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I Love Diy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 114 People

    Growing Up On A Farm

    DIY was the only way to go, if it broke while you were using it, you fixed it.  If it needed fixing and you noticed it, you fixed it.  I have gotten to the point in my hobby area, I have a full wood working shop, full metal working, welders, rock hobby, and jewelry...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    Do It Yourself

     the only way to go
    alsorolo alsorolo 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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    Totally Addicted to Diy

    so, we had a big ball-o nest egg saved and low and behold the bottom dropped out of the housing market!!! This was our hint to go buy a house and that we did. We looked for a year and finally found a bank owned property that was in decent shape but had NO kitchen. When I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Painting A House

    People have funny ideas about how to go about painting a house, my daughter included. We get started, she is ready to slap paint.  I stop her, say no, we need to get all the caulking done first.  So, the first thing she does is paint the deck, no caulking right?  True, but, it...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M May 29, 2013

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    I smell like varnish :-/ Glad I finally

    finished doing the kitchen cabinets.
    Stubborngirll Stubborngirll 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    I Absoultely Love DIY

    The satisfaction that comes out of doing things by your own is tremendous. When my little daughter looks at me, she learns the things and also she sees happiness in my eyes once I repair or make something by my own. This brings her to think that this way is one way to have fun...
    jbfriendonli jbfriendonli 31-35, M Feb 11, 2013

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    Check out my YouTube I have piercing videos up

    as well as tattoo updates, dying my hair crazy colours, and more! http://www.youtube.com/user/1996Ashley New videos coming real soon!! Any video suggestions welcome! (: Thanks!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Feb 1, 2014

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    Imagination

       Most of the time, if you can imagine what you want, you can remake it to do what you need.  As I've never had a lot of money, I'm used to reusing old items and/or using existing things for a different purpose.  Same goes with repair or fixing things.  For many, you can...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jul 16, 2012

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    DIY Is Good For the Soul!

    I can't believe that I am the only one to be a member of this group! Who founded it? Noone? Anyway, if there are any DIY lovers out there, tell me what you are doing. Its a HUGE part of my life and at the moment my husband and I are: finishing our back verandah...
    pennylarana pennylarana 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    It Gives Self Satisfaction

    I am a self taught DIY'er , and have a huge arsenal of tools to help me . I am usually the first port of call from my friends and neighbours , if they need to borrow a tool of some sort as I would have what they need . My neighbour jokes to me about having a "tool hire " sign...
    Gladiator1966 Gladiator1966 46-50, M Jan 18, 2013

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    Always Want To Do Something

    I grew up one of three kids with a single mother. She let the house go because she was too proud to ask for help. The water heater broke twice, once in winter! We always belonged to a church, and she should have asked for help more. After less than 20 years in the house, the roof...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    I'm amidst a bathroom reconstruction.

    .. Actually, I'm at the backend of the project... What's left is grouting the tiles, putting up the plinth under the shower tray and finishing the door installation (bought brand new door and decided to rotate the opening (from LtR to RtL)). And the extras: led ***** beneath...
    mihamix mihamix 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    washing, painting, sanding,

    pircing, cleaning, sewing, hammering
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 23, 2014

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    Do you like piercings,

    tattoos, stretched ears, hair dye & DIY? Then visit my YouTube channel! If you like something, let me know! Have suggestions? Let me know! (: Just uploaded a new vid! www.YouTube.com/1996Ashley
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Oct 8, 2014

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    I had let you go, but still loved the sound of your voice in the other room, the way you walk across the floor, the way you hold tools, the way you're picky about things, the knit...
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    i am a boy and i love to wear female dress and makeup and long hair wig since i was 12, i used to wear all feminine things and become bride(dulhan) whn i am alone at home and i...
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    I love love love hot bubble baths. I stay in there for at least an hour. Sometimes I get dizzy bc the water is too hot but it's relaxing. And while I am filling up the tub I let...
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    There is nothing better than a cooler summer day , maybe around 70's , windows open , a little breeze on my skin , smell of summer , my music on , I'm dancing barefoot and cooking...
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Pity? Compassion? God is love? Where do we fit it all in? Christ once told of the " prodigal son story". https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A11-32...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    As you will see from other posts over time, my wife is so extreme in many ways. She really loves wearing heels as high as five or six inches, with a thin sole and needle thick...
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    I love the smell of sea salt water, the warm sand under my feet as I walk, making my way to the icy water, soon to feel squishy sand between my toes. I love to stand in the water...
    A112C A112C 46-50 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    "Whatever you're searching for You won't find it here But I'll admit something keeps pulling me back into your atmosphere I'm really good at mistakes All the marks I left on the...
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    Tomorrow Never Comes If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would...
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    codyvilla99 codyvilla99 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am a 15 year old bit and ever since I was young I have loved wearing high heels and I have mastered walking in them. My cousin likes to party so I normally wear hers as they are...
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    Harry the Eagle waited at the nest for Mary, his darling of ten glorious years. When she didn't return he went looking and found her. She had been shot dead! Harry was devastated...
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    Maahi Aavay Ga My loves arrives Main Phullan Naal Dharti Sajaavan Gi I will scatter flowers on the earth Onhay Dil Waalay Ranglay Palang Tay Bithaavan Gi I will make him sit on the...
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    orochimarusama92 - I declare here my unreserved love for you. I formally offer you my apologis and hope I canbe man enough to counterbalance it by saying this: A billion times x...
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    May you bask in the light of the Heavenly Host as you read this entry and feel the soft breezes brush against your forehead like the healing touch of a mother coddling her child...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Just so you know the picture for this is the I love you note in one of shawn mendes's I love you to his fans because I know his writing of by heart plus he puts hearts under...
    Girlgamer11 Girlgamer11 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Daddy looking for a baby girl . Daddy got a new home pool . love to find a baby girl that love to sing.
    lookingforafamily lookingforafamily 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    Hmmm Jackie, your mud story sounds so deliciously decadent!! Loved it! I have played in the mud out in nature lots of times... by small rivers. Creeks, sloughs. Sometimes you can...
    doug57a doug57a 56-60, M 13 hrs ago

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    "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Hit me with your best shot; Give me all that you've got. Hit me till I'm down and out, And black and blue. Now for the love of God, Hit me with your...
    sonadora87 sonadora87 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    Sadly it seams like there is no love for a guy like me, nobody wants an ugly fat guy, they either want a cute emo guy, a well built handsome behemoth or some fit athletic guy. I...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn 13-15, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Beneath all of our desires of the moment, our hurts and our anxieties, is unimaginable peace, unconditional love, and absolute unity with everything. We are all part of the one...
    yfma yfma 61-65, M 14 hrs ago

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    He makes me think about things that have never crossed my mind. He opens my mind up more than it ever has been. He makes me realize that love can come in so many different ways [in...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    "Evermore" Out in the haze of the distance You're never sure, but you're listening Static in then fading out Like a sound in the city Just a long lost memory Echoing in the...
    VelcroB VelcroB 41-45, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago