Something that I truly struggle with is decorating. And let's face it, we all want our homes to look like we hired a designer. But if you are like me, you like to do-it-yourself so you would not hire a designer. So how do you start decorating when you have no clue how too? Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate link for your convenience, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, click here to read our full ... Read More about How to decorate when you have no clue how
Are you tired of the microwave taking up valuable space on the counter? I was! So we decided to install an over-the-range microwave and this was the process for us. First, an over-the-range microwave requires cabinets or at least a top cabinet (for support reasons) to install. The top of the microwave attaches to the top cabinets plus it has a metal bracket that secures the bottom of the microwave to the wall. Let me remind you of our space before and you will probably see our ... Read More about Installing an Over-the-Range Microwave
Something we have been wanting to establish for a while is a kid chore chart. But we wanted something simple and that we could make. Plus I wanted a chart called "Work for Hire" this way the kids could earn some extra money. After fiddling around with some ideas in my head, I finally decided on a DIY magnetic chore chart and this is how it turned out. What do you think? Now that it's complete the only thing I would maybe change is the color of the names to black. Do you want to find out ... Read More about DIY Kids Magnetic Chore Chart
Remodeling your home yourself can be very rewarding plus it will help you save money. BUT to make the process easier and help give you that PRO finish, you will need power tools! But what ones? To help solve this problem, I have created a girl's guide to buying power tools plus it's FREE. My main goal with this is to help you feel comfortable DIYing your home. I want you to be able to finally complete that project that has been bugging you! It's time to eliminate that ... Read More about Girl’s Guide to Buying Power Tools
I am freaking out that it is 2018!! Where in the world did 2017 go? Also, this month marks the 5-year mark of us owning and living in our home... This is double the amount of time we have ever lived in one place as a married couple and don't tell anyone but... I am getting restless... Do you ever get that way? Anyways back to the item at hand our house project goals for 2018. I started doing this years ago so that I can track how we are doing/did on our goals. So if you don't want to hear ... Read More about House Projects Goals for 2018
WOW, I cannot believe it is the end of the year... But like always I wanted to share (more for myself) how we did on our 2017 house goals. Here is how we did this year with our goals: update master closet - DONE paint ceiling in master bedroom, kids room, hallway, and kitchen add recessed lights to the kitchen and remove old ceiling lights update living room closet - DONE but I have not shared yet! add artwork to kids room - DONE build a shed - DONE this was a big ... Read More about How we did on our 2017 House Goals
First off, I want you to know that this is NOT a how-to post. Actually, most of the posts about this duplex will NOT be because I am not personally building it, just helping out. And because of that, I thought it would be nice to share what goes into building the foundation and walls of a duplex. And just so you know a lot of this is what goes into building a house. So remember this is NOT a how-to and I am just sharing things I have learned about the building process. Some links in ... Read More about What goes into building the foundation and walls of a duplex?
We are officially done with the process of building a shed but I wanted to finish it off with a breakdown of how much it cost to build a shed. Remember our shed is 6'x10' with a paver foundation. If you happened to miss any post of the project be sure to check out the links below. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A SHED? (I have rounded up dollar amounts!) 2x4's = $174 2x6 ... Read More about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Shed?
Do you need a smart thermostat? This is a question I was asking. I had a couple different question inside this one like can a smart thermostat actually save money because they can be expensive. Well, we decided to purchase one and I wanted to talk about it. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate policy. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A SMART THERMOSTAT? OR WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT? First I think we need to talk about the purpose ... Read More about Do you need a Smart Thermostat?
Are you looking for a storage solution in your shed or garage? Well, I have an easy way to build storage shelves for either the garage, shed, or maybe a storage room. And all you need is some 2x4's, plywood, screws, and some tools. SIDE NOTE: The way I decided to build these shelves was attaching them directly to the wall, so these cannot be moved after they are built. HOW TO BUILD STORAGE SHELVES Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our ... Read More about Build Storage Shelves for a Shed or Garage
This plan has been in the works for over a year and I am so excited to finally share it with you! Are you ready for it? I am helping design and build a DUPLEX (more the design side)! The duplex is for my in-laws and my father is building it for them (we will help on the side). I have spent hours and hours creating the plans. Trying to fit everything that is wanted but making it work inside the building lot (which is a funny shape). We went through lots of contenders and I mean a lot but we ... Read More about “D” Plans
While building the shed, we decided we wanted a pop of color for the door. And to tie in the cedar fence with the shed, we decided on using cedar. Now, this door was very simple to build, probably less than an hour of work times. But why don't I stop talking and explain to you how to build a simple cedar door for a shed. Want to see how we build this shed, start at creating a blueprint. Some links in this post are affiliate link for your convenience, click here to read our full affiliate ... Read More about Build a Simple Cedar Door for a Shed