DIY Laundry bins/baskets – Small Project Saturday

rustic wire laundry bins baskets

Laundry Bins I know you all think I’m crazy because I never sit still… but I can’t help it.  It’s part of who I am.  I have to constantly be creating, from photography to home decor to gardening.  I need to be working with my hands and vision…. I discovered…

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

orange cayenne pepper jelly

Pepper Jelly —- I say this all the time, there is nothing I can’t stand more than when people make false claims online.  It’s why I have an issue with many marketing techniques of today.  It’s also why I started to blog my Realistic Recipes. Nestled in my vegetable garden…

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Creative and Inexpensive Garden

garden boxes for deck

Garden Deck Decor I love to upcycle or repurpose. I’ve been wanting some containers to grow some lettuce and small carrots near the house.  I noticed when I had my gourmet lettuces growing in the garden, I would forget about them and not use them until they got too big…

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Old Windows…DIY Greenhouse!

how to build small greenhouse

Building a Greenhouse I’m not sure what possessed me to do this.  I have been enjoying gardening so much this year that I wanted to extend my growing season.  I also wanted to plan ahead for germinating seeds very early.  My biggest mistakes this year while gardening was not getting…

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Barn Doors and Closets – DIY

window seat and barn doors

Hanging Barn Doors, Closets, and Window Seat DIY Project If you follow my Instagram www.instagram.com/jodieotte/, you already saw this hanging barn door and closet/window seat project; however, I was refraining from posting it to the blog until I finished, and I didn’t think I would be finished until I put…

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Kitchen Barnwood Table and Benches – DIY Woodworking

This is the second part of my project week.  The first part involved the small laundry room which was sort of practice for this larger project.  I have always wanted a big square barnwood table and built in benches with storage in my breakfast area.  I have been thinking about…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover (out of old studio floor)

Another Before/After – Fireplace Mantle Makeover Before After Well, it’s that slow time of year again that happens right after the holidays.  It’s not dead slow, but everything calms down a bit. 2017 is my year of the DIY projects.  As you may remember, I spent two years as an…

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