Jumping into any DIY project takes a certain amount of courage, but doing one you’ve never tackled before can be especially nerve-wracking. Today my project partner, and husband, Jon is joining me to share how we find the courage to learn new skills and Read More

Finding the Courage to Learn New Skills ft. Jon

Nov 15, 2018

Dec 1, 2016

I’ve long had a pair of natural shed antlers I picked up at a thrift store several years ago.  I’ve used them in all sorts of places– on bookshelves, as centerpieces, on my fireplace, coffee tables, you name it.  But now they have a new home: mounted Read More

Mounting Individual Antlers

Open shelving is one of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now.  It doesn’t show any signs of going away any time soon and allows for both a beautiful display area and a practical, go-to for every day dishes and cookbooks. You can create Read More

DIY Open Shelves with Frigidaire Professional

Jul 13, 2016

Jul 7, 2016

Tiling is consistently one of the DIY projects I get asked about the most.  It can be intimidating to launch into tiling your backsplash when you’ve never tiled before.  Tiling the first time has a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of Read More

DIY Kitchen Backsplash with Frigidaire Professional

Boy, what a past week I’ve had!  I mentioned a while back on social media I did something way outside my comfort zone and submitted a video for Hallmark Channel’s show Home and Family contest to find their next DIY star.  After I entered, I tried Read More

Home and Family DIY Star Finalist Taping

Apr 26, 2016

Apr 7, 2016

Parents Magazine reached out to me a while back, asking me to participate in a challenge with four other bloggers– come up with an IKEA changing table hack and transform it into something with a totally different purpose.  With Ruby’s love of art and Read More

IKEA Changing Table Hack

I’m excited to share DIY Built-ins Part 2 today with another video tutorial. (Here is Part 1 in case you missed it)  As I’ve mentioned before, this was certainly an involved project, but it wasn’t as difficult as we anticipated.  I think planning ahead Read More

DIY Built-ins Part 2 (video)

Aug 13, 2014

Aug 6, 2014

Our family room has gone through quite the remodel.  Here’s a little before action from when we were walking through the house to refresh your memory… The room just felt so closed in, dysfunctional, boring, and blah.  I always envisioned built-in Read More


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend if you’re stateside!  Ours was full of relaxation and just chilling together as a family.  I finally feel like I’m caught up on sleep which for me, is really saying something. Do you remember my Craigslist Read More


Jul 7, 2014

May 14, 2014

If I was to pinpoint one thing that took our deck from just ok to wow, it would be the pergola.  It is hands down the most beautiful thing in the backyard and adds such a richness to the deck. When we were mapping out the design and construction plans, Read More


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She’s Jen. He’s Jon. We’re believers in the power of home, fearless DIYers, and eternal optimists who know with a can-do spirit, elbow grease and some guidance, you can create a home you love. We love a good project—or 20. Stick around and we’ll have you pulling out the paint brushes and fluffing throw pillows in no time.

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