Our Home from Scratch

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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.

5th Wedding Anniversary: Honeymoon Edition

Authors: John

Five years ago today, Lisa and I tied the knot in front of our family and friends.  Yup.  Been five years.  Crazy.  We’re both pretty shocked at how quickly the time has gone.  So far so good.    Last year we posted about the ceremony and the reception.  This time I thought I’d share some photos and stories from the...

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Our Spring and Summer Plans

Authors: John

We’re back.  Just had one of those weekends where we did next to nothing.  No home improvement projects to blog about.  No chores.  Nothing.  Watched a ton of Doctor Who.  It was everything I hoped it would be.  My batteries are officially recharged.

I’m trying to keep up the frequency of our posts, but I’ve been...

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Hang Mod Podge Letters the Easy Way

Authors: John

With my spring grad class finally over, I get a lot more free time back.  It’s awesome.  As much as I love learning, I also love… not learning.  Lisa has a long laundry list of things for me to do around here, which mostly consists of finishing projects I either already started or promised to start.  yay.  Today w...

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DIY Concrete Planter

Authors: John

Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you had a great holiday.  We pretty much hung out with our families all weekend.  Good stuff.  Good stuff.  Ate too much.

Today I wanted to bring you a quick how-to on making concrete planters.  Last week we shared the results of our attempt to make a monogrammed planter.  While we didn’t get e...

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Pinterest Challenge: Monogrammed Concrete Planter

Authors: John

It’s Pinterest Challenge Day everybody!  It’s like “show and tell” for bloggers… times ten.  Since the weather has been getting warmer, the yard has been on our minds more often lately.  What better way to kick off our outdoor season than with garden style Pinterest Challenge project.  We attempted a som...

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How to Add Trim to Cabinets

Authors: John

Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well. Had another productive weekend around here. We got a huge jump on our Pinterest Challenge project. Stay tuned for that! We posted a couple hint photos on our Instagram account.

Last week, we wrapped up our sitting room built-in. I also promised a quick post on how to add trim to cabinets to make...

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Homemade Mini Eclairs

Authors: Lisa

Hey, hey friends! Thanks for all the congratulations on baby number two.  Baby is doing great.  Today I am sharing a recipe my mom and I made a few days ago while she was here helping me with the kids: mini eclairs!

My mom used to make eclairs and cream puffs all the time when I was younger.  I mentioned that John and I went to our...

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From Cabinets to Built-Ins

Authors: John

Monday is my first day back to work after two wonderful weeks home with my amazing wife and two beautiful daughters.  Fastest two weeks of my life.  It’s amazing how a little time away from the hustle and bustle puts your life into perspective.  Helps to prioritize what’s important.

Today is also the day we’re sharing...

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Fix a Sagging Door

Authors: John

Do you have something around your home that’s been sorta broken but not quite broken enough to fix it yet?  For us, that forever broken item has been the closet door in our master bedroom.  Since our home is still fairly new (built in 2010) it’s subject to some degree of settling and movement.  Usually when people say th...

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Simple Homemade Jig for Cabinet Door Pulls

Authors: John

I’m a big fan of paternity leave.  It’s nice.  The new baby is great!  I honestly thought I’d have a little more free time to work on some home projects, but I’ve been swamped with school work and family baby time.  No complaints!  I did manage to knock a few items off my “to-do” list and I’ll...

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