Painted Tile Floors: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

There’s a hot new DIY trend floating around Instagram and Pinterest: painted ceramic tile floors! I recently tapped into this trend by painting our basement bathroom tile floors. Here’s my experience.   Why Painted Tile Floors? The sink, vanity and toilet were in need of a replacement for the bathroom to be usable. We had [ keep reading ]

The Lazy Gal’s Guide to a Clean Home

There is nothing that feels better to me than a clean home. I can be a little obsessive about it. For those of you who watched “Friends”, picture Monica with blonde hair and you’ve got me! However, I have a little problem – a shortage of time and an abundance of laziness! I’m actually not [ keep reading ]

A Homeowner’s Experience with Carbon Fibers

When viewing the home we currently own for the first time, my realtor and I could not believe it had not sold. It had been overpriced for months considering the work it required, but it had really good bones. It checked off multiple wishlist boxes. When we saw the unfinished basement room, we understood the [ keep reading ]

We Bought a Home That Needed Big Repairs. Here’s Why.

We recently bought our third home. We had a neighbor ask us if the home we had purchased was the one that needed big basement repairs. As a matter of fact, it was. Our home came with a nice crack in two basement foundation walls. It is likely one of the reasons it sat unsold [ keep reading ]

Catching the Feels for Needle FELTING

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My friends and family know how much I love, Love, LOVE crafting! My newest obsession is “needle felting”. The possibilities of what you can needle felt are literally endless. One of my favorite things about this particular craft is that it requires very few tools and it’s a craft you can pick up right away, [ keep reading ]

Why Gardening is Good for the Soul

This is by no means a researched backed blog post, just a personal opinion from someone who has gardened for years. I personally have come to believe that gardening is good for the soul and here is why. Gardening is Practical First, learning to grow things is practical. In a world of automation and instant [ keep reading ]

Moving? Get Ready for Some Paperwork

Our family recently made a very short move within our neighborhood. Despite the local move, it has been a lot of work. It has been two weeks, and we continue to work on many details associated with the move. We are finding that there is a lot of paperwork with moving. Change of Addresses Everyone [ keep reading ]

Four Things to Expect at a Home Closing

My husband and I just sat in an attorney’s office for our fifth closing. I find it to be a very personal and awkward experience. Through our closings, there are four things we have come to anticipate. Buyers and Sellers Meet Face-to-Face During most closings, buyers and sellers meet face-to-face. There are some home purchases [ keep reading ]

I Konmari-ed My House with Spark Joy!!

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I did it– I Konmari-ed my house with Spark Joy! And boy, do I feel GREAT!! I mentioned previously that I’m not a die-hard Konmari acolyte. But I found the mesh between my original expert method of purging and Marie Kondo’s master level to be highly productive and satisfying. It didn’t come without some pain and almost-tears [ keep reading ]

Give Me All the Hardwood Floors

I do not love carpet and I do not love tile flooring, but boy do I love hardwood floors. We just bought a home that came with beige linoleum floors in the kitchen. Once upon a time, linoleum floors were all the rage. They were affordable, practical and durable. I am not sure how the previous [ keep reading ]

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