My New Garage Door for my shop!

Good morning guys! Those of you that follow us on Instagram and Facebook probably saw me share my latest shop upgrade.  As you guys know, my garage is my office.  I kicked my hubby out of it and turned it into my workshop years ago.  With the crazy temps we get here in Texas in {…Read More…}

My New Wood-Tex Shed and a Fun Behind-the-Scenes Video!

Yep!  I loved Whitney’s Wood-Tex shed so much that we jumped on the bandwagon and got one too!  Here she is We moved into our new home back in February and our two-car garage has been over-run by kids riding toys and lawn equipment! We have always loved Whitney’s Wood-Tex shed and I see so many {…Read More…}

House Update – Let’s Talk Flooring!

Hey there!  So progress on our home build is going super fast still but it’s been the “not so exciting stuff”.  You know, like the HVAC, electric rough and plumbing top out.  But, I did share on our Instagram, last week, that our dad has been busy creating some fun storage spots around the house! While {…Read More…}

HomeGoods Giveaway!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered our great giveaway!  Nicole Quincy was our lucky winner!  We have emailed you with more info Nicole!  Thanks so much Hey friends! Thanks so much for all of your sweet words, shares and pins on my new DIY dining table I shared on Friday!  I decided {…Read More…}

Michael’s has Fabric??!! Woohoo!

Hey friends! So… One of my very favorite stores to shop at is Michael’s.  It’s one of those stores I ‘get into trouble’ at.  You know… I walk in for glue and come out with 3 bags of paint, paper, wood, flowers, frames and candy for the kids ;-).  Any of you guys in that {…Read More…}

Ryobi 40v Family!

There aren’t many jobs we leave to our hubbies, but yard work definitely makes that list!  The thought of gas, chokes and a yard full of weeds can be a bit intimidating.  NOT ANYMORE! We were so pumped to try out Ryobi’s 40V Lithium Ion Yard tools.  A mower with a battery? You bet.  We {…Read More…}

Easy Garage Makeover and a Giveaway!

Hey there!  I’m so excited to share this post with you today!  Not only because I found a super easy cure for my horrid garage floor but also because we are giving away such an awesome product! 4 years of DIY has lent itself to a hideous garage floor!  I never cared to protect it {…Read More…}

Magnetic Board DIY

Hey friends! As many of you know, one of our very favorite things to do is to find an old item, ‘shanty’ it up a bit, and give it a whole new life.  It really is what started our whole site.  I always like keeping my eyes out for old frames!  There are so many {…Read More…}

What I LOVE about World Market…

This post brought to you by World Market. All opinions are 100% mine.   Hey friends! So… I was recently asked to share what I love about World Market with you guys.  Tough gig… I know! I was actually SO excited about this post because World Market is one of our FAV stores out there. {…Read More…}

Shanty’s Favorite Things Giveaway!

THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTERED THIS GIVEAWAY!  WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL! CONGRATS TO PATTY S., KATHLEEN V., AND HOLLY J.! So… We are a bit giddy about today’s giveaway! We were so excited to reach 30,000 likes on Facebook this week!  We decided it would be fun to celebrate {…Read More…}

The Shanty Sisters NEED YOU!

Hey guys! If you are anything like me, you love the satisfaction of DIY, but you want some of the unnecessary steps skipped or done for you.  For example… I love building a piece of furniture, BUT I will always have the hardware store rip my big sheets of wood for me.  It’s not worth {…Read More…}

3M Filtrete Water System Giveaway!

Hey friends!  Hope you are all having an awesome Friday! I recently installed a new faucet in my kitchen that I love!  My family drinks a LOT of water, and I thought this would be a perfect time to test out 3M’s Filtrete High Performance Drinking Water System!  I LOVE how easy this product is {…Read More…}

Come create with us at The Home Depot tonight!

Hey friends!! We wanted to send you guys one more quick reminder about The Home Depot’s DIH Workshop that we will be co-leading tonight at the West Plano location!  We are so excited about this event, and we are really looking forward to meeting some of our local DFW readers at the clinic!   It’s {…Read More…}

These REAL Moms need your help!!!

Hey there!  Many of you may have heard that we are in the running for the Reynolds Real Moms contest!   Nope, we are not a foodie blog and we rarely share recipes BUT, we are everyday moms who like to cook just like we craft… Fast, simple & cheap!  We also  want the outcome {…Read More…}

Ryobi Tools Giveaway!!!

This giveaway is complete and our winners have been notified… Danica, Terrellee and Andrea D.  congrats!    Hey guys! We are so excited to team up with one of our favorite brands to bring you this awesome giveaway! We get questions daily about which tools we would recommend.   We both LOVE Ryobi tools, and {…Read More…}

The Inspiration Board

Hey friends!  We had the pleasure of finally meeting our good ‘blog’ friend Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime last summer at Haven!   We were so excited to hear about her new online app, The Inspiration Board!  It launched this week and we were able to get a sneak peek and play around with it a bit!  Let me {…Read More…}

DIY Lifestyle Magazine Feature and Freebie!

Hey there!  We hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas with your family and friends!  We have enjoyed some much needed and appreciated down-time with our families!  We are very excited to share that we were featured in the DIY Lifestyle Magazine December issue! If you have an iPad and you are looking for {…Read More…}

Dollar General Gift Wrap!

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey friends! I was recently challenged to get my holiday wrapping done by using supplies found at my local Dollar General.  Sounds easy enough… The kicker?  I had to do it for under $10.  Now this is my kind of challenge!  I {…Read More…}

Shanty Sisters Favorite Tools!

Hey guys! We are constantly answering emails and comments on tools and getting started with woodworking.  Ashley and I will be sharing lots of tips and video tutorials in the next few months on how to use the tools we love! Today, we are sharing our VERY favorite tools with you.  Many of you want {…Read More…}

AWESOME Kreg Jig Promo & A Winner!

Hey guys! Thanks so much to all of you who entered our great Kreg Toolboxx giveaway!  This was our favorite giveaway yet! We have  a winner to announce, but before we do, we wanted to share an AWESOME promo we have available for Shanty readers only!  We have teamed up with Kreg® Tools to offer {…Read More…}

Cheap Cabinet Hardware!

Hey guys! I have had lots of questions about the hardware I used on my kitchen cabinets that I recently painted. I originally went to the hardware store searching for new hardware.  I was totally unimpressed with the selection, and even more unimpressed by the price! So… I went searching online and came across a {…Read More…}

Quick Bathroom Update and a Moen Giveaway!

Thank you for entering.  The contest is now closed.  Congratulations to Mary, we have contacted you by email!   When we built our house a few years ago we were bombarded with upgrades galore.  We had to pick and choose the items we were willing to pay the inflated price for and bathroom faucets were {…Read More…}

Oreck VersaVac Video Review & Giveaway!!

Thanks so much for those of you that entered our VersaVac giveaway!  Michelle is our winner and has been contacted by email! ***This giveaway is now closed!***   We were so excited when Oreck asked us to review their newest product, the VersaVac.  It is a steam mop and vacuum in ONE! They also asked us to {…Read More…}

Free Photo Canvas!

Hey guys! It’s that time again!  The Canvas People are running another promo for a FREE 8×10 canvas (you pay shippin) or 50% a larger size with free shipping! You can never have too many canvases!  We love to display them all over our homes for decor! You guys know us… we are all about cheap! {…Read More…}

Filming with our Friends from Oreck

So, Whitney and I had one of the greatest experiences in our blogging career, recently.  Our friends from Oreck invited us to film for one of their new products that they will be launching very soon!  We had a blast filming and just received some fun pictures from that day and we are excited to share them {…Read More…}

The Handbuilt Home

We were so excited and honored when Ana White asked us to be a part of her first book, The Handbuilt Home! We have had to keep it hush-hush for quite a while but it is FINALLY time!   The Handbuilt Home is now available for preordering and will be released on October 9, 2012! When Ana asked us each to build pieces, from her {…Read More…}

The Shanty Sisters Need Your HELP!

We are so excited to share some fun news with you all!  We need your help… The Shanty Sisters have been nominated as a finalist in Country Living’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Blogging Awards!  We are a finalist in the Craft Category and need your votes….EVERY DAY;) This is such an honor to be among other {…Read More…}

Paint Colors !!

Hey friends! I am in the middle of revamping my bedroom (can’t wait to share!), and I will be tackling the wall paint tomorrow. We get asked about our wall colors all the time, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share! I am going to go with the same color I {…Read More…}

VTech Switch & Go Dinos Review

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine. Hi friends! Recently I was asked to review the Vtech Switch & Go Dinos.  Being the mom of 5 under the age of 9, I guess I could be considered a ‘pro’ in the toy department 😉 This is what they look like in {…Read More…}

Updating My Patio Set

Hey there!  I love a good summer BBQ, swim party or just hanging out on the patio with family and friends!  We bought a patio set about 2 years ago and between the hot, Texas sun and chlorine, our table and chairs were looking awful.  I couldn’t let them welcome in summer with faded, flat {…Read More…}