Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Best Router for a Beginner Woodworker

 The best and easiest router for a beginner woodworker or DIYer

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Have you noticed how almost every tools is battery powered these days? I'm kinda old school and typically reach for corded models. However, when I first spotted the Ryobi 18-Volt Cordless Router at The Home Depot ProSpective kick-off event earlier this year, I knew I had to get my hands on one!

Have you been thinking about buying a router? I love my old routers but admittedly. I'm always fighting the cords or struggling to keep the cords out of my way. I've been using the Ryobi Cordless router for a couple months now, and I've decided it's absolutely the best router for a beginner woodworker or DIYer - here's why.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Glass-Topped Wood Outdoor Table

How to build a DIY wood dining table with a glass top

*This post is sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie ® . All opinions are my own and are uninfluenced. 

Summer doesn't officially start for another week, but in our home, we've already been living the "summer life" for a while. We've been taking advantage of the mild evenings and eating on the patio as much as we can. Our last outdoor dining situation was looking pretty sad, so I finally built us a patio table that fits my design style much better. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

How to Make a Wood and Metal Hanging Garden

How to build an industrial wood and metal hanging garden for flowers or herbs and learn how to mount it to a concrete block wall

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Most of us in the southwest have a common view when we walk into the backyard - a massive concrete block wall. Although they are great for privacy and durability, they can look a little prison-yard-ish. My in-laws can grow just abut about anything, so I wanted to build them a cute, hanging garden to decorate their great wall of china, block fence. Drilling into concrete provides a new challenge, but is definitely do-able with the right tools. With the miles and miles of cinder block in Arizona, it's a skill I'm glad I learned. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to Make a Long Wood and Glass Succulent Planter

How to make a long succulent centerpiece from inexpensive glass vases.

Its wedding season and I'm currently completely consumed with two different weddings this month. What about you? Do you have any weddings on the horizon?

Friday, May 26, 2017

Handy Father's Day Gift Guide

Cool and useful Handy Fathers Day gift ideas grouped by price

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Holy cow, where has May gone?! Has this year blown by for the rest of you? I just realized that next week is June and it's time to think about Father's Day. I put together a list of  my favorite tools and gadgets that any DIYer would love. There's some pretty sweet stuff on the market these days! I broke down the list by price so you can find Dad a cool gift, no matter what your budget is.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

If you love tools, you love The Home Depot


*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. 

I have so much cool stuff to tell you guys!!! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (which you should), you got a little taste of some of the recent awesomeness. I'm able to keep providing ideas and share new project with you guys largely thanks to sponsorship from brands that I love and use. You guys are important to me. I don't want to steer you wrong. I have never and will never endorse a company or product that I don't personally use and stand behind. Basically, if I wouldn't recommend something to my best friend, you won't see it on this blog.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How to Make a Leather Tassel Pillow

Easy step by step instructions so you can make your own boho leather tassel pillow

I'm totally in love with the current bohemian trend, especially in home decor. My house is more on the traditional/mid-century side, but I've been dying to work a little boho in. Last weekend I got my crafter on and made a fun leather tassel throw pillow.