After trying multiple options for how to neatly fold and store opened bags, I finally found a hack that works for large bags of fertilizer, potting soil, and leftover grass seed for the shed. You know those viral videos of nifty tricks for ... Read More about How to Store Potting Soil, Grass Seed, & Fertilizer
Custom carvings on small wood pieces are my newest obsession, so I made these hex planters with unique carved designs. Thanks to the #BuildatHome challenge, I also made these great little plant stands! Get the how-to and video below! As is the ... Read More about DIY Carved Hexagon Planter with Plant Stand
It feels incredible to write that sentence — celebrating a decade of DIY with Ugly Duckling House! On April 1, 2010, I started the Ugly Duckling House. Why I picked April Fool's Day, I couldn't say; but I can tell you that this journey has ... Read More about Ten Years of Ugly Duckling House!
Inspired by a close family friend's love for peacocks, I created this peacock head cross stitch pattern that would work well as a colorful feature piece! Every month, I'm sharing new cross stitch patterns created by me. Animals have been a fun ... Read More about Peacock on Yellow | Free Cross Stitch Pattern
Every now and then, we check in on Charlie and Stella, their adjustment to life together, and I make note of their cute stories. This time, I have been trying to record video of their shenanigans, too! When Stella and K moved in, I knew it ... Read More about Pupdate: Charlie and Stella 2020 (+ Video!)
Every month, I'm sharing new cross stitch patterns created by me! For this month's feature, I created "balloons on a bike" — an adorable feminine pattern using a purple, teal, and yellow color palette. You would think with an extra day in ... Read More about Balloons on a Bike | Free Cross Stitch Pattern