Wooden Wall Art Inspiration

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One of my favorite posts of all time is this ‘Kilim’ / Native American wooden artwork we did last year. I’ll admit it was tedious, but so so worth it. And I went to great lengths to make the tutorial easy for y’all to understand. You’re welcome! I don’t usually do round-up posts, but I’ve been stumbling upon so many awesome pieces of wooden artwork by some of my bloggy friends, I can’t help but gather them up in one place for some serious eye candy! If you’re like Nick and I, you keep every little wood scrap because WHAT IF WE NEED … [Read more...]

A mirror? In a BATHROOM?

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Do you know how long it’s been since we had a mirror in our bathroom? Let’s just say I gained and lost 50 lbs since then. As far as I’m concerned, my collar bones were visible the whole time. Remember when the bathroom looked like this? I know that pic isn’t altogether hideous. I actually loved that mural I painted for a period of time. But it was just dark and icky-feeling. And that burnt orange made my eyeballs dry-heave. BUT AT LEAST THERE WAS A MIRROR… right? AT LEAST I didn’t need to use my phone camera on reverse to check … [Read more...]

The Studio {Counter/workbench and Storage}

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Well hello there! Are you having a great day? Are you living in ALL CAPS? Good! Me too! So…. you know how everyone has a junk drawer? Well we have a junk ROOM. It’s the catch-all room where I have not only my sewing machine and craft supplies, but also guitars, books, stuff we’re not using, and stuff we don’t know where to put. And this room is RIGHT off the living room, so obviously we keep the door closed pretty much all the time. We recently got one little corner organized with this mid-century hutch, but that’s about it. The funny … [Read more...]

New Blog Launch! {The Sawdust Maker}

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Today I’m about to share something that’s been ‘in the works’ for about 6 months now. After a lot of planning, web designing, and hard work… we’re finally ready to launch NICK’S WEBSITE! The Sawdust Maker! This will be his own outlet to share his incredible craftsmanship and knowledge with those who are passionate about woodworking and ready to take their skills to the next level. Here on our blog Sawdust and Embryos, it’s important for me to share projects that are simple and doable for the average DIYer. But that mindset and … [Read more...]

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hey! How are you? Its Meghan from Cupcakes with Sprinkles. The recipe I have to share this month is a soft, cakey cookie with lots of chocolate chips. They taste like cake but are so much easier to eat. And who doesn’t love a cookie with Oreos and chocolate chips?! Let’s get baking!   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a mixer, combine the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix until a dough forms... Add in the cream cheese and beat until well combined... Stir in the Oreos and chocolate chips... … [Read more...]

A few randoms

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It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down and just started writing here on my blog. For some reason, I’ve gotten in the habit of needing an actual THING to write about. Silly! We went to my in-laws for the weekend. The girls got to go Easter Egg hunting with their cousins. It’s so cute to see how excited they get about little things like a plastic ring or jelly beans. Little girl gasps are the cutest sound. I wish I could make it my ringtone. We went to church with Nick’s parents on Sunday. The girls were on their worst behavior, … [Read more...]

Mini Dipped Paint Can Planters

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Did you know that you can buy plain empty paint cans at your local home improvement store? Every time I pass them, I think… ‘there MUST be some fun project to do with those’! And then it hit me. FUN RIGHT?! Welcome to THE MOST SIMPLE and rad tutorial of all time. Gather the following: Quart paint cans Oil-based paint in bright colors (we used RustOleum!) Lids from a oatmeal container… or somesuch disposable thingamajig to hold paint This project is SO simple, in fact, that I rallied the tiny troops to … [Read more...]

Faux Planked Table Transformation

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Good morning and good Tuesday to you! I wanted to post yesterday, but I was overcome with the Monday-ness of the day, and ended up wandering aimlessly in my pajamas, eating Nutter Butters. But today is a new day! And I have a fun furniture transformation to share! So last year at this time, we were feverishly painting backsplashes to save for our fertility treatments. One of our lovely clients (hi Patti!) gave us this table and chairs because she was moving and needed to get rid of it. It was a sturdy little set, and I loved the character … [Read more...]

Cypress’ Newborn Pics {Molly Long Photography}

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I know I’ve been talking about my baby a lot lately… but you’ll have to give me a pass because I recently birthed her from my loins and I’m kinda obsessed with her. Nevermind the fact that I NOT ONLY waited 9 uncomfortable months to finally meet her, but we also worked our a$$es off to be able to pay for the fertility treatments that ultimately resulted in her cuteness. So there’s that. She’s weaseled her way into our hearts, and dictates our entire day… some days are productive, and some days we do a whole lotta nothin’. And that’s … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Ironing Board Wall Organizer

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I’ve been doing a whole lotta nothin since Cypress was born. We snuggle, she has a bottle, I change her diaper, and then she naps. It’s a 3 hour rotation we’ve got her on, and it’s glorious. I’ve gotten no less than 9 hours of sleep each night since she’s been born. (don’t hate!) But! A girl can only be idle for so long. I need to have a project in the works, or I start feeling very unproductive and worthless. It’s just my personality. Nick has love-hate feelings about this quality of mine. Nevertheless! There was a storage conundrum … [Read more...]