Make this DIY mail sorter using glue!

Hey Y’all!

(I’ve been binge-watching Nashville on Netflix)

I’ve got a great DIY for you today and it doesn’t need any nails or screws at all.

Except for hanging that is – other than that, I made my DIY mail sorter using ONLY Gorilla Glue!

I’ve swapped offices with Hubby so now his is in the basement and mine is on the main floor, but he gets a LOT of packages as part of his job, so I wanted to have someplace to tuck […]

August 19th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

DIY Floor Mirror

This DIY tutorial was inspired by Katie at Addicted 2 DIY, so all kudos should go to her brilliance for the concept and her execution.  Unfortunately, the link on her website to the building plans doesn’t work.  Or it didn’t work for me anyways (confirmed again before writing this post) – maybe it’s a Canada thing?

Regardless, once I saw her gorgeous DIY floor mirror with storage, I had to have one – but the mirror I was working with was […]

August 13th, 2017|BUILD IT|2 Comments

Tired of your leaf bag tipping over?

I am.

I’ll have a huge bundle of leaves just barely captured between my hands and as I go to drop it into my leaf bag / yard bag – the flipping thing tips over or collapses back to its folded shape.

Makes me CRA-Z.

I found a pin on Pinterest that showed a pvc pipe solution, and since I have several (hundred) feet of pvc in the garage, I though it was worth a try.

Small problem – the 90° elbow with an […]

August 12th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Gold Desk Accessories – on a budget

I spend a fair amount of time at my desk – editing photos, writing blog posts, paying bills, surfing social media etc. – and since I’ve put a lot of effort into making my new office space “mine” I didn’t want to chince out on the details (aka desk accessories).

Up to now I’ve used a hodge podge of containers and baskets from Ikea and the dollar store, and they’ve looked just like that – like they came from Ikea or […]

August 8th, 2017|DECOR|0 Comments

DIY Barbecue Scraper – 10 minutes and free!

Today I have a super-easy do-it-yourself project – one that will cost you about 10 minutes of your time and nothing else…

First I’ll give you the reason for this DIY:

Barbecue scraper

There’s been a lot of hype this summer about the dangers of using metal-bristled brushes to clean your barbecue.  Some brands are better than others, but there have been incidents of the metal wires coming loose and falling into your food.

Because […]

August 6th, 2017|BUILD IT|2 Comments

Home Office – bookshelf makeover

I’m so excited to share today’s bookshelf makeover with you!

If you’ve followed along you know that I’m in the midst of an office makeover and as part of that makeover I picked up these two “teak” cabinets;

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I put teak in quotes because that was how they were advertised – but when I went to pick them up I found […]


Home Office – Erasable Calendar

I’m in the throes of a home office makeover right now – searching for both form and function (aka. stylish, but still useful).

One thing I can’t live without is a calendar.  I have at least three going at all times; one for the kids (usually paper hanging on my front door), one for the family (electronic for birthdays and vacations) and one for work (to-date it’s been a desk pad calendar).

So when I saw this gorgeousness from Jen at […]

August 3rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

AWOL – Absent but with outstanding learning

I’m sorry I’ve been missing lately – I had the opportunity to attend an international DIY blogging conference in Atlanta, Georgia and I couldn’t pass it up.

Have you heard of Haven?  It’s a conference specifically geared towards DIY, design and lifestyle bloggers and it is HUGE.

Bloggers from all over North America, England and even Australia fly in to meet with DIY giants like Home Depot, Quickcrete, Ryobi, Behr Paints, 3M and celebrities like….

Clint Harp!  (from Fixer Upper if you […]

August 1st, 2017|For me|0 Comments

DIY Above ground pool ladder / stairs

I can look back on this DIY and laugh…


At the time it was a total shit show and entirely my fault.  I thought I could “build off the cuff” without plans or even a vision of what I wanted.

Don’t do that folks.  At least have a vision.

The problem I was trying to solve was that my derriere is too large for the manufacturer’s pool ladder that comes with the Intex pool.

Considerably larger.

Yes, I could have shimmied myself sideways through it […]

July 16th, 2017|BUILD IT|2 Comments

Antique revival to two-tone beauty

I love desks.

I’m not entirely sure why I love desks so much, but I think it has something to do with the idea of organization and compartments.

Could be because they are so easy to makeover but have such impact when you do.

Maybe it’s because there are a bazillion of them on Craig’s List and Kijiji, that you can’t help but get an ugly duckling for a steal.

Today’s desk makeover has to be one of my all-time favourite desk makeovers ever. […]