How many of you lay your laptop on your legs or propped on a pillow while sitting in bed, lounging on a chair or couch? I do quite often. And on occasion I would catch my laptop before it would hit the floor! So I started searching for laptop bed trays...there are a lot out there and the price on some were just way to expensive.
Finally after several weeks of looking and complaining I sat down wrote out the dimensions of what I wanted, and ordered these HAIRPIN LEGS (non-affiliated link).

I took my dimensions (25" x 14") and legs to darling hubby, letting him know that the scrap piece of butcher block he had was what I wanted it made out of and left him to preform his magic!🙂 
  1. Cut butcher block to desired size 
  2. Sand
  3. Place legs where you want them, mark where screws go, pre-drill holes (DO NOT mount legs yet if wanting cup holder)
  4. Mark area for cup holder,  then using a 2½ inch hole saw drill to desired depth.
  5. Sand any rough edges from drilling cup holder.
  6. Add legs
  7. Paint, stain or polyurethane 

About 30 minutes later he brought me this...






With something extra...a place to hold my cup! Something I hadn't thought of!

Because of the 2" thick butcher block this thing is heavy which means I don't run the risk of it tipping or getting knocked over easily,  like many of the store bought ones. 

I love the way it turned out.

Happy Building!  
Enjoy your day, Tina ♡

 I love my crock pot. I actually use my crock pot a lot even during the summer. One thing I love to cook in my crock pot is a pork tenderloin. It's cooked low and slow and just falls apart. 😋 Yum! Today I'm sharing two options for this recipe, a pre-seasoned pork loin or adding her own seasoning to an unseasoned pork loin




Crock pot pork tenderloin

Ingredients

Option 1
  • 3lb pre-seasoned pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup water
Option 2
  • 3lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup water
  • Seasoning of choice (i.e. Mesquite Rub, Italian seasoning,etc)

Instructions

Option 1
  1. Pour one cup of water into bottom of Crock-Pot then add pre-seasoned pork loin
  2. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, flip twice during cooking
  3. When finished slice and serve with your favorite vegetables
Option 2
  1. Add water to bottom of Crock-Pot
  2. Rub your favorite seasoning into the pork tenderloin and then place in crock pot.
  3. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, flip twice during cooking
  4. Slice and serve with your favorite vegetables




Happy  Cooking 

Yes you read the title right; this is reveal #3 of my laundry closet and hopefully the final one. If you would like to see the other 2 reveals go HERE 1 | HERE 2



This third redo was done because I needed more storage and I wanted to change things out. So I slowly started removing the wallpaper and the chair rail.



DH hung the second cabinet and added the brackets for the clothes rod. The top half of the walls were repainted. DH and I then hung beadboard paintable wallpaper on the bottom half  measuring from the top of the baseboard to right underneath the cabinets. Once it cured for 36 hours I painted the bottom half of the wall. We used baseboard installed upside down as chair rail (this is a trick I've used throughout our home to make it look more uniform).




The final step was to apply this peel and stick floral decal. DH used tape to place it temporarily on the wall so we could get the placement right before cutting and applying to the wall.







Here is the final look.


SUPPLIES (non-affiliated links)
* beadboard wallpaper (wayfair)
* baseboards, cabinets, dowel rod (lowes)
* paint (valspar - perfect white, sherwin williams - natural @ lowes)
* peel-n-stick wall floral decal (pottery barn)
* decor (etsy, walmart)


Enjoy your day, Tina ♡




Happy New Year to everyone.  I am so looking forward to the new year, even though I am ringing it in sick 🤧, I am thankful for all the blessings we received in 2021. 

May the new year bless you with health, happiness, love, family & friendship!

Enjoy your Day! Tina

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After a very long break, with a few false starts thrown in, I'm finally back! For those who remember me when my blog was 'Our Home in the Maples/Maple Stone blog'...👋 HI! For those that aren't familiar...WELCOME! So glad you're here. 



Life has been really busy the past 5+ yrs. Many d.i.y projects & craft projects were finished, and so much more that I'm not going to get into. Plus during this time I was working on the blog every now & then. I knew I was going to come back to blogging I just didn't have a set date.

The MapleStone Home... 
This blog is where I share all the happenings...from D.I.Y. to decorating with found items, family treasures & reusing what I have. There will also be recipes, life, books, & some of my favorite things. 

Finally...
I hope that my little corner of the blogging world inspires you to find your own style using what you have...More

Thank you for visiting ♡ Enjoy your day, Tina ♡

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