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Junipers, junipers and more junipers. This is what we started with, a quarter acre of property completely covered in junipers. We have high hopes, large imaginations and a lot of aspirations. It starts with this piece of property being transformed into a personal hideaway oasis, and from there onto turning more of our dreams to reality. Our first lofty goal starts with this yardwork.

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Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – JK Building The Dream Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Berries, Building, Blog, Buildings, Bury, Architectural Engineering, Blackberry, Strawberries
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Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I haven’t made a strawberry rhubarb pie in years because we haven’t had rhubarb and I never think to buy any. This year our neighbour gave us a plant and I finally had the two main ingredients read…

Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – JK Building The Dream Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Berries, Building, Blog, Buildings, Bury, Architectural Engineering, Blackberry, Strawberries
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Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I haven’t made a strawberry rhubarb pie in years because we haven’t had rhubarb and I never think to buy any. This year our neighbour gave us a plant and I finally had the two main ingredients read…

The first stages of creating end-grain cutting boards with purple heart, ambrosia maple and red grandis woods. End Grain Cutting Board, Cutting Boards, High Hopes, Woods, Purple, Heart, Building, Red, Blog

Chop It Like It’s Hot

During the Christmas rush, when I was building all sorts of advent calendars and experimenting with those, I invested in some really beautiful hardwoods. My intention was that when things slowed do…

The first stages of creating end-grain cutting boards with purple heart, ambrosia maple and red grandis woods. End Grain Cutting Board, Cutting Boards, High Hopes, Woods, Purple, Create, Heart, Building, Red

Chop It Like It’s Hot

During the Christmas rush, when I was building all sorts of advent calendars and experimenting with those, I invested in some really beautiful hardwoods. My intention was that when things slowed do…

The first stages of creating end-grain cutting boards with purple heart, ambrosia maple and red grandis woods. End Grain Cutting Board, Cutting Boards, Citrus Oil, Wood Laminate, Safe Food, Woods, Purple, Heart

Chop It Like It’s Hot

During the Christmas rush, when I was building all sorts of advent calendars and experimenting with those, I invested in some really beautiful hardwoods. My intention was that when things slowed do…

Rubber band gun set with targets. This was a fun project and a great way to procrastinate about things I should have been building instead. Rubber Band Gun, Hand Saw, Dremel, Fun Projects, Building, Blog, Buildings, Architectural Engineering
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Pew-Pew-Procrastination

January to April are always busy months for me on a “work” level. Not only am I working my full-time job, but I also take on teaching a class at our local university, which involves som…

Plans for a chair that I built. It is a nice simple chair that is super comfortable. Our dog loves the chair so it is aptly named after her. Stool, Chair, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Decor, How To Plan, Dog, Nice, Simple, Building
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Ellie’s Throne Plans

As promised, here are the build plans and supplies list to build Ellie’s Throne. Although we used it for our dogs to enjoy, they are very comfortable chairs and could be a nice addition to your hom…

Plans for a chair that I built. It is a nice simple chair that is super comfortable. Our dog loves the chair so it is aptly named after her. Dog Love, How To Plan, Chair, Nice, Simple, Building, Blog, Buildings, Chairs
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Ellie’s Throne Plans

As promised, here are the build plans and supplies list to build Ellie’s Throne. Although we used it for our dogs to enjoy, they are very comfortable chairs and could be a nice addition to your hom…

Plans for a chair that I built. It is a nice simple chair that is super comfortable. Our dog loves the chair so it is aptly named after her. Pocket Screws, Pocket Hole Jig, Old Pillows, Cushions, Back Pieces, Love Seat, Two By Two, How To Plan, Dog
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Ellie’s Throne Plans

As promised, here are the build plans and supplies list to build Ellie’s Throne. Although we used it for our dogs to enjoy, they are very comfortable chairs and could be a nice addition to your hom…

M2C1 Kraftwerks Gift - A fun gift that I made for my dad. This is based on our Etsy shop, and yes the small frame and cut-off sign is intentional. Check-out the blog for the fun story about this sign. Screwed Up, Funny Signs, Craft Items, Gifts For Family, My Dad, Homemade Gifts, Things To Think About, Best Gifts, Etsy Shop
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M2C1 Kraftwerks Gift

If you haven’t noticed yet, I like making and receiving homemade gifts. There is something special about someone spending time creating something for you that fills your heart with warmth and joy. …

Howl-idays - Bringing our dogs into our holiday decor was fun with these paw print ornaments. Christmas Baubles, Christmas Movies, First Christmas, Paw Print Image, One Day I Will, Scroll Saw, Homemade Christmas, Pyrography, New Toys

Howl-idays

This year Christmas will be a little bit different but no less special. I will miss spending it in a house full of the hubbub of family, but it is going to be its own kind of special with just Kurt…

This is a fantastic spiced challah bread recipe. It is delicious on it's own, or it can be turned into a great french toast! Challah Bread Recipes, French Toast, Spices, Building, Blog, Spice, Buildings, Architectural Engineering
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Food You Knead – Spiced Challah Bread

Last year for Christmas, our family rented a cabin for a winter wonderland holiday. There were cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, tobogganing hills, an outdoor firepit and a hot tub to soak…

Food You Knead - A recipe for spiced challah bread. Great on it's own or turn it into a delicious french toast! Quick Braids, Braided Bread, Bread Ingredients, Egg Wash, Instant Yeast, Challah, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Pans

Food You Knead – Spiced Challah Bread

Last year for Christmas, our family rented a cabin for a winter wonderland holiday. There were cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, tobogganing hills, an outdoor firepit and a hot tub to soak…

Baubles - These were some homemade Christmas tree baubles that feature the family. It was made as a way to bring the family to my mother & father in law for Christmas 2020. I Am Feeling Good, Homemade Christmas Tree, Free Hand Designs, Silhouette Frames, Christmas Tree Baubles, To My Mother, Gift Exchange, Christmas Morning, Homemade Gifts
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Baubles

I was prepared for Christmas this year…or so I thought. I was lucky enough to get most of my shopping done by the end of November, visiting local shops before COVID came roaring back and made…

Baubles - Homemade wooden Christmas baubles that feature our extended family done with pyrography. Extended Family, Christmas Baubles, Pyrography, Homemade, Holiday Decor, Building, Blog, Home Decor, Christmas Ornaments
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Baubles

I was prepared for Christmas this year…or so I thought. I was lucky enough to get most of my shopping done by the end of November, visiting local shops before COVID came roaring back and made…

You Serious Clark? - A fun Christmas hat I made for a friend. It is to bring cheer to everyone who sees it! Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Christmas Hat, Christmas Lights, You Serious Clark, Moving In Together, Throw In The Towel, We Are Young, Holiday Traditions, Hat Making
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You Serious Clark?

When we were young, a family moved in next door to us who also had children the same age as my sister and I. Those neighbours are now family, and although we have all moved to new homes and even ci…