Archives for June 2014

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 2

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 2

When you see homes that are newly built, staged and on display, do you get the   gimme gots?   I do. Yep. I admit it.   I made a decision a long time ago to enjoy seeing what others have but not to let it make me want something out of my reach. It's all about perspective. But the admitting part - the "yep, I admit it" part, has to do with my goals. Any one of us can look at something like this and use it as inspiration.   What inspires you?   Here's a boat load of inspiration for you...   Royalty Custom Homes No doubt about it - they know lighting.   Wausau Homes I wish I could show you this next house in person... It is Continue reading

Free Downloadable Tool List

Free Downloadable Tool List

  Come Join LMDH I’ve worked on it for a year now and would love it if you would officially join me at (wish I could do a drum roll): This site for the wanna-be DIY’er, almost DIY’er, thinking about bein’ a DIY’er and already doin’ DIY’ers This is my passion and I hope it will be yours too. That’s me – the one super excited about the possibilities of sharing oodles of great new {and some old} projects with you!   If you decide to join our DIY tribe, you can expect tons of free tips, tutorials, ebooks, product reviews, word art, how-tos, project examples, etc.   I have some great projects I plan to share with those who join LMDH here!   Goodness, I was so excited yesterday that I signed up myself and my DH Continue reading

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 1

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 1

Umm, I'll take one of each... We did our yearly jaunt with friends this year to the Wausau area Parade of Homes for our much needed yearly inspiration and laughs. Inspiration came from each home we visited. Laughs came from the wives watching the DH's navigate the Parade of Homes map.   Oh my. Some of them were beautiful! I'll spare you the mundane ones and go right to the top first. Jeremy Voigt homes. Yes, please.   Today I'm featuring two of the 12 of homes - they are both by Jeremy Voigt.   This guy is an artist, not just a home builder.   Each year we look forward to his designs - he never disappoints.     The walk-in showers are quite popular still, though we are seeing a trend. Continue reading

What Does One Do With a Fifty Cent Tile?

What Does One Do With a Fifty Cent Tile?

What does one do with a 50¢ 12X12 tile? Tile a floor (a VERY small floor) Use it as a cutting board Use it as a trivit (for a VERY big mug) Paint it with chalkboard paint and prop it against the counter top for a menu Put it beneath a plant to protect your floor Use it as a centerpiece for a bowl of fruit (8 year old Isaac's suggestion)   What did I do with a 50¢ 12X12 tile?   I found this tile at Habitat for Humanity for 50 cents and I immediately thought about my antique nightstand that holds my Young Living oils diffuser. I was a little concerned the mist would damage my table top, so when I saw this tile on the cheap I snatched it up.   Here it is - notice I did nothing to it before I took the Continue reading

Accidental Artist Strikes Again… DIY Mason Jar Shelf Redo

Accidental Artist Strikes Again… DIY Mason Jar Shelf Redo

I've mentioned this before...sometimes my best ideas come from mistakes or accidents. This is the case of the redo. A couple of years ago our daughter, Jillian, said she wanted a shelving unit for her nail polishes - we're talkin' 100 bottles. Since one of my kids wanted something, of course I would spend the next few months looking for just the right shelving unit. While at an auction, the auctioneer grabbed a little wall shelf unit that from across the room looked perfect for her project. I only paid a buck! Imagine my surprise when I went to get my little nail polish shelf and it was 4X bigger what I thought it would be. Needless to say it went in the garage for two years, abandoned by this overzealous mother... Until one day the light bulb went on. I would paint it and use it to hold my collection of Continue reading