Organizing the Basement

How's that for an inspiring post today? Let me just say, I'm no Marie Kondo! I've just been listening in to her show on Netflix, have you seen it? She's a cute and perky little thing with a passionate love of organizing, it seems. The people she is helping definitely need help. I've seen that hoarders show before and even though Mark and I have lots of stuff, we aren't to that stage yet, thank … [Read more...]

Our Kitchen Renovation Plans

Kitchens are a huge source of conversation and inspiration these days. I've seen so many gorgeous kitchen renovations since I've been blogging and they definitely get attention. From large major kitchen renovations, so smaller updates, fixing up a kitchen is one of the best bangs for the buck you can get for your home.When we moved into a new to us home, it was not exactly the way we wanted … [Read more...]

How to Add Herringbone Marble Tile to a Fireplace

Hey, there and happy Monday! I'm getting myself in gear a little better this year than I did last year. Got all the Christmas down last week and also got the basement in a little better shape too, so I'll share that soon as well. It feels good to pare down and get things organized doesn't it?Today, I'm sharing a really special project that we finished just before Christmas. Mark was off for … [Read more...]

Best Projects of 2018

Hey there friends and Happy New Years Eve! The year is coming to an end and it's always fun to look back at the whole year and see what we've accomplished, the best projects of 2018. Last year, Mark and I had just moved into our new house and then the projects commenced. It's great to see what all we did in Before and After pictures, so come along with me and let's celebrate all of our … [Read more...]

Beadboard Nook with Hooks Project!

In the midst of our Christmas plans, with all the decorating and getting ready for the Holidays, Mark and I took time (well, I can say this was mostly him) to complete a little project that he's wanted to do since we moved in this house just over a year ago.  There's a little alcove inside the door coming in from the garage, the same alcove with a door that goes down to the basement.  It's plain … [Read more...]

Staining the Deck Stairs

Another project is crossed off the list just in time for Winter and I got the new stairs stained in the last couple of weeks. I worked on it a section at a time and it went pretty fast, using a roller and brush.  I had to get the ladder out to get to the bottom of the high part of the stairs, but luckily I was able to reach it on our 8' ladder.Here's a look at the stairs again, right after … [Read more...]

Small Laundry Room Ideas

If you've been with me for a long time, you know I like to fix up my laundry room spaces.  Laundry spaces are necessary in our homes and there's no reason they shouldn't be pretty too. We all have to do laundry, but why not have an enjoyable space while we're at it?Our current laundry room is just a small box of a room, with only space enough for the washer and dryer and not much else, so I'm … [Read more...]