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  • IKEA Slow TV is here to help you fall asleep faster

    IKEA Slow TV is here to help you fall asleep faster

    If you’ve been counting sheep hoping to fall asleep, it’s time to switch to IKEA’s Slow TV channel. IKEA Australia launched a 14-day-long livestream on YouTube to celebrate its Festival of Sleep, a 12-day campaign to help Australians sleep bett…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • From cluttered to classy, organized art canvas storage

    From cluttered to classy, organized art canvas storage

    Art canvas storage and art supplies corner for an artist’s studio Since moving in to a new apartment a few months ago, I have not had a functional space to paint and to store canvas. My art supplies have been stored in tool boxes, my canvas has bee…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • Help me make an alternative STUVA loft bed stairs

    Help me make an alternative STUVA loft bed stairs

    Hiya! Can anyone recommend an alternative ladder / stairs solution to this STUVA FRITIDS loft bed? STUVA FRITIDS loft bed | IKEA.com In the store, the ladder was locked for safety so we couldn’t test it. Now assembled at home, there’s only tip to…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • 5 brilliant ways to IKEA hack a skateboard rack and organize them all

    5 brilliant ways to IKEA hack a skateboard rack and organize them all

    Whether you have one or a dozen boards, your longboard or skateboard rack does not need to be dull. You can easily DIY a display stand to show them off or keep them organized in the entryway. The first thing to determine is what kind of skateboard st…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • Make a Rustic Step Stool in 60 minutes

    Make a Rustic Step Stool in 60 minutes

    A quick and easy paint job to upgrade the BEKVÄM into a rustic step stool. I so wish that we had an IKEA close by.  The closest one to us is about 90 minutes away {sad face} so I only get to go once or twice a year.   Therefore, my husband and I…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • IKEA HEMNES built-in: Trim and moulding does wonders

    IKEA HEMNES built-in: Trim and moulding does wonders

    Here’s how I made a wall to wall IKEA HEMNES built-in bookcase. It’s amazing what a little trim and moulding can do. The project took me 3 days from start to finish. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Materials: 3 HEMNES bookcase 90 cm wide…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • You’ll have space for this simple $8 makeup organizer

    You’ll have space for this simple $8 makeup organizer

    So I did this back-of-door makeup organizer because I just moved into an house with an existing wardrobe. As I did not yet have a makeup table, I decided to repurpose the space in my wardrobe below my mirror to hold my makeup. I always thought IKEA k…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • Help! How to DIY a king size loft bed?

    Help! How to DIY a king size loft bed?

    Small room, huge mattress. I need to hack a king size loft bed! I’ve been wracking my brains to come up with a solution for this but I’m just not coming up with anything!  My room is very small and I’ve recently been given a king size mattress…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 10:02am -
  • IKEA outdoor dining table set gets real wood

    IKEA outdoor dining table set gets real wood

    10 years of rain, sun, snow and heavy usage by the family made the supposedly indestructible polystyrene plastic on the IKEA FALSTER outdoor dining table set look shabby. So I started looking for new outdoor furniture – made out of real wood. But t…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Sep 19, 10:00am -
  • KALLAX TV bench that’s as eclectic as can be

    KALLAX TV bench that’s as eclectic as can be

    A delightful smorgasbord of colours transforms this mobile KALLAX TV bench The KALLAX unit was a bit boring for my taste, so I went ahead and painted it with acrylic paint. IKEA items used: KALLAX shelving unit (1 x 4) Other materials and tools:  Ac…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Sep 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…
    - 41 days ago, 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…
    - 89 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 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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