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 [...]

Lawnmower

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 [...]

Planting Botanical Seed Paper MyFixitUpLife

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.   

Troy-Bilt snow blower

Six more weeks (+ 60 more years) of winter? Snow blower time

On the fence about buying a snow blower—or snow thrower—as some people I’ve never met call them? I can see why. They’re not cheap. And some are not worth the trouble. So there’s risk. But man, oh, man, some are sooooo tooootally worth it that once you hook on, you’ll have to find another use [...]

Loft bed

How to build a kid’s loft bed

Building a loft bed for my daughter was one of my favorite DIY projects. And it was something she, me and Theresa got to make and enjoy together. She’s 13 now. Things have changed. But I love this project so I’m glad I get to share it with you. I also like that this project—by [...]

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10 outdoor spaces that will make your neighbors jealous

We’re already thinking about warmer weather and found outdoor spaces that stun? These designs we found on Pinterest will be sure to make your home the talk of the town. Some classically chic and some over the top. Here are some of our favorites. Check out these amazing designs and let us know what you think. For [...]

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