Guest Post: How to Avoid Cowboy Plumbers

Guest Post: How to Avoid Cowboy Plumbers
Finding a reputable plumber can be a difficult task. Not because there are no quality tradesmen out there, there are many; but, because it can be hard to identify who the quality ones are. Cowboy plumbers do not go out of their way to advertise the fact that the work they provide is sub-standard. This ...

Guest Post: 3 Ways To Create An Open Floor Plan With Minimal Effort 1

Guest Post: 3 Ways To Create An Open Floor Plan With Minimal Effort
Our guest post writer comes to is today from California. Ahh, beautiful California where they didn’t just get rid of all their snow last week. At the beginning of April!!!  Anyways, the sun has graced us with its presence for the last two days in northern Indiana and it almost hit 60°!  Let’s get out ...

Dad’s Woodworking 5

Dad's Woodworking
Hi.  I know I said I was going to start trying to post more regularly.  Then I went to Cancun.  When I got back, I had to return to work and home and kids and laundry and all that stuff!  But no complaints.  Did you hear the part where I went to Cancun?  I’ve never ...

Brittany’s Blueberry Pudding Buckle

Brittany's Blueberry Pudding Buckle
THIS. IS. TO. DIE. FOR. It’s not every day that you run across a really super delicious recipe that doesn’t look very pretty, but today you have!  My friend, Brittany, was so kind when my dad passed and insisted on bringing my family a meal (but wanted to do it after we got rid of ...

Chevron Wall

Chevron Wall
I had been seeing people doing these chevron walls all over Pinterest.  And, I happened to have a wall that needed some love, so instead of reading some expert blogs, I muscled my way right in and just started taping my wall off.  The real problem had been that when I painted the dining room, ...

Field of Wheat…a painted table

Field of Wheat...a painted table
So I’ve worked on this guy at least three times (but only have pictures for two)!  But I really didn’t mean to.  I just messed up and used a roller to polyurethane the top.  This creates small bubbles.  Don’t do this.  BRUSH POLY. Or waste your time sanding off your work!  I started with this: ...

The Piano Bench 3

The Piano Bench
First off, sorry if you came to hang out on the site and found some crazy error message.  Someone behind the scenes (me) doesn’t know what they’re doing…  Cross your fingers.  I think it’s fixed! OK, I’ve been painting furniture for about six months.  Since then, I’ve done about three posts that have my furniture ...

Toddler Bench Part 2: Cushion with & without Piping 4

Toddler Bench Part 2: Cushion with & without Piping
First, let me thank all my new followers!  With Facebook (577), Pinterest (805), Hometalk (122), Twitter (33 – I know, right!) and the blog (220), I am up to 1,757 followers!  I know that may not sound like a lot, but I think that’s pretty awesome because this blog isn’t even a year old yet ...

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole 2

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
Welcome to all my new followers!  LOVE IT! I host Thanksgiving, therefore, I always have plenty of leftovers.  I have always wanted to make this, but never feel like I have enough.  This year, we had lots of cancellations due to illnesses.  When life hands you lemons (or WAY too many leftovers), make lemonade (or ...

Cedar Chest Update

Cedar Chest Update
Did you think I fell off the face of Earth? Well, I kind of did. If I told you all of the medical issues that people in my family have had since I started this blog, you would think I was making it up. Seriously. There was a six week span where I was at ...