Archives for April 2013

Exciting news! Hepworth House 2.0

Huge spoiler alert here, but guess what?! We are moving! Yup, we are moving. We are staying in Austin though. Just house hopping. We've wanted to move to a one-story for awhile now, and doing the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover program was just what we needed to give us the kick in the pants to pull the trigger. Once both deals are final I can relax a little and give more details. I've been holding out mentioning it on the blog because I didn't want to jinx it or tempt fate or anything. I will say that we have a buyer for our current home. Nothing is official until the ink dries … [Read more...]

Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time {probably} thinks I’m nuts

So, last week I went to the SNAP Conference... WAIT. Don't stop reading. This is not a recap post, I swear. So my plane was delayed and I got there late and everything had already started, so I dropped my bags in my hotel room and raced to the first class which surprisingly I was on time for. Well, the class was about using Pinterest and how to take better "pinterest worthy" photos and how to promote your blog better on Pinterest... yadda yadda, you get the idea. (You know what? Maybe this was the 2nd class of the day now that I think of it. Honestly, doesn't matter.) Anyway, the … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #145

I've got a lot of new partiers here lately. YAY! Welcome! Please be aware that I have two link parties below - one for crafts and DIY stuff and one for food and recipes. Make sure you link in the appropriate party. Thanks! ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! Please … [Read more...]

A mini master makeover (bedding & curtains in the master bedroom)

Do you ever go through phases with decorating or crafting or whatever? It's like I get tunnel vision or something. I'll get on a DIY tangent, or a crafting tangent, or a decorating tangent. Lately I've been on a curtains tangent. And a sprucing-up-the-place tangent. I haven't done many huge DIY projects or crafting lately. I've been focusing on just tying up loose ends and sprucing up the place so it feels more cohesive and livable. I just blew through a master bedroom tangent, in part thanks to my blogging-turned-in-real-life friend Jenn. Jenn is literally the bomb dot com. She texted me a … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #144

Hey y'all. I try to get this party up each week by 9pm CST, but we all know most weeks it's late. Let's just call it like it is, right? I am hereby pushing this party back to 9:30pm each week. Give or take. There's my public service announcement for the week. Also, I've got a lot of new partiers here lately. YAY! Welcome! Please be aware that I have two link parties below - one for crafts and DIY stuff and one for food and recipes. Make sure you link in the appropriate party. Thanks! ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to … [Read more...]

How to replace a leaky toilet flapper

Today I'm going to show you a very basic DIY repair that you should know how to do. If you already can do this, awesome! If not, then this tutorial will save you at least a hundred bucks or so (that's how much you would pay a plumber to come to your house). Several weeks ago one of my toilets started running continuously. I would go in an jiggle the handle to get it to shut off. It seemed like the tank just would not quit filling up. Not only is the sound of a toilet continuously filling up like mega super annoying, it also wastes tons of water and costs you a fortune on your water … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #143

Hey guys! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far! I have no complaints about mine. Here's to us all having a great weekend! ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! Please refrain from posting links to shops and stores. Please note: RECIPES/FOOD is a separate … [Read more...]