Quartz vs. Granite Kitchen Countertops

Hey there and happy Monday! We've still been at it over the weekend trying to get that kitchen backsplash finished and it's been way longer than expected, but we're getting there and it's looking beautiful. I'll share it all just as soon as I can!In the meantime, I thought that you'd be interested in a conversation about countertops. I've owned a house since the mid-80's when there were such … [Read more...]

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...]

Painting a White Refrigerator with Liquid Stainless Steel

Are you ready to have your minds blown?This post will let you see how easy it is (with a little planning and elbow grease) to paint a white refrigerator in a stainless steel finish using paint.  Yep, using paint!  Just wait til you see this one from my friend, Lynn.Lynn and I met at church in the choir over 6 years ago and we've been friends ever since.  We both got married again not too … [Read more...]