It’s a…

Navy and green boy nursery with natural wood and white furniture

…boy! We couldn’t be more thrilled (and in case you missed it, here’s my original announcement). We would have been thrilled with a girl too, but now things feel more real and it’s fun to get started thinking about nursery decorating. Marty is already excited to start teaching him tennis. How soon is too soon […]

1940′s Rental Bathroom Remodel

White shower floor in 1940's bathroom remodel

First things first, a few small updates. This past weekend I went to the Haven conference, and it was a blast! Haven is a blogging conference for DIY bloggers. It’s always fun seeing my blogging friends in person and attending sessions. Just like last year, I learned a ton, had so much fun, and left with […]

BIG Announcement!

pregnancy announcement

I have some exciting news to share today! Yep, I’m pregnant! I’m about 15 weeks along now and due in early December, so it’s going to be a big holiday season for us this year. We couldn’t be more thrilled! I thought I’d answer some of the questions I get a lot from people we’ve […]

How to Clean Rusty Grill Grates

How to clean rusty grill grates. Easy method that works!

When we opened up our grill at the beginning of spring after a long winter of sitting outside unused, we found that the cast iron grates had gotten all rusty. Ick. When we bought our grill, we specifically got a model that had cast iron grates since they are supposed to be more durable, but […]

Super Easy DIY Bathroom Art


When we completed our hallway bathroom renovation last year, I wasn’t sure what to put above the toilet. I knew I wanted some art or something decorative. Art is one of those things I just can’t ever bring myself to buy. I’m never crazy about the stock stuff you see in stores, and the real […]

That Project that Went Perfectly


You know how when you are working on a house project, and you have to build in that extra time because nothing ever works out perfectly? Yeah, this project wasn’t like that. Too bad it was only for our garage, but hey, I’ll take it. In my 2014 goals post, I mentioned that I wanted […]