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Life Hack – Fixing a Dash Mount

This isn’t so much a DIY as it was a simple life hack I did recently.  When doing long highway drives, I often use a radar detector for a little extra help.  Trouble is, the bracket that mounts it to my windshield doesn’t work very well. As you can see, the suction cups don’t stay… Continue reading Life Hack – Fixing a Dash Mount

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

So, I teased about this project back in June.  At this point, we’re running out of July.  Let’s get this thing done and show you guys how awesome it came out! Yesterday I shared with you the process Bill & I took to assemble our Ikea inspired Coat Cubby.  Lots of pauses in between woodworking,… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

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A Little Bedroom Evolution

So today I was reading through one of my favorite blogs, Sew Woodsy, about their hysterical search for ticks, and the crash of their headboard.  (Seriously, stop over and give it a read.  Too funny!)  I sent them a link to our own headboard project to illustrate how we hung our headboard as ours is… Continue reading A Little Bedroom Evolution

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Hey girl. March 2013 in Review

March has largely been marked by climate griping and Ikea adventures.  We’re seriously going to turn into Swedish Meatballs if we’re not careful.  Here’s a couple of funny Hey Girls that were from our Ikea adventures in March. If you missed last month’s recap, here’s the Hey Girl from February: And now, without further ado,… Continue reading Hey girl. March 2013 in Review

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Styled Containment of Dresser Clutter

For the longest time I have been on the hunt for one thing.  A tray. I know, I know, I have a ZILLION trays, what do I need another one for? I get it, I get it, there are a LOT of trays featured here.  But there’s a special one I’ve been on the hunt… Continue reading Styled Containment of Dresser Clutter

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A Little Woodworking JOY

While on one of her near-daily trips to Target, Beth sent me this: Oh boy.  Here goes. So this project seemed to require a thicker block of wood than anything I had laying around.  A fortuitous trip to the ReStore allowed me to pick up a ~4 foot long piece of hardwood of some sort. … Continue reading A Little Woodworking JOY

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I Hope They’ll Covet This Wine Cork Trivet

In Honor of the Dare to DIY Challenge levied by Decor and the Dog with Maybe Matilda, NewlyWoodwards, and Two Twenty One, I spent the weekend finally getting on a few projects that are a bit more holiday appropriate.  Including getting my DIY Gifting on, along with this project – The Wine Cork Trivet. While… Continue reading I Hope They’ll Covet This Wine Cork Trivet

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Does This Make Me a YHLover?

I can’t help it.  The idea of standing for hours in the DC cold and experiencing the bonding that occurs through that time you share with your line neighbors is just too appealing to pass up.  (Or rather, the making new friends part is, not so much the risk of frostbite.)  And it doesn’t hurt… Continue reading Does This Make Me a YHLover?

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Before Hurricane Sandy Takes all the Leaves – a Fall Wreath

So it’s the last week in October.  I’d say it’s high time we swap out our summer wreath for a fall one, huh? Why had I put it off so long?  Ohhh just a little fear of crafter’s chaos.  I’m sure you’ve found your kitchen table looking a little like this before. You may recognize… Continue reading Before Hurricane Sandy Takes all the Leaves – a Fall Wreath

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We Interrupt this Blogcast for a Special Announcement – YHL In Print!

So, you know those crazy kids, John and Sherry, whom I talk about IRL all the time as if I actually knew them and we were BFFs? (No, I don’t actually know them, no we aren’t actually friends… but MAN THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.) Well this week is a very special week, as their Book… Continue reading We Interrupt this Blogcast for a Special Announcement – YHL In Print!

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Check it out, it’s got Cup Holders! – A Tight corner Nightstand Fix

The layout of our bedroom is a bit too narrow for a nightstand on either side.  We had a black shelf that Beth scored on clearance for $3 at Target that was already in place.  It was mounted on a black painted 2×1 that was screwed into studs on the wall (because, surprise, the hanger… Continue reading Check it out, it’s got Cup Holders! – A Tight corner Nightstand Fix

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If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard

If there was one thing lacking in Bill’s collection of functional furniture, it was a sense of cohesion.  Just take a look at his apartment when I met him in DC – at least his bed was on a frame off the floor. We’ve solved the nightstand dilemma with a fancy Ikea Hack, but the… Continue reading If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard

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Our RASTafari Adventure – Or, Our first DIY Project

So, Ikea.  We love them.  Basically when we need a cheap date night out in Pittsburgh, it involves dollar ice cream cones and Swedish meatballs.  Window shopping or under-$20 spending is usually the name of the game when we’re there. We also use Ikea Hackers as a great inspiration and, as most in the DIY… Continue reading Our RASTafari Adventure – Or, Our first DIY Project