Hey it’s me - JKT, back after a really long hiatus from my blog and building mishaps. This post goes out to all those who bleed during a simple project! That’s right! Four tools used in this simple project and I bled opening the plastic packaging from the screws. Seems weird to open with a … Continue reading DIY Serving Tray
We have our last ever, this is it, final final IEP meeting on Tuesday. Tall Boy is a senior and I started this school year thinking I'd be crying at everything. I've done very well, only crying uncontrollably when I talked to his cross country coach when the season was done. I'm trying to absorb … Continue reading This is Not a Cooking Blog
Here's the thing. Seriously. Here's the thing. This is a personal blog. I don't lay claim to collecting large sums of money pouring in because of my writing about the crazy shit that happens in my world. I get that. I think that you - by being here now - get that, too. According to … Continue reading Mid-Forties
Hey if I can do it, you can do it! It's a relatively simple process, but it does require basic math skills to prevent my typical 'measure twice, cut once, swear a little, measure two more times, cut a new board' routine. Speaking of, have you seen this? Measure Twice, Cut Once (I do not … Continue reading Update Interior Door Trim
Have you seen that Pin? I've stayed far, far away from building with pallets because what I know of old pallets is that they are full of rusty surprises and slivers. And they need to be pried apart in order to build new stuff out of them. But I acquired a pallet this spring and … Continue reading I made this from an old pallet
Much to the chagrin of anyone who lives in a 1980s traditional two-story home, rooms are not meant to be shared. Each space is separated by a doorway, a wall, a fridge. While it's nice for each of us to have our own space at home, we also entertain quite a bit and love natural … Continue reading Opening Up A Kitchen
Removing baseboards should be an easy process. Inside I have some tips on how to keep it easy.
Neighbor C has what we call "off-site storage" for all her power tools and table saws and she wanted a home improvement project done in her house. Silly girl came to me for help (mostly because that "off-side storage" means she doesn't own tools but we do and her dad does). We both live in … Continue reading Remove That Railing! ~ Making A Home Appear Bigger
I made floating shelves for my daughter’s dance trophies and it went as well as you can imagine.
My mom knows my limits, thankfully, and only assigns me pie for the big meal on Thanksgiving. Because of the "only" one assignment I take it one step beyond control and destroy everything in my path in preparation. It's great to start the holiday weekend sweaty. I have been running to the store for several … Continue reading Thanksgiving Pies