“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams
Living the diy life and helping you create the diy life you want is my goal. I don’t think of myself as bold or a trailblazer, but that is the role that I’ve chosen. I am creating the life I want to live, and I want to show you how to do it too. I aspire to John Quincy Adams’s definition of a leader.
All my life, I have been interested in how. How do things work? How is that done? Can I do it too? I leave why to the philosophers. One of my favorite toys was the original Mr. Machine, a top hat wearing transparent robot. I loved taking him apart and putting him back together. In my pre-teen days I was a compulsive fort builder, my sister and I once tented over the entire backyard with the family’s bedsheets. After reading KonTiki, I decided to build a raft and sail to Hawaii. Unfortunately, the lagoon at the community park had to no outlet to the ocean and my creation mysteriously disappeared.
On my facebook page I suggested that a friend could make his own almond flour. He answered me that the idea had never occurred to him. It never occurred to me not to try making my own. Even if the diy project doesn’t work out, you learn something. For example, I have learned that I enjoy buying fabrics for a quilt, but doing the actual piecing and quilting not so much, so I limit myself to small quick quilting projects.
This blog is about living the diy life, trying out new things, and creating the life we want. There are opportunities all around us, new things to try and experience, from new recipes to new countries. I am chronicling my adventures and projects to inspire you to live your diy life too.
I don’t have a lot of money, but I do have a lot of imagination, and an ability to think outside of the box. Let’s peek over the edges of that box together and see what’s there. If I can do it, so can you. Sure it can be scary to step out of your comfort zone, but you can do it. Let’s learn about nutrition together, build furniture, cook some great meals, sew some amazing clothes, and create a fabulous diy life.
I’ve organized this blog in a magazine format, with sections showcasing the most recent posts and other posts that I want to call to your attention under the featured heading. Above the fold, as they say in the newspaper business,you will find my most recent posts regardless of category. Don’t stop there, featured posts are located below the recent posts. Featured posts currently contains posts pertaining to the new website format, Mr. Dog’s eulogy is there too. This is the place for posts that I think you may find interesting but might have missed the first time around. The bottom part of the home page is for the recent posts by major category, Creativity and DIY Projects, Health and Nutrition (homebase for my recipes), and Various and Sundry.
I need your help, what sorts of projects are you most interested in? Is there anything you think I can do to add to the blog? Is there anything you really dislike? How can I help you create your own diy life?