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37 Items You Need In A Survival Kit + Free Printable

Hurricanes are prominent in the Gulf of Mexico; happening sometimes as often as once a year, one right after the other. They are famous for bringing disaster, tragedy, and despair to the coast and surrounding islands. Hurricane Harvey wrecked shop on the Texas Coast. Realistically speaking, it annihilated everything in its path, claimed lives, and left families and homes destroyed. It happened in the blink of an eye, and sadly most folks were left confused trying to decipher what happened…

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How To Build An Outdoor Sofa In 12 Simple Steps

I am a DIYer at heart. My hands are tools and made to create. As I mentioned in my Wood Sign DIY, I’ve made tutus, sewed blankets, remodeled my kitchen, painted furniture, and installed outdoor lighting. You name it; I’ve probably done it.  My goal is to share all the DIYs I’ve gotten my hands on so that you can see the difference and hopefully give you a little encouragement to go ahead and try it. We chose to build…

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The Busy DIYer’s Guide: Cheap Wood Sign in 13 Simple Steps

Home improvement is easy, all it takes is a little elbow grease, some research, and time. That’s what we call DIYing. For those that like to get their hands dirty, DIYing is something you’ve probably tried. For others, DIYing is hard. Sometimes it’s difficult to take something that appears to be in good shape and transform it. Cecil can relate. It took me time to convince him that putting a coat of paint on a piece of scratched furniture would…

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No Sew Tulle TuTu Tutorial in 8 Easy Steps

Tutus are magical. Just ask any two-year-old, and watch their eyes light up like fireworks.  And let’s be honest, a little girl in a tutu is plain adorable.  They are like out of a fairytale book and make little girls feel like princesses.  Don’t even get me started on watching them play pretending to wear puffy dresses; it’s the cutest thing.  In my lifetime, I’ve made many tutus. I’ve made them as gifts, and I’ve also sold a few. It all…

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10 Easy Steps to Stunning Outdoor Patio Lighting

We got lights!!! Patio lights that is. I absolutely love how they turned out. Hands in the air trying to start the wave. Oh wait, it’s just me here. Ha. Ok, now that we got that out of the way, where were we? Ah yes, patio lights! Outdoor patios are an extension of the inside of our home. It’s where BBQs happen and our families gather.  Patios are important. When the weather is nice, we enjoy them even more. Outdoor…

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Surprisingly Easy Board and Batten DIY In 12 Steps

Who wants some charm in their house?  I DO!!! So I went out there, found it, bought it and installed it [well … my hubby did, I painted it and gave instructions].  New houses now a days although beautiful, don’t have the charm that older homes have. They are missing the pretty woodwork, the arch ways and tall trees that older homes have.  When I say new homes, I mean the ones in neighborhoods, because you can have a new house with…

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Put some paint on it!

Do you have a piece of furniture in the house that you just can’t seem to find the perfect place for? Have you ever thought hmmm, maybe if it was a different color it would be perfect? That’s exactly, the problem I had in the entry at our first house. I bought a storage bin organizer from Target that was an ebony/espresso color and for a whopping $80.00. Talk about a total steal! Ebony is a beautiful color but it just…

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