#clevermoving Monday: Tips for Electrical Planning in a New Home


Hey all! This weekend there was a weird yellow ball of goodness high in the sky...people call it the "sun"...oh my it was nice to see it! I hope you had some tastes of spring where you live! Starting a fun new series today.... #clevermoving Monday:) The house we have purchased is already started….we skipped by all the boring all the foundation, … [Read more...]

Painting a Prefinished Hardwood Floor: Part 2 (video)


Now that your hardwood is cleaned and taped off…you are ready to get painting. I made a video of the entire process. I would encourage you to watch the whole thing before you begin. There are a bunch of tips and tricks that will make this project really easy for you. Here are the materials that you will need for this project: High quality 3 … [Read more...]

would I dare…


Happy Friday yall! And happy Labor Day weekend...so hard to believe September is already here. I hope yall don't think I have lost my marbles after reading today's post........ I read a post the other day….Emily Clark had posted about a letter she received from a very brave woman named Esther. Esther was lamenting about how worn down and ugly … [Read more...]

Top Hits Revisited: DIY Refinishing Stairs


Back in the day….3 years ago or so…I had read an article online. This girl Sarah….had refinished her stairs…all by herself. I read the “article” about 5 times. Not realizing that I was reading a blog post…that would change everything. I had been a DIYer my whole life….but I wasn’t documenting it. Sarah introduced me to this amazing new world that … [Read more...]

Creating an egress window in a basement: Part one


Please excuse the really poor pictures….most were taken on my cellphone but the setting was low-res…so they are a bit fuzzy. I wanted to give you an update to the guest bedroom in the basement project. We had an egress window installed a few weeks back. There was a few snags in the window sizing ….so a new window was installed on Thursday last … [Read more...]

Change of course…

I tend to over analyze things. Especially when it comes to money being spent on our house. We have been talking about a front porch for about a year…we have met with a builder to discuss the plans…we have checked with our neighborhood association about any restrictions…we are pretty much set to go forward. There has been this little voice in my … [Read more...]

Office/Craft Room Reveal


It is kind of like giving birth….taking a room from blah to ahhhhh….that is the only way to describe it. It is always a process writing a post like this. Recalling all the things I have already shared…and trying to remember what I haven’t shared. Bare with me ;) I will be talking about this space for many weeks to come….but I wanted to reward you … [Read more...]

White wash Pine Hardwood flooring


Sometimes….ok…all the time…I mention something to my honey and he looks at me and thinks…”where do you come up with these ideas…”…then I say things like houzz.com and pinterest…and house beautiful..and such…and he says…”if you like it I am sure I will too…”. He’s a gem…a real peach…wouldn’t trade him for all the tea in China (even though I am not a … [Read more...]

Update: Office / Crafting space


So happy you all are excited about the mixer giveaway! If you haven't had a chance to enter...you have 5 more days. I wanted to give you a sneak peek at my new office...it is really a fun space. I have been teasing with a few pictures of my new office space on instagram and facebook…so I thought I would share a few here. The space is already … [Read more...]

Entry Doors: An Update


Sadly it has been way too cold to stain our new doors….but we sooooooo love them!!! They are exactly what our foyer needed….light, bright, and unique. Here is a peek of how they look installed… If you could imagine them this color on the outside….. And white on the inside…. This is what happens when I get on the floor to take a … [Read more...]