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.

Install an Electrical Outlet in the Garage

Authors: John

When we built our home back in 2010, we had the option of adding as many additional electrical outlets as we wanted among some other bells and whistles.  Code requires a minimum number per so many feet, but any more than that bare requirement came out of our pocket.  In retrospect we probably should’ve added a few more.  We did s...

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Our New DIY Projects Page

Authors: John

When we recently redesigned our blog theme, one of our goals was to have an index of all our DIY projects.  Ideally, when readers and new visitors land on our site, they shouldn’t have to look very hard to find our project posts.  To that end, we installed the Catablog Plugin after reading Taryn’s post about her project...

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My Compressed Air System

Authors: John

We’ve been slowly plugging away at our garage clean up effort.  There are a couple projects I don’t think we mentioned yet that are post worthy.  I just finished adding a compressed air system that allows me to relocate the 30 gallon compressor from the garage into the basement.  I’m also adding an electrical outlet s...

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How We Sold Our Home Quickly

Authors: John

Relax everyone.  We didn’t sell our current house.  We aren’t going anywhere.  I’m talking about our first home.  Lately, I’ve been a bit under the weather so we haven’t done a whole lot of home improvement work around here.  I’ve been going through a lot of our old posts and noticed we never really...

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Using Hooks for Organization

Authors: John

Back to home improvement projects.  One of the big goals we had in our Spring and Summer Plans post was to really straighten out our garage situation.  When we started, it was cluttered, loaded with spiders and insects and needed to be cleaned as well as repainted.  So far this summer, we managed only a few minor garage related pr...

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How to Get Your Website to Look Right in Internet Explorer

Authors: John

A few weeks ago, we updated our WordPress theme by developing our own from scratch.  I uploaded it on a Saturday and after fixing a few minor issues, we were set.  The site looked exactly as we had intended.  We used Google Chrome and Foxfire while we were building it to make sure we covered our bases.  Then two days later, I checked o...

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How to Convert HTML to WordPress

Authors: John

In today’s post, we’re going to show you how to convert HTML to WordPress. If you already have a static HTML site or have been following along with our series on designing your own WordPress theme, then this post should be helpful.

Let’s recap what we’ve done so far:

1.  Designing a WordPress Theme: Ideas
2.  Desi...

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Stroller Storage

Authors: John

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...

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Convert Photoshop to HTML

Authors: John

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...

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How to Get a Baby to Sleep

Authors: Lisa

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...

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