For the House

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 […]

Read the full article

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 […]

Read the full article

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 […]

Read the full article

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 […]

Read the full article

Undersink Makeover

DIY

I follow a Swedish design/diy blog called Chez Larsson.  I think Deanna is amazed anew every time I mention that I follow a bunch of design blogs because I’m not exactly a stylista.  No shock there, I’m sure. The main thing that keeps me tuned to this particular blog is Benita Larsson’s commitment to perfection.  […]

Read the full article