Holiday decoration ideas: Light the night with MyFixitUpLife’s yard pyramid

holiday decoration ideas

We all need holiday decoration ideas. And as much as I love stringing garland (I don’t) I’m more at home making stuff with tools.  If you are too, I hope you’ll like and share our holiday yard pyramid. Stuff For me, holiday decoration ideas are more fun when they’re made … see more

Obstacle course race birthday party theme for kids; fun DIY fitness too

obstacle course

We threw an obstacle course race themed birthday party for our son Jack. It was a huge hit for all the kids, super-active, and fun for all (that includes parents!) Running, jumping and laughing…That’s the stuff! Eight obstacles for 8-year olds. We teamed up with Wood, It’s Real for this … see more

How to build a fence: Tips for design, posts, fence panels, and awesome!

how to build a fence

Every fence is different and yet, they’re all the same, so how to build a fence is about using these basic tips to get a fence you’ll love. You already know that it’ll match and enhance your landscape and that it’s a fun and rewarding project crawling with instant curb … see more

How to build a fence: Tips and tricks for posts, straight lines, and more

building a fence - home improvement

In my world—and in this video—I have two versions of how to build a fence: Laser-straight and awesome-looking. And NOT laser-straight and NOT awesome-looking. This video has a few tips about achieving the first one and avoiding the second! When I look at fences—yard fashion, if you will—I can tell … see more

Fall home improvement: Troy-Bilt cordless lawn and leaf blower review

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I swear, maybe it’s the caveman in me or flannel-swaddled North-Easterner I am, there is something about Fall (and all the other seasons in their own wonderful ways) home improvement and ‘season-get-readiness’ I love. And yes, tools play a role in the love affair! From battery run time to on-lawn … see more

DIY Project! Make a wicked awesome cedar fire pit & firewood organizer

fire pit

Hi, and welcome to fire pit season. Crackling weather with cool nights perfect for snugging up to the fire. For the fire, you need firewood. And firewood needs a home, right? I think so. So I made this firewood organizer with off-the-shelf lumber. Here’s how: I used Real Cedar 2x6x12. … see more

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