November 7, 2017

How We Avoid Loosing Everything But Our Minds

  The compound is on it’s way and boy does it feel great to begin to see progress. It’s like another hurricane hit it, but at least we can see with our own eyes the yummy stuff, i.e. beyond demolition. While we are wrapping up this property, we are in escrow on another project, which is 10X more exciting than the compound, and we are itching to tell you all about it, but you know the drill. It seems only 1/10 efforts come to pass, so we are going to be all hush hush until we have keys. In the
September 13, 2013

Sometimes I Wonder…

Hi friends! We have been home owners now for almost four years. I remember when we bought our home, I proclaimed it would be a two year project. Boy was I wrong. Granted, the $40,000 paintjob + wood repair was very unexpected, as was the broken hot water heater, plumbing repair, and a slew of other natural and unnatural disasters. You would think after four years of being home owners and DIY home owners at that, that we may have learned a thing or two. Sometimes I wonder, how good have we gotten at this homeowner thing. When Home Advisor
July 30, 2013

6 Tips to Keep the Kiddie Closet Organized

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Home Depot & Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AllAccessOrganizers  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. We were just on vacation and flew with Atlas for the first time and we are happy to report that all was successful so thank you for all your helpful advice on FaceBook and Twitter. We were only gone for a week, but believe it or not, Atlas grew out of multiple items of clothing in that short time. It seems I’m cleaning out his drawers and closets on a
June 6, 2013

Ugly potter gone tape!

I love a simple trick that is quick and cheap. How’s this for a temporary (or semi-perminate) solution to those icky pots plants come in? It’s so stinkin’ easy you are going to flip. Grab some fancy duck tape (it comes in a million colors now), and simply wrap your plant container up until you are ready to repot. I tent to kill my little green friends, so I thought up this idea so I wouldn’t cringe at the idea of them in their black plastic gross pot. It’s simple potted plant + duck tape equals a happy rental unit
May 6, 2013

Top 4 Apps for Instagram + Other Fun Stuff

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fantastic weekend! I seem to have come down with the flu and Joey has been super dad to Atlas as I try and recover from the insanity of being sick. It stinks to feel like crap-o when the weather is so nice too! Despite being under the weather, we still headed to Peddler’s Village for the annual Strawberry Festival and it was a lot of fun! We took a lot of photos and that inspired todays post. We are kind of addicted to Phoster, Afterlight, PicFX and Pic Collage right now, so let’s
September 10, 2012

Putting the Pressure On

If you had a chance to check out our post about pressure treated wood, and how to prep it for growing edibles and protect yourself while working with it – you know a lot more than we did when we looked into it! To really drive the safety aspect home, we made a little video to help answer the most common questions we have come across (and asked ourselves) and to share what safety tools we used in the process.   Content and/or other value provided by our partner, 3M DIY. All safely materials were graciously supplied by 3M, and we are grateful they did because this project
February 10, 2012

Because I don't know photoshop…

I decided to poke around the internet to find some tools to make my posts more interesting. I have always loved the way handwriting looks on photos, but feel silly using “handwritten” fonts that aren’t my own writing! I found a super easy program that is not only cheap, is super quick to use on both PC and Macs. It took about 10 minutes total from printing the sheet, to writing the fonts, scanning, and uploading! I will be the first to admit Joey and I are both not pro’s at photoshop. I just learned to make an animated .gif
January 23, 2012

5 Things I've Learned from Working With Emily Henderson, so far

Happy Monday! Did you get hit with the snow storm this weekend? It was a weird relief to finely get some seasonally appropriate action. It snowed here before Thanksgiving, then nothing! We didn’t mind it so much. So today I am doing a little post about what I have learned so far, from working with Miss Emily Henderson. Ya know, HGTV Design star Winner? Host of Secrets from a Stylist, your favorite HGTV show. Personally I think she’s the most relevant design on TV. She gets it. She knows how to make a room look like a million bucks, while
July 22, 2011

Joey Has Something to Say…

Ah, the moose head… Let me tell you a bit about how it took a year of waiting for the right deal, a few months of waiting for it to arrive, and then finally another year before we could find a suitable place to hang his shiny head. Lana had her eye on this guy for quite a while. Periodically reminding me how much she loved him and knew exactly where he was going to live in our home. I agreed, we probably needed a stately white moose head. So, Lana kept watch from her shopping blind, waiting patiently to pull the trigger. Then, one day,
March 9, 2011

10 Things to do to Prep for Spring

Hello lovelies! I am very excited Spring is upon us. This Winter was an exceptional one. More snow than I ever experienced in all my life all combined. So with great joy, I am brining you 10 things to do to prep for Spring, because after all if it’s Spring in your mind, it’s Spring outside! 1.) How does your Garden Grow? We don’t have a green thumb. Not even close. I kill about 75% of the plants that come into this house, but I am determined to grow a garden of fruits, veggies, and flowers. I am prepared this