How to make a Magnetic Frame to display artwork

(I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.) My daughter LOVES to draw and is very crafty. We have artwork all over our fridge and taped to the walls. I made her a magnetic frame for her to display all her artwork, photos, notes, and cards. It looks a lot classier on a magnetic frame instead … [Read more...]

Build a tire swing!

I'm here today to show you how to make a fun and easy project that your kids (and you!) will enjoy all summer long... a tire swing! We've had this old tire laying around the yard so instead of tossing it we decided it would be fun to turn it into a tire swing. I've never made a tire swing before and the task seemed daunting. Believe it or not I whipped this tire swing up in less than an hour! I started with this very helpful tire swing guide: Once I had a plan in place I headed to True Value to pick up all my supplies. Here are most of the supplies I purchased, but I did … [Read more...]

Recycling when you don’t have curbside pick up

(I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.) Our old house had curbside recycling. They would pick it up in a separate garbage can along with the garbage. It was so easy and I never thought much about it. We didn't even have to sort it! Recycling for so many years got me into the habit, … [Read more...]

replacing switches and outlets – a small update with a big impact

I am excited to be a part of the True Value Blog Squad again this year! You guys know I'm nutso about DIY, so partnering with True Value Hardware is a no-brainer for this hardware store junkie. I am one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Blog Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. I have been busy DIYing my son's bedroom … [Read more...]

Hi strangers! Some updates and a $100 GIVEAWAY [closed]

**This giveaway is now closed. The winner is comment # * Hi, my friends! I didn't mean to just up and fall off the planet after my Christmas Confessions post, but this family has been S-I-C-K. This month in my family I've dealt with: one case of appendicitis, strep throat, two cases of the flu, a stomach bug complete with barfing, 2 colds, and now I'm sick with a fever and aches and pains. Fortunately we were all healthy on Christmas Day. This is me taken a few hours ago. I don't feel very well. :( Also, wow, thank you so much for all your sweet kind comments on the Christmas … [Read more...]