How to make a wooden frame for a DIY wall tapestry. Mine features modern Marimekko fabric.

Merry Mari And Other Stuff

The holiday season is completely different now that I have children – it’s a kid-craft explosion …

December 18, 2014 in DIY, Holiday-Related Projects
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Red trees and a vaguely Scandinavian Legrand Adorne wall plate.

Holiday Switch

Legrand challenged me to join its “DIY Holiday Switch” program to demonstrate how easy it …

December 10, 2014 in DIY, Holiday-Related Projects, Supporting Sponsors
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Kenmore Gas Range, baby proofing.

My Range Of Impulsivity

I saw a statistic before the Thanksgiving holiday about the percentage of Black Friday shoppers who bought …

December 09, 2014 in Kitchen
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Sentry Safe Guardian Storage Box in my home.


Hey guys – Thursday 12/4 at 7pm SentrySafe has invited me and a group of other …

December 03, 2014 in Home Safety, Supporting Sponsors
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Stained glass window at the Rochester Airport.


Thanks to a partnership with Delta Faucet, I’m at the airport and on my way …

December 02, 2014 in Merry Travels, Supporting Sponsors
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Christmas Wish List 2014.

Hey Santa

I’m told I’m hard to shop for, but who isn’t? This year instead of doing my traditional …

November 28, 2014 in Helping The Economy, Holiday-Related Projects
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Jaime Derringer/Julia art + classic black Nielsen frames

Art Attack #3

You guys are thrifty. You know as well as me that secondhand classic, clean-lined frames …

November 24, 2014 in Art Attack
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El cheap fabric that I loved from JoAnn Fabrics.

Eccentric Pillow-making

Some year+ after purchasing what the salesperson told me was “the ugliest fabric [she] ever …

November 19, 2014 in Decor, DIY, Living Room
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Electrical outlet by Legrand adorne in Gloss White.

More Adorne: Cost-Savings Edition

Due to a well-timed partnership with Legrand last year, I had no good reason to put …

November 13, 2014 in Bedrooms
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A pretty birch wood pegboard in our home. A DIY Network craft project.

DIY Network: Latest and Greatest

I finished up a really big project this month–painting my kitchen cabinets–and with that monstrosity …

November 07, 2014 in DIY, DIY Network Projects
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