I just added a bunch of new mood boards to the gallery. While I was uploading them, I noticed some trends or repeat recommendations. All my mood boards are custom and unique, but sometimes I find furniture or decor that is so great, I can’t help but recommend it more than once. Some of these [...]
I love big boards and I cannot lie! Throughout our home we have nice 4″ baseboard, but I wanted something even chunkier for the basement. I love nice tall white baseboard.
I worried the cost would be extravagant, or I would have to combine a few pieces of molding to get the look I was [...]
You can’t force it. You can’t plan it. A home just happens. You know the John Lennon lyric, “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans”? I think a home happens the same way.
This may seem counter-intuitive to what I preach and sell with my mood boards…a plan for [...]
Why We Chose Cork
For a moment I thought I wanted to paint the cement floors in at least part of the basement. But as soon as winter hit, I couldn’t wait to cover up that cold, blah cement floor. I wanted a material that would warm up the floor. I also preferred using the [...]
I completely missed our home goals check in for the third quarter of 2012, but we continued to make progress on meeting our 2012 home goals. It is awesome to look back now at the end of the year and see all that we achieved. Some of these goals are [...]
Building things for my home is very rewarding. I am definitely a beginner when it comes to working with wood, but I have managed to pull off a few projects I am proud of. As I go through some of my wood working tool recommendations, I will sprinkle in a few personal examples.
It is tricky to actually factor how much money you save from DIY. It really depends on what you are DIYing. I am going to break it down into three areas; knockoff products, labor, and fabric home decor. I think each of these areas will help us better explore options for saving money through DIY.
One more day to go!!! I started my home spending hiatus 29 days ago and I could not be happier with the results! In fact, I plan to continue to limit my home spending going forward.
At first, it was hard. Before starting the hiatus, I used to run to Target or [...]
The new playroom space in the basement has finally given me the opportunity to do something fun and whimsical. Yes, I am doing a theme room. No, it won’t be cheesy.
Instead of randomly buying stuff to fill this room, and thanks to my Home Spending Hiatus, I took the last few evenings [...]
At the tail-end of my recent vacation, I made a big decision. I am suspending all home spending for September. Yep, that’s right. I will not be making any home related purchases for 30 days. That might sound crazy for a home blogger, even crazier for a home blogger in the middle of a basement [...]
I am really excited to share our first semi-finished room in the basement. We have a home gym!
Here is the before pic of the space…there in the back behind the framed wall:
We focused on working on our home gym first for a couple of reasons:
Fitness is important to us. [...]
We are ready to pull the trigger on ordering some key finishes for our basement remodel. This is where our white box gets interesting. I want to show you what we are planning for paint, carpeting, flooring, and tile. We have taken our time making all of these choices. [...]
We are in need of a media stand for our new basement family room, but the prices make us want to choke. I keep seeing fabulous dresser makeovers to use as tv stands. So, I have been on a mission to find a good dresser to makeover. I have been keeping an eye on
Our finished basement is slowly becoming a reality. I have been holding back strong urges to make a zillion mood boards for every room since we broke ground several months ago. Well, the wait is finally over. Now that we are in the finishing stages, I am allowing myself to start creating mood boards for [...]
If you have ever been around Corporate America, you may have heard the phrase “What gets measured, gets done”. There is some truth to that saying. It isn’t enough to just make goals or objectives…you must check in on them frequently and measure your progress. At the beginning of the year I jumped at the [...]
Hi, I'm Jackie
I believe your home should be a reflection of you. My home style is DIY Modern…handmade, simple, and fun, just like me!
Learn More About Me
Sponsors & Affiliates