Three years ago mother nature decided our swing set was in the wrong spot – the wrong yard, actually – so she moved it for me… right into the vacant lot next door. Apparently she also took issue with the fact that it was upright and in one piece because when she set it back down she made sure it was sideways (and in a million pieces). I should mention: our yard gets a good breeze. Continue reading “DIY Swing Set + Sprinkler = Swinkler!”
Counter space is at a premium with a total of five tablets and two phones in the house. It’s not uncommon to have more than one device charging at once.
For about $30, here’s how we beat the pile of tech-and-hastily-wrapped-cords left to charge in the kitchen. Continue reading “DIY Wall-Mounted Phone & Tablet Charging Station”
A little holiday magic, thanks in no small part to a new iPhone and the good folks at Apple.
Continue reading “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?”
There was a strong chance he was being scammed. Better than half, at least. A scam made more sense.
Dad called and said he got through. He made it. Where so many others struggled, he got through. It took him about five hours, but dad successfully purchased health insurance via Healthcare.gov. And he was so happy about the whole thing — about having affordable insurance, finally — he did what any sane person would do.
He emailed the White House. Continue reading “White House Calling”
Baking salmon in the dishwasher is ridiculously easy and results in perfectly cooked fish.
Continue reading “Dishwasher Salmon”
For Cormick’s third birthday, we decided to give him a big-boy bedroom. The Muses of Pinterest shined their light on a baseball theme (and it proved a good excuse for me to try out a faux board and batten wall). Continue reading “DIY Faux Board and Batten Wall Moulding”
When the grandparents arrived with an old Peg Perego John Deer Gator, the kids were ecstatic. The gator was over ten years old, found at a garage sale for about thirty dollars. After some searching around the net, I found a site that provides replacement parts for nearly every model of gator ever made (including ours). But when Maherly saw this Batmobile-themed Cozy Coupe on Pinterest, the Bat-Gator idea was born. Continue reading “DIY Garage Sale Bat-Gator”
This is part two of my DIY living room pup tent walkthrough. If you haven’t checked out DIY Living Room Pup Tents: Part One (or the original post this idea is based on), head over there and read that now. Go ahead, I’ll wait!
Continue reading “DIY Living Room Pup Tents: Part Two”
Last week (probably via Pinterest) Maherly came across this awesome example of a DIY a-frame pup tent — perfect for impromptu forts or VIP movie nights. The end product looks pretty cool, and while my attempt doesn’t stray too far from the original, there were some gaps in the post’s detail that left me with a few questions. So I decided to take a crack at making a couple and documenting it here. Be sure to check out the original post; none of this would have happened without it!
Continue reading “DIY Living Room Pup Tents: Part One”