Welcome guests with a simple “hello”.

Welcome guests with a simple “hello”.

A few weeks ago I purchased a new basic black mailbox. I’ve been procrastinating installing it, even though the old one is rusty and gross. This past weekend I thought about it, and realized that I haven’t put the new one up because it’s just too...
Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Finishing the cabinets

Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Finishing the cabinets

These past two weeks, dad and I have been working rearranging the cabinets. In my last post I went over the demo, installation of a new cabinet, and installing an over-the-range microwave. This week I will cover what we’ve done to complete the cabinet...
Chimney Paintin’ kinda day

Chimney Paintin’ kinda day

Giving the chimney a fresh coat of paint is something every home owner can do. But, while it sound easy enough, there are a couple snags you need to prepare for before you begin. Buy enough paint. There’s nothing worse than almost finishing a job and running out...
DIY Hanging Address Plaque

DIY Hanging Address Plaque

After hours and hours of painstakingly scouring the internet for the “perfect” hanging address plaque, I decided to make my own. Don’t get me wrong, there are MANY great options. Here are some I considered: While there are many great...
Another busy weekend!

Another busy weekend!

Two productive weekends in a row! This weekend we finished the priority to-do list by installing my new front storm door and  replacing the leaky kitchen faucet.  Front Storm Door This Saturday dad and I tackled the installation of my front storm door. After...
New storm door, tile & shed shelving

New storm door, tile & shed shelving

Whew! Long day!! Today dad and I accomplished a lot at the house. We installed a new storm door leading to the back porch, tiled the backsplash behind the sink in the bathroom, and put up shelving in the shed. After reflecting on my last post about accomplishing a...
Tackling the To-Do List

Tackling the To-Do List

Every home owner has a to-do list, but most never get around to doing it.  I’ve put together  some tips to keep you on track. When I first purchased my home, it was 7 zillion miles long. Seriously, I think I had 4 pages front and back in 2 columns per page. My...
Chimney Cleanout

Chimney Cleanout

Today my dad and I cleaned out the chimney. The process was really simple (but dirty!), only took about 30 minutes, and cost no money whatsoever. Umm… why are you cleaning the chimney again? When I first purchased the house, there was a big pile of dirt behind...