To donate to Liz’s Bike to Build to NBSS fund, click¬†here.


Because I am a girl, and girls build.

  • It is in my genetics.
  • Nothing smells better than fresh cut wood.
  • I’d rather be wearing work boots than high heels.
  • Real women wear tool belts.
  • I would rather move than sit.
  • I would rather be outside than inside.
  • I love working with my hands.
  • Power tools excite me.
  • It gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
  • It’s very challenging, and I love a challenge.
  • It makes my brain work hard, and utilizes my math skills.
  • I can be my own handyman.
  • I am determined to follow my dreams.
  • My brother will be so proud.
  • Because I am a girl, and girls can do anything.

A few shots of the items that now fill my former office (turned workshop)…thanks in part to all my 40th birthday Lowes and Home Depot gift certificates…

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Thanks to my belated brother Derek for leading the way. He was a talented carpenter who was passionate about his craft, and I am humbled and honored to have received many of his tools after he passed away. In fact, those are his overalls and tool belt I have on in the picture above. THANKS DEREK!

Memorial Day


To donate to Liz’s Bike to Build to NBSS fund, click here.

2 thoughts on “WHY BUILD?”

    1. Thanks Ellen, you’re the best…thanks for your support! I am working on getting this blog to send the subscribers the latest posts automatically when I write them, but I’m not there yet.

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