My sliding door handle broke. Here’s how I replaced it.

Helloooo my friends! How are you? I am doing great! Well, except for the fact that my entire body hurts. I started Crossfit this week and have gone twice. I now can no longer move my legs or arms. I am so sore! It's a good kind of sore though. It's the type of sore you get when you can tell that you are getting toned and in shape. Now I need to just keep on going and turn this into a habit. So, my sliding door handle broke. It was shut and locked, and the lock literally broke off in my hand. Uh oh. Now what? How on earth do you get a locked door open when the lock breaks off? … [Read more...]

How to organize bags, purses, and scarves in a tweens room

We have been slooooooowly getting organized at our new house. It always takes so long to feel moved in and totally comfortable at a new house. I heard the other day that it takes at least two years living in a new location to finally feel acclimated and at home. We've only been in Colorado 9 months so I guess I should stop being so hard on myself. I've really been focusing on making our kids feel settled in, totally comfortable, and "at-home" since the move so I've been focusing a lot of my energy on making sure they have friends and are involved in the community. Also, making their … [Read more...]

Our first DIY project – laminate flooring in Ben’s basement office

In addition to moving in, buying new furniture, and unpacking, we got CRAZY and decided to completely overhaul Ben's office before he moved anything into it. Here is the BEFORE picture: So this room is in the basement, and has no windows. The dark brown wall color was just not working at all. It felt like a cave. Also, the carpet was old and gross, so it had to go as well. I started by painting the entire room, walls and ceiling, with Sherwin William's Stucco in a satin finish. Aren't my painting clothes so sexy? Ah, so much better! Look how much brighter the room … [Read more...]

The bathrooms got a fast facelift

Moving day came and went, and we were all moved in. Now it was time to get settled! Well, first order of business? Showering. The previous owners left the shower curtains in two of the three showers (our master bathroom has a glass door, not a curtain). After assessing both bathrooms I determined that the curtains and rods had.to.go.    The rods are those super nice ones that bow outward to give you more elbow room. However, these had seen better days and were ripping out of the wall. Plus, as much as people rave about this style of shower rod, I personally am not … [Read more...]