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  • A simple box turned backgammon storage box

    A simple box turned backgammon storage box

    Where do you put your games? In a box? Well, why not make that box, also a game. Here I created a backgammon storage box from this IKEA box, the SMÅRASSEL. Of course, the box has room for all my other board games too. Photo: IKEA.com I purchased thi…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • Modern TV Stand from KALLAX + FROSTA

    Modern TV Stand from KALLAX + FROSTA

    I made a modern TV stand combining the KALLAX shelving unit with legs from the FROSTA stool. IKEA items used: 1 KALLAX 1 x 3 unit (42 x 111cm) 1 FROSTA (legs) 2 KALLAX doors 1/2 Kallax drawer Photo: IKEA.com Other items / equipment used: 1 plywood bo…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:50am -
  • Hackers Help: Countertop thickness for DOMSJÖ sink

    Hackers Help: Countertop thickness for DOMSJÖ sink

    I am looking at fitting a DOMSJÖ sink in to a 30mm bench top. The instructions say it has to be 38mm or 1.5 inch benchtop. Can any one tell me why this is? Will I just have to cut the doors down ? Hack me out please. ~ by chris brownjohnThe post Ha…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:45am -
  • Floor protector for balcony privacy

    Floor protector for balcony privacy

    The KOLON floor protector (EUR 14.99, 100 cm x 120 cm) is a multi-tasker in our apartment. Not only do we use one under our desk, but we have one to protect the floor when entering the apartment. Photo: IKEA.com Materials for a balcony privacy screen…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:12am -
  • FJÄLL-BOring turned rustic with wooden pallet top

    FJÄLL-BOring turned rustic with wooden pallet top

    We recently bought the FJÄLLBO coffee table to use as a side table. We liked the metal frame (and the low price), but found the sleek tabletop a bit boring, so we replaced it with wooden planks from an old wooden pallet to achieve a more rustic look…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:31am -
  • The IKEAhackers book. Out soon!

    The IKEAhackers book. Out soon!

    Hello there, I’m so excited to let you guys know that it’s finally going to be here – the IKEAhackers book. The book is being printed even as we speak and will hit stores mid-August. Way back in 2007, the thought of writing an IKEA hacking book…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 12:25pm -
  • Pouf and Swouf – 2 for the price of 1

    Pouf and Swouf – 2 for the price of 1

    Lena discovered that she could actually milk more function from the BOSNÄS IKEA Ottoman. Just one twist and she ended up with a bag for storage and a cute ottoman. IKEA item used : BOSNÄS IKEA Ottoman with storage Remove the cover of the ottoman an…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:18am -
  • $15 Underdesk laptop shelf mount

    $15 Underdesk laptop shelf mount

    I added a laptop shelf under my desk to store my laptop and reduce the clutter on the desk. It works great for running a laptop with an external monitor and keyboard. Materials for an underdesk laptop shelf: EKBY LAIVA shelf Steel band/ Pipe strap Sc…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • Hackers Help: Thickness of the sliding door panels?

    Hackers Help: Thickness of the sliding door panels?

    Hello IKEA hackers, I want to make my own panels for the PAX sliding doors out of bamboo plywood but cannot find the thickness I need. Do you happen to know the thickness of the stock panels and if there is any tolerance for a slightly thicker panel?…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:52am -
  • Modern Solar Pathway Lights from Droppar Jars

    Modern Solar Pathway Lights from Droppar Jars

    I’m always looking for an easy and fun project and this one fit the bill. I needed some lights for my stone path in the front yard and wanted something unique and finally concluded I needed to make my own. They needed to be solar so they would not…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 9:51am -

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

  • 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 orange lif…
    - 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 -
  • Easy Drink And Snack Station

    Easy Drink And Snack Station

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Well, hello there! It’s been a whirlwind these last few weeks as our renovation wraps up. We aren’t quite there….almost though. I just had to pop on and show you the su…
    - 7 Apr 16, 6:25am -
  • House Renovation Update

    House Renovation Update

    Hey, hey!! Things have been busy at our house! First of all, let me just say…not having a kitchen or laundry room for nine weeks isn’t for the faint of heart. BUT, it’s going to be worth it. We have been living on top of each other and a bunch…
    - 22 Mar 16, 5:58pm -
  • Spiffying Up The Bathroom

    Spiffying Up The Bathroom

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Hey there! Even though we have construction and remodeling going on here in the kitchen, den and laundry room, I took some time to spiffy up the bathroom that we remodeled la…
    - 10 Feb 16, 6:45am -
  • It’s Been TOO LONG!!

    It’s Been TOO LONG!!

    HOLLA!!! Man, it has been way too long since I have written a post! Things have been a little nutso around here, but I am committing to getting back to the blog at least once a week. Yay! In this post I’m going to catch you up on everything that ha…
    - 8 Feb 16, 6:23am -
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