New Video: How to Install Shadow Box Trim

Posted by John on August 28th, 2015

In today’s post, you’ll learn – How to Install Shadow Box Trim It’s been a while since we’ve finished any home improvement projects and although, this latest one is pretty quick and simple, it feels great to wrap up another project nonetheless.  Lisa and I had been planning on adding some sort of decor or […]

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Doll House Repair

Posted by John on May 29th, 2013

A few months ago, Lisa picked up a shelf shaped like a doll house from Home Goods.  She thought it would look great in our daughter’s toddler bedroom.  It was slightly damaged so she managed to swing a decent discount on it.  Luckily, the damage wasn’t too severe. The base is MDF and it looks […]

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Hang Mod Podge Letters the Easy Way

Posted by John on May 14th, 2013

With my spring grad class finally over, I get a lot more free time back.  It’s awesome.  As much as I love learning, I also love… not learning.  Lisa has a long laundry list of things for me to do around here, which mostly consists of finishing projects I either already started or promised to […]

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How to Hang and Level Odd Shaped Decor

Posted by John on April 21st, 2013

It’s nice to be back in the swing of things.  Lisa and I are adjusting nicely to life with two kids.  So far so good.  The real challenge will be when they both can walk or climb.  That will be an adventure.. an exhausting adventure.  This weekend we started catching up on some projects that […]

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Our Hemnes Toddler Bedroom

Posted by John on February 4th, 2013

Hey there cats and kittens (bonus points if you know who says that phrase every week)!!  Hope everyone got enough sleep after that thrilling Super Bowl.  Wow.  We had a pretty busy weekend, but still managed to knock off a few minor projects off our to-do list.  Saturday we had a family party for our […]

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Toddler Bedroom Decor Ideas

Posted by John on January 14th, 2013

Hey guys!  Slacked off the last couple days.  Busier than average weekend with little project progress to show for it.  Saturday we pretty much just hung out and did some necessary, yet un-blog-worthy cleaning.  Anyone want to see a post on cleaning out a fridge?  No?  I didn’t think so.  Sunday we headed up to […]

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Adding Floating Shelves

Posted by John on December 11th, 2012

Finishing a new home seems to be a continuous series of baby steps.  There have been major “ah-ha” moments, like when we finished the shed or the dining room wainscoting, but for the most part, our DIY projects have been minor in scope and fairly frequent.  Our to-do list never seems to end.  One of […]

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Our Christmas Trees 2012

Posted by John on December 9th, 2012

So our busy schedule as of late should start to slow down some soon.  I’m really looking forward to having the next several weeks off (from class)!  Going to get a ton of stuff done around here including a WordPress Theme upgrade!  We’re going to try to DIY it, so stay tuned.  More importantly, we […]

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Our Simple Fall Decor

Posted by Lisa on September 25th, 2012

Hey everybody!  Hope you’re enjoying the cool Fall weather we’ve been having recently.  It really puts me in the mood to decorate for Fall and buy more pumpkins!… and apple cider donuts!!  This year we’re keeping our home’s fall themed decor simple by reusing some of the decorations we had up last year and adding […]

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DIY Fall Wreath

Posted by Lisa on September 17th, 2012

Hi kids!  We hope you had a great weekend – we sure did.  We kept the projects minimal and got to spend some great family time together.  I am not sure about you guys, but the weather here has been beautiful!  Fall is definitely in the air and we are so happy about it! One […]

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