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Kid Vid! Bear Cruzer Lite Compound Bow Review

Kid Vid! Bear Cruzer Lite Compound Bow Review

Big day on the homestead as the stars finally aligned and Finn was able to try out his bow and arrows that Grammy got him for his (previous 😬) birthday. He's a pretty good shot, and our hurried 5-minute target (the old wooden A-frame from our countertop delivery and some old foundation dimpled plastic!) held [...]
Serenity Now!

Serenity Now!

The up-to-now finished master bedroom. There is a certain beautiful creature that resides in the crib that has the habit of interrupting a good night’s sleep, but we still keep her around ? Our (Nik's) Mom also found the smaller dresser in the corner and restored it with the creamy pink colour and new knobs. [Update: [...]
Timelapse Vid! Building the Fireplace Surround

Timelapse Vid! Building the Fireplace Surround

Here's a fun timelapse video of us building the fireplace surround. There aren't a lot of photos online (a few dozen maybe?) of freestanding fireplaces with nice big mantels and hearths surrounding them, so we had to be creative while respecting the necessary clearances for combustibles. We used Rockwool insulation, steel studs and concrete board [...]
Tool Review: RIDGID R350PNA 3-1/2-Inch Palm Nailer

Tool Review: RIDGID R350PNA 3-1/2-Inch Palm Nailer

A review of the RIDGID 3.5" Palm Nailer. As you'll see in the video, this little guy saved a lot of work, but it's durability may be questionable after it started leaking air quite badly, but 'fixed itself' after I dropped it from about 3" from the floor ??‍♂️. Stuff we used here: RIDGID R350PNA [...]
No Soup for You! JK, come on in.

No Soup for You! JK, come on in.

The ALMOST finished kitchen in its unnatural state (i.e. no kids, no dishes, no mess). I'll probably mention it in another post, or maybe I already have, but we've been really impressed with the cabinet combos we went with this time. In the past we've done IKEA, higher-end Martha Stewart from HD, and I even [...]
Mantels, Music & Memories

Mantels, Music & Memories

This great room is a great room. Music, Christmas, campfires and snuggles. Also, there is wiring run from the wall by the piano over to the office/desk area (where the amplifier sits) for microphones! We're looking forward to hosting some music nights and just having general family crazy karaoke time with this setup...that is when [...]
Back-Front of the House

Back-Front of the House

Lots of confusion about which is the front side and which is the backside of our house. Mostly because we built it at an angle and put the designed “back” of the house closest to the road (which is really not close at all, about 300m away). This view is from the second corner of [...]
Front-Back of the house

Front-Back of the house

Here's what we call the back and others call the front. Long deck with a porch swing and octagon, and some Polk Audio speakers pumping the tunage 🙂 On the left you can see a spruce tree. We had a company come and move some of the trees from other parts of the property to [...]

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