If you have read any of my other posts you know I have a tendency to jump right into any project. I just always figure I can fix it if it goes array. But this one took me awhile to pull the trigger. You know when you have this beautiful vision and you're just not sure you can pull it off? Well this was one of those visions.Read More
I'm not sure when I began to actually verbalize my master bedroom dream to Hubby. He's the kind of guy who is pretty darn content with the way things are. Each time I'd bring up an idea, he would poo-poo it. Tell me the room was fine...etc., etc. But you know, happy wife, happy life and all that. Poor guy.
So when I told him I wanted to buy four sheets of underlayment plywood for a plank wall, he raised his eyebrows, gave me the look... sighed, and said, "Okay".Read More
What I dreamed about was a master suite that was light, spacious, and inviting. I wanted a space I could relax. A place that was simple so that all my thoughts and ideas could just sigh in relief. I also didn't want it to feel too girly. I did share this room with Hubby and although he's not too picky, I wanted him to like how the room was transformed.
The standard bypass doors were pretty dull. If you have read any of my other posts, you know I tend to go with ideas that are simple. I may be handy but I am definitely not a construction guru.Read More
I had this vision that one day I would have a beautiful master suite. Something grown-up...polished. A place where my mind sighed every time I entered. But with two mismatched dressers and very little spending money it seemed like my dream would never see the light of reality. But where there is imagination, Pinterest, and paint...anything is possible.Read More
The dirty room--dun, dun, duuun. I'm pretty sure when they designed our modular home the laundry room was an after thought. It's a bit of an eyesore especially when sitting down to eat a meal. It desperately needed a makeover that didn't break the bank. Preferably a rustic farm-style makeover.
Could I create a space that was functional, stylish and didn't cost me a thing? What if I already had everything I needed; I just needed to re-imagine the space?Read More
I am a dog person. I will always be a dog person. They have so much to give. My dogs have been my partners in crime, my saviors--in ways I cannot count--and my friends. When I imagine what our family would have been like without them...I just can't.Read More
Lately I have been seeing a lot of DIY tiered trays on my Pinterest feed. What I love about them is that with a little creativity and home purging you can do this in a short amount of time. For a couple of days it was tier happy at my house. Here's 5, plus one ways I am using my DIY tiered trays.Read More
I don't know about you but the plastic container situation is out of control. Whether I organized it in a drawer or a cupboard the lids seem to always end up out numbering the containers. Here's my 4-step process for how I tidied up my plastic storage containers.Read More
The corner of my master bath tub has always been an eye sore. I could just never imagine what would look good there. I love the farm style look with clean simple lines. With some scrap pieces of wood and paint I got to work making my own farm style decor.Read More
Oh the woes of a small pantry. When we purchased our manufactured home fifteen years ago, I remember being so excited to even have a pantry. Now I scratch my head trying to figure out where to put everything.Read More
It's summer time and with summer comes outdoor grillin'. There is nothing better than sitting on the back deck with a toddy watching Hubby grill up some steaks or chicken or ribs or...you get the idea. For years he has had little elbow room to perform his savory smoke flavored show.Read More
I love summers on the Olympic Peninsula. I especially love Lake Crescent which is only 45 minutes from home. The last two summers she has been our go-to destination for a quick stay vacation at Log Cabin Resort.Read More
The kitchen. The place that is the heart of home because, as you know, the way to the heart is with food. Good thing Hubby likes to cook!
I dream that one day I will magically discover the perfect way to organize my kitchen. Hence the rotation of kitchenware, spices, grains, pots, pans, plastic...you get the picture.
Going vertical seemed like the right move.
Pacific Northwest spring. This season we have had little rain allowing for some good ole' fashion garden back-breaking work. I'd like to say I'm one of those year round gardeners. You know the kind. The garden is tilled, mulched, and cared for no matter the time of year. But I am not. You'd be surprised though, what some diggin' in the dirt gets you.Read More
I'm not sure if this is a manufacture home thing or what, but my four kitchen drawers are narrow. My kitchen is small to boot. Figuring out where to store everything is a challenge. Storing it in a smart way...well that, my friends, was what I set out to do on this rainy day weekend.Read More
I am a tad bit obsessed with meaningful messages. Throughout my home you will find life messages. Some that are deep and others, somewhat of a duh message. Most I painted free-hand style (I'm still behind the print-impose-paint method.). My signs are not perfect. I kind of like that. Life isn't perfect.Read More
When my step-mom gave me this crate, I knew exactly what I could do with it. On a rainy day I pulled this thing out and got to work. The RV needed two solutions: a foot stool and more storage. I solved both.Read More
I never dreamed I would have a greenhouse cabin. It has become my she-shed where I can play in the dirt or work on some home projects. Hubby built me a potting bench, seed starter shelves, a tomato bed, and lots of storage space. And if one day the greenhouse has run its course, would be pretty easy to convert into a guest cabin.Read More
A small kitchen cart on wheels finally find its purpose in life--from microwave storage cart to bar cart. I'm finally happy with this DIY tale.
I have always wanted a kitchen island. We found this brand new one at a yard sale for only twenty dollars. Score!Read More