Look Again

When there’s so much going on, it can be easy to overlook details and do things like touch up trim all over your house with flat paint instead of glossy… good thing re-touching… Continue reading

Falling for Autumn

Fall has arrived! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are brewing and Bath & Body Works brought out the Leaves scented candles. Ahh, fall! A season I love so much, I named my daughter after it.… Continue reading

Model Homes

Part of the process for many who are moving is looking at model homes. Pristine, beautifully decorated, and chock full of pricey upgrades to entice buyers. And some tricks that deceive the un-trained… Continue reading

Labor Day Labor

Ready now? Everybody cheer: 3 DAY WEEKEND!!! Aside from my daughter’s sleepover, which was a labor of love by every definition (and maybe a little insane), we decided to follow in the footsteps… Continue reading

Awkward Areas

A lot of work has been done here lately, and much more is coming! If anyone knows a trick for cleaning blinds, you will have my gratitude forever. Ugh, that chore is horrible!… Continue reading

Deep Cleaning & Repairs

The work has begun. We decided to do deep cleaning on our own and save money for the repairs that we can’t handle. We may invest in a maid later on to help… Continue reading

Home Sale Prep

When you’re planning to sell your home, there are a few things that must be done in the months and weeks prior to listing. Here’s a quick list, which I’ll elaborate in later… Continue reading


I apologize for not blogging in over a week! We’ve been busy with family in town, our projects, and some big decisions. I’m excited to share that we have decided that moving time… Continue reading

Planning Great Kitchens

I read an article this week about designer kitchens, and how even those with a modest home want top-of-the-line spaces. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/07/26/157384090/designer-kitchens-and-why-we-think-we-need-them#more The article talks about TV shows following home buyers and how these… Continue reading

The List

I promised a list of suggested items to have for your first place. Well, here it is! Let’s start with the bedroom, “where all the magic happens.” Really, I’m starting here because some… Continue reading