Organizing in the kitchen: bakeware

Now that our kitchen is finally totally finished (minus painting some baseboards), I have gotten busy trying to make it organized. Today I'm tackling the cabinet above the microwave: This cabinet is perfect for tall items like cookie sheets and cake pans. Instead of stacking them all on top of one another I think they would be easier to find and use if they are stacked upright in a row. I headed to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and picked up two of these mesh organizer racks (similar can be found here). When I got back home I tested them out and they fit perfectly! I screwed them … [Read more...]

Hooks are hung, stuff is organized.

I guess since I posted about the guest bathroom yesterday I'll just segue into a post about some organizational stuff I've done in all the bathrooms. Let's start with the kids' bathroom since it is by far the worst/messiest disaster of a bathroom in the house. If I didn't know better I'd say the kids have been raised in a barn. Here's their tub/shower. Are you picking up a mess vibe? Ya? Me too. In their defense, they simply cannot reach any type of shower organizer that hangs from the shower head. They are kids. Kids are not tall. They also can't reach the window ledge or the towel … [Read more...]

A few little updates to my daughter’s room

Well hello my friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I appreciate all your sweet comments and support from my previous post about digging out of debt and following Dave Ramsey's financial plan. I've been trying to tie up little loose ends around the house and this weekend I tackled a project I've been meaning to do for probably a year. It took me a total of about 10 minutes. I don't know why I put these little things off for so long! Both quick projects were in my daughter's room. I've been trying to just finish up this room but it's all the little finishing touches that I really … [Read more...]

That pesky thing called maintenance {air conditioner filters}

As a homeowner, every once in awhile I figure out something that causes me to have an "ah-ha" moment. Or more like an, "Oh dur, I'm such an idiot" moment. One of the reasons I blog is to share all my mishaps as a clueless homeowner with you so that hopefully I can help at least one person out there not make the same mistakes I've made. No need for the both of us to touch a hot stove, right? Learn from my cluelessness. Over the last several months Ben and I have been figuring out the blasted air conditioner unit. It really amazes me that I'm even allowed to purchase a home. … [Read more...]

Cleaning up the Gallbladder Attack in the bathroom

Well hey, hey, hey! I've got the beginnings of a fun new renovation underway here at House of Hepworths. 3M reached out to me and asked if I'd like to try out some of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. Being a DIYer I go through lots of painter's tape, so I jumped on this generous offer to try out the new ScotchBlue Painter's tape. The tape couldn't have come at a better time. I've been gearing up to repaint our guest bathroom which is currently affectionately known as "The Gallbladder Bathroom". Why? Well, because it's the color of a g … [Read more...]

What do jumping on a trampoline and sneezing have in common?

Peeing in your pants. Yup, that's me. I can't jump on a tramp without making sure I empty the ol' bladder first or else, well, let's just say it's not something you'd want to witness. And as for sneezing? Well, read on and you'll see where I'm going with this... Is it just me or have your allergies been exceptionally bad this year? Oh my. Last week I suffered so horribly from allergies I just knew I was going to get a sinus infection. I sneezed so much I had to start doing kegles again (without the help of any type of "exerciser" thank-you-very-much) to keep from peeing in my … [Read more...]