Dreaming of a flagstone patio

Dreaming of a flagstone patio

This morning I saw an episode of Yard Crashers where they created a flagstone patio over an existing damaged concrete patio. It looked really amazing and got me thinking about how to dress up my backyard. This probably won’t be a project until next summer, but...
Before & After Fun!

Before & After Fun!

I thought it would be fun to see some side-by-side before and after comparisons so far. Although I do this pretty regularly in my posts, I do have a few I don’t think I’ve showed yet. Plus it will be nice to see these down the road, as the house evolves. I...
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...