Our Home from Scratch
We are Lisa and John and we run a home DIY blog. In addition to our projects, we also share our adventures in cooking, baking and whatever else comes along.
- Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Lately, we’ve been posting quite a bit on web design and development. If it’s not something you’re really into, I apologize. We’ll be switching back to home projects full time very shortly. If you have been enjoying them, or at least putting them on your “must read at some point” list, we wo...
Convert Photoshop to HTML
- Published on Sunday, 28 July 2013
If you’ve been following along with some of our latest posts, you know that we began a series on how to design your own WordPress Theme. In this post, we’re going to show you how to convert Photoshop to HTML.
Here’s what we’ve discussed so far:
1. Designing a WordPress Theme: Ideas
2. Designing a WordPress...
How to Get a Baby to Sleep
- Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013
There’s been a lot of new babies in our life lately. In April, we welcomed a new daughter, our second. Both of my sisters are welcoming their first kids this summer and our neighbors just had their first last month. Our oldest daughter is around two and a half now and even though that still makes us fairly new parents, we f...
UV Window Film
- Published on Sunday, 21 July 2013
There are a number of projects that I wish I never put off after we moved in our new home three years ago. This is one of them. We’re talking about UV window film. To make matters worse, we bought the material for this project over a year ago. This thin, cellophane like plastic wrap gets slapped onto windows and blocks out so...
Design a Mobile Ready Website
- Published on Friday, 19 July 2013
One of the many problems we had with our first WordPress theme was its lack of adaptability to mobile devices. Just about everyone we know nowadays has an iPad, iPhone or some other smart device. If your blog doesn’t look sharp on those devices then you could potentially lose interest from some readers.
For most WordPress...
Designing a WordPress Theme
- Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013
When I first set out to redesign our WordPress theme, I was a bit overwhelmed. There was a significant amount of material to learn in order to get where I was aiming to go and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get there. None of the code made any sense to me. Some of the tutorials I found online were daunting. It was like trying t...
Our New WordPress Theme
- Published on Sunday, 14 July 2013
Notice anything different about us?
No, we didn’t get a haircut. No, we’re not dieting.
On Saturday we uploaded our new WordPress theme, which we made from scratch. It’s still a bit of a work in-progress, but overall we’re pretty happy with the results. We don’t LOVE it, but we do really, r...
Woohoo, We Turned Two
- Published on Friday, 12 July 2013
July 11 is here again, which means our blog has officially been online for two whole years! Woohoo! So far it’s been an enjoyable experience. We’ve made a lot of new friends some of whom we’ve even met in real life (and they didn’t kill us either, bonus). We get to read a lot of wonderful blogs ourselves, so...
- Published on Monday, 08 July 2013
Hope everyone had an outstanding holiday weekend. We spent the last few days hanging out with family and hit up the shore for a little while. Other than some sunburn, we couldn’t have asked for a better time.
Since we finished the built-in in our sitting room a few months ago, we’ve been spending a lot of our down-time...
Bug Proofing Garage Windows
- Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013
This past weekend, between family reunions and thunderstorms, I was able to validate a new idea for keeping bugs out of my garage windows. As I mentioned in my last post on this topic, we get a good amount of bugs in the garage. We live in a rural area and are up against a wooded lot. It’s one of the few downsides to this p...