Pinterest DIY: Paint Chip Calendar

I was feeling crafty yesterday so I thought I would attempt a Pinterest DIY.  These don't always work out well for various reasons, but I thought this one seemed rather simple (and cheap)...so what the hell. There are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest - I liked different things about each of them.    … Continue reading Pinterest DIY: Paint Chip Calendar

Do-it-yourself · Organization & Cleaning · Uncategorized

Chalkboard Paint Project to Love

Let me start by saying that I've been wanting to find a reason to use chalkboard paint for a while now but I was a little intimidated by it.  I mean, it's black (for one) so it's bound to make a bold statement...but, its uses are endless. I've seen it used in literally every room… Continue reading Chalkboard Paint Project to Love

Guest Bathroom · Master Bathroom · Rental

Rental Rehap: Part 2…Gutting the Bathroom 

For anyone going through a renovation, the first thing you need to do is find a general contractor or a "man of many trades" who knows what he's doing.  A friend of my husband's recommended this guy to us, and after seeing pictures of his past work, we asked for a quote.  That's my other… Continue reading Rental Rehap: Part 2…Gutting the Bathroom 

Garden & Landscaping

DIY Gardener: The Best Perennials For Starting your Garden

I've always loved the look of a "neat" cottage garden.  Not a garden full of random plantings scattered about, but one that is plush with color and variety, but still somewhat organized- like the ones shown below (from various sources via Pinterest) If you are like me and you don't have an exceptionally "green" thumb, then… Continue reading DIY Gardener: The Best Perennials For Starting your Garden