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Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to My First Blog Post!

Thank you for visiting This blog is for anyone who wishes they were handy and could make their own repairs, upgrades or become a true DIY-er at home.

I have always enjoyed beautifying things, especially my home. My idea of a relaxing day is working in my garage (aka workshop) and building something. The smell of freshly cut wood tends to ease away the tension of the week. Also being able to have the gratification of completing something tangible really makes my day! (Maybe this is because it is so hard to complete a task when you have children un-doing your work behind you.)

The other days of my week are spent entertaining my two little charges (two little energizer boys); housekeeping; and running my other two businesses. Cobalt Studio ( is the graphic design/web design/illustration business I run from home. Cobalt Carriers ( is the web-based business I started when my children were babies to sell comfortable baby carriers to caregivers.

I hope this blog will inspire you to try something on your own. My mantra is that if someone can do it, then there is a 95% chance that I can do it too! As a woman, I refuse to bow to the stereotypes that women aren't handy. From a young age, my father and mother taught me and my two sisters that we could do anything a man could do (and sometimes better!)

Please join me on my DIY journey as I show you some of the accomplishments and pitfalls of doing it yourself!

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At June 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous Diane Chamberlain said...

Brittany, you rock! Your energy and skill and can-do attitude always amaze me. I can't wait to follow your blog and see what you're up to next.

At June 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM , Anonymous Rachael Aldinger said...

Love the picture of you and Tawny! I miss her! (And you Heagy girls too!)

At June 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM , Blogger - Brittany said...

Sniff, sniff. I miss all our dogs Rachael. We just had to put down our 15 year old Australian Shepherd, it has been really sad without her waiting for us by the door.

At June 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Renee said...

I love it! I posted earlier, but my comment got deleted(user error). I'm so excited you're doing this. You are hugely talented, but even better than that is how generous you are with your time and knowledge. Thank you for sharing your experiences in this blog. You are such an inspiration, my friend. I can't wait to see how this blog unfolds. PS -I love your motto.

At June 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous Shelley Dowling said...

I like a girl who wears her knee socks with such confidence and flair! I am ready to learn lots from your blog!

At June 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM , Anonymous Samantha Carol Holyome said...

Oh Brittany, you look so lovely and your boys have grown so much. I loved the entire blog and read each step. Now, you have given me the inspiration to just try and redo 2 bedroom chairs I have that were my grandmothers.
Please keep blogging, I look forward to more projects and More inspiration.
OHH, the finished chair is wonderful!
Carol Holyome (Matt's Mom)

At September 16, 2010 at 2:39 PM , Anonymous Heather said...

I am so inspired by your blog. I'm going through a lot of renovations/updates in my new home lately, and it is definitely empowering to hear about other women getting their hands dirty! I love using power tools (even though all of my friends think I'm crazy for it!) and there is such a great feeling that comes with building/designing something on your own. Thank you for sharing your success stories. I look forward to learning from you and following your journey!


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