New Dining Room Chairs & Mini Review

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When we moved into our home seven years ago, I bought some dining room chairs for our eat in kitchen area from JCPenney. They were nice for a while, but the stretchers were less than ideal.  By now, most of them were either completely broken or pulling away from the rest of the chair. We [...]

Hanging the Television on the Wall — and Hiding the Cords!!


The only problem with having an 80” television (Is there any other way to watch football in the fall?) is having to hang an 80” television on the wall.  I was pretty sure I was stronger than I was, but I got a big dose of reality when we decided to hang our television on [...]

Trash to Treasure – DIY Family Room Coffee Table


I’ve been on the hunt for a new coffee table for our family room for a while. I was about to either build one myself or settle for this one from IKEA when I came across this gem at our local Habitat Restore. They were having a 25% off sale on all wooden furniture, so [...]

Dreaming of a Neutral Kitchen

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Wow! Making all these superficial changes to our home gotten me dreaming big!! There are a few projects in our home that I have always wanted to do…. a master bath with a better layout, an organized master closet… but most of all — the kitchen! I actually like a lot of the elements to our [...]

The Earthship!


I admit it. For a long time, I had lost interest in HGTV and The DIY Network.  I know they show other shows, but it seemed like every time I turned it on it was some sort of buying and selling real estate show.  There’s only so much of that I can watch. I do [...]

New Family Room/Kitchen Rugs and Mini Review


If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that I have been trying to get rid of a lot of the red in our home. I had moved the rug that used to be in our dining room into our eat in kitchen area, so when we started getting rid of the [...]

The Tiny House Movement


I am a huge fan of camping in an RV.  When I was a kid, my grandparents used to take me camping all the time, but they had a large motorhome and then a fifth wheel.  So, it was more like a moveable house than roughing it. I like tent camping, too. Don’t get me [...]

Painted Pantry Door and Organization Center


Hello again! I hope you all had an amazing summer!  I sure did, but I’m glad to be officially back to blogging!  I’m excited to share with you some of the projects I’ve been working on starting with the pantry area of our kitchen! Our pantry is over in the corner of our kitchen which [...]

I’m Back!!

Wow! It’s been so long since I’ve sat down to blog.  My last post was for the 4th of July and I have been really enjoying taking a break off for the summer, but I sure have missed having something to write about! If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my year and a [...]