Kitchen · Rental · Rental Renovations

Rental Rehab Part 4: Kitchen Renovation

Everyone knows that you are supposed to spend most of your budget on the kitchen.  It's one of the most used spaces and so, you will always get your money back.  Well, I should say, you'll get your money back so long as you upgrade and renovate based on what's reasonable for your area.  If… Continue reading Rental Rehab Part 4: Kitchen Renovation

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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