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Jul 24

Wiring Outlets and Switches the Safe and Easy Way

  Working with any wiring scares the crap out of me. I always check and double check for voltage even when I’m certain the power is off. I’ve had to replace recepticles like these before, and one of the toughest parts was getting all the wires back into the cutout (the house was over 100 …

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Jul 06

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation 

Spray foam is really a great product in many ways. It makes short work of jobs that used to be a pain. That being said, it can be a pain in the rear. It is sticky and messy and can create a sloppy look. That is if you don’t know these master tips.I hope these …

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Jul 04

7 Deck Building Tips

Deck building season is upon us. Wan’t some tips for your project? Here are 7! Enjoy: 7 Deck Building Tips

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Jun 06

My Backsplash SOLUTION (yep, you can paint a tile backsplash)

We actually did this, and I will say it does work! For a very low cost diy makeover, it is quite easy. Just be sure to seal the paint very well, or the heat or utensils hitting the backsplash will scuff the paint and expose the old tile. (we know from experience 🙂 ) Overall, …

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May 07

Best Home Depot Hacks

Ok, there are so many good ideas in this post I almost want to make a new post about each of the 32 projects here. They are that good. I hope you enjoy them, and enjoy the money you saved by doing it yourself! I really love the laptop table, I may have to do …

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May 03

31 Tiny House Hacks

Living in a small space breeds ingenuity, I am sure of it. You learn to come up with creative solutions for all of life’s little conundrums. Here are some hack from tiny house dwellers that will help you maximize your space and do more with less (space that is) 31 Tiny House Hacks  

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May 03

40 Minute $140 Staircase Makeover 

In our last home, we found out the hard way just how dangerous and scary freshly refinished and polished wood stairs can be, especially when wearing socks. My wife slipped and skidded down half a staircase with our then 8 month old baby in her arms. Luckily she managed to fall on her rear end …

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Apr 28

Ikea Kitchen Cabinets In The Bedroom

I love dual purposing furniture as storage. We, in fact, used to own a storage bed with drawers underneath and a storage headboard. I am embarrased to admit how much we paid for it. And that is why this project appeals to me, I think that it is just a very creative idea, and much …

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Apr 28

What To Do When The Lawn Mower Won’t Start

So, it’s the first nice day of spring and the lawn looks like it could use a trim. You clear your schedule, grab a cold beverage and head out to mow the lawn. You gas up, prime the carb and give the cord a nice rip and… nothing. D’oh. What do you do next? Well, …

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Apr 27

7 Perennials That Bloom Multiple Times

  Nothing would be better in your garden than flowers that stay permanently in bloom. Well, as far as I know it doesn’t exist. This may be the next best thing. These beautiful perennials keep on going and going… Also included are the zones in which they thrive. Happy planting! Perennials That Keep Blooming

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