• Rough cut lumber chicken coop with chickens
    Blog,  DIY Projects

    Rough Cut Lumber Chicken Coop

    Today I am going to share our DIY rough-cut lumber chicken coop. We wanted to build a budget-friendly chicken coop for our new chickens and used rough cut lumber and upcycled supplies. This is a prime example of an “I told you so” situation. I always said we would never have chickens, and here we are years later, saying ‘maybe we should get some chickens’. All I have to say is that priorities and situations change! And of course, we wanted to build a chicken coop in the cheapest way possible. This is when the piles of rough-cut lumber, piles…

  • indoor seed starting tray with indoor grow light
    DIY Projects,  Home

    Preparing for First Vegetable Garden

    We are preparing for our first vegetable-raised, container bed garden this year.  Well, technically I had a very small, raised bed garden a few years ago in Rubbermaid bins. But it didn’t work out so well, so I am looking forward to preparing for our first vegetable garden this year. So, this year I am calling this our first vegetable garden. I have been learning all the things about gardening. While I am learning and soaking in all the gardening information, the snow is still coming down here in Upper Michigan in March.  I sort of feel as though it…

  • rv kitchenette reno with tile backsplash and green cabinets
    DIY Projects,  Motorhome Makeovers

    Class C Motorhome Renovation Reveal

    I am sharing the final reveal for our 1998 Class C Motorhome Renovation. An easy, budget friendly motorhome makeover that anyone can accomplish! This Class C Motorhome was our first step into motorhome traveling, and to say we were converted is an understatement! We love the convenience of traveling in a motorhome with a family and because this RV was only 26 feet long, it was the perfect one for me to learn how to drive! When we purchased the Class C Motorhome, we had a few ideas on how to update the RV. But before any renovations were started,…

  • rustic living room with painted side table and corner cabinet
    DIY Projects,  Furniture Makeovers

    DIY Painted Side Table in Living Room

    Today I am going to share how I updated an old wood side table to match the corner cabinet in our living room. The DIY painted side table was a quick project that really updated to look and functionality of the living room. I always felt that our living room side tables have looked very dark next to our dark furniture. If you didn’t know, we live in a log home that we built ourselves. Someday I will have to share more on this! But having wood furniture in our wood house was getting to be a little much. I…

  • close up picture of hoop christmas wreath with cedar branches and red bow
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    DIY Hoop Christmas Wreath

    Today I am going to show you How to Make a DIY Hoop Christmas Wreath. This Christmas Season gives me all of the feelings to create some new Simple Christmas Decor. A Hoop Christmas Wreath seemed to be the perfect way to add a little simplicity to the Christmas Cheer around the house. To make this wreath, I am going to use the supplies that I am surrounded with. And that is live tree branches. One of the many plus sides to living in Northern MI! Lots and lots of selection of pine and cedar trees. I am going to…

  • dark green kitchen island with wood butcher block countertop
    DIY Projects,  Furniture Makeovers

    Dark Green Rustic Modern Kitchen Island

    I am excited to finally be able to share our new dark green kitchen island! I have been wanting a change in our kitchen for a while. Upgrading our kitchen island was the perfect way to create a rustic modern kitchen style that I had been looking for. Modern Rustic Kitchen Design Our previous kitchen island was always a temporary solution. The cabinet was the lower portion of a hutch with a wood butcher block countertop attached. A few years ago, I painted the cabinet green and stenciled the back portion of it for a farmhouse kitchen look. You can…