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.
How to Replace an Old Water Pressure Regulator
If you're having problems with noisy or low pressure faucets, your water pressure regulator mig...
How to Remove a Knockout from Your Box or Panel
When wiring your home, it may be necessary to access your knockout box to create more breaker l...
Hydronic Heaters vs Electric Baseboard Heaters
Electric and hydronic heaters both provide heat to a space, but they are engineered differently...
6 Designs to Get Rid of in Your Bathroom
Brass fixtures, glass blocks...it's time for them to go!...
9 Tips for Decorating a Wood Fence
A fence provides security and privacy, but it can also add character to your landscaping design...
How to Replace a Single Lever Shower Faucet
A leaky or broken shower lever is quick and easy to replace when you have the right tools and k...
How to Replace an Outdoor Faucet
Replacing an outdoor faucet may require a specialized tool....
How to Seal an Undermount Sink
Undermount kitchen sinks are beautiful and modern addition to any kitchen or bathroom upgrade....
Adjusting Furnace Fan Speed
If you know what you are doing, it is very simple to adjust the speed of your furnace fan....
Detaching Stackable Washer Dryer Units
With a plan and a few tools, you can separate that stackable washer dryer set with little hassl...
How to Replace a Bathroom Sink
Planning is the key to an easy bathroom sink swap out....
3 Necessary Duct Cleaning Tools
Like with any household task, cleaning out the ductwork requires the right tools for the job....
Tankless Water Heaters 101
There are many pros to a tankless water heater....
Learn How To Make Candles in Four Easy Steps
Use your creativity to create different shapes and textures for your candles....
How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling
Instead of removing popcorn ceiling, cover it up....
How to Fix a Squeaky Rocking Chair
Rocking chair squeaks are typically easy to repair....
Does Eco-Friendly Car Rust Proof Work as Well?
There may a product that protects your car and the environment....
How to Stain Bamboo Furniture
Bamboo has a naturally-protective coating that makes it repel finishes, but there is a way you...
Pros and Cons of Acrylic Resin
Durable and versitile, acrylic resin is a workhorse. Unfortunately, it's no friend to the envir...
Cutting Batt Insulation
Batt, roll, or blanket insulation is a common product in most homes and easy for the DIY'er to...