Sadness Over Change {And The Good Stuff It Means}

(Inside: Our finishest DIY home and what sadness over change can mean.)   I thought it’d be fun to post pictures of our home we sold.       So many big life moments happened there: birth of our last son, two babies lost (miscarriages), a season of being a stay-at-home-mom, success in our careers, Read More

My Remodelaholic Guest Post – How to Create a Sliding Mirror Over a Bathroom Window

(Inside: My guest post on Remodelaholic featuring how we created a sliding mirror to cover the window over our bathroom sink.)   I’ve been following the Remodelaholic blog for forever. It’s full of beautiful inspiration; I want to do every single one of their ideas. (Or more accurately, just pin the ideas on Pinterest and feel Read More

DIY Master Bathroom Remodel

You know how you start a project, get 90% done, then put off the finishing touches for like a year? This is the story of our master bathroom remodel. Our hang up? What to do with the mirror and windows. But here’s what my husband finally came up with: a curtain rod with a sliding mirror. Read More

DIY Bedroom Remodel

We finished our bedroom remodel! Details of our DIY remodel at the bottom of the post.       What we did (affiliate links): 1. We ripped up the carpet and found there were wood floors! Yay! We rented a sander and sanded the main part of the floor. It took about three times going over Read More

Our DIY Porch Remodel

About 4 1/2 years ago, we redid our porch. I wish I had before-pictures it was a sight: moldy roof, crooked base, paint peeling…gross     Here is what we did to make this place one of our favorite spaces to hang out:   1.  Raised the sagging side of the porch with a car jack and added supports to Read More

A Cute Room and a Cool Free Printable Scripture Art Link.

(Inside: Make your space be a place you want to be.)   I’m down here visiting my sister and I have to share a photo of the room she homeschools in. My sister and her husband did everything themselves: flooring, walls, paint, trim and finding that awesome map in a dumpster and giving it new life.   Oh Read More

Our DIY Bathroom Remodel

(Inside: Our DIY bathroom remodel.)   My husband and I bought an older home that needed updating.  Fixing up an old house has been a bucket list thing for us.  My favorite thing about this whole DIY remodeling our home thing is how fun it is to see what my husband comes up with.  Carpentry is my husband’s Read More

Recycling a Toddler’s Bed (A Brilliant Mom’s Idea)

Sometimes, you just have to pull out your craftiness – or just hang out with crafty people and let yourself FEEL crafty just because you were in his or her presence.   I do that often with this friend.   Look what she did with old toddler’s bed headboard she found at the end of someone’s Read More

Make Your Own Sliding Barnwood Door (Remodeling Our Home)

We are working on redoing our basement right now.  We had a doorway leading to the unfinished part of our basement that was too big for a standard size door.  My husband presented me with two options to fix it: an accordion door (seriously, they still make those…no thank you!) or a barn door (yes, please!)  So Read More

Our Kitchen Remodel

I recently read that Pinterest stresses people out and makes them feel like they are not crafty enough.   Not me.   If I hang out with crafty friends that show me what they have done, I feel as though I have also crafted…just by being around them.   It’s the same with Pinterest. I Read More