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A gal with an affinity for building & baking - exercising these passions. The only tools in my life are in a drawer or the shed. 📐🛠 Location: LA, CA

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So I have 2 types of tiles just sitting in boxes in my living room... the larger long boxes are for the outdoor kitchen (that I need to build still) and the 8”x10” boxes are for my tub surround that has been the way it is for idk how long. I am waiting for this heat to break so I can tile my bathroom. Til then, the tile sits in the living room 😂 why did I buy it when I’m not ready? It was on sale 😉 • • • #diy #tile #projects #tileprojects #homeimprovement #thetilewasonsale #sweatequity #interiordesign #yardscape #bathroomtile #kitchentile

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This “pastoral property she owns on the semi-rural western outskirts of Olympia, Wash., now available at roughly $320,000, is in a total state of neglect. (Digital listings show the property is now pending sale.)” per @variety This house is a gem!!! I would ❤️ to rehab this property. A 2,300 sq ft home with a two-car garage, guest cottage, and horse barn on almost 7 acres, with a creek running through it. The buyer from @courtneylove is lucky! This is a fantastic property. 🏡🐎 • • • #diy #realestate #forsale #olympia #homeimprovement #acreage #sweatequity #washingtonstate #daydreaming #interiordesign #exteriordesign #rural #rustic #rentalproperty #rentalincome #ideas

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Sharing the search for #findSamSayers Sam, an experienced hiker/outdoorsman, did not come home from her hike 8/1 at Vesper Peak in the North Cascades. Some of you may have heard of a massive search happening in the Seattle area for a lost hiker. This beautiful woman, Samantha Sayers, is the daughter of Ron and Lisa Yax Sayers, an Arbonne VP. I have been following this story closely as she is part of our Arbonne family. Sam has been missing since August 1st near Vesper Peak. Sam’s birthday is today. Follow the story on #findsamsayers FB group Everyone: Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! We must keep this in the news. Local volunteers are needed!!! #findsamsayers #vesperpeak #seattle #washingtonstate #northcascades #today #samstrong #snohomish #snohomishcounty #share #sharing #loveandlight #outdoors #wilderness #hikePNW #missingperson #BOLO

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No I haven’t tiled my tub surround... I’m also a little clumsy so I’m on crutches and have a lovely ortho shoe for the next little while. 🤦‍♀️ • • • #injury #diy #homeimprovement #injuredreserve #crutches #notbroken #cannottile #cannotpaint #cannotstand #candraw #candesign #canplan #setback #RICE #evelate #ice #antiinflammatories

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A fresh coat of paint can really transform a room!!! Taping off in a room is fairly important when you paint. Please do not skip this step. Make sure you rub the tape to get good adhesion! I get so mad when paint seeps under the tape, because that means I have to touch it up. I like to act like I do not get paid for double work. I like to use 3’ wide paper at the floor and tape it to the floor as a barrier against splatter. When I’ve used plastic sheeting, the plastic gets static and sticks to shoes, moves around, and has not done me well. Be sure to tape off anything you do not want paint on that is adjacent to an area you are painting - baseboards, exposed beams, window trim, hinges, etc. Be sure to pull tape within 30 mins of the last coat applied. You may need your Stanley knife to cut any stuck areas where the paint has bonded the tape. 🎨 • • • #paint #diy #homeimprovement #interiordesign #sweatequity #interiors #interiordecor #tapeit #painterstape #paintprep #newpaint #freshpaint

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Oh bugger! Got paint in my hair today 😐 I can only presume no one told me because I am quite tall 📏 • • • #paint #paintinhair #whoops #sunday #diy #sweatequity #mystylistwillkillme #hair #blonde #brunette #bayalage #whitepaint #topknot #updo #homeimprovement #interiordesign #interiordecor #damnit #bugger

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essentially, I’m building a bulkhead to protect an antique piano that my mom is not ready to have a restoration expert evaluate yet. My grandmother sat at that piano as a child and eventually took off the candelabras off because she didn’t like how they looked. 🕯 The ivory has been falling off the keys all my life. If I have the story right, when my mom and her mom bought the property I grew up on, a fire came through shortly thereafter. They ended up living in a trailer on the property, and moved everything to the property. They had all their belongings outside since the house burned down. Come that September it rained... in Southern California. Everything got wet. That was the early 70’s. That property still doesn’t have much storage lol. 🎹 So, bulkhead being built to hide and keep all the pieces together for now. • • • #antique #familyheirloom #piano #diy #storage #wood #antique #oldstuff #pianorestoration #ivory #tickletheivories

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Anyone recall how back in January I posted a pic of potatoes and roses and I drilled space to stick the stem into the potato in order to grow roses? I didn’t get roses 😂 I felt like #MattDamon in The Martian. 🤣🤣 • • • #garden #potatoes #iamnotirish #potatofarmer? #DIY #notroses #potato #themartian

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I’m back on “the wagon” with my cleaner eating... I keep mint in my herb garden, not just for mojitos, but for my shakes too. Made a mint-chocolate protein shake today. I use @arbonne protein, fiber, and greens balance. This is a tool I use to make sure I’m getting my nutrition most days! • • • #cleaneating #veganprotein #nonGMO #glutenfree #vegan #glutenfreevegan #proteinshake #30daystohealthyliving #arbonne #chocolatemint #chocolate #mintchocolate #certifiedarbonneclean #healthyliving #healthylivinginsideout

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Spotted this momma raccoon chilling out on the house I grew up in just before dusk the other day... I’m guessing she just wanted a break from her babies 😂 It’s been a warm summer but the breeze up in the roof is nice, I should know, I had to sweep it a few weeks ago. 🏡 • • • #critters #raccoon #nature #upontheroof #notsanta #naptime #wildanimal #cute #dontcuddlewildanimals #rooftop

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Between heat waves I troubleshooted putting a window ac into a sliding window... honestly never did it before, but I had a few ideas how. I finally found a mounting bracket I successfully jerry-rigged, keeping how to support it (and not let the ac unit fall out the window) as the priority. I’ll be doing the same for a couple who has a new baby and no ac next week, so I can show the steps now that I know which steps they are 😬 • • • #summer #itshot #socal #heatwave #diy #lg @lg_us #homeimprovement #fixer #problemsolver #energystar #ac #airconditioning #jerryrigged #humiditysucks

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Saw this floating around the interwebs and it’s too good not to share and 💯% accurate! 👍 • • • #quad_goddess #twitter #flannel #chickswithtools #feminine #goddess #fall #style #clothes #construction #tweet #messybun #diy #witty #smart #totallyme #speakthetruth

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I feel like I didn’t properly show off the final result of the kitchen I redid in a rental property. Time does fly. The tenants have been there 6 months now and they are really enjoying how big this small space feels. Cabinets are from @ikeausa and this is the 2nd full Ikea kitchen I’ve done. Appliances are from @homedepot made by @generalelectric. For the countertops, a very thick plywood, then hardy board was used to beef them up, finished with 24”sq tile set on the diagonal. Some argue more cuts but I love the finished look. Light fixtures were custom from my contractor/designer friend but I got stuck staining them 😂 We also created a small peninsula to have stools at, or use as a buffet. 🍽🍺 • • • #fbf #latergram #ikeakitchen #diy #sweatequity #rentalproperty #lovewhatyoudo #interiordesign #kitchendesign #homeimprovement #chickswithtools #tile #kitchenreno #renovation #interiors #gotitfrommymomma #talent #rentalproperty #kitchen #ikea

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#losangeles #lostdog #missingdog #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #elsegundo #LAX #torrance #hawthorne #lawndale #inglewood Repost from @withers_dental using @RepostRegramApp - Dr Withers dog had been missing since Sat July 14th. Please help us find him by sharing and reposting. Thank you 🙏🏻 #BringLukeHome

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#tbt to my June NYC trip! Went to @oneworldnyc, saw @deadandcompany at citifield, and hit up the @thestandard highline for their rooftop bar. I love taking in the architecture of a city and I find myself really drawn to straight lines and less cluttered looks. 🏙 • • • #travel #NYC #standardhighline #architecture #photography #views #rooftopnyc #rooftopviews #oneworldtradecenter #oneworldNYC #vacation #summer #bottleservice #daydrinker #daydrinking #911memorial #infinitypools

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I overpaid for factory parts because I had never had to replace a circuit board before... my ice maker quit on me and after some troubleshooting (thanks @google) I was able to figure out what I needed. It’s hard to be mad about spending $200 EXTRA dollars on factory parts, but the sound of the ice maker doing its job is quite satisfying. • • • #diy #icemaker #toohot #needice #factoryparts #ikea #whirlpool #refrigerator #freezer #ihaveicenow

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tfw you still haven’t tiled your tub surround but the tile is now on clearance!!! Saving 60%! I will tile my bathroom for under $100 💁‍♀️ • • • #tile #bathtub #bathroom #tub #calacatta #clearance #sale #lowes @loweshomeimprovement #diy #sweatequity #homeimprovement #yay

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