space make it count

As I have said many times I love love home improvement. Easter weekend the project was to cap the 6 sprinkler heads in this tiny area (not sure who made that decision) but they are no longer and it took me all of 5 minutes. Second cover up the mud pit and turn it intoContinue reading “space make it count”

Paint It

I have repeatedly stated how much I love paint therapy, that’s what I call it anyway. Those yellow UGLY oak cabinets are no more. Sunday was the one day in the last month that it didn’t rain so I took full advantage and re-did my bathroom cabinets in a chocolate brown. They look darker inContinue reading “Paint It”

Plan and conquer

For a year we have been planning and saving to have the builder grade carpet in our living room and kitchen with a solid surface hand scraped laminate.  Yes laminate. I researched the maintenence of wood, engineered, and laminate. All wood must eventually be sanded and refinished, if you have animals scratches are a concernContinue reading “Plan and conquer”

Lessons From a Very Smart Woman

I was raised by a very smart, independent mother. Although her and my dad were married for 20 years and she was a stay at home mom before divorcing, she taught me life lessons that all woman should follow: Go to school, no one can take away your education My story- graduated with a bachelorsContinue reading “Lessons From a Very Smart Woman”

Decorating on the cheap

I love to decorate but anyone who knows me is aware I am frugal Fran or cheap, call it what you like. So now that the holidays have arrived I wanted some festive items but didn’t want to spend but a little. Here it is, dollar store stockings, shiny trees, and Garland. Lights 1.98 lowes,Continue reading “Decorating on the cheap”

Wedding decisions 

Ok I’m old and it has been 26 years since I got married in a 30 dollar dress from Macys. Today I an watching say yes to the dress on tlc and these brides take all their moms, friends, critics, etc. And they are spending thousands on a dress. The friends always have an opinionContinue reading “Wedding decisions “

Kitchen redo 101

When we moved into our house the first thing out of my mouth was holy yellow oak, and who would put a cabinet in the middle of a breakfast bar, so dumb. So this week it was redone. I am cheap i admit it and i also love to paint so the choice was easy.Continue reading “Kitchen redo 101”

Home Improvement

I like to think of myself as someone who can tackle most home improvements projects. Last year we laid a paver patio, replaced the garbage disposal, put up a new canopy, replaced multiple toilet rings and if you let me will paint every surface that is available. So when I think about putting on aContinue reading “Home Improvement”

Committ and Get Rid of the Clutter

I posted last week all the stuff (clutter I call it) that we don’t use in our house, including 2 spare beds, 3 dressers, tables, you name it I listed it for sale. All of it gone as of yesterday. Three credit cards paid in full from the proceeds, yeah it’s on… I’m not sureContinue reading “Committ and Get Rid of the Clutter”