I put my power tools away, hung up my paint brush, and stopped going to the thrift store.
I used to see something cute at a store and my first thought wasn’t, “Oh, cute. How much is that?” My first thought is, “Hmmm, I wonder how I could make that.” Seriously, before I even know [...]
Are you thinking about buying something? Something you aren’t sure about? Something you hope will work?
Cue the ifs and buts…
If I paint it a different color. If it were just a little bigger. If I can use my coupon on it.
But I think I can make it work. But it is such a good price. [...]
My wall colors are pretty tame compared to my accent colors (and most people wouldn’t classify teal and dark blue as tame wall colors). What can I say, I just love a good pop of color. Whether it’s a bright-colored shirt I throw on with jeans or the quilt over the back of my sofa, [...]
The best thing I ever did for my home was create a whole house color palette before painting a single wall.
After six years of home ownership, I was sick of the constant trips to the paint store to stare at way too many paint chips agonizing over which one would be best. Choosing [...]
For the past couple years, I have been retraining my home spending habits. I found myself mindlessly spending on things to fill shelves, things I didn’t really love, and just to spend money. I used to justify little amounts to spend here and there on my “mommy breaks”, where my hubby would watch the kids, [...]
Last week I took my car in to get the turn signal fixed and an oil change. I knew there were other things wrong with the car (it has nearly 150,000 miles on it), but had no idea the extent.
There was a giant sinking feeling in my stomach when the mechanic called and told [...]
Last summer there was so much road construction in our neighborhood, getting around was a pain-in-the-you-know-what. They replaced several 4-way stops in our city with roundabouts. Our house is sandwiched between 3 of them.
Have you driven through a roundabout (aka traffic circle)? Round and round. Not sure which way to go.
Roundabouts improve traffic flow, except for [...]
I will never forget the kryptonite-flare irradiating from the bedroom down the stairwell casting green shadows on each and every step.
It instantly gave me a super-headache and made me weak in the knees…crippling to the ground feeling inevitable defeat after we.just.painted.the.entire.room.
I can’t even believe I actually tried to see if we could make [...]
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