Grill Hack

DIY grill hack: Build a platform for your grill

We live in a house built loooong before there was such a thing as a gas grill or any other other consumer grill to speak of, so we were perfect candidates for our own outdoor loving grill hack: A grill platform made from wood you can build yourself. Because our house was designed with porches [...]

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13 Spring DIY Projects

Spring has sprung. You know what time it is and don’t need me to tell you what you just experienced or that you’ll start seeing for sale signs growing like weeds on neighborhood lawns. What you might want, though, are some project inspirations that’ll help tune the house up whether you’re getting ready for the [...]

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It’s NOT Just About Kitchens and Baths

While it’s taken to mean ‘generally accepted,’ the term ‘conventional wisdom’ was not meant as a compliment. It meant that people see things as ‘true’ because they’re easy to understand, not because they’re right. However, insult or not, nuggets of truth laden in broad ideas become accepted because, well, they’re true. –ish. Like kitchens and [...]

How to install tile

Ask it: How to install tile backer board

Hey MyFixitUpLife—I have a question about how to install tile backer board. Can you help? Question: I know, generally, how to install tile but I could use an assist. I’m putting down backer board for a tile floor in our kitchen and want to make sure I apply the thinset properly. To fill the voids [...]


Stuff that works: Lawnmower madness that’ll make your grass happy

Getting ready to buy a lawnmower? Read this. From lawn nuts to guys who just want the green stuff shorter than it was before, here’s some stuff to know before you mow. Push It Real Good. For most mows, I like a simple, well-built push-mower. No lasers. No internet connection. No transmission like I’d find [...]

Worx Aerocart

DIY Machine: Worx Aerocart. Does it Worx?

The Worx Aerocart: You’ve seen it on TV? But how will it work in your back yard DIY? On the MyFixitUpLife grounds (we have grounds; just past the horse pasture is where we keep the unicorns) the Worx Aerocart has been a get-work-done-DIY-machine. Volume-wise, it holds about one bag of bark mulch which makes it [...]

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Home chic home with Jonathan Adler and Formica Corporation

Trend-setting ideas are even more impressive when they are from a 100+ year old company.   Hello Jonathan Adler Collection from Formica Corporation…Hello Strata Olympico and Salvage Planked Elm <swoon city> I tend to swoon when I see something visually arresting. As a designer, I’m highly visual, cataloging the images from everyday life at rapid [...]

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Upcycle seed paper scraps into a little garden

I’m waiting for my little seed paper garden to grow.

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Handmade copper sinks and tubs that make me swoon

HGTV Remodels’ House Counselor Laurie March spotted these handmade beauties while we delighted through the aisles at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

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5 Legendary Treehouses

If you are fan of treehouses, then this post is for you! We love building and the idea of a house in a tree is fascinating. Here are some of our favorite treehouses. For more amazing and amusing post check out our Pinterest page!  Check back every Friday for another Amazed and Amused post.   

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