DIY garden brick path

Fern gully as it is loving referred to is a large area of our front yard which is covered in ferns and hostas in every variety. The look, in the summer is stunning, because it looks like this plush pillow like covering on one side of the yard that looks so healthy and full. It also takes minimal effort to maintain (unlike the rest of the yard). Continue reading


Mini kitchen facelift

The husband went of town the other weekend and I recruited my sisters and mom to help me do a mini kitchen makeover. This has been something I have wanted to get my hands on for the last few months, but needed the husband out of the house so I could tear the kitchen apart without him getting nervous about how it was being put back together. Which in all honesty, he should have been a little worried because I don’t think I realized how much work painting cabinets would be. Three days later the kitchen looks amazing. In my opinion we took 30 years off that kitchen in a weekend.

Honestly, the step by step for this is long, but we were getting the house ready to sell and I wanted to maximize my budget with this makeover. I will post the step by step soon!

Before and after pictures are below! Let me know what you think!




Hello there strangers

I know I know, I have broken the cardinal rule of blogging… left my 11 readers hanging as I went MIA for the last two months. Well I have had a good excuse. Mike and I bought a house and we move in in less than two weeks. I also had to flip my townhouse (my previous renters lease was up)… AND we needed to do some significant updates on our current house before we put it on the market. The trifecta of house drama collapsed upon us and the stress was overwhelming. There were more than a few sleepless nights on my part as I mentally calculated the worst case scenario of three mortgage payments, on top of a wedding.  I still get nauseous thinking about it.

Well I am not entirely sure how we pulled it off but we flipped the townhouse in a matter of two weeks, with lots of heavy lifting from family and friends and we have successfully put our house on the market, with multiple showings within a few hours. Things are seeming to look up and I can finally relax, at least a little while I wait to see if and when we will get an offer. Look for more posts of the amazing transformation- Before and after pictures coming soon!