The Do It Yourself Life is an authentic, modern day approach to building a sustainable lifestyle for home, work, and play.

   We are, by design, an intentional work in progress. A genuine, online representation of doing things ourselves and sharing it as we do it; as we take action on our ever growing pile of ideas.

   From the writings of Emerson in one of his pieces titled 'Self-Reliance'.

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried." "A man is relieved and merry when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace. It is a deliverance which does not deliver. In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope." "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."

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