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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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Involving Living Series Part 5: Financial Independence – Why DIY is the Key

Inspirational series on how two DIYers are working towards financial independence. A must read!

This is Part 5 of my Involved Living Series where I am talking about our journey to financial independence. You can see all posts in the series here. I recommend starting at the beginning if you are stopping by for the first time to give you all of the background on why I’m sharing this and how … [Read more...]

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 told. Do … [Read more...]

How to Get That Professionally Edged Look in Your Lawn

Easy tips on how to edge your lawn and plant beds like a pro

Marty does most of the lawn maintenance in our home, and for years now we have watched the pros working on neighboring yards with a little bit of lawn envy. We can always tell the difference between their yards and our yards in part because of the nice, clean edge they get around walkways and plant … [Read more...]

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 what … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Appreciate What You Already Have

Inspirational series on how two DIYers are working towards financial independence. A must read!

This is Part 4 of my Involved Living Series where I am talking about our journey to financial independence. You can see all posts in the series here. I recommend starting at the beginning if you are stopping by for the first time to give you all of the background on why I’m sharing this and how … [Read more...]

How to Update Old Dated Shower Handle With No Plumbing Skills AND a $90 Ace Hardware Gift Card Giveaway!

How to replace old clear plastic shower knob with new metal handle. Easy, and no plumbing required!

Our master bathroom shower started out with a builder basic shower handle - you know the type. The clear plastic "crystal" look. It was old and dingy and I really wanted to replace the whole thing, but that wasn't in the cards right now. It's a fair amount of work to replace a whole shower faucet … [Read more...]

Involved Living Series Part 3: How to Live With Less Without Deprivation

Inspirational series on how a couple is working towards financial independence. A must read!

This is Part 3 of my Involved Living Series where I am talking about our journey to financial independence. You can see all posts in the series here. I recommend starting at the beginning if you are stopping by for the first time. In my last post in the series, I talked about the most important … [Read more...]

Super Easy DIY Bathroom Art

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 kind is … [Read more...]

Organizing Our Garage AND $100 Ace Gift Card Giveaway!

Using a pegboard to organize garage workshop.

Last year I was asked to be part of the first ever Ace Hardware Blogger Panel, and I did a series of paint related posts on my paint color blog, Involving Color. It was such a great experience, and I had the chance to meet their team in Chicago along with the rest of the Blogger Panel. Ace Hardware … [Read more...]

Involved Living Series Part 2: The Most Important Question to Ask About Every Purchase

Inspirational series on how two DIYers are working towards financial independence. A must read!

This is Part 2 of my Involved Living series where I am talking about our journey to financial independence. If you are just tuning in, I highly recommend you start with my intro post, then read Part 1 to give you all of the background on why I'm sharing this and how we plan to achieve this … [Read more...]

That Project that Went Perfectly

garage-cabinets

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 to clean up our … [Read more...]

Involved Living Series Part 1: How We Set Financial Independence in Motion

Inspirational series on how two DIYers are working towards financial independence. A must read!

  This is part 1 of my Involved Living series where I am talking all about how we are working towards financial independence. If you are just stopping by for the first time, I highly recommend you read through my introduction where I covered why I'm sharing this topic, what I mean by … [Read more...]

How to Keep Shower Drains Clog Free

Easy and eco-friendly way to keep shower drains from clogging. Full post with lots of tips!

I'm glad so many of you liked my tip for how to never scrub your shower again, and didn't totally shame me for my methods! It really does work and I hope you give it a try. I'm also so thankful for all of your encouragement and support on my last post announcing my new Involved Living Series about … [Read more...]