How to Make a Hanging Drying Rod for Clothes

Having a hanging rack for drying clothes is one of those things that we all need in the laundry room. I hang up a lot of clothes once they are washed and some go in the dryer for a few minutes and then hang up damp to further dry, so having a convenient space to dry them is important to me (and probably to you too!). Space saving laundry room drying rods are great to have!So, today I'm sharing … [Read more...]

How to Wallpaper Above Wainscot

The laundry room is coming along and I will be finished this week with everything, way faster than I thought it would be. The last thing to be done is hang the light fixture that I ordered and it just went up last night. I'm so excited to share this space with all of you! It's such a cute space that I dreamed up in my head and then executed step by step. Today I'm going to show you my thought … [Read more...]

Tiling a Subway Tile Backsplash

It sounded so simple when we were starting this kitchen renovation. Mark and I talked about tiling the backsplash ourselves. We had just finished that herringbone marble tile on the fireplace and it didn't go so perfectly, so Mark was not thrilled about taking this on, but he did it because it needed doing and we figured we'd save a little money by doing this one ourselves. We try to do that on … [Read more...]

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...]