Hello, and happy Monday! I hope you had a weekend that was the perfect magical combination of restful and productive. Mine was more productive than restful, but I have a vacation coming up starting Friday so there's some r&r in sight! (We're going to a close friend's wedding in NYC -- wedding #5 this summer -- and then to Colorado for a week to hide in a cabin, hike, and not be on email/phone. [ 674 more words ]
When I get the inevitable toe holes in my shoes, that means it's just about marathon time. 22 miler done, I'm ready to taper. And eat ice cream. And all the other foods. And then more ice cream. -S
You may remember from when I made my circular saw guide, that I've been trying to find ways to make DIY quicker, easier, and more fun. Overall, there are a lot of things that are inefficient with the way I do projects, and that makes me procrastinate about getting started, which is the opposite of a virtuous cycle. One of the biggest issues was that I didn't have a good work space. [ 1,344 more word ]
FINALLY the tiny bloggers get some house plants
After about 8 months and a whole lot more fuss and bother than I had planned, the dining room is finally done! I am crazy in love with this space. I feel like when someone in the future asks me what my "style" is, I'll just show them a picture of this room. This is exactly it. But before I gush too much about this (trust me, I will later in this post), let's back up to what the room looked like when we first bought the house. [ 1,125 more word ]
By now our regular readers are very familiar with this type of post, in which we bring you all in on one of our favorite games: looking at stuff on craigslist and trying to figure out if it is awesome or terrible. We all know that the line between the two is really thin, and sometimes we all need a little help figuring out where something falls! [ 551 more words ]
Stained Glass at Last! (sorry neighbors, no more peeping)
We haven't done craft posts on this blog in a while. (Unless you count the Tiny Bloggers' posts... which we don't, because they are real tiny bloggers and not actually us doing crafts.) I think we've both just been really busy and have been prioritizing larger, more impactful projects. When you are starved for time, making a practically useless thing just for fun doesn't seem like a priority for some reason! [ 466 more words ]
Felicidades, Raffi y Laura! Que tengan una vida muy bonita, llena del baile y la risa como anoche. -S
How I made that large planter that broke my car
Buen dia de Bogota!
Wow, this summer is flying by! As is our tradition, we're taking a summer vacation from the blog this week to relax and spend more time with friends, catch up at work, and work on some projects. We'll be back in a week with our regular schedule!
Second hedge he's dug holes for at this house. Best husband ever. -S
Few things are more satisfying in DIY than standing back and acknowledging that you did something hard really well. Unfortunately for us, that is a rare and fleeting feeling, and going for it often leads to disaster... hence the title of the blog! But as much as we focus on being honest about disasters and quick wins, there are a few projects that we're really proud of. [ 893 more words ]
When you find yourself spending your Saturday making dollhouse furniture...you know you're winning at life.
@dave_beahm you better bring a coordinating suit. -S
Nothing makes you feel smarter or more skilled than when the edges line up perfectly!
First we run. Then we run again. Then we run a third time. Then we sleep. But after that, THEN we donut. -S #ragnartrailma
The 3am crew. -S
Summer evening sunroom cat. -S
We bought a new (to us) car! To break it into its new life, I drove it straight from the dealership to Lowes where I filled it up with lumber. Welcome to the Ruth household. -S
Sam left for a week in China at 11pm last night; Owen did not want to say goodbye. Probably because he knows we're all going to starve in the meantime. -S
Building cabinets with my daddio. Like father like daughter. -S
Celebrating the ease of photographing on my new dining room table top :)
Just a little frisbee golf with the Ruth sibs-S
It looks like this summer we'll have a deck to lounge on! -S
Coming along! New table is expected Wednesday!
Just a birthday boy and his cat. -S
Before Spring weather comes and we want to be outside, we Spring Clean. -S
When it blizzards, go to greenhouse. -S
Am I capable of making my own lighting without electrocuting myself or burning my house down? We shall see.... -S
Some new lawn signs for the house thanks to @622press -S
Would not be an ideal time to slip -S
It may be warmer in Boston than on our vacation in LA, but at least in LA there are living plants and such. -S
Road home from Maine in winter
Sharing my bedroom makeover on the blog tomorrow!
No pictures were taken in Zuni, but this shot of the mesas leading up to it gives a small sense of the amazing views. It did feel like the center of the earth!
On the road to Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico
I feel incredibly left out. It's just like the middle school cafeteria all over again. -S
I made a table and bought a rug. I swear I'm going to finish this kitchen renovation in 2016. -S
Murphy is so glad we finally set the tree up for him. -S
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