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Make. Life. Fun. Married hosts Mark & Theresa interview DIY experts and celebrities, share how-to tips, and more on MyFixitUpLife.




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MyFixitUpLife Show: Plant a tree, Build a Treehouse

The challenge is that trees move and houses don’t. So to build a treehouse we get into it with Caleb White, owner of New Leaf Treehouse Company and talk details on dialing in a treehouse design that won’t keep you up at night worried it’ll shake itself apart in a storm. We also get into cool tools and why ropes are better than ladders when you get up in the branches. A certified arborist, Caleb also jams on how to spot a sick or dying tree and the things that make them potential dangers...

Duration: 00:30:00

Let's talk about the 2016 HGTV Smart Home with Tiffany Brooks!

You're getting a sneak peek into the 2016 HGTV Smart home! Theresa is chatting about design and technology with designer Tiffany Brooks!

Duration: 00:25:14

Let's talk home trends with celebrity designers and carpenters.

Mark and Theresa talk with guests live from the HomeAdvisor booth during Design Construction Week 2016.

Duration: 01:31:01

What's trending in lighting technology and style? Join us.

Lighting technology is changing the way we use and buy light fixtures and bulbs, and we know how obsessed Theresa is over LEDlighting technology. So we’re talking with our friends atLampsPlusabout how the innovations with LED lighting can change how you light your homes. But more than lighting,Matt Muensteris sharing his challenges and fun at making over bathrooms on his popular DIY Network’s Bath Crashers, and why he loves heated floors. And we’re inspired by the Cousins,Anthony...

Duration: 00:48:35

Home improvement & muscles? Geek out on DIY fitness with us.

If you are addicted to home improvement, you know that DIY fitness happens without going to the gym.Let’s blab. Setting up tools, building a project, and cleaning up can lead to some serious DIY fitness. Mark & Theresa know first-hand how aDIY lifestylekeeps us healthy and trim. While Theresa keeps the piles of wood, paint cans, buckets, and hammers just to DIYing, Mark on-the-way-other-hand is DIY fitness extreme. Mark actually uses his hatchet, sledgehammer, buckets of rocks, pallets,...

Duration: 00:29:59

How the heck do you build outdoors? Restoration Wild, Jay Chaikin, talks

So on thisNational Take a Hike Day, we’re asking Jay to share a few expert tips for the rest of us who build in less wild situations, but we all have to deal with rain, wind, and uncomfortable temperatures. We’ll also be joined by MyFixitUpLife’s color commentator Justin DiPego. Theresa DIY dared‘Do It With Justin‘to take a hike and make a serving tray for Thanksgiving from what he collects on the hike. Justin DIY dared Theresato go for a hike and make something, too.Tune in on this blab...

Duration: 00:29:58

Junk isn't junk when you repurpose it... Let's talk holiday DIY ideas

Holiday DIY ideasare everywhere. Our MyFixitUpLife show hosts are inspired to make treasures every holiday season. So Mark and Theresa want to show-and-share ways to makeover older pieces that might seem like junk. But junk is only junk when it doesn't seem useful or charming any longer. DIY can fix that. Check out our inspirations and share your projects. Share links in the comments section below if you'd like us to help with advice to a 'junk into treasure' project at your home. Don't...

Duration: 00:30:01

Fire and DIY do mix. We're fired up to talk torches

Fire is a pretty amazing tool, and there are more uses than just lighting your fire pit. We're inviting you to talk with us about fire and DIY. So you like DIYing with fire? Yeah, we do, too. Even if you aren't into the torch arts yet, I know you're curious because you are still reading these words. We'll be talking wall art, bending metal, solder, ropes, and a whole lot more cool stuff. It's time to show-and-share whyfire and DIYmix. We'd love to see you at the live MyFixitUpLife blab....

Duration: 00:29:58

What's your halloween diy? Join us for tools, pumpkins & awesome

What's you Halloween DIY and getting-ready-for-winter tools and projects all about? Do yougear up for landscaping and lawn care? Or are you a get the house ready for winter person? And what about pumpkin carving? I mean seriously, what about it? Make the steak knife death grip a thing of the past and let's carve like we mean it. We’re talking tools and pumpkins, end-of-season andHalloween DIYwith our friends and awesome how-to-ers Chris Lambton and Kayleen McCabe. Chris,host of DIY...

Duration: 00:03:29

Aging in Place? What does it mean for me?

Designers, remodelers, and product makers have been working hard to help create more adaptable approaches to creating and recreating spaces. We've evolved from being reactive as designers to the limits that aging brings, to being proactive with universal design and design for everyone concepts. But are we doing enough? We've invited widely known expert designers and contractors to this discussion on blab. Alison Victoria might be best known as thespunky powerhouse hostof Kitchen Crashers,...

Duration: 00:29:56

Geeking out about Tools and DIY

Tool loves may change, but not the desire to DIY or the desire to blab about tools. We're geeking out with Ty Pennington, Sara Bendrick, TaraDara, Timothy Dahl, Carley Eisenberg, and Justin DiPego about tools with us LIVE from our workshop. We show our black floor mount urinal, a plush pope, light a candle with a torch, share hammers, hatchets, saws, and more. Head over to to subscribe to our weekly 'DIY date night' with MyFixitUpLife. Tuesdays @ 8pmET.

Duration: 00:38:43

Home improvement & muscles? Geek out on DIY fitness with us.

Setting up tools, building a project, and cleaning up can lead to some serious DIY fitness. Mark & Theresa know first-hand how aDIY lifestylekeeps us healthy and trim. While Theresa keeps the piles of wood, paint cans, buckets, and hammers just to DIYing, Mark on-the-way-other-hand is DIY fitness extreme. Mark actually uses his hatchet, sledgehammer, buckets of rocks, pallets, wood as part of his morning fitness ritual. It’s how he gets ready for a Spartan Race. Our guests are ready to...

Duration: 00:29:52

Home Free | Build DIY skills | Mike Holmes Jr., crown molding, tools, more

Bring your DIY up a notch or 90 with Mike Holmes Jr. from Fox's Home Free. Mike joins us on the show to give us abehind the scenes peek at Home Free on Foxand rocks out some tips for crushing your next DIY project---safe and smart. Fromthe elusive art of coping crown moldingto the fine line between caution and bravado when it comes to revving up a table or miter saw, we'll talk tools and techniques. And we'll get into it from the ground up and ask Mike Holmes Jr. about learning his trade,...

Duration: 00:30:10

Getting started with DIY projects. Step 1...#DIY Courage

You know what the biggest question lots of people have about DIY projects: It's not about what to do. It's about how to get started. What tools do I need? What kind of mess is this going to make? How long does it take? Can I really do this? First, the answer to the last question: YES! Yes, you can. If you're asking 'Where do I start'?, this show is all about you. But not just for you. Even seasoned DIYers benefit from hearing how other people rock their projects and how-to. DIY Network's...

Duration: 00:29:59

The DIY of OCR: Obstacle course racing---Inspire the fire

Obstacle course racing is the next soccer. Yeah, it's a 'thing'. You've probably heard of one. Or know someone who has---or will---do one. They change lives. And for us MyFixitUpLifer's there's an extra cool part: It's loaded with DIY of building stuff. So if you’re not lacing up for your ownobstacle course racingjourney, without people to build the obstacles—for races or for backyards---the race is just a walk in the woods. So this MyFixitUpLife show will inspire the fire for the DIY of...

Duration: 00:30:13

Let's talk DIY pallet projects with HGTV host & 'Pallet King' Matt Blashaw

Also joining Mark & Theresa on this episode is Celeste She's sharing some of the pallet inspiration and how-to from the site's recent pallet contest, and their archive of hundreds of DIY pallet projects.DIY pallet projects can be amazing additions to your landscape, but there are a few things you might want to know before you get started. Let's talk. We've proclaimed HGTV host Matt Blashaw as the 'Pallet King' for his creative DIY pallet projects featured on DIY...

Let's talk about Spartan Race with the founder Joe De Sena. Aroo!

Getting uncomfortable is where the magic happens in life for Spartan race creator Joe De Sena. The ultimate obstacle course race has to beSpartan race, and there are a milliom people who are taking part every year. Broadcast on NBC Sports, and gaining popularity by the uber-fit to the casual gym goer, the founder of Spartan raceJoe De Senalive his life true to the essence of the tenets of Spartan life you'll find one the race's website. Joe really does do hundreds of burpees eveyday, and put...

Duration: 00:30:10

Let's talk about better design ideas for Alzheimer's

Interior design can be a powerful tool to helping everyone live better, whether it's designing for Alzheimer's, babies, or the rest of us quirky humans. Theresa's dad hasAlzheimer's. A few months ago, her family decided that to help preserve the health and vibrancy of her mom, it was time to move dad into a memory care facility. Her parents had lived together for 47+ years, so it wasn't a decision made lightly. Theresa kept coming back to one simple question: How can designers help...

Duration: 00:47:03

Purge your closet w/ Genevieve Gorder & help kids w/ Shoes that Grow

Grab some tips to makeover your clothes closet with Genevieve Gorder, and make a difference for kids with shoes that grow five sizes. Today's guests are helping us get empowered and inspired to downsize Theresa's shoe 'collection.' DesignerGenevieve Gorder,first known as the barefooted designer on TLC's 'Trading Spaces,' shares her design talent on HGTV's 'Genevieve's Renovation,' 'Dear Genevieve,' 'HGTV Star,' 'A Hero’s Welcome Home,' and hosting HGTV’s White House Christmas Specials, and...

Duration: 00:30:24

The ultimate party station with Tom Bury & Carley Eisenberg. Tune in.

Today's show is all about your backyard and creating the ultimate party station. If you've been dreaming about a backyard oasis and are obsessed with DIY Network's'Yard Crashers', we've got a project that will make your dreams come true in just a day or two. It's theparty station. Tom Bury, architect and contractor, who is best known for his 24-hour makeover skills shown every week on Food Network's 'Restaurant Impossible.' He worked with Ryobi to create an ultimateparty station, and has...

Duration: 00:30:14

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