Plush pope is ready to DIY.

A little Pope Francis is visiting us at MyFixitUpLife. So what’s he been up to?

Plush Pope Francis is visiting MyFixitUpLife and seeing what we do. It seems like he’s having fun trying new things, so he’s ready for his first toolbox. We are enjoying sharing our day-to-day activities while Plush Pope Francis is visiting. It seems like he’s having fun, and learning a few new skills along the way. […]

Halloween Pinterest Roundup - MyFixitUpLife

Halloween crafts that make me want to DIY

I look forward to Halloween crafts more than any crafty holiday of the year. Here’s a pile of my favorites.   Halloween crafts are like a ginormous world of wonder to me. There’s a way to celebrate the holiday no matter if you want to be a bit creepy or cutesy or just plain ol’ […]

Lamps Plus - Industrial Style - MyFixitUpLife

Industrial style lighting is more diverse than you might think.

It may seem like just a design category of metal and raw materials, but industrial style lighting is more complex than first glance. When I look at the collage of metal lighting above, here’s what I see.

MyFixitUpLife LampsPlus outdoor lighting backyard parties

Your home is more ready for backyard parties when the lighting is layered

Not having lighting options in any space, and backyard parties are included here, is like not having a few different chairs or shoe options.

MyFixitUpLife - Habitat for Humanity ReStore Dresser - After

ReStore Makeover in an afternoon: New color for a mid-century dresser

While I love the original finish of the piece, I wanted to make it mine with color. And I wanted to update two other little finds: a little Buddha statue and a charming table lamp.

Smart Desk Lamps - Lamps Plus - MyFixitUpLife

In our multi-tasking clutter-busting homes, desk lamps that have USBs are smart picks.

Before you buy a desk lamp, check out these stylish and smart desk lamps. Whenever I see a USB, my little cup of joy overflows a bit. It doesn’t matter if I need to charge my phone or not. It’s like having a clean bathroom or pot of coffee nearby. Both will eventually be necessary. […]

Tool Box

Tools make our lives more beautiful, and it’s ok to use pretty tools

It’s OK to use pretty tools that make you smile and inspire you to use them. Be proud to be pretty, and let yourself love beautiful things. I know that what is practical isn’t always my first choice. I’ll wear jewelry and a dress or skirt with my workboots while I’m on a job site, […]

Theresa MyFixitUpLife DesignAllz Alzheimer's

How would you make home better for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?

Join us to talk kitchen and bath design for Alzheimer’s with #KBTribechat on August 19 at 2pmET.   I’ve posted a few blogs about designing for Alzheimer’s and my new design passion to help make home happier for families dealing with Alzheimer’s. On Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2pmET I’ll be co-hosting #KBtribechat with Karen […]

Ed, Theresa, Liz, Dad MyFixitUpLife Designing for Alzheimer's

I’m designing for Alzheimer’s in a new role as co-founder of DesignAllz

If your family includes one of the 5.1 million people living with Alzheimer’s, I hope you’ll connect with me on, where I’m working on my mission of designing for Alzheimer’s. I had an idea. While I was visiting my dad at a memory care facility, where he lives with others like him dealing with […]

Lamps Plus Porch Light - MyFixitUpLife

Here’s why you’ll want a motion sensor LED entry light

Feeling safe is priceless, and a motion sensor LED entry light can give you that gift. As a mom, there’s absolutely nothing more important than keeping my little tribe healthy and safe. So when I hear of an opportunity where I can help create a safer and more secure home for my family, I’m listening. […]

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