Sealing the driveway in the scorching heat

Sealing the driveway in the scorching heat

Nothing like a 90 degree day to pick to seal your driveway!! Actually, a very warm day is the very best day to do this. Sealing a driveway is a job that almost any homeowner can do. You can save money, protect your driveway from winter damage, improve the appearance...
Replacing an interior door knob with a vintage one

Replacing an interior door knob with a vintage one

This will help you out with replacing a newer style door knob with one of those super cute looking vintage door knobs. This will also help anyone who purchased a doorknob from Anthropologie — they have fantastic looking knobs, but don’t inform you on how...
The “Old House” is Sold!

The “Old House” is Sold!

Pretty irrelevant to this DIY blog, but very much a milestone in my life, is the sale of my previous home in Scranton. On May 25, 2012 I sold the house to my neighbors who live across the street. I couldn’t be happier for them, and relieved and excited to move...
Beautiful new windows

Beautiful new windows

Yesterday my vinyl replacement windows were installed. I ended up with 5 replacement windows – the bathroom, guest room, office, and the dining room (2). A few months back I wrote a post about the different options for replacement windows. I used this...
Shiny New Gutters

Shiny New Gutters

Oh, to be a home owner. The most insignificant things just thrill me. Who would have ever thought I’d be so excited about GUTTERS? Not I. But I am, because I didn’t have them on the back of my house. Now they are shiny and new and beautiful. I’m...
The shed has a new floor

The shed has a new floor

On Saturday morning, a few hours before the Dirty Girl Mud Run, I helped my dad load some plywood off the truck and get organized.  I had a really busy day ahead of me with the 5K, and he didn’t want to waste a beautiful day. Luckily, my mom came in for backup...
My furnace is officially zoned

My furnace is officially zoned

Not much to write here today, but my furnace officially is zoned into two loops: one for the main level, and one for the upstairs where my office and Laura’s room are. I recently wrote a post about zoning your furnace, and other tips on reducing your heating...
Rusty Wrought Iron Remedy

Rusty Wrought Iron Remedy

So, my next outdoor project is repainting my rusty wrought iron railing around my front porch. Here are my instructions on what to do: Scrub the wrought iron with a steel wire brush. This will remove any loose or flaking rust. I used a brush from Sherwin Williams with...
My roof is here My roof is here!!!

My roof is here My roof is here!!!

Today my roof got installed. I’ve been waiting to do this since I bought my new house. It was a really costly investment, as my roof already has several layers of icky shingles on it that needed to go away. The job included: complete tear-off of the shingle...
Completed the landscaping… just in time for FROST!!

Completed the landscaping… just in time for FROST!!

Mother Nature, are you kidding me?? This past Friday my dad helped me out by tilling the soil in front of my house and near the lamppost to get ready for the landscape. Since it was so hard and clay-like, he mixed about 4-5 bags of Miracle Grow topsoil in as he was...