My name is Stephanie K. Murphy. I am an an active Do-it-yourselfer (DIYer). I began as a DIYer when I was in Junior High School. During my school aged years I was the youngest girl in my family for 10 years, so I had my own room. The DIY Exchange is a subsidiary of Living with Stephanie and your DIY blog. It is filled with DIY tips, ideas, examples, projects, crafts, and all things DIY. I would like to welcome you to the DIY Exchange blog. I ask that you continue to explore the creativity, inspiration, and motivation of my blog which shares interesting ideas, projects, tools, and resources for the beginner to the advanced DIYer. There is nothing more powerful than doing it yourself. OWN IT!!! I have traveled throughout this world for the love of God, Corps and Country. Being in the military for over 30 years has brought a life of travel. I have been to Japan, Korea, The Bahamas, Santo Domingo, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I have stopped through Guam, Germany, Ireland, and Turkey. I have lived in and visited many states within these United States, specifically, Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado. Throughout my travel by planes, trains, and automobiles, I have seen and done many things. Surviving many different languages and cultures, I feel full of life. After joining the Marine Corps, I developed this “life is worth the living” attitude. It seemed like everything moved out of my way. I became “tied to greatness” through volunteerism, sacrifice, service, commitment, and mentorship. I found myself bound together in a way visible to the eye.