Looking for something fun to do?  Here is a list of the great DIY projects we have posted, complete with step-by-step instructions.


DIY First Aid/Bug Spray Storage Cabinet

Build this reclaimed wood outdoor storage cabinet to keep your bug spray and first aid supplies handy.




Sometimes it seems like my son and his neighborhood friends are more like children growing up in the 50’s. Sure, they watch cartoons and the play the occasional video game, but the vast majority of their play time is spent wandering and playing outside with nothing but their imaginations. We neighborhood parents love this.








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Reclaimed Fence Post American Flag

Create this Beautiful Rustic American Flag. Bonus Tutorial: How to make a Potato Stamp.


Labor Day is nearly here. For many, myself included, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Here in Michigan, Labor Day is the last day before school starts. It is followed by cooler temperatures, fall storms, the changing of leaves… My family throws a big party to celebrate Labor Day Weekend, but once that passes I am finally ready to embrace the slow arrival of fall. To be honest, fall is quite possibly my favorite season, I just wish it didn’t mean that winter is on it’s way.

Anyhow, before I move onto fall projects I want to share one last summer DIY. Not to say that this has to be a summer project, but our American Flag always feels like summer to me. It brings to mind Memorial Day, Labor Day, and of course, the Fourth of July. Obviously it has a much deeper meaning and signifies so many important things, but it also makes me think of fireworks, hot dogs, family cookouts and late nights around the bonfire.



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Outdoor Chair Makeover

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!




I know I say this all the time, but seriously, we spend a lot of time in our backyard. One of our most frequently used spaces is our fire pit. Over the years we have tried several different types of chairs, but it turns out that a fire pit can be really hard on them. Despite the passing of several other styles, these boring black metal chairs have really stood the test of time. They spent many years at my parent’s home before being passed on to us, and we have had them for a decade.






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10 Amazing Ways to Totally Rock Your Yard

Amazing Outdoor Decor Ideas!


Everywhere I look I see signs of the approach of fall. The stores are filled with warm sweatshirts, long jeans, and school supplies. I am not ready to think about fall yet. When school begins my little will start attending Kindergarten full time. He is my only child so I find myself feeling both nervous about the new experience, and incredibly saddened by the fact that I will soon be without him all day.

He is elated. He is the most social child I have ever met and he could not possibly be more excited about going to school full time. I am happy for him, really I am, but I am just not ready to spend too much time thinking about fall yet.  




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