to say that our DIY Kitchen Remodel is done and we spent just a little over $5,000! We purchased our home over eight years ago and the plan then was to remodel the kitchen shortly after we moved in. Well, that did […]

Holiday Christmas Floral Centerpiece {DIY}

Holiday Christmas Floral Centerpiece {DIY}

Each Christmas season I make a Christmas floral centerpiece for my home, and often as gifts for friends and family. I get great  joy out of making these and they are somewhat inexpensive, yet beautiful gifts. How to Make a Christmas Floral Centerpiece: First, I […]

DIY Sliding Barn Door

DIY Sliding Barn Door

Lisa and I have discussed for a few months a sliding barn door design for a door to replace the six-panel door existing as the entry of our laundry. The confluence of doors in our kitchen included:  the pantry/laundry door, the door leading to the […]

Mother Earth News Fair 2016 {Albany, Oregon}

Mother Earth News Fair 2016 {Albany, Oregon}

The Mother Earth News Fair is traditionally the first weekend of June. This year’s fair was again in Albany, Oregon and is the only fair on the west coast. It was previously in Puyallup, Washington but was relocated to a more central location for the […]

My Oasis {July 2016}

My Oasis {July 2016}

July has been somewhat unpredictable; both a cool and hot month for us in the Pacific NW. It is the month that the garden (and the weeds) really explode and change daily.  My Veggie Garden The Yard Summer’s Harvest We need to be better about […]