Two tropical garden stops in upcountry Maui


This is going to be one pretty, AND big post. You don’t mind, do you? This blog is a little like a surprise grab bag… will she encourage us to build a closet?  Spin past a growling creature hidden beside a bike path? Whip up a new old sign? Or take a trip to Hawaii? Your […]

Easy closet kit revamp in teen’s bedroom


This little closet project has been on the back burner for years. YEARS. In this day and age, the one bar / one shelf closet system ought to be banned. But, this is what we got when we purchased the house 10 years ago, and it was time to finally gut this thing, to get the most […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 with tips


  DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, and thanks for joining us once again!  So… you may remember me asking for your input last weekend, on all things link party. In a nutshell, I am completely honoured, in this day and age where link parties are […]

My little oasis at Maui Vista in Kihei and other travel tips


If you followed me on Instagram stories while I was away during Christmas, this view will look very familiar to you. You are looking down from the lanai of unit 2212, at Maui Vista, located in Kihei, Maui. I came to know this little space like it was my best friend. On so many levels. When […]

Gifting myself with new cutlery and a clean drawer


Welcome to my first official Crap to Clean before Spring post. But I won’t lie. I had instant regret when I posted last Sunday that I was going to clean something each week, then post it Sunday night. BLECK. How in BLAZES could I give myself such a death sentence?! This is not creative! It’s… UGLY. So I […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 360 and feedback request

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 360

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 360 Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy New Year!  It’s good to be back!   As you know, I went on vacation to Maui over Christmas, then spent Christmas at home right after. No doubt. This was the most unique and fabulous Christmas I can EVER remember. I […]

Industrial pipe and reclaimed wood mini coffee station


Well, I’m pretty proud of myself! It’s only Jan 4th, and I’ve already done a new project! Truth be told, I was cleaning the kitchen, and everything just looked ‘tired’. As in, I was sick of looking at all the same stuff. So I came up with this Industrial pipe, and reclaimed wood mini coffee […]

Risky back roading to Hana and Grandma’s Coffee House


Remember when I told you about losing my camera last time I was in Hawaii? This round, I safely removed the SD card from the camera before travelling home. How smart am I! But once home, I couldn’t find it. A moment of silence, please… In panic mode, I suddenly stopped, laughed and thought… maybe some things […]

A cleaning challenge, inspired by my boy’s minimalist bedroom


Happy New Year! And before you say, “Boy, your photography staging is slipping…” This post will not be pretty. But it will be real. When I returned home from my Christmas vacation, the first thing I noticed upon walking into my home was ‘dust’. I couldn’t see it, but I sure could smell it. Or […]

Best 2016 junk projects, and feedback request

24 of the Best Junk Projects of 2016!

2016 ended up being a year where I thought my personal life drew me away from the blog more than usual. So I didn’t think I created all that much. Until I pulled it together all in one blog post! Well, this just made me happy. I think it really helps to reflect back on the […]