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Sarah

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A Georgia gal tries to DIY her home renovation, one ruined manicure at a time.

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  • Laundry Room Sneak Peek!
    on Dec 16, 2016 in Laundry Room
    Hey folks! I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news: I actually finished a room. In less than a week. Without a lot of swearing and tool-throwing, too. If you have been reading this blog for longer than five minutes, you know how rare those t...
  • My First Visit to a Lumber Yard
    on Dec 5, 2016 in Shopping
    It’s currently raining in Atlanta. And it has been… all weekend. And according to the forecast, it will be for the next few days. I’m not really complaining since last month was pretty much without a single drop of the wet stuff, bu...
  • Hydrangeas Changing Color
    on Sep 4, 2016 in Playing In the Dirt Again
    Football, fall, and pine straw: the things I can rely on when September rolls around. Also, my pretty blue hydrangeas bud one last time and bloom their last hues for the year. I’m really glad that the ones in the back yard are growing so well.
  • Staining Tips for Adirondack Chairs and New Planters
    on Aug 26, 2016 in Decor Exterior
    If you’ve been following along on the backyard updates, you know that there are two big things going on: I’ve brought in dirt and rented a backhoe to help me fix a number of lingering issues going on back there: fill in a sinkhole, grad...
  • Staining Tips for Adirondack Chairs and New Planters
    on Aug 26, 2016 in Decor Exterior
    If you’ve been following along on the backyard updates, you know that there are two big things going on: I’ve brought in dirt and rented a backhoe to help me fix a number of lingering issues going on back there: fill in a sinkhole, grad...
  • Filling In a Sinkhole and Leveling My Yard: Part 2 (of 3)
    on Aug 25, 2016 in Playing In the Dirt Again
    You know, it’s funny — this month has easily been one of the most productive I’ve had in about a year. But despite all of this change happening so quickly around the UDH, finding the energy again at night to relive all of the details...
  • Installing a Kitchen Bar + Weekend Work
    on Aug 19, 2016 in Kitchen
    I have more of the leveling, grading, and sinkhole saga coming to you soon, but I also promised another sneak peek this week, so I wanted to go ahead and show you something I’m installing in the kitchen: It’s a wall-mounted breakfast bar!
  • Filling In a Sinkhole and Leveling My Yard – Part 1 (of 3)You guys. I am so excited to share this update with you today. As I sit here typing this post, my eyelids are just as heavy as they were when I went to sleep. And it has everything to do with the giant pile of dirt I shared with you in the last post...
  • I Should Not Be This Excited About Dirt.
    on Aug 11, 2016 in Playing In the Dirt Again
    There is a comically large pile of dirt in my yard, and I’m reacting the way I usually do about any major DIY project: Cameron Diaz underpants dance. I NEED TO CALM DOWN RIGHT NOW. I mean, it’s just a pile of fill dirt. A giant pile, but...
  • Teaching & Learning In a Whole New Way – Haven 2016
    on Aug 10, 2016 in Blog News
    For those that only like DIY and don’t like the personal stuff, skip ahead to tomorrow’s post or peruse the project gallery… there are some BIG things happening at the UDH this weekend that you won’t want to miss! It’s W...
  • Em’s New Home, and Introducing Buddy!
    on Aug 4, 2016 in Life Sponsor
    Time for a little family update. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned her on the blog, but you guys remember Em, right? If not, allow me to introduce you again: this is my gorgeous, hilarious little sister, Emily. I call her Em (as does pretty...
  • 11 Brilliant Outdoor Lighting Ideas
    on Aug 1, 2016 in Exterior
    Confession: I have a thing for cafe lights. I know — it’s crazy, since these things are so ugly, they don’t add any ambiance whatsoever, and I’m totally lying. I like them as much as I wish every morning started with a huge pot of...
  • Noise & Entryway Progress
    on Jul 29, 2016 in Entryway
    I’ll be perfectly honest with you guys: this week, I have had a really hard time writing anything (I delegated the work to Charlie, but she hasn’t felt like writing either, so at least my whole house in agreement). Instead, I’ve...
  • Charlie’s First Vacation
    on Jul 21, 2016 in Travel
    It’s been a while since we had a Charlie update, so I thought it might be fun just to look at how my sweet, wild pup handled her first (and only, to date) vacation since she became a part of the Fogle family. During my recent road trip up to th...
  • One Project In, One Project Out
    on Jul 16, 2016 in Kicking Up Dust
    Hey, friends! I was going to share a vacation recap today, but I decided to toss that aside in consideration of some recent events that I’m still trying to process (the only details I’m going to share about it right now are here, but th...
  • Kitchen Details: The Sink
    on Jul 14, 2016 in Kitchen
    I’ve been asked a number of times recently what my favorite project is to date, and hands down, it’s still the kitchen (so far). I especially love the area around the kitchen window: the striped window treatment, the sill for my succulen...
  • DIY Courage Tonight & Speaking at the Haven Conference!
    on Jul 11, 2016 in Blog News
    If you’re one of my friends or one of the people I’ve met IRL from this blog, you probably wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if I’d told you that I came out of the womb an extrovert. My mom has often reminded me that even as...
  • How to Stop Feeling Too Busy
    on Jul 7, 2016 in Time Tips
    Hey folks! It’s been over a week since I last posted, but I promise you, I didn’t disappear (thanks for the emails though! If you ever feel like checking in beyond the blog itself, you can usually spot what’s stealing my attention o...
  • How to Stop Feeling So Busy
    on Jul 7, 2016 in Time Tips
    Hey folks! It’s been over a week since I last posted, but I promise you, I didn’t disappear (thanks for the emails though! If you ever feel like checking in beyond the blog itself, you can usually spot what’s stealing my attention o...
  • Reader Remarks: Ridiculously Good Built-In Ideas
    on Jun 23, 2016 in Living Spaces Reader Remarks
    I know I’ve been doing a ton of outdoor projects lately, but I haven’t forgotten about the inside as much as you might think. In fact, I’ve still got a very LONG list of projects I’m trying like hell to plan in the right order...
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