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Nocturnal Carpentry

Nocturnal Carpentry

The small flight of stairs in front of our house has become a huge problem as we’ve tried to figure out how to get my mother-in-law in and out of the house and it was becoming apparent that we needed a ramp. ¬†Because we are cheap big DIYers, we decided to build the ramp ourselves. The actual making of the ramp kept getting hijacked by life though (Christmas, my MIL being hospitalized, a debilitating round of norovirus, etc) and we…

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Five Years

Five Years

Five years ago we bought our house. We haven’t done a lot cosmetically to the house itself (functionally is a whole different story), but the yard has certainly changed drastically. For the last five years, we’ve been amusing and annoying the neighbors with our landscaping attempts. We’ve slowly been making progress¬†and this year we had another big push as the five year anniversary of our home purchase loomed. As much as I hate to admit it, the tree our neighbor…

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Multiply By Ten, Add Two Hours

Multiply By Ten, Add Two Hours

You know that formula for the minimum age you can date someone (Age/2 +7)? Well, at our house we have a formula for home improvement projects. (time it took someone on internet to do the task) X 10 +2 hours = time it will take us It’s proving to be fairly accurate. We could blame the fact that we are still learning how to fix some things or that we almost always forget to buy some critical part at Home…

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March = Party Month

March = Party Month

There is a lot that goes on in March. I feel like every time we turn around we’re celebrating something new. It keeps life exciting, but also means my house is in need of some serious post-celebratory-cleaning. Here’s a brief recap of what we’ve celebrated so far. A million birthdays, including our favorite little lady’s. Free day at the train museum. Cooper was actually a little overwhelmed by the huge trains, but really liked the model train display. Our anniversary….

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Baby Bedding

Baby Bedding

I’ve got a super exciting sewing update for you today. We’re planning on having the new baby sleep in our room for awhile when she first arrives. We have a pack ‘n play where the mattress pad can function as a hanging bassinet and I wanted to make it a bit more comfy and homey for our little one. I made a super soft swaddle blanket using two different types of minky. I used this tutorial to produce the self-binding…

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Diaper Sprayer

Diaper Sprayer

Audrey has really been jonesing for a diaper sprayer lately. Buying one outright they cost $45, but the other day she found this tutorial on how to make one out of a few bits and pieces from Home Depot for allegedly around $20. So the Saturday before last we set out with our list of random plumbing parts. After staring at the wall of valves and nipples and compression fittings and toilet stoppers for about 15 minutes I made the…

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