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Our Lake Life

Our Lake Life

This is the story of 2 strangers who met and fell in love when they were just kids. They dreamed of moving to a house on the lake and saw their dream come true. Come follow us as we share our fun on the lake and how transform our home one project at a time. Welcome to Our Lake Life!

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diy, woodworking, furniture

How To: Make a Wood Tray

By Our Lake Life on Sep 03, 2013

Hello everyone how was your holiday weekend? Can you believe Labor Day has come and gone already? Summer has flown buy way to fast. Well last week when talking about how I like to style... Continue reading

deck patio & porch, decor

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space

By Our Lake Life on Apr 15, 2013

This weekend gave us our first glimpse of impromptu summer BBQ’s and warm lingering evenings spent on the deck. We’ve done our fair share of sprucing around here; from building decks and outdoor bars to... Continue reading

walls, diy

Removing a Wall Could Be Easier Than You Think

By Our Lake Life on Apr 01, 2013

Anyone want to see some walls taken down? OK good, because that’s what we have for you today: A 14 foot opening where a wall used to be. It’s was a lot of work on... Continue reading

diy, heating

DIY Radiant Floor Heating Installation

By Our Lake Life on Feb 19, 2013

Yesterday I mentioned that Bryan was helping out my Dad for a little bit while he began installing radiant floor heating downstairs. Our house is a mother/daughter arrangement. We live upstairs with two bedrooms, one... Continue reading

kitchen, appliance, products

Homeowner Horror Story: Breaking Down & Buying a New Dishwasher

By Our Lake Life on Jan 31, 2013

Hi, I’m Back! Whatever I had kicked my butt. I felt like I just needed to crawl into a ball and take a nap. So so happy to be back in the land of the... Continue reading


How To: Buy on Craigslist

By Our Lake Life on Jan 08, 2013

Craigslist is like the world's online garage sale. It’s a treasure hunt and it’s where we go more often than not to find awesome affordable secondhand furniture. Usually the pieces need a little love, which... Continue reading

storage, seasonal

How To: Store Christmas Ornaments

By Our Lake Life on Jan 02, 2013

First of all we want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We thoroughly enjoyed every last minute of 2012, giving gifts, enjoying family, building snowmen and watching too many movies to count. As... Continue reading

decor, seasonal, diy

Quick and Easy Flocked Christmas Tree

By Our Lake Life on Nov 29, 2012

Yes I’m on a Christmas decorating spree… Flocked trees are hot right now, they’re so pretty a touch of fallen snow (even if it’s fake) adds another layer of detail to your Christmas decorations. I... Continue reading

interior design, furniture, products

Best of Folding Chairs

By Our Lake Life on Nov 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is this week and the rest of the holidays are right around the corner. With that comes droves of guests and the need for extra seating. Folding chairs are convenient solutions for small spaces... Continue reading


Simple Touches: Ornamental Grasses

By Our Lake Life on Nov 16, 2012

We have the most beautiful ornamental grasses scattered throughout our yard.  I love them. We chose to add them as we went along for the beautiful rustle they make in the warm summer breeze while... Continue reading