You put WHAT in my toilet?

You put WHAT in my toilet?

This post is a guide on what to do when you have an awesome party, then wake up the next morning to realize that the toilet’s are clogged and there’s toilet water all over your freshly painted basement. Yes, it’s true, this happened after my...
Let there be ICE!

Let there be ICE!

Post party Shawn stopped by to pick up his keyboard, and brought me an ice maker kit for my refrigerator. What a nice surprise. Not sure how to take him sometimes… he’s either pretty observant about what I need at the house… or just maybe annoyed...
Party Prep Part 2: What to focus on before your guests arrive

Party Prep Part 2: What to focus on before your guests arrive

My dad stopped by this morning to help me  get some last minute things done for my party. I made a list of some easy morning fixes that I thought would be important to finish before the party. A lot of times, when we are renovating our homes, it’s easy to get...
Party Prep Part 1… and what I’ve been up to this week

Party Prep Part 1… and what I’ve been up to this week

Always something going on at the new house. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the huge to-do list I have every single day. Although there’s not much to talk about, I did accomplish a lot. I’m super excited about TOMORROW, St. Patrick’s Day, because...
Painting the Basement Floor

Painting the Basement Floor

My basement looks unbelievable! I can’t believe the transformation after the floor has been painted. Everything is really coming together. Adding some lighting, cleaning, opening the windows, and painting has really changed this space into somewhere scary, so...
“The Day the Eagle Died” – Fixing the Shed

“The Day the Eagle Died” – Fixing the Shed

Today’s project was making the creepy eagle shed a bit less scary. It’s only a “Phase 1” fix… to make it presentable, but it looks sooooo much better already. It took the entire day! Here’s what we did: Scraped the peeling paint off...
My house is wearing eyeliner!!

My house is wearing eyeliner!!

What a long day it was! My FAVORITE update, though, has to be the black paint we used for the window and door frames. I struggled with this, as the peeling paint I was covering was white. But the house was just screaming for something different. I thought that the...
The Fence is Up!!!

The Fence is Up!!!

Roxy is a happy lady! The fence gate was installed today. It looks awesome!!! It’s a chain link fence about 4 ft high, with all the heavy-duty essentials for keeping a super tall 90lb dog contained. She just loves it… and I love making her happy and...
New front steps and railing!

New front steps and railing!

The 5ft wide pre-fab concrete steps have been in place for about a week. The REALLY cool thing, though, is that they took my old railing (which was rotted and falling down), and pulled the little squiggly design off of it, then welded it onto a brand new railing....