One of the things I've found that make me feel awful is SUGAR. It's crazy how tired and sluggish I feel when I eat a lot of sugary foods, pasta, bread, etc. I have spent the last ten days or so eating low carb foods, and added water to my diet, and I'm glad to say that I've lost about 8 pounds. Yay . . .
We bought a house... again. I know, I know... didn't we just buy a house a couple of years ago? Yes, we did. And although we love our current house, especially its location on the intracoastal, we have decided that it is ridiculously large for our rapidly shrinking family. 5300 square feet, six . . .
Updating Granite Countertops Using Paint - Have you ever wondered if you could update your granite counters without having to replace them? I did, and was able to give them new life when I updated them to look like faux marble counters. Before you say it's ridiculous to paint granite, please know . . .
Last week, I was in San Fransisco at the Pinterest In the Making Conference. It was amazing - the city, the conference, the hotel, the people... one of my very favorite cities ever! Then, after a six hour plane ride, I got home and ended up with a doozy of a head cold, or as it happens . . .
I know... I missed a few weeks of the One Room Challenge. It's not because I don't have anything to report, believe me. To tell you the truth, this has been kicking my butt! Taking on a complete kitchen remodel in six weeks is no joke. Working on it at the new house (which is one hour away from . . .
When Erin from Lemons Lavender & Laundry started talking about putting together a $100 Room challenge for January, I immediately started thinking that our laundry room could use a little sprucing up. Erin does this challenge almost every month, and I every time I look at her rooms and spaces, I . . .
A Painted Piano?! Did I really paint a piano? Really? Yes! I warn you now, if you love natural wood, and can't stand to see it painted, this is not the post for you... A few months ago, my son's friend gave us their piano when they decided not to take it with them when they moved out of state. . . .
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 . . .
Want to watch TV in our house or buy a computer game? You have to earn it! Summertime - my favorite time of year. No school, long lazy days, a house that is always a mess and nine million requests to watch tv. Wait... that last part is my least favorite thing about summer. My girls would . . .
Take the Sting out of Toaster Burn Yes, you read that right, a burn - not a bun. Did you ever burn yourself taking toast out of the toaster? Or pick up a still hot pot and get a little burn? I call them hotspots. I have, too many times to count. It always smarts for a few days, nothing serious, . . .