Cutting Butcher Block for an Undermount Sink

One of my goals for 2015 is to finish sharing our kitchen that we re-did in 2013! It's been over a year and a half since we revamped our kitchen. As most of you know, our kitchen wasn't in bad shape, it just wasn't what we liked. We kept the guts of the kitchen; the cabinets and appliances and removed the formica countertops, installed a new deep sink and amazing Moen MotionSence faucet, and tiled the back splash. We also added some extra cabinet space. Today, we are sharing a few of the tips … [Read more...]

How to Install LED Lighting

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Before Ryder was born, Jon filmed a video for our friends over at to share how to install LED lighting. We did this underneath and above the kitchen cabinets. We decided to recess the crown moulding and drop some LED rope lighting into the crown moulding for the nursery. It gives the perfect glow at 2am in the morning when you really don't want all the lights are on. Watch the video to learn just how Jon installs LED … [Read more...]

Creating Video Content: Resources

Today, we are sharing some of our go-to resources when creating video content. Do you struggle to find music? What about what platform to upload too? We will answer all the major questions that we feel that everyone struggles with when creating video content in today's post. Editing Programs: Let's first talk about what you will edit your video on. They can range anywhere from free that comes standard on your computer or paid up to a few hundred dollars. YouTube - If you don't have access … [Read more...]

Creating Video Content: Video Styles

Two week's ago we shared are tips on how to choose a topic & how to plan for your video. Today we are going to go through the different video styles and some basic tips when filming. Do you know what the difference is between A roll and B roll? You will know what it is after reading todays post. Let's talk about the style of the video.  "Look Live" - this term means you are talking on camera.  Like looking at the camera and showing the project being done "live". "Voice Over" - you … [Read more...]

Creating Video Content: Topic & Planning

Last week, I shared the first of our Creating Video Content series. I shared all about the equipment we use to produce basic videos for our blog. Today, I'm sharing with you some insight on how to choose a topic and plan accordingly to execute your video in a timely manner. Video takes a lot of time to not only create, but to edit. In order to maximize your time you must start with a good plan. Choose a topic. Ask yourself, what is your objective? What do you want your readers to get … [Read more...]

Creating Video Content: Equipment

 This post contains affiliate links. This past weekend, Jon and I spoke at our annual DIY blog conference, Haven, about creating video content. I also spoke about this same topic last year at our annual Florida Blogger and Social Media conference. Video content creation is a topic that we are both passionate and knowledgeable about. I first would like to state that neither of us have formal video training. We are self taught and have learned through trial and error.  Equipment is a topic that … [Read more...]

How to Cut Letters Using a Scroll Saw + Video

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from 3M DIY. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me. Something we have never shared on Sew Woodsy before is Jon's love for cutting letters using his scroll saw. This is a hobby of sorts and we typically give these out as gifts for friends and family who are expecting babies. We also get request from friends and family … [Read more...]

{Video} DIY Board and Batten

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Oh man, am I excited to finally share our video on how to install board and batten. I swear this feels like it has been our longest project to date. I know it hasn't, but it feels like it. After we found out we were expecting we started brainstorming some ideas for the nursery. We both knew we wanted to install board and batten in the nursery. It's a project we've been wanting to tackle and it was the perfect room for it. Little did we … [Read more...]

How To Upcycle A Glass Table

This is a sponsored post on behalf of A new year means that you typically try to clean out your home and get rid of what's not needed. This has definitely been the case for us. Even if it wasn't a new year with a new baby on the way we are trying to make as much room as possible. We received these glass end tables from a friend a few years ago. We didn't love them but they served a purpose in our front room. We were going to get rid of them and that's when we decided it will be … [Read more...]

Cricut Explore™ Out of the Box + Video

I feel like it has been forever since I last filmed a video for the blog. I received the new Cricut Explore™ last week and finally had the chance to crack it open over the weekend. I filmed exactly how you will receive the Cricut Explore and all the pieces and parts you get. I also go over a few key features. Hope you enjoy seeing the Cricut Explore via video and not just pictures! 3 reasons you’ll love Cricut Explore™ 1. Easy - Say goodbye to complicated materials settings. Now you can … [Read more...]