Wood Wall Camouflage

Wood Wall Camouflage

When we added the split system, exposed ductwork came with it. I could have handled it if it were somewhere else, but its placement made for an awkward wall, in my opinion. Even though we painted it white, it still forced things off-center. Apparently, Page was of the same mind and he had a great idea. 

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DIY and Shamgar? What?

DIY and Shamgar? What?

You know, sometimes blogging is about cool projects or innovations we discover. The point of today’s blog, however, is to let you know that life is not always about creating the grand and beautiful. Taking a cue from Shamgar , sometimes it’s about the little things and starting where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can. But to be clear, I am just talking about DIY, not killing Philistines with an oxgoad. (Judges 3:31)

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Kids' Art Display

Kids' Art Display

In one of our lower level spaces, there were four identically sized, neutral wall spaces that were screaming for life. We have four kids. Perfect! So, for a period of a few months, I gathered picture frames of varying sizes from thrift stores and garage sales, attempting to get four of each, although the profiles of the actual frames differed. Once there were enough, I simply spray painted them all glossy black

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Sides for a "Big Feed"

Sides for a "Big Feed"

When entertaining large groups, we have a favorite go-to comfort food: smoked pulled pork. To be honest, THAT is a secret recipe but I will tell you that it involves, brine, rub, and about 14 hours in the smoker.  However, I am happy to share two of our favorite side dishes which help make this meal a real feast.

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