Sawdust Sisters provides clear, step-by-step tutorials for women interested in beginner-friendly DIY and budget-conscious home improvement. 

Whether you want to change an entire room with limited skills or build your first simple piece of furniture, this website has the tools to get you started (See what I did there..?)

Learn how to turn a cheap 2×4 into a functional piece. No longer are you forced into paying too much for something that “looks ok” or “almost fits”. DYI gets you exactly what you want: custom pieces at a price you can afford. And the satisfaction from your own creations is priceless!

A little about me

 I grew up in Puerto Rico. After high school I moved to the US to attend college. Marriage and family followed, then graduate school. Learning English was hard, but I’m proud to be bilingual and people tell me I hardly have an accent. Que bueno, eh?

Teaching and learning are two of my greatest passions. I love my job as a college professor. It brings me joy to watch my students learn, which is why I decided to start this blog. I also have a husband who isn’t super handy, so there’s that…(love you, Duane!). So, If you think it’s too late to learn to build, think again! I was already a “middle-ager” when I started, so I have no doubt you can do it, too! And if you’re lucky and have a spouse with power tools, then well…you’re halfway there!~

When I’m not teaching, DYI-ing, or blogging I can be found-

  • Selling real estate in Utah
  • Online, searching for beach houses in Puerto Rico and pretending I’m buying!
  • On a Pilates mat
  • On the couch watching re-runs of Gilmore Girls or Blue Bloods, with a bowl of Popcorn and a can of Coke Zero.
  • Playing pickle ball with my family. Ever heard of pickle ball?

If you’re still with me and care to know more, here are 6 things you don’t know about me…

  • I can’t type (yep…two fingers here)
  • I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 and today I am cancer free 
  • I am quite possibly the only blogger that doesn’t drink coffee
  • I love to travel, but hate to fly
  • I’m a creature of habit. I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday
  • I stink at Geography. If you live outside the two American continents, chances are I can’t point you out on a map.

Are you in?

 Are you ready to hang out with me? Subscribe and get free access to my resource library of  plans and printables.  Ready to start building? Check out my gallery of projects!