The DIY journey of a California citygirl and a Montana farmboy


We love learning from other DIY mentors and hearing about the resources that have worked for them.   Why reinvent the wheel?  Here we give our readers a list of resources that have been invaluable to us.  Products, Stores, and Websites that we have used in our journey and that we would recommend to you.  We hope some of these resources will help make your DIY journey that much easier.  Let us know if you have any questions!


  • The Home Depot  We shop there weekly and love their customer service, paint department, cutting center, and garden area.  The options they have for tools and DIY products are diverse and competitively priced.   You can buy your Kreg Jig, Ridgid and Ryobi Products, and everything in between.


Home Decor:

  • Select Blinds – We have used this company for over 12 years and 3 houses.  They have the best products, lifetime warranties and amazing sales.  They offer shutters, blinds, shades and more.
  • Pier 1 – This home decor company has been around since we were kids, and their creativity is amazing.  Check out Joanna Gaines new line here!



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