Category Archive: Carpentry

Scrap Pile Presents for a Zero Waste Birthday

pig and deer critter chairs

  Both of my girls have a birthday at harvest season, and I had such a great time making presents for them this year. To challenge myself even further, I decided to focus on using materials I already had to make really fun, useful gifts. One of the basic “rules” of Zero Waste is to …

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Knocked Off: Restoration Hardware Durant Twin Bed for $180

charlie-room-lamp

 Update: Find the plans HERE One aspect of my early childhood that I look back fondly on is sharing a room with my big sister. We didn’t “officially” share one, but we slept in the same bed until I was 10. Now that Charlie will be three (THREE!) next week, and Caroline is edging closer …

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Saving Alaska with Ana White on HGTV

saving-alaska-screencapture

Have you heard the news? Ana White, homemaker extraordinaire, has a new show on HGTV! It premiered last week with two pilot episodes. I finally got a chance to head over to my mom’s house to watch the recorded shows (we cut the cable cord 18 months ago, so I’ve been sadly lacking in HGTV). …

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