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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