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Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

Nov 24 2017 -

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Fortunately I’m lucky enough to get a four day weekend so you know what that means? I can get some work done lol Can making Xmas presents really be called work though? Especially making homemade Xmas presents… One of my very favorite things is padding around my kitchen on a cold day with a fire and pot of coffee going… or is that a bottle of wine calling my name? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right? Remember to where stretchy pants and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #63)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Nov 22 2017 -

I’m so sorry if you’re having trouble with my site right now! We are having technical difficulties at the moment but, hopefully, by the time you read this, everything will be working smoothly.

Well it was only 15 degrees this morning 🙁 However, I was reminded on Facebook that this same time last year we got hit by a winter storm and got over a foot of snow! So, considering we don’t have any snow, I’m not complaining anymore lol I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

Home Tour: The deck, our outside dance floor and living room!

A post revealing our deck, our outside living space and living room, our 700 square foot dance floor, how we built it, designed it and finished it!
Nov 20 2017 -

A post all about one of my favorite “rooms” of our house: our outside deck and my dance floor! When my grandparents’ lived here this was their least utilized outside of the home – the only way to reach it was to walk all the way around the house! My plan to add this deck came naturally and was one of the first things I was certain I wanted to add and, like most of the projects on this renovation, Joe and I built our deck together. I put in almost every joist hanger (all 8 million of them…) Joe dug almost every 4×4 post and we dropped the joists in together. From there Joe took it over and laid down every last deck board over the course of three days. With the depth of the deck 11 feet all the way around we used 12 foot green treated deck boards that Joe put in as tight as he could together and then cut off along the edge with a skill saw. Read the rest of the post »

Thinking about Christmas already!

First snow and thinking about Christmas already, fixing our dishwasher by cleaning out the water inlet valve and taking a night away with a hot tub.
Nov 17 2017 -

I’ve been getting kinda urgent about Christmas gifts already and thought, even for me, it is a bit early to start panicking lol its not even Thanksgiving yet! Of course I am always one to get things done as early as possible (last minute things just don’t jive with me) I think what’s doing it actually is the fact that we already have snow on the ground. Is this going to be yet another post about my grumbling about our weather? Not entirely I promise! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #62)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Nov 15 2017 -

Hey gals and guys, ugh we’ve finally hit a little bit of a “heat wave” here in northern MN and actually some a high in the 40s! So, yay, the snow is gone! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

Deck gates: a simple wood working project how to!

How I built deck gates for our outdoor deck to match our steel conduit deck rails out of 2x4 green treated wood, hinges, gate latches and steel hangers
Nov 13 2017 -

How to build a simple outdoor deck gate! With our deck railings finally complete it was time to figure out how I was going to build the gates across the two entrances we have on our deck. My first issue was pretty obvious to me, I wanted them to swing entirely out of the way and remain open year around if we wanted them to be. I also wanted them to “match” the deck rails we had already made. So, I built my gate frames out of wood first! Read the rest of the post »

Zero to 1.5 Million Monthly Pinterest Views – Ebook now available from Smashwords!

Ebook. How, in just two years, I'm bringing in over 40% of my website traffic from Pinterest. This is an in-depth, step-by-step guide utilizing BoardBooster
Nov 10 2017 -

After publishing my last three blogging tips posts I fielded A LOT of questions from other bloggers who were just like me wondering if I could help them step by step do exactly what I’ve been doing to create the traffic from Pinterest that I’ve been getting for Grandma’s House DIY. After tackling a huge blog post in an attempt to answer all of your questions it dawned on me that I needed to publish it as an ebook so it would make more sense and be easier to follow. So, here it is, my first ever ebook. I’ve learned a ton of lessons over the past two years and I really hope they can help you with Pinterest as much as they’ve helped me! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #61)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Nov 08 2017 -

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! I don’t know about you but I can’t believe November is here already! I also can’t quite believe that its snowing outside 🙁 Have I mentioned I’m not a real big fan of winter? This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

DIY Inexpensive deck rails out of steel conduit, easy to do!

DIY inexpensive how to deck rails out of steel conduit to look like steel wire deck railings, tutorial on how we did the railings on our deck!
Nov 06 2017 -

A post on how we built inexpensive deck rails out of steel conduit. Have you seen the gorgeous steel wire railings that have been populating Pinterest the last couple of years and gaining huge popularity? Well I sure have and I’ve been drooling over them for months and months… at least until I saw the price tag. It was an absolute no go for us, on top of that they do require tightening over time and that kinda bugged me too. I was leaning toward just wire fencing (yes like hog panels) but that felt a little rough even for us and I would have wanted to frame them out in wood and that would have been labor intensive and costly. Read the rest of the post »

Farmhouse Hens Decorate: Wall Art – Build a frame out of barn wood!

Building a frame out of barn wood and plexi glass for artwork, farmhouse wall art, wood working, how to, build, diy, do it yourself, farmhouse hens decorate
Nov 03 2017 -

A post about my farmhouse wall art in collaboration with six other DIY bloggers: Farmhouse Hens Decorate! This post is all about how to build a picture frame out of barn wood. My aunt’s birthday was fast approaching this last August and my mom purchased a print for her of a gorgeous old barn painted by a local artist (D.L. Housman). It only seemed natural then for me to take some barn wood and build her a frame to produce some really pretty wall art. The barn on our property is really my aunt and mom’s barn just as much (if not more) then me and Joe’s barn – my aunt and mom grew up here when it was still in its prime and helped their folks (my grandparents) milk cows, bring in hay and garden their entire childhoods. So we really didn’t even discuss who was going to frame her print out and what wood I was going to use to build it! Read the rest of the post »

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