Category Archives: DIY

Reduce Toy Clutter with DIY Toy Box

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We have a 3 year old and soon to be 5 year old at home; toys are usually scattered everywhere. Finding storage space in our living room for them was difficult until I found a DIY Vertical Toy Box.  I found some toy boxes online and in stores to purchase, however, they were always made out of particle board, something… Read more »

Top 4 Tips to a Healthy Lawn

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The Top 4 Tips to a Healthy Lawn are simple steps that everyone can take to make sure their yard looks great each and every year. There are four basic areas that we need to focus our attention on to make sure we have a healthy lawn. They are: Fertilizing – providing the nutrients the lawn needs Watering – making… Read more »

Top 10 Power Tools for DIY’ers

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You want to get started working on some DIY projects, but don’t have the tools. When visiting your hardware store you notice the power tool aisle can be very overwhelming. These top 10 power tools are all you need to get started as a DIY’er. If you are just getting started out working on some DIY projects, the power tool… Read more »

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent in our house poses a small challenge. My wife and two boys have very sensitive skin, so all our detergents are for sensitive skin. This gets expensive and I wanted to find another option. This Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe I found on Pinterest from Brendid.com. This simple 4 ingredient homemade laundry detergent has saved us a bunch… Read more »

Top 10 Items Used to Make a Raised Garden Bed

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Raised garden beds are being utilized a lot more in back yard gardens. They allow the you to not have to labor as much being bent over. By raising your garden bed up in the air a little more, you can achieve some great benefits! You don’t have to strain your back as much bending over and the soil warms… Read more »

Essential Oil Dilution Chart Guidelines

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Essential oils are one of the newest crazes out there! Our family uses them and has had great success. But, one of the key things to know about essential oils is that they shouldn’t really be used neat (directly applied to the skin). In most instances a carrier oil needs to be used in conjunction with the essential oil. Essential… Read more »

8 Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

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(This post may contain affiliate links) Spring is approaching and that means that gardening time is approaching as well. I’ve been gardening on and off since I was little. I remember growing up having a garden that I helped with at my parent’s place and another at my grandparent’s house. If you have kids, gardening can be a great way to… Read more »

Busy December

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It has been an extremely busy December and I haven’t had as much time to get things posted on here as I would have liked. The worst part is that we are coming in the busiest weeks of December now with the holidays approaching quickly. It has been nuts for the weather up here in Wisconsin. We hit 60°F yesterday. Normal… Read more »

A New Twist on the Holiday Gift Exchange

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Each year we participate in a holiday gift exchange for the adults in our family. Usually there is a price limit of between $10-$15. Guys buy a gift for a guy and ladies do the same. This year we’ve decided to take a little twist. The theme this year for our Christmas day is a traditional flannel Christmas. No ugly… Read more »

Raking leaves with kids

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So my goal today is to get some leaf raking done. We have one huge maple tree which half of its leaves have fallen, so I will be tackling that along with the ash tree that is out in our front yard. There isn’t an tremendous amount to do, but I’m sure this will be an almost all day project… Read more »