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Basement Cabinet Toe Kick Quick Fix – Ikea Hack

We gave our review of our Ikea cabinets that we added to the basement, HERE, and hinted at a little problem that required us to brainstorm up our own little Ikea hack to fix the way the toe kick looked. As background for the issue we’re talking about… the toe kicks from IKEA come with two […]

Ikea Cabinet Review

We’re still playing catch up on updating you all on everything we have going on, but we wanted to go ahead and give a full review and breakdown of what we thought after using Ikea cabinets for our basement project. Honestly, I’ve wanted to try them for awhile because a lot of bloggers I follow […]

A Fun Flower Update – DIY Quirky Painted Animal House Plant Picks

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on our direct link. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  Today I’m sharing a super fun little project that is perfect for these psuedo-spring days we’re having here in Kansas City! Animal plant picks! […]

Outlet Updates – Finally, Some Basement Progress!

Well, friends. We’re still battling the winter sickies over here. Whether it’s Wyatt and Will, I feel like my boys and I have been taking turns with colds and flu bugs since October. Plus, that means that our work productivity has been down and we’re behind on some big projects….and that means the home projects […]

Quick Pre-Spring Project: Replacing Weber Grill Parts

It may be winter, but now is the perfect time to do a little preparation for spring and summer. I spent an evening replacing Weber grill parts the other day and decided to share it here with you all. We got this Weber grill from a garage sale five years ago for $5. The owner […]

Basement Drywall Repair: What We Learned About Hiring a Contractor

So, I wanted to share a little update on the basement to keep you all up to speed about that project, and to share a little bit about what we learned with hiring out the drywall repair to a professional. The short version of the story is that yes, we would consider hiring out portions […]

Fixing the Flooring after the Flood: How to Patch Damaged Wood Floors

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A Simple Halloween Mantle

You might not know it, but I really am becoming more of a minimalist at heart. Stylistically anyway. Not when it comes to books and magazines…and my inability to keep my office clean and uncluttered. But, because our house is usually messy with clutter, I find that I don’t want a lot of cluttered decor […]

An Ikea Hack for Houseplants

One of my projects this weekend was to replant several of my houseplants that were overgrown and in need of some fresh root space. And, I got to create a fun Ikea hack while I was at it. Flower pots are always one of the worst things for me to pick out at the store. […]

How to Replace a Double Door – Starting the Basement Project

Recently we tackled a big job to kick off the basement renovation, so I thought I’d share a few tips for how to replace a double door, DIwYatt style. One of the biggest issues with replacing a door is to make sure you get a good tight seal, so it doesn’t leak. Not only does […]

Metal Rolling Cart Makeover

Ever have intentions for a project and then forget about it…for a year or more? How about for almost three years? Because this little metal rolling cart makeover has been in the works since March 2014. Yep, total project procrastination fail, right? I mean, goodness, we stored a rusty, gross-looking cart in our basement for […]

A Small Bathroom Shelf – Ikea Spice Rack Hack

We finally had some time over the long weekend to tackle some projects! Of course, I’m so excited to share them with you, but this week is going to be crazy. So, I figured I’d at least get a small one up on the blog to share with you first. Today, I’m sharing a rare glimpse […]

How to Survive a Kitchen Renovation

Now that we’ve been finished with our kitchen renovation for awhile, we’ve had some time to reflect on the process and some of the things that helped us and that might help you survive a kitchen renovation, or any major renovation project. Not that we didn’t have issues with the mess and the chaos and the unending about […]

ONEderful! – An Inexpensive DIY First Birthday Shirt

Today is Will’s first birthday and while I’m working on a recap post with details from his super simple but super wonderful party yesterday, I wanted to go ahead and share how I created a cute DIY first birthday shirt onesie for him. I’ll start off by saying that while this project turned out just […]

DIwYatt: DIY Stadium Seat Tutorial

Melissa asked me to share the tutorial and plans behind our DIY stadium seat she debuted on our blog’s instagram. Here’s the backstory: over the weekend, we met up with some friends for Shakespeare in the Park, a “free” (donations accepted) show held each summer near the Plaza in Kansas City. #kansascitydatenight with good friends and […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

A Deal on Deck Chairs

It’s springtime, which means the temperatures are just about perfect for grilling and spending time outside, whether we’re on the deck, or down in the yard. So, that means it’s time to pull out the patio furniture so we have some place to sit and eat. Or sit and read. Or sit and work. Basically, a […]

Our 2016 Suburban Garden

This weekend, we finally got the garden all planted. It’s a big job every year to get it ready, but it always feels good to cross it off the list in the spring. When we first started working, they were pretty sad. So, we added a lot of composted dirt to the beds this year, […]

A Baby Gate That Works for Us

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A Fresh (Fake) Tulip “Wreath” for Spring

I always get the urge to freshen up our decor for springtime. Anyone else? So, in honor of the first day of spring coming up next week, I spent a little bit of time over the weekend making a new “wreath” for the front door. To be honest, it’s not a wreath at all. And […]

Got Beef? A Giant Butcher Chart Art Print

First, let me say that I realize with this project we’ve officially placed ourselves firmly in the “NOT vegetarian” category. But, to be honest, we were pretty far in that category to begin with. I think I’ve served Wyatt a total of 2 recipes ever that he has said he doesn’t mind the fact that […]

A Peek at My Plants

It’s been warm out recently, which has me dreaming of flowers and garden goodies…but I know it’s too early, so I had to satisfy myself with some indoor gardening. If you recall, one of my goals for the year was to add more house plants to our house…and keep them alive. A couple weekends ago, […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Be sure to follow all our other projects, here! We hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my free printables. Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new […]

Let There Be Light! (& Celebrations!)

Why are we celebrating you ask? Because THE KITCHEN IS DONE! Sure, we have some decorating and cabinet organization to do, but after Sunday’s light hanging progress, the remodeling is officially D.O.N.E. Hallelujah, right? It only took us 18 months, give or take. That’s not that long is it? Ha! It’s a lot longer than I […]

Sweet Seats – ReDoing Our Dining Room Chairs

Our dining table chairs are finished! We already discussed the process of fixing up and painting the chairs, in this post, so you can go there to see all the steps up to this point. We finally got to Joann’s to buy fabric and we ended up going with a single option in a neutral color, […]

Tips for Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Now that we’re on this side of the kitchen remodel and looking back, we have a few tips that we wanted to share about doing the cabinet installation ourselves. It was certainly worth it, for us, to tackle this part of the process ourselves. When we bought the cabinets from Lowe’s, they told us the […]

Our Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery On a Budget – Cost Breakdown

If you missed it, I shared the full reveal of our nursery, here. Now it’s time to share our cost details! One thing that’s always important to us when redoing a room is to focus on keeping costs as low as possible. This time, we were just finishing a huge kitchen renovation, trying to build […]

My Hospital Packing List – FREE PRINTABLE

***Pssst! Because you’re awesome for stopping by our site, you can get some awesome freebies (like a customized version of this printable, custom photo Christmas cards, and awesome party invitations!). See this post for more info!)*** Well, all the expert sources, blogs, books, and advice from well-meaning family members agree–you should start packing your hospital […]

Side Table Success

I searched and searched for the perfect side table for the nursery, without much luck. Everything I liked was way too expensive. Everything cheap was way too ugly. But, Wyatt presented me with the offer of building one using some table legs he found at our local thrift store. I’ll admit I wasn’t sold when […]