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Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board Tutorial

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Learn to make this magnetic schedule chalk board to keep track of your family! 

Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board from Jessie At Home

Products used were provided by Rustoleum.

This schedule board is easy and fun to make and very useful! The back board is magnetic and the black strips are little chalk boards with magnets on the back; so as things change and move around, you can move them on the board! (more…)

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My new Ryobi tools!! A review.

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Today we have a very special post for you from my dad!!! It’s a review of some of the tools we used to build my new deck. Ryobi provided the tools reviewed in this post, but all opinions are those of Jessie Rayot and her father. Enjoy!

Hello Jessie At Home fans, Jessie’s dad, Chris Anest here, and today I’m getting to step out from behind the curtain and make my blogland debut as a contributing writer. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to tell you about the fine woodworking power tools that the Ryobi Company makes. Specifically their excellent TSS120L 12” sliding miter saw and Universal Miter Saw Quickstand. I will not be going into technical details but will focus on the practical aspects of what makes these two tools and all Ryobi tools an excellent value and a joy to use.

For the technical bits please refer to the links at the bottom of this review. If you buy your Ryobi tools online you can be reasonably sure they will arrive without damage as Ryobi does a superior job of packaging their tools. Our saw and stand arrived via Fedex at our door in perfect condition. If you buy them at a store and see a bashed corner or torn side it is very likely the actual tool will be fine.

My new Ryobi tools (more…)

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The deck is done (ish)

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Well, with the exception of painting, the deck is done! Here are some photos of the process.

Helping dig post holes

The girls helped Daddy and Grandpa dig the post holes. They go 36″ down!

Helping build the deck

Here they are helping more, this time with the deck frame.

deck framing

The outer frame is done!!

More framing

The last of the inside framing.

Routing notches

Dad put the router to a LOT of use making notches in the railing posts.

Vada the human clamp

Here we have Vada, the human clamp.

Helping with spacers

Kyla and Vada enjoyed helping with the spacers.

Cool grain patterns!

I just love the look of the patterns made by the grain of these 4 by 4s. It’s all so pretty!

Cool tricks with my new Ryobi!

Look at the nifty tricks my newest Ryobi can do!! (There will be a review on this awesome sliding miter saw in the future)

Getting there

Getting there. The deck is ready for railings.

Making stairs

Stair frame done!!

Almost done!

The deck is so close to done!

Playing on the new deck

Kyla playing on the new railings!

All done!

Finally done!!! Well, it still needs paint, but that will happen in a few weeks.

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Studio Update

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Hello there my blogland friends. I hope your week is starting out well.

Today I have some more studio reno photos for you. Right now the studio is sort of at a holding point. I’m hoping that I can get most of the remaining boxed items cleaned and organized into my new space throughout November. For now, I’m still catching up on all the work that got put on hold while I was renovating.

So here are some pictures, with a bit about each one. I’m pretty happy with it.

Basement-reno-15-pipe-cover

Due to the pipes in the back corner of my basement, the little cement ledge didn’t go all the way to the back wall, so (more…)

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Slow and Steady

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I promised you all pictures of my work room after it was covered in soot, and of the renovations. So here are some.

I-was-organizing-this

This was my couch, post soot. I had just moved a bunch of stuff onto it to sort through. Notice the paper at the bottom right corner of the picture, the black bag is on it. That paper was white and clean before this all happened. (more…)

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Craftsy Sale ~ this weekend only!!

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Craftsy

Oh, my!!!! Craftsy sale: ALL Craftsy classes are on sale this weekend ONLY!!! I LOVE Craftsy classes!!! I have taken several in a few different subjects, and I have learned from each one of them. The fact that you can go back and watch them any time makes them so user friendly. They are a great way to grow your skill level in your craft(s) of choice, or even to learn a new one!! (OK, I may get a bit excited about Craftsy sales)

Here are some helpful links to classes by subject:

Fiber Arts
Quilting/Sewing
Jewelry/Paper
Home/Garden
Cake/Cooking
Photography/Art
All Classes

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Patterns to test . . . and some cleaning

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Hello my friends! I am retesting 2 of my patterns. I did not have enough testers in the last go around, so I am testing these both again just to be sure that all the sizes are good! I am now running my tests in a group on Facebook. If you want to test either of these patterns, or if you will be interested in testing knit or crochet patterns for me in the future, then join this group.

Angela-Shrug-Knit-Pattern

First is the Angela Shrug. It hangs a bit over the shoulders to create a small cap sleeve. It’s body is lace with a ribbed boarder around. Angela is a circle-ish shrug made to close over the breasts, and cover them completely, even in the larger sizes! The sizes for this pattern run from xs to 5x. The deadline for this test is June 15th, and the details can be found here.

Wendy-knit-skirt-with-net-ruffles-pattern

Next is my Wendy Skirt. It is knit from the top down, so it can be as short or long as you want, with one or two spirals of net yarn worked around the skirt. The spirals can be worked just as spirals (as seen on the two child sizes) or a ruffle can also be worked around the top under the waistband, and/or around the bottom at the hem (as seen in the adult size.) The larger sizes have the spirals spaced farther apart then the smaller sizes. The sizes I am testing for this pattern run from xs to 5x (I no longer need the child sizes tested.) The deadline for this test is June 15th, and the details can be found here.

down-the-playroom-shot

Doug was on spring break last week. He still had to work at his second job in the afternoons/evenings, but he was home during the school days, so we got some stuff done around the house then. On Monday we finally got the playroom in order with the new (hand~me~down) additions ~ a play kitchen, a doll house, and some organizational items left from the apartment.

window-wall-of-playroom

The doll house needs a bit of work, but it is quite loved!

Dress-up-area

We have a little dress up area for the girls now.

Play-Kitchen

Here is the pretty little kitchen one of Doug’s co-workers gave us.

reading-hide-a-way

We cleaned up the little reading corner and added some of the craft supplies in there as well.

Back-wall-of-porch-alcove

Kyla’s heart girl found a space to hang out.

Spider-Man-wall

So did Vada’s Spidey.

rainbow-shelves

We even cleaned up the rainbow shelves!

all-clean-with-new-shelves

Once the playroom was done, we were able to empty out some of the extra stuff from the girl’s bedroom. We will add a few things back in, but we are still in organization mode…

Vada's-Side

Here is Vada’s side, we hung a few shelves for her. The bottom one is for toys, and the top one is for “look at, but don’t touch” items.

Kyla's-Side

Kyla got some shelves as well. It is so nice to get the toys off the end of the bed!

That’s about it for today. I hope you have had a nice weekend, my friends!

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