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  • newIKEA Home smart TRÅDFRI remote control gets hacked

    IKEA Home smart TRÅDFRI remote control gets hacked

    There’s nothing smart in my home. I still need to get up, walk over and flip every switch, turn every knob and draw every blind. While I do not mind the physical exertion (it does help add up to 10,000 steps per day) and may not fully embrace this…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • (Not another) IKEA TROFAST children’s desk and chairs!

    (Not another) IKEA TROFAST children’s desk and chairs!

    This DIY IKEA children’s desk has an additional table that lets kids play opposite one another. I built this hack because my kids often want to use our kitchen table to spread out, play or draw. However they insist that no grown up is in the room w…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • Q: Which chest of drawers fits under the KURA bed?

    Q: Which chest of drawers fits under the KURA bed?

    Has anyone put a chest of drawers or two under the KURA bed as storage? My son has a narrow room and we are thinking a midi bed with underneath storage would be best. KURA reversible bed | IKEA.com ~ by Danni *** Hi Danni Yes, you can definitely add…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • IKEA’s future lab shows us how to grow mushrooms

    IKEA’s future lab shows us how to grow mushrooms

    A cookbook packed with recipes based on future food trends, including a guide on how-to grow mushrooms. IKEA’s future living lab SPACE10 has made their first ever cookbook with a collection of recipes based on future food trends. Titled Future Food…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 9:00am -
  • 2-in-1 learning tower and high chair for older kids

    2-in-1 learning tower and high chair for older kids

    This is a really easy hack of an IKEA BEKVÄM step stool into a learning tower high chair. Only a couple of steps, because the base items are so well suited for this conversion.  We already know that this type of hack has a long history. But the t…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • IKEA used in surprising ways in duo’s van conversion

    IKEA used in surprising ways in duo’s van conversion

    Items from the Blue and Yellow store takes centerstage in 60sq. ft. van conversion. This shows IKEA can help you make a home out of anything. Grace and Marlon Aquino spent $1,000 at IKEA (and a few other stores) to turn their 2017 Ram Promaster Cargo…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • Turn your JANSJÖ into a light off timer lamp!

    Turn your JANSJÖ into a light off timer lamp!

    We hacked an IKEA LED lamp to turn off automatically after twenty minutes. It’s our version of a light off timer lamp. We have a bunch of JANSJÖ LED lights in our home. They’re good quality, they have exactly the right mix of focus, intensity, a…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • Q: What do you do with leftover IKEA hardware?

    Q: What do you do with leftover IKEA hardware?

    Over at the IKEAhackers Community FB Group, Christina posted an interesting question: “What do you all do with leftover IKEA hardware? I have so many bits of things even for pieces I no longer own … any suggestions?” She mentions that she is se…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • IKEA illuminated bookshelf – Let there be light!

    IKEA illuminated bookshelf – Let there be light!

    This is the story on how I built a BESTÅ + LACK illuminated bookshelf. It all started because I had an empty wall in my living room and needed to decorate it: before We looked into several possibilities and came up with a decision to make an embe…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 9:00am -
  • Bathroom alcove cabinet with Maximera drawers

    Bathroom alcove cabinet with Maximera drawers

    A bathroom alcove cabinet with counter-mounted basin and three MAXIMERA drawers The two working upper drawers appear to be close together as normal, but they’ve been modified to accommodate the basin waste in between them. IKEA items used: MAXIMERA…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 10:00am -

Kitsch + Craft

  • Love at the county fair

    Love at the county fair


    - 3 Aug 13, 2:20pm -
  • Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    When you look at this living room, you don't assume I live in rural Nebraska, do you? Now that you know that, you assume my neighbors assume the worst. You'd be correct. There's one fucking good thing about Nebraska though, and it's all I can think o…
    - 20 Mar 13, 7:44pm -
  • Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    I loves me some Vegas decoratin. When I came across this gem, I wasn't so intrigued by the house (there aren't tons of interesting houses there architecturally, except maybe for the Scotch 80s and some of the homes on/near Alta), but the decor! It's…
    - 17 Mar 13, 10:40am -
  • Constant state of remodel

    Constant state of remodel

    Living room remodel and a couple of found pics of a tutu in the light behind my granny's wicker headboard. I'm just living inside this project right now... every piece wants to be perfect. I need about 40 more uninterrupted hours to rhinestone my pir…
    - 27 Feb 13, 11:48pm -
  • Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Do you know that I live farther from an Ikea store than most Canadians? Yep, true, dead center betwixt the one in Chicago and the one in Dallas. Either is a 14 hour trip. Sure, mapquest says Chicago's 4 hours closer, but when you get up there the tra…
    - 26 Feb 13, 7:50pm -
  • Boring ass tan...

    Boring ass tan...

    My living room was two shades of boring ass tan. Now it's Dutch Boy Ultra White.... or just "unmixed paint" as some would call it. But I sure did find a beautiful bright chartreuse for the window ledges.  After upcycling a vintage oval mirror into a…
    - 23 Feb 13, 11:55pm -
  • Before and...

    Before and...

    I came across this little gem today in my mom's family album. That's my ma on the right there, with the rockabilly haircut and dress, sitting with my Aunt Paula, Aunt Marlyn, Uncle Tom and a mystery girl, there in the pinkish dress. How FABULOUS are…
    - 19 Feb 13, 11:25pm -
  • Valentines

    Valentines

    This week I'm busy photographing Valentines! How adorable is 6 month old Murphy?
    - 4 Feb 13, 7:52pm -
  • A girl and her Ted.

    A girl and her Ted.

    My niece Ainsley just turned one and for her birthday she got this huge furry tan bear. It was instantly named 'Ted' for the movie-bear it resembles. Ainsley and Ted have been pretty inseparable since meeting, and every time she sees him she jumps on…
    - 30 Jan 13, 10:25pm -
  • Dining room evolution

    Dining room evolution

    Here's the house when I first moved in, just bare, sticky floors in the kitchen and dining room where golden carpet had reigned for 30 or so years. When I got here I was totally broke, so I found some carpet sample tiles at the local furniture store…
    - 20 Jan 13, 12:36pm -

My Blessed Life

  • Jesus + ALL His Gifts

    Jesus + ALL His Gifts

    {Preface: I’m so grateful to have a place to say what’s on my heart and what I want to say.  A diary of sorts. When you’re a trailblazer, it’s fairly normal to deal with people who don’t want to understand, who don’t ask questions, who m…
    - 9 Jul 18, 2:16pm -
  • The Picture Doesn’t Show It All

    The Picture Doesn’t Show It All

    I’ve written here before about how the hammock is my happy place. Well, I’ve struggled feeling super happy about getting in the hammock this year. Why? Well, because the backyard {my place of peaceful rest, beauty and quiet} isn’t so pretty rig…
    - 4 Jul 18, 9:42am -
  • The Story of A Mantel

    The Story of A Mantel

    I’m grieving today. It hit me like a ton of bricks. The rising gut wrenching feeling in your belly when you know your emotions are going to overflow through your eyes in tears streaming, lip quivering fashion. It’s happening. And I don’t like i…
    - 2 Jul 18, 3:41pm -
  • My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    Well, hey there, friend! I’m so thrilled to be back to the blog! It’s been farrrrr too long! Things have been going well for us. We are in our eighth week of our homeschool year. Everyone is growing and learning and thriving so much. My heart is…
    - 26 Sep 17, 9:59am -
  • Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Well, hey there, friend! Lavender lemonade is a favorite of mine. I enjoyed it for the first time at a beautiful lavender farm in Utah a couple of years ago. The flavor of lavender lemonade is just delicious on so many levels. Yum! Cameron has been b…
    - 8 Nov 16, 6:01am -
  • Nora is ONE!

    Nora is ONE!

    I can’t believe how time flies. Seriously. And I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since Nora turned one. I’m a terrible blogger. AHHHH! But, I MUST show these wonderful photos to you that totally capture Nora’s sweet personality. She…
    - 7 Nov 16, 5:58pm -
  • Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Hello, hello! It’s been tooooooo long! There’s so much I want to tell y’all! Homeschooling is going well. Our home businesses are going well. The kiddos are growing like weeds and I wish they would slow down a little bit. We are busy with many…
    - 5 Oct 16, 12:36am -
  • Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    On Saturday evening, I took my kids to the mall – our lonesome, awful, deserted mall. We went for one reason — to go play glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Truthfully it has been forever since I have walked through the mall because it is so lame and I…
    - 25 Jul 16, 6:49am -
  • Summer Mantel 2016

    Summer Mantel 2016

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Good morning! 🙂 I am excited today to share our Summer Mantel with you today! I am loving citrus tones lately and it’s my favorite thing ever to pull out the old orang…
    - 16 Jun 16, 6:58am -
  • Magnolia Market Day Trip!

    Magnolia Market Day Trip!

    Hey there! I hope y’all are having a great week! I am SO excited to share this post with y’all! Last week, Ernie, Nora and I had the awesome privilege of visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas! We were in Dallas, Texas for an essential oil event…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39am -
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  • WF Folks: Melanie Nead - Lonesome Pictopia

    WF Folks: Melanie Nead - Lonesome Pictopia

    Portland is full of so many amazing working artists, it's unbelievable. One of these brilliant folks is Melanie Nead. Formerly the founder/honcho at Icon Tattoo, Melanie has created custom artwork for countless people to step through those doors. N…
    - 5 Aug 19, 7:44pm -
  • A Brief History of Duck Camouflage

    A Brief History of Duck Camouflage

    Growing up in the Midwest, the hunting and sportsman culture was prevalent. I completed my hunter's safety certification at probably 11 years old? Dad would take me along with him and we'd go walking through chilly Kansas fields looking for pheasant…
    - 18 Jun 19, 6:42pm -
  • Hi-Fi Turntable Tweak For Furniture Lovers

    Hi-Fi Turntable Tweak For Furniture Lovers

    I've been geeking out with audio equipment since I was a toddler listening to my dad's components from the 70s. There was such a presence compared to listening through my FM transistor radio! Once I could start buying my own equipment, it just got…
    - 11 Jun 19, 2:08pm -
  • Adding to the Floating Wood Shelf DIY

    Adding to the Floating Wood Shelf DIY

    While everyone purges, I just keep buying books. I know there's a lot of you out there that feel the same way, so here's an update to my previous Floating Shelf DIY. It's a great way to build an inexpensive bookshelf with style.More
    - 6 Jun 19, 2:31pm -
  • W&F - The Design Workshop

    W&F - The Design Workshop

    I love seeing into fellow tinkerers' workshops. I feel like most of you might feel the same? The W&F shop has gone through many changes over the years - starting from a little bedroom in my old house, relocating into Beam&Anchor, and now currently…
    - 15 Apr 19, 7:30pm -
  • WF Folks: Studio Visit With Kristen Flemington

    WF Folks: Studio Visit With Kristen Flemington

    I love visiting other people's workspaces. I find it so interesting to see how other folks work, how they create, what they choose to surround themselves with, where they find inspiration. Throw in a cute dog, and I'm heading over.I recently caught…
    - 29 Jan 19, 12:32pm -
  • Army Tent Headboard DIY

    Army Tent Headboard DIY

    I moved to a new place a while back, and as you can probably guess, it has taken some time to get things in order. Priority was the living area, which you've seen in some of the previous plank shelving posts (one, two). After a couple of years of kin…
    - 8 Jan 19, 9:02pm -
  • Eames LCW Chair Rescue DIY

    Eames LCW Chair Rescue DIY

    Sometimes you just happen onto a gem. I found this very old, very neglected Herman Miller LCW in Kansas at a junk store for $30. Maybe I offered $25. Regardless, it was an amazing find. I took it apart to ship it back home and my Ma sent it to me and…
    - 11 Oct 18, 9:47pm -
  • Surfing the Cold Coast

    Surfing the Cold Coast

    Having fun with friends has been one of the cornerstones of W&F since the beginning. Here's a fun pictorial of a recent trip to the Northwest's cold coast. It was a dicey day and not many waves, but still fun to get out and camp with some friends an…
    - 2 Oct 18, 7:59pm -
  • Ginew and Land Boys- The Shop Jacket

    Ginew and Land Boys- The Shop Jacket

    I'd been thinking about this jacket for a while, and even if summer time is a dumb time to buy jackets, I checked in with my Ginew friends and said I needed one. The Ginew HQ is in my neighborhood, so I just pedaled over the next day. After biking h…
    - 8 Jul 18, 8:15pm -
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