For the House

Build A Vintage-Inspired Egg Rack

Barnyard

This is one of my favorite things around the house. The first time I noticed an egg rack was in a movie. It was Gosford Park, and believe me or don’t believe me, but I was more interested in this thing than in Clive Owen. I froze the movie over and over to get a […]

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DIY Custom Freezer Cooking Plan

DIY

  My friend Missy and I were pouring over freezer cooking plans in an effort to give us some short cuts in feeding our nine picky kids and hubbies.  We found that NOTHING fit our families.  Between the two of us, we have so many dietary restrictions and husband diets and *sensory* kids…well it was […]

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Bar Soap Dishwashing

DIY

When I tried to clean out my dishwasher filter, I mistook the float for the drain.  When I yanked, it broke.  So, in the end I had a fabulously clean dishwasher that didn’t work; I was right in the middle freezer cooking.  That explains the above pile of grossness. On top of all of that […]

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Wall-Mounted Clothes Rack

DIY

With preschool and primary school-age kids, I struggle to organize their clothes.  I thought about taking a picture of the laundry room floor before I cleared it up, but nobody would believe it was really that bad so I am sparing you the image.  Suffice it to say, I was repeatedly heard to say to […]

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My Ana White Mudroom

DIY

A few days ago I mentioned I built a mudroom wall using plans from Ana White’s building plans website. I thought I would elaborate on what I did to modify the plans to fit our needs. I used the “Smiling Mudroom” plans, and the result definitely makes me smile.  It’s just what we will need […]

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