Our guest room || the “before” pictures

After almost 2 years of living in our new home in Colorado, I realized I've never given you a tour of our guest room. The shame! You aren't missing much though because I really haven't done much to the room. Also, it's full of random furniture that doesn't work together. It's pretty much the leftover hodge podge of rooms. :) The last time I showed you this room was two years ago during our new house walk-through post. It also just happens to be the first time I showed you this room. haha Yes, teal walls. I kind of equally dig and loathe them. Is that even possible? Here are a few … [Read more...]

Favorite band decals using a vinyl cutter (Silhouette)

I busted out the Silhouette machine! Every time I get it out I wish that I had done it sooner and made more projects. It's just so fun and makes such cool stuff! My heading-into-10th-grade son wanted a few custom decals for his laptop and asked me if I could make them on the Silhouette. My reply, "Mission accepted!" So fun right?! He obviously loves Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and a computer game called Half-Life. He wanted stickers for each. I googled images for each of the bands and imported them into the Silhouette software. First up, Weezer: I hate wasting vinyl, so if I'm … [Read more...]

How to cut Faux Wood Blinds for a custom fit

I am so super excited about today's post! Do you want faux wood blinds but they seem like way too much work? You have to custom order them, or at best, go to the hardware store with your measurements in hand, purchase them, have the store cut them for you, and then take them home and hope and pray your measurements were correct. Not anymore! Yup, I'm here to show you how to purchase the blinds from the hardware store, take them home, and then measure and custom fit them yourself. {Oh no she didn't.} Oh yes I did! Step one is obviously to purchase the blinds. I hung brand new faux … [Read more...]

Master bathroom reno update 4 || removing the garden bathtub

I've tackled another milestone of the master bathroom demolition. Yay! The garden tub is outta there! I'll walk you through the process. So far I've gutted this bathroom 100% by myself. I am woman, hear me roar! ;) First things first, I had to remove the remainder of the tile. It was quick and fairly painless. Next up, the fun begins! I got to bust out my Ryobi sawzall for this! I'm always up for an excuse to start hacking away with the reciprocating saw. Bawhahaha. I used the sawzall to cut the pvc drain pipe. It was glued into the tub and was not going to budge, so I chopped … [Read more...]

Replacing a broken in-sink soap pump with a sink hole cover

Today I'm sharing with you the easiest quick fix. I'm kicking myself that I waited almost two years to tackle this simple project. Here's my kitchen sink. It's definitely not my favorite (I still weep over my under-mount stainless steel single bowl sink in our last house), but it does the job for now. This entire situation you see going on here will hopefully be gutted this year. Hopefully. If you look a little closer, you'll notice this in-sink soap pump. This thing has been broken since the day we moved in. Yup, we've lived here almost 2 years and we have never used it. So I … [Read more...]

Sewing her own Tapir stuffed animal with no pattern!

My 13 year old daughter created her own pattern and sewed her very own Tapir. Yes, you read that right - a tapir. They are an animal that my family is obsessed with. I'm just SMH right now at how silly this entire conversation sounds. :) So, she made a stuffed animal tapir for a school project. She did a project on tapirs at school, and her teacher offered bonus points if she created a tapir and brought it to school. So OF COURSE she wanted to sew one. Here's the finished tapir: For a 13 year old with little sewing knowledge and no pattern to go off of, I'd say this is a win! … [Read more...]

Master Bath Reno || removing tile, capping plumbing

Holla! Hey guys, I'm back today with another master bathroom renovation update. We are still in the demolition phase of this bathroom. I've got some tips that you might find useful if you ever have to tackle your own renovation. The bulk of today's post is sharing some tips on easily removing huge amounts of tile quickly, and also capping off plumbing so you can demo everything without having to leave your main water supply shut off for weeks and weeks. After I took the glass door and frame off the shower, I was left with this: Lots and lots of tile. Smashing that much tile with a … [Read more...]