It rains a lot in Houston.
Like, A LOT.
It rains a lot in Houston.
Like, A LOT.
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We are well into springtime now. You’ve traded in the hot chocolate for lemonade and you’re ready to tackle those outdoor projects! The perfect way to add some seasonal color to the outside of your home is with window boxes. Make your own DIY flower box in under an hour with just a few materials and tools.
International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8th. If you know me personally, you know EVERY DAY is Women’s Day for me! I think we should celebrate the achievements of women everyday because gender inequality presents challenges that every single woman faces from the time they are a little girl. This year I made a special DIY flowerpot with an inspirational quote to celebrate and give a little daily reminder.
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The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. We’ve all heard “don’t judge a book by its cover” but your front yard provides the first impression of your home. Your decorating should extend outdoors and add curb appeal! The BEFORE of our front yard was REALLY bad:
Clay is one of the few craft mediums I’d never worked with. I had a few good years with play dough (around years 4, 5, and 6…) but now that I’m a little older I thought I would try grown up play dough – oven bake clay! I’ve seen tons of tutorials on creating a marbled look with clay (which is totally on my to-do list) but I wanted a simple project to start with so I can get the feel of working with this product. This tutorial for DIY plant markers is perfect for someone (like me) who has never used oven bake clay before.
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To me, summer has always meant more time outdoors. The days are long (and hot) but more daylight = more time for fun! We like to play backyard jenga at my bud Lura’s, so I wanted a fun backyard game for our house as well. In college, we used to play cornhole (also known as “bags”). I thought it’d be fun to have a set of cornhole boards for our backyard! I found several different tutorials for making your own, but all of them seemed too big and bulky. We needed a set that was wood so it’d be sturdy, but I didn’t want it too heavy to lug around. We made a set of cornhole boards that are lightweight and compact for easy carrying and easy storage!
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4th of July weekend is almost here and our backyard is no stranger to guests. I’ve shared several projects lately about how we are preparing our back yard for outdoor get-togethers. I added a DIY fabric curtain for shade from the sun and we built an amazing farmhouse table that seats 10. One chore we have to do every week is mowing the lawn. We get notes on our door all the time from lawn care companies offering to provide this service for us, but Eric and I both enjoy mowing the yard and tending our flower beds. Our garage had become a catch all and most of our lawn care equipment is piled around different parts of the garage. We also want to start parking our cars in the garage. We used the Rubbermaid® FastTrack® Garage Organization System from The Home Depot to finally get our garage organized!
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Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! We’ve been working hard to get our backyard and patio ready for the season of grilling and dining al fresco. We revived a dying plant and created a DIY Pineapple Pot for it. We also added DIY patio curtains. One of our favorite things to do is host friends in our home. We have a weekly bible study that meets at our house (we all take turns bringing dinner) and we needed a table to accommodate a large group. We really wanted a big farmhouse table for our covered patio so I searched and searched for plans. I found several that I liked, but ultimately I liked certain parts of different tables. So we decided to draw up plans for our own DIY Farmhouse Table! We were able to get the DIY Farmhouse Table built in a weekend and ready for stain (thanks in large part to our buddy Jeff!) We love this table and have used it many times when we had friends over. It’s perfect for hosting parties on the back patio! We can fit up to about 10 people around it.
This month’s Ready, Set, Craft! Challenge item is FABRIC DYE! A few weeks ago, on one of the first beautiful days we had this spring, I was sitting on the back patio working on my laptop. I was enjoying the sunshine on our covered patio (thanks daylight savings!) when the sun dropped below the edge of our patio roof but was still above our back wall. There’s a sweet spot, when the sun is setting that it shines RIGHT in your eyes if you are sitting on the patio. It was at that moment I came up with the idea to add a curtain to our patio. DIY patio curtains fit perfectly with this month’s challenge since it gave me a chance to try fabric dye for the first time.
When we bought our house this spring we found a potted plant abandoned in the backyard. It had overgrown its container months ago and several of the leaves at the bottom were dead. Oh, and did I mention it attacked you anytime you got near it? The thing had razor sharp points on it and was impossible to move. So for months it sat there. Somehow, even without any love, it lived (the plant that lived – where are my HP fans?). I decided to repot it and give it a new life. It reminded me of a pineapple top so I searched for a yellow pot to make it a new home. Would you know it – I couldn’t find a bright yellow pot anywhere! On a trip to Lowe’s I came across some pots in the clearance section and snagged a large pot for less than $10! With a can a spray paint I made my own yellow pot. I had to call in reinforcements to get the thing moved to the new pot and had to wrap it in a towel to avoid losing an eye, but we did it! We gave an abandoned plant new life with a pineapple pot. It’s an easy DIY you can do yourself with a large or small plant.
I added the white stripes to make it look even more “pinapple-y”. I used some white acrylic paint I had in the craft room, so we will see how it holds up. My new pineapple pot is the perfect companion for my 5 foot flamingo on the back patio!