Having a newborn in the middle of winter has been a challenge. This year both RSV and the flu have … Continue Reading Toddler Watercolors and a Valentines Day Gift for Dad
Well, we are officially one week from Goldie’s due date! As I type this she’s still nice and comfy on … Continue Reading Goldie’s DIY Nursery Closet Renovation
Ok I have to take a moment to share this incredible gift that Javier gave me for our 10-year anniversary. … Continue Reading A Special 10-year Anniversary Gift
Ok, so we can’t DIY EVERYTHING that our house needs. Just like these projects back in 2017, there are a … Continue Reading Before and After: Three New Doors!
I have so many childhood memories of my home in Punta Arenas, Chile. One prominent memory is spending a ridiculous … Continue Reading DIY Kitchen Nook with reclaimed lumber – Part #2 / The Table
I’ve had wallpaper on my mind for over a year now thanks to blogs like A Beautiful Mess and Young … Continue Reading Wall Paper Mural – Before and After
We scored two beautiful Christmas posters today for less than $10 at Scout in NULU and decided to make our … Continue Reading DIY: Wood Poster Hanger Tutorial [video]
One of my objectives when I changed the floors of the second story of the house was to save as … Continue Reading DIY Reclaimed lumber Kitchen Nook – Part #1 / Bench with storage
Lest you think Javi has spent even one day this entire year without SOME kind of project in our house, … Continue Reading (Some) Home Improvement 2019
Back in 2012 Javi and I wrote a post about how we made DIY Big Face Posters for my dad … Continue Reading DIY Big Face Poster – Reprise
When we moved into our house last year we tore out carpet, painted, redid the stairs, replaced 18 windows, and … Continue Reading We swapped our carpet for vinyl planks and EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL.
Composting is great for the garden and beneficial for the environment in general as we reduce the amount of trash … Continue Reading Pile Composting: How and Why
The Los Rodriguez Mansion garden has officially exploded. When I started building this garden and ordered the soil, I was … Continue Reading How Trench Composting Fixed My Garden Soil
Not everything in Los Rodriguez life is glamorous…actually, there is not that much glamour in our lives, period. We try … Continue Reading Five Tips to Prevent Flooding in your House
Penny’s room has been a work-in-progress since we moved into the house, and we are adding to it all the … Continue Reading Penelope’s Nursery Tour
After preparing the woodshop space, I needed to build a woodworking bench. The important feature about the bench I wanted … Continue Reading My Moravian Workbench
I have wanted a workshop in our house for a long time, but I haven’t found the right space. Our … Continue Reading Javi’s Workshop
We are officially 39 weeks and two days into this adventure and still waiting on miss Penelope to make her … Continue Reading Arts and Crafts Weekend
Back in Nashville, Javier spent an immense amount of time and effort building up our garden from summer 2011 after … Continue Reading We Have a Garden!
Back in May when I first started posting about our projects for the new home, I mentioned three tasks that … Continue Reading What we didn’t DIY