Weekend DIY Projects You Can Totally Do: How to Make a Shed Ramp

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A shed ramp is one of those DIY projects that is super easy to put off because it’s not immediately important. But once it’s done, you might wonder why you didn’t do it sooner, because: Little. Daily. Joy. Matters. Life improvement happens, a few steps—and a few boards—at a time. … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: Build the best garden bench ever

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I love woodworking projects for the yard. This one (two) will get a ton of use from benches to tables to even DIY fitness and storing lumber. It’s rare on woodworking projects, remodeling, or home improvement that I cut all the pieces of a project at once, but this best-ever-garden-bench … see more

DIY Projects You Can Totally Do! Shabby Shed Weekend Makeover

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Sometimes the hardest part of DIY projects is building up the momentum to start them. Once you’re in it—and this happened on this project—it becomes easy to see that little changes can make a big difference. And if you really look deep, life lessons can pop out of a simple … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: The cooler cooler, AKA garden planter

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This is one of those woodworking projects that started as one thing—a raised garden planter—then took on a new life as the cooler deck cooler. The raised planter design is intended to get the dirt and plants up to what I call ‘bench height’. This minimizes kneeling and reaching and … see more

The Winter Garden: Raised bed for cold weather color and Spring flowers

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This winter garden makes me happy. The landscape design is a little out of the ordinary—which makes it a perfect winter yard project. Don’t let the cold and short days keep you—or your tools—inside. Get out there and get it done. Even though the leaves are down, I think this … see more

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

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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

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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

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