Category: PROJECTS

Belle’s DIY project tutorials with everything from home remodeling to sewing valentine boxes for school parties. There may be instruction sheets. There will most likely be Pinterest posts. You may even be able to eventually buy some of this random stuff on Etsy.

Twice baked recycling

I am now 15 weeks into recovery from a rotator cuff repair/arthritis removal of my right shoulder. Apparently, the last few years of remodeling house has not been kind to my joints. I built up some bone spurs on both my shoulder joint and…

Winter landscapes Door

In my last post I talked about maker culture and how I’ve embraced the term maker and decided to start posting some of my projects on dirt that aren’t yard or nature related. This is a step by step of a door for a holiday…

Maker culture

I’ve officially started calling myself a “Maker,” since others have already bestowed the title on me. I guess I knew, but didn’t realize that there is an entire subculture called Maker Culture which centers around people creating stuff. It’s always been there, it’s just…

Treehouse!

I’ve been quite busy all summer- just not doing much that I considered especially blog-worthy. I’ve done a few bits and pieces of things about the garden, picked cucumbers, picked tomatoes (which are slow to produce this year for some reason?), picked more blackberries…

Signs, Signs Everywhere are Signs…

We’ve been working on a path from our house to the back portion of our property since last fall and finally made it all the way up to where we want to build a campsite in the woods. We’ve developed our own little landmarks…

Mailbox recycle

We live on a busy state highway with lots of curves. Whether it’s the curves, something interesting on their cell phones, or whatever was in the bottle that they threw at the road sign by our driveway- people just can’t seem to stop crashing…

Fire Pit

You hear it all the time on DIY and HGTV- Everybody who is anybody has a fire pit in their “entertainment landscape.”  The professional designers come in and they point around the barren, weed riddled pathetic yard of some nice, overworked couple and say,…

Non-garden related VD

Because people have garden-related VD all the time, right? In this case, the VD is for Valentine’s Day- or in other words, that day of the year that I now forgo a romantic lunch or dinner dates with my husband for school parties involving…

Life is what happens when you’re making other plans

And if you found yourself singing John Lennon just now, you may be telling your age like I am. 🙂 So, what the above means for those of you that aren’t Beatles fans, is that I’ve hit a bit of a snag in my…

Building a Pond: Part 3, Waterfall & Fancy Bits

The waterfall and finishing of the pond is a lot like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. Except with very heavy rocks. And you’re likely going to get wet. I started with two large rocks that probably qualify as small boulders; they were heavy…

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