Winterizing the Garage Doors

damaged weatherstrip on the bottom of garage door

We tend to think of garage door maintenance come Fall when “Winterizing” is on our minds, but weatherizing your garage doors will protect your home from pests, insects, leaves,water, dirt and extreme temperatures any time of the year. Is the above photo shocking? This is the bottom weatherstrip on my garage door.  It’s shifted, been chewed […]

Maintaining Your Front Door

Removing weatherstripping from around front door

Your front door is the most used entrance/exit in your home. It’s one of the most important aspects of curb appeal and it protects your family – not only from intruders, but from weather, noise, dust, dirt and insects as well. Given all of this, maintaining your front door should be an important part of […]

Magnetic Advent Calendar

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I’ve had a few big projects lately (one you’ve still to see) and I’m feeling like I need a little bit more ‘simple’ in my life.  Today’s magnetic advent calendar is just that – simple. I’ve had these metal sheets from M-D Building Products since the Haven Conference last July.  I didn’t know what to […]

Scandinavian Star

Scandinavian star, Swedish star, star lantern, 7 pointed star, Christmas star, metal star, star lantern, star light

At least that’s what I think these star lanterns are called? (this post contains affiliate links, for full disclosure see sidebar) You’ve seen them, they are usually made of white paper with a light inside and are hung in the windows over Christmas.  I’ve seen them called Scandinavian stars and Swedish stars and I LOVE […]

Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot cocoa bar, hot chocolate bar, DIY copper tray, DIY hot cocoa tray, copper tray, M-D Building products, sheet metal projects

Squeeeaaaallll!  The nights are getting cooler! Fall is my FAVOURITE season because it’s warm enough during the days to go outside and enjoy the weather, and cool enough at night to snuggle under a cozy throw with a book and hot drink. I LOVE FALL! This little DIY hot cocoa bar is an easy project […]

Make your own decorative metal tray

Fall tablescape, Thanksgiving tablescape, Fall dining room, Autumn dining room, Fall table setting, Autumn table setting

Remember my Fall tablescape from last week? I promised I’d show you how we made the super-simple decorative metal tray, and today’s the day! M-D Building Products sell sheets of metal – aluminum, brushed nickle, copper, gold, black, in solid sheets and patterned ones.  You can find a selection of M-D Building Products at your […]