Greetings from Florida! That's right, Nate and I have ditched Iowa for a week. It's time for some sun, palm trees and ocean views. (Don't worry, we have house sitters and a security system. Ike is vacationing with his grandparents where he has endless treats and snuggles.)Read More
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Nate was home on both Saturday and Sunday. It was strange and awesome. We both got a lot of stuff done. Nothing blogworthy but things that made us both feel better. The house is spotless. The garage is clean. The dog is clean. We took a couple of long walks and we all slept a lot. Especially this guy.Read More
Happy Friday! Who's pumped for the weekend? I have a busy Saturday but I'm looking forward to doing a little crafting, reading and quilting on Sunday. Or napping. Napping is always good.
On Wednesday I had the opportunity to head to Atlanta to spend some time at The Home Depot headquarters. It was a quick trip. I left at 7pm (after a 2 hour flighty delay) on Tuesday night and was back home by 10:30 yesterday morning. I was able to meet the other DIY Influencers who will be hosting DIY and DIH Workshops in 2015. It's always fun meeting other bloggers. It's also scary. I'm a total introvert and this is way beyond my normal comfort level. I fake it the best I can. Luckily this entire group is fantastic and I had a fabulous time. I'm glad I didn't chicken out.Read More
*Today's post is brought to you by The Home Depot*
Last week I mentioned that we were teaming up with The Home Depot to co-host a few workshops in 2015. Our first workshop is this coming Saturday and we will be building a vertical planter. (Sign up for the free workshop at your local The Home Depot right here!)
To prepare for the workshop we needed to construct a vertical planter of our own. The inspiration project was built next to a fence. We aren't allowed fences in our neighborhood so we needed to get creative. We decided on this vertical plant wall on our back patio.Read More
Does it seem like everyone you know is having a baby this year or is it just my friends? I don't even think it's because we're also having a baby that it seems like there is a baby boom in 2015.
Lots of babies means lots of handmade gifts. I've been trying to work ahead on quilts. I finished this quilt before the recipient was born. I think that's a new personal record.Read More
This week is full of big news! In addition to working on a human, Nate and I are also partnering with The Home Depot for 2015. We will be working with The Home Depot to host four DIY Workshops during the year. The planned projects are quite fun. (Surprisingly this is not an April Fools' Day joke. I'm just as shocked as you are. Does anyone else have trust issues on April 1st?)Read More
As some of you may have suspected by my lack of blogging, I'm preggo! (I always assume a lack of posting by a blogger of childbearing age means she is pregnant.) The baby is due in September!
We've received a lot of the same questions from family and friends so I thought I'd answer them for you all here.Read More
Two posts in one week. Things are getting crazy around here. I think I have three for next week. Whoa. I should probably pace myself.
Today I'd like to share with you our top 5 favorite tools for DIY furniture building. I mentioned on Monday that we'll soon be building a coffee table. (By the way, thanks for your input on this. We're still deciding but you all gave us lots to think about!) This coffee table will join some of our other DIY furniture like our farmhouse dining table and card catalog. (Check out all of our furniture builds here!)Read More
Oh, Monday. So soon? And maybe with snow? That's harsh.
How was the weekend? Ours was mostly good. It was the first weekend in a couple months that Nate didn't have to work on Sunday. That was awesome. But we did have a bird trying to break into our house. It kept slamming itself into our patio doors and living room window. I don't know how the stupid thing didn't kill itself. I should note that I have a bird phobia. Birds can not be trusted with their pointy beaks and beady eyes. I texted Nate on Saturday telling him I was going to call the cops. He followed with a text of how he had to go buy deodorant because he forgot to wear some that morning. He clearly was concerned about my safety (rude) and tax season is rotting his brain.
We did do some discussing of our plans for the next few months. It sounds like Decor and Dog won't be lame once tax season is over. Woo hoo! Ike is pumped. He misses the blog.Read More
I'm not sure if it's the extra hour of day light or the fantastic weather we are having this week but I've been one productive human being. None of it really blog worthy but I definitely feel like I accomplished something!
Today I thought I'd share a quick yard update. A yard update? Sounds boring. But there is a dramatic Michelle story involved so hang in there. It is, however, long.
It's starting to look like Spring outside. And our yard no longer looks like a zombie apocalypse.Read More