The Adventure Continues - Building a Pool In yesterday's post about what to expect when building a pool, the last thing I shared was the pool company, Treasure Pools, backfilled around the pool, installing the equipotential bonding and leveling out the ground. That happened on workday 7 of the pool . . .
The Process of Building a Pool - Last night I watched an episode of Insane Pools, which I had taped on my DVR. In that episode, the home owners spent $165,000 on building a pool (well, refurbishing their existing pool) and installing a koi pond. It turned out great, despite the builders seeming . . .
Giving New Life to Old Flower Pots - One of the things I've been working on is adding texture and pattern to each space around the house. In the past, I liked to keep everything nice and shiny and new looking, but it tended to get a bit boring to look at. I knew I definitely wanted to add some . . .
What We Did to Keep Woodpeckers from Destroying Our House If you've ever had woodpeckers decide that they like to make holes on some part of your house, you know how hard it is to stop them. This is what we did to get rid of the woodpeckers damaging our house. We have two columns in the . . .
When I painted our front doors last week, I noticed what a mess the rest of the porch was when I was trying to take pictures for the post. I decided to take action and finish the front porch makeover that I should have done ages ago. The cushions on the chairs were mildewed and faded. There . . .
Remember last year when we had our pool re-done? A comment on another post made me realize that I never did post about the finished project of the pool and backyard makeover. Part of the reason for that is that we haven't finished doing anything with the deck. I guess I was waiting until we finished . . .
It seems there is always something going on around here regarding our animals. As you know, we have three dogs, three cats and two African Gray parrots. You can check them all out here. As you can imagine, we are never short on fur-covered furniture or slobber around here, no sir-ee. . . .
Faux Carriage Garage Door Simple and inexpensive projects around the house can sometimes make the biggest impact. For example, this little project gave us a nice bump in our curb appeal, but only cost a few dollars! The other day, I was walking through Home Depot and saw a package . . .
My husband's birthday was last week, and all he wanted was to have friends and family over to celebrate with him. Simple right? Ha! It's never that easy... Like most of the DIY bloggers out there, I am always in the middle of a project, with several more lined up behind it - or going on . . .
Citrus Salt Body Scrub Every May, I get the itch to take a beach chair, a good book and a frozen drink and sit with my toes in the sand, watching the waves roll in on a quiet beach. In a perfect world, I'd love to make it my way to close out the day, but until school is finished for the year, I . . .