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How to cook bacon in the oven

So this post has nothing to do with DIY projects or parenting, and everything to do with delicious, greasy bacon. We started cooking our bacon in the oven a couple of years ago, and we will NEVER go back to cooking it in a pan…

Epic laundry room makeover

Thanks to Kent Building Supplies for providing us with the laundry cabinet for this room makeover. As always, all opinions and bumpy drywall jobs are my own. We gained an entire room in our house without building an addition (or kicking out one of…

These hands

Well, this “hand,” to be more exact. I’m afraid for it. I used to suspect I was getting carpal tunnel back when I worked full-time at the newspaper, but maybe that’s because so many editors were wearing those braces. I’m a bit of a…

The 90-minute (totally free) bedroom makeover

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen sneak peeks of what we’ve been working on in C’s room. Her room hadn’t really been changed since before she was born (with the exception of the rainbow bed and the amazing nightstands) so it was…

Wanted: More time for everything!

We talk about how 24 hours in a day are just not enough. That’s never been more true for me, as a self-employed whatcha-ma-call-it, because it’s hard not to feel like any working opportunity SHOULD be spent working. Here is a complete list of…

Pinterest fail: Egg carton flower picture frames

I love a good DIY project that uses recycled items (hello, FREE!) but I’ll be the first to admit things don’t always turn out as pretty as they do on Pinterest. My attempts to turn old egg cartons into 3D art for picture frames?…

Last-minute gift guide for DIYers

The calendar is positively ZOOMING ahead and I honestly can’t believe Christmas is on Friday, but people (well, the kids) keep insisting it really is. I’ve been wanting to put together a post like this for ages and am getting around to it kind…

The Self-Employment Meltdown: Pre-Christmas edition

When I worked in an office, this would have been a fun time of year. Work would have been winding down before Christmas. There would be an office Christmas party — like, with actual people other than just me. There would be Secret Santa…