Might Be In Over My Head…Maybe?

In my short span on this great planet we call earth, I have learned that there are moments in our lives that leave such an imprint that they are as vivid when we look back on them as the moment in which the memory was made. Some are our private memories and others we shared with history and the greater… Continue reading

So once my cabinets were painted there was only one obvious next step…the hardware. When I first started, I wasn’t really concerned with time so I had this idea on how to deal with the hardware. BUT as my cabinets rapidly started taking vast more amount of time than I planned, my idea, which was work intensive, started to wear… Continue reading

DIY PAinting Cabinets Don't Panic Sign

Don’t Panic…you too can do DIY Cabinet Refinishing and Paint your Cabinets

So after my DIY Painting Kitchen Cabinets, I definitely have some things I learned, things I would do again and things I would stay far away from. I know the task can be daunting but above all else…Don’t Panic. It is doable. Here are my Dos and Don’ts… Continue reading

Cabinets…well…I think this is where I got my acronym for DIY, otherwise known as Doing the Insane Yourself. So I had this brilliant idea that I could refinish my cabinets myself and that it would: a) be easy and b) be done in a week…the best laid plans…

Post Cleaning...(The Before)

Post Cleaning…(The Before)

So here is how my cabinet adventure started…I did… Continue reading

Every project has a beginning and in my mind the beginning always starts with an idea or as I prefer Inspiration. Inspiration is always followed by planning. However, in the case of my kitchen, my temporary dream kitchen started with desperation rather than inspiration. But with some help from my favorite design show, I stepped up to the bar and… Continue reading

When I was growing up, I was raised by two really good cooks, both trained in one way or another. My mom is a self diagnosed kitchen snob and she raised me with a healthy appreciation for kitchens. She is even training now in gourmet cooking and her kitchen guru status has grown even more. Anything I want to know… Continue reading

Teenagers…what can I say…they can totally be a headache and test your patience despite how much we love them.  As Martina McBride’s song Teenage Daughters blatantly shares, teenage daughters can be a handful and full of drama. I thought that I was getting off easy with respect to my stepchildren. My husband’s daughter, who he has often referred to… Continue reading

As little girls (or boys because some boys do dream about their wife) we dream about being married and having children and living happily ever after as all princesses do…we get married…and then  reality sets in. Our husbands aren’t always the Prince Charming we expected as little girls…sometimes they can just be headaches…sorry guys but I am sure we… Continue reading

Let me again start of by saying I don’t think that my husband’s way was wrong…for me it was just chaotic. I’m a little bit…okay a lot bit…in need of structure and organization and planning. Here was my plan and how next move, I will approach it. 
 
Once everything in our new place was cleaned and we were… Continue reading

During this process of moving, I have discovered between my husband and I there are two distinct approaches. I wouldn’t say one is right or wrong…but I would say one is less chaotic.

Let me give you some background first. We purchased a home. We knew the original owners had a lot of stuff but they also had 30 days… Continue reading

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