2022, Pin-spired projects, porches

Boone’s backyard oasis: yet another update

We completed yet another phase of our back yard refresher project. If you're new here, we have been working on our boring, ugly and plain backyard. Since we are a family with young children and without unlimited cash flow, we do things a little at a time (like most people do). You may recall when… Continue reading Boone’s backyard oasis: yet another update

2021, farm, for less

Scrap wood Challenge: a plan-less chicken coop or rabbit hutch

I never like to build anything without a plan- it’s so difficult and something always turns out wrong. BUT- is it really a scrap wood challenge if you use a plan? It’s still challenging, but building on the fly is a whole ‘nother level of challenging. It’s aggravating. I knew from looking at a neighbor’s… Continue reading Scrap wood Challenge: a plan-less chicken coop or rabbit hutch

2021, outdoor spaces, outdoors, parenting, project planning, projects, yard

Weekend Projects: The cutest little playhouse EVER!

We spent the weekend building this super cute little playhouse from a kit. Kidkraft Country Vista Playhouse $594 The directions were fantastic and they were easy to follow. We started by putting together the sides and frame. The roof was by far the hardest to put together. Once I finally figured out what I was… Continue reading Weekend Projects: The cutest little playhouse EVER!

2020, DIY, make it yourself, outdoor spaces, outdoors, patios, project planning, projects, yard, yard clean up

Creating a fire pit patio

As most of you have probably figured out, we are in the midst of a little backyard revamp. We have been working on revamping our flower beds, tilling our garden spot, and changing out banisters and rails on our porch. Our garden is ready to go!! Flower bed clean out A few weeks ago, we… Continue reading Creating a fire pit patio

2020, Blogging, DIY, finances, home management, priorities, project planning, projects, simplify, simplify saturdays, simplifying life, spending less, thrifty decor

Home Improvement: Things To Consider When Planning Projects

We've been blogging here for a good five years now, and in that time, we've had a lot of questions from readers. One question we're often asked is this: "You all seem to always be doing something to your house. How do you do so much?" Today I'd like to share how we prioritize our… Continue reading Home Improvement: Things To Consider When Planning Projects