Refinishing our Kitchen Cabinets – The Good, The Bad and The VERY Ugly

Refinishing our Kitchen Cabinets – The Good, The Bad and The VERY Ugly

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click through and purchase something I get a very small percentage.  For more information on how I use affiliate links, visit sponsorship & disclosure. You may remember that I refinished our dining room table as practice for the kitchen cabinets.  We’re DIYing our home renovation and didn’t have it in the budget to buy new kitchen cabinets.  Armed with Pinterest and HGTV, I set out to conquer refinishing the cabinets myself.  Boy, was I in for quite the adventure! CABINET DOORS The first thing I…Read more …
The SUPER EASY Way to Get Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

The SUPER EASY Way to Get Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

We have been busy, busy, busy with demolition work!  We're about done knocking things down and are ready to start putting things back up.  As most renovations go, we keep adding things to the "to do" list because "we have the space torn apart, we might as well" {insert project here}.  Can you relate? {Note: This is a sponsored post.  Please see disclosure details at the end of the post.} One of the projects we've discussed but kept putting off was the darn textured ceilings.  I called them popcorn ceilings, but my dad was quick…Read more …
How to Fence in your Yard {a Simple Tutorial}

How to Fence in your Yard {a Simple Tutorial}

You know you love your dogs when.... you spend a sizable amount of money purchasing fencing materials, then spend a ridiculous amount of time building said fence.  I'm excited to share today how to fence in your yard! We finished the fenced in backyard last weekend!  WOOP WOOP!  {Well, practically.  We have one more gate to add to the deck, so that doesn't really even count as fence.} When we talked about our renovation plans, we {I} KNEW we wanted to fence in the backyard, sooner rather than later.  Our two furbabies don't have a…Read more …
Our Fridge Deal!

Our Fridge Deal!

When we talked about shopping at Lowe's and Menards last week, I mentioned the incredible deal we got on a brand new fridge!  I can't wait any longer to share our fridge deal with you. My goal for appliances {fridge, microwave, stove & dishwasher} was to spend under $1000.  We're on a fairly tight budget for renovations and didn't want to blow a bunch on fancy appliances.  I knew thought we would be buying used appliances at that price point.  I was ELATED to find a new fridge and microwave in our budget!  {Just for…Read more …
Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

There are two major big box retailers for home improvement & renovation supplies in our area {South Central Indiana} - Lowe's and Menards. Well, there are sort of three big box stores.  There are Home Depot stores in the area, but we don't typically shop at Home Depot.  They are farther away than either Lowe's or Menards.  Since they are not as convenient, I don't compare their prices or pay attention to their sales. That leaves Menards and Lowe's as the two major shopping choices in our area.  Menards is slightly more convenient…Read more …
I’ve got a [socket], got a [socket] full of…. {Demo Work}

I’ve got a [socket], got a [socket] full of…. {Demo Work}

I'm so excited to share our demo work progress with you!  We have been busy, busy, busy with lots of cleaning and prep work for the renovations. Most of the things I'm working on now are super glamorous, like when I scrubbed all of the outlet covers throughout the entire house.  Or when I removed the outlet covers throughout the entire house.... and found a socket full of ladybugs, which is practically like having a pocket full of sunshine. Almost.  Thankfully, the ladybugs were dead {and they were ladybugs, not baby snakes or…Read more …
Home Tour!

Home Tour!

I shared with y'all that we are in the process of purchasing our first home.  I'm sure you've been sitting around since then wishing you could see pictures... if so, you're in luck!  We are planning to do some renovations {partially for necessary repairs, partially preferential changes}.  There will {hopefully} be lots of changes coming soon that we will share with you!  Keep in mind that we have not done A-NY-THING yet, so if there's any lack of cleanliness, it's not from us...  I'm not saying it won't be dirty when we're in…Read more …

Welcome Back {and Some Big News}!

Hey y'all!   Welcome back!  I have written a blog in for-ev-er.... and obviously, you've missed reading along... both of you {hi mom!}.  Just kidding... I checkout out my blog statistics.  Most of my old posts have 25-40 reads each.  So, I'm pretty sure that's a solid following...ish.   If you're not familiar, I've been married just over a year to my better half.  We have two fur babies and hope to add some two-legged babies to our family in the near-ish future.  We are also in the process of buying our first…Read more …