Dawn Hammon has thrived in freelance writing and editor roles for nearly a decade. She has lived, worked, and attended school in Oregon for many years. Dawn currently spends her days convincing her children she is still smarter than them while creating new experiences with her husband of 24 years.
Her multiple interests have led her to frequently undergo home improvement projects. She enjoys sharing the hard-earned knowledge that comes with it with the audience of DoItYourself.com. Dawn and her sister make up a power-tool loving duo that teaches classes to local women with the goal of empowering them to tackle their fears and become comfortable with power tools.
Tapping into her enthusiasm for saving money and devotion to sustainable practices, Dawn has recently launched a passion project aimed at connecting eco-friendly products and socially-responsible companies with consumers interested in making conscientious purchases, better informing themselves about products on the market, and taking a stand in favor of helping to save the planet.
When she is not providing stellar online content for local, national, and international businesses or trolling the internet for organic cotton clothing, you might find her backpacking nearby hills and valleys, traveling to remote parts of the globe, or expanding her vocabulary in a competitive game of Scrabble.
Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, which these days she mostly uses to provide therapy for her kids and spouse. Most recently, I worked for a small local professional organizing and estate sale company for four years where I learned a ton about organizing and/or disposing of just about anything.
She was raised in a tool-oriented, hands-on, DIY family. Her dad worked in the floor covering business and owned local floor covering businesses, so of course selling floor covering was one of her first jobs. Her brother was a contractor for about 30 years and site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity. I worked with him often, building decks, painting houses, framing in buildings, etc. With her sister, she holds power tool classes to empower women who are scared or have never used them.
Not quite homesteaders, she did grow up with a farm, tractors, motorcycles, expansive gardens, hay fields, barns, and lots of repairs to do. Plus she and her family preserved foods, raised cattle and pigs, chopped and hauled firewood, and performed regular maintenance on two households, outbuildings, fencing, etc.
As an adult, she has owned two houses. The first one she personally ripped out a galley kitchen and opened it up to the living area, plus updated every door, floor covering, and piece of trim in the place. In her current home, she's tackled everything from installing real hardwood flooring to revamping the landscape.
Attic Remodeling Tips
Remodeling your attic? Follow these tips!...
3 Ideas for Using Half Round Molding
Half round has many uses from crafts to household functions....
What Size Tank do You Need for a Propane Fireplace?
Take into account usage and number of appliances....
How to Repair Sun-Damaged Plywood Siding
Damage to plywood siding often happens due to sun exposure....
How to Remove a Broken Key from a Lever Lock
These tips may be the key to removing broken pieces....
Eliminating Mold on Hot Tub Covers
Avoid an accumulation of moisture, mildew, and mold....
7 Essential Drafting Table Accessories
Accessories make your drafting table more versatile....
Steel Roofing Repair and Maintenance Tips
Steel roofing is durable and long-lasting with proper care....
How to Get Rid of Spiders In Your Basement Crawl Space
Spiders like dark, damp, private spaces like your basement....
Tips to Prevent Your Coleus from Wilting
Water the right amount and watch the fertilizer....
Preserving the Color of Blue Delphinium Blooms
Your soil gets all the credit for the blues....
How to Propagate Ferns
Two simple steps for a simple plant....
Cleaning Unsealed Tile Floor Grout
Unsealed tile floor grout can be a challenge to keep clean....
How to Make Your Basement Watertight for Your New Utility Room
Prep your basement space with these water-proofing tactics....
DIY Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Clean it without hiring a professional....
How to Add Asphalt Shingles to a Gambrel Roof
Protect your gambrel roof and create the look you want....
How to Install a Roof Cap
Keep water flowing down the roof instead of under shingles....
How to Install New Truck Spark Plugs
Spark plugs are a critical part for your truck's engine....
Frameless Shower Doors Pros and Cons
Eliminating the frame leaves space for other advantages....
Different Types of Support Shelves
Choose the material, style, color, and size you need....