Watercolor House Portrait

Watercolor House Portrait

I love giving personalized gifts.  To me, it’s less about how much you spend on a gift and more about the thought behind it.   And, since our babysitter is moving from their first home into their forever home this week, I decided to make a watercolor of her house for her to remember always. … Continue reading

Rental Rehab: Part 3…Roof

Rental Rehab: Part 3…Roof

Perhaps the biggest project is the roof, particularly the front and back porches.  My husband actually has experience roofing, but after having some professionals take a look at it, we realized we would need to hire someone for the job.  With that said, we hoped that my husband could help and maybe save us some … Continue reading

Our First Rental Property

Our First Rental Property

After much thought and consideration, we decided to purchase the small house that is located in the lot next to our own home.  It’s only a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom bungalow/cottage, but the sell price was such that we have a decent budget to put some money into it…and maybe add some square footage to increase the … Continue reading

DIY Garden Fencing

DIY Garden Fencing

I love our pups.  Honestly, I do, but, their backyard antics have reeked havoc on my attempt at a garden.  Not only do they dig up and eat the plants, they also run through it like maniacs (I wish I could show you video).  I thought that if I filled in most of the area with … Continue reading

Rental Rehab: Step 1

Rental Rehab: Step 1

Well folks.  It’s official.  We own a rental home.  We were told the 1-bedroom bungalow-cottage was originally a garage but it’s an adorable little house with a ton of potential.  While it needs a ton of work, we bought it for next to nothing so we have some money to put into it. We couldn’t … Continue reading

Refinancing Fun

I am hesitant to even post about this because I’m almost certain I’ll receive a slew of spam messages and emails asking me if I’m interested in refinancing…but, I feel it’s necessary given the purpose of this blog.  So here goes it. We have wanted to refinance for a while.  For 1, my husband originally … Continue reading

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring Has Arrived!

For those of you living in colder climates, you realize why this is such an exciting announcement.  Even some of the southern states saw some crazy winter weather this year.  And, for this reason, I am already starting to plan my gardening activities for the season.  The weather is still in the 50’s, but I’m ready … Continue reading