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  • Folding outdoor table: ÄPPLARÖ switcheroo

    Folding outdoor table: ÄPPLARÖ switcheroo

    We modified the ÄPPLARÖ gateleg table into a folding outdoor table for our balcony. The original ÄPPLARÖ gateleg table has a drop leaf table on the left and right. We lift the table top and push the gateleg out from the middle into position to su…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Here’s how to make your walls seriously high end, on a budget

    Here’s how to make your walls seriously high end, on a budget

    Rosandra wanted to add boiserie or wainscoting to her walls. But getting a craftsman to make a real wainscot was very expensive. So she turned to IKEA to create picture frame wainscoting, at a very much lower price.The post Here’s how to make your…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Hackers Help: Pair BEKANT desk with SKARSTA frame?

    Hackers Help: Pair BEKANT desk with SKARSTA frame?

    I need a height-adjustable work desk and I decided on SKARSTA (120 x 70 cm, Article no: 490.849.65), but they are not offered in black, which I would prefer. So I am thinking of combining the SKARSTA height-adjustable legs/frame, with another black s…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Skådis pegboard as back panel for Alex storage unit

    Skådis pegboard as back panel for Alex storage unit

    I was looking for a back panel for my ALEX storage unit unit. The original one sits inside the unit (see pix below) and didn’t leave enough room for my gaming computer. It also didn’t allow for any ventilation. I browsed through hardware store we…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 9:58am -
  • Jackson Pollock inspired lamp and media unit

    Jackson Pollock inspired lamp and media unit

    After I moved into a smaller apartment I was forced to set my home office in the space where the living room is. I had no choice but to hack the MICKE drawer unit since the item was white while the rest of the furniture mostly black. Furthermore, I n…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 9:59am -
  • Live Lagom hacks – IKEA shows us the way

    Live Lagom hacks – IKEA shows us the way

    First there was Hygge, now there is “Live Lagom”. It’s a Swedish word that means just the right amount – not too much, and not too little. It comes from the phrase “Lagom är bäst” – the right amount is best. In essence, it is a call t…
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves, they’re larger than life

    Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves, they’re larger than life

    In our bedroom, we wanted a good amount of open storage with built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves. But on a budget! So we turned to the IKEA BILLY. The project was completed with all the work done on weekends over a period of 4 months. IKEA items u…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Hackers Help: How to hack this wood slat room divider?

    Hackers Help: How to hack this wood slat room divider?

    I’m looking for a rental-friendly way (the fewer holes I have to make the better) to create a room divider in a studio apartment. And it needs to be on a budget. The aim is to separate my sleeping area from the “living room” space. Problem is,…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Odd shaped Pantry Shelving? Hejne to the rescue

    Odd shaped Pantry Shelving? Hejne to the rescue

    I was unable to find suitable adjustable wall mounted pantry shelving for my odd shaped space. I realized the HEJNE shelving could be ‘inverted’, if you will, from outside to inside support. Basically the posts are fixed to the wall of the pantry…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 19, 10:03am -
  • Making a lighted mirror with IKEA NISSEDAL

    Making a lighted mirror with IKEA NISSEDAL

    To create a cozy atmosphere in the hallway and brighten up the space, I decided to hang up an IKEA NISSEDAL mirror. But after thinking about it further, I came up with the idea of hacking it into a lighted mirror to provide ambient lighting as well.…
    - 13 days ago, 13 May 19, 10:02am -

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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  • 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…
    - 40 days ago, 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 -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi May

    Workshop Hi-Fi May

    I've been in a big music buying mode lately, and it seems to have kicked off with some Record Store Day purchases a couple weeks ago. I had a longer list of albums to find, but only ended up with two that day. Fortunately for me, one of those records…
    - 10 May 18, 3:18pm -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi March

    Workshop Hi-Fi March

    Spring is coming around and my musical preferences tend to get a little less sullen with the extra daylight. Here's some standouts from my playlists lately... a couple have been around for a little bit, but maybe something you still haven't come ac…
    - 18 Mar 18, 5:40pm -
  • Midcentury Style Speaker DIY

    Midcentury Style Speaker DIY

    I can't pass up a deal on cool vintage speakers! I saw these at a shop in town for about $25. I'm sure they sounded dusty and crunchy, but the shape of the cabinets and that brown grill cover sold me. I knew I could rescue them with a little work. …
    - 29 Jan 18, 6:49pm -
  • Walking the Zumwalt Prairie

    Walking the Zumwalt Prairie

    I've been visiting the Wallowa Country for only a few years now – just since my friend Greg bought the old Jennings Hotel. I'd lived in Oregon for nearly eight years before venturing that far eastern and what a shame to have waited so long. Here'…
    - 29 Nov 17, 10:39pm -
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