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

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

Welcome, Little Caiden

Welcome, Little Caiden

We welcomed Caiden Joseph into the world on January 17th and he could not be more perfect. It’s been a crazy few weeks- adjusting to our new addition (as any new mother can attest)- but, we are soaking up every precious moment. We managed to nearly complete the nursery, but since he came a few days … Continue reading

Password Book

Password Book

I have a TON of online accounts and it can become difficult to remember every password for every site (especially if you’re smart and switch them up).  So, I created my own Password Book to keep this personal/private information recorded.  I’m sharing my template with you so that you can print your own and I’ve … Continue reading

Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)

Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)

We have always loved the look of wainscoting, so after much back and forth about which style we like best, we decided to install a recessed design using the wall as the back panel.  Similar to the one photographed below (from examiner.com). We started by pushing all of the furniture to the center of the … Continue reading

A New Deck for Our Pool

A New Deck for Our Pool

I’ve been begging my husband to tear out our above-ground pool for years, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be happening anytime soon. So, in the meantime, we might as well use it! We have been using a step ladder to climb into the pool for the last few summers. but as luck … Continue reading