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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Blueprints


In my opinion, every toolbox needs a handful of pencils and a notebook. Not pens or markers but actually pencils. Most of things that I build I need to draw out on paper to figure out the engineering of how it’ll all work. The notebook that I keep in my toolbox is chalked full of past sketches, doodles, and projects…

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Pallet Shelves


I’m still looking for some uses for all my pallet wood, so I decided to add a couple of shelves in my garage. I took a couple of 2x4”s from the pallets, nailed them into the exposed wall studs, and then cut some of the pickets to length and nailed those to the 2x4”s. A couple minutes later and I…

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This rainy Saturday was a total gift. Tommy and I both got to work on projects we’ve been wanting to tackle for a couple weeks now. I saw this fall “initial” wreath on Pinterest a few weeks ago and immediately repinned it for myself. I’ve pinned a bunch of potential projects off of Pinterest and let’s just say this is…

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Arched Mirror


Oh arched mirrors….I have stalked you in Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs catalogues for so long. And now, we own one. This post should really be titled, thanks Wrights, for allowing me to purchase something for our home that I have wanted all summer. These sweet friends gave us a couple of Pier 1 gift cards to purchase something special….

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Roadside Freebie


So this happened a while ago but I thought it would be worth sharing. We’re always looking for a good deal; checking out thrift stores, antique stores, Habitat for Humanity: Restore, and creepily strolling by yard sales. Essentially, we keep our eyes open at all moments to find things that are free/cheap but could be turned into something awesome….i.e Free…

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My Apologies


Our time becomes much, much, much more limited during the school year as ministry cranks up, time is spent with volunteer leaders, with students, at football games, running meetings/events, and countless hours spent wherever teenagers are hanging out. But, I’m hopeful to get back into the routine of posting the little things that we do each week or some of…

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Well……on the little bit of spare time that I have had, we’ve been busy. Every project that we do, we learn certain tips and tricks on how to make it better the next time. Needless to say, I’ve learned a lot this summer. I’ve had a couple opportunities to use what I’ve learned to make an even better product for…

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