What to do with my Shower Door

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been looking at this builder's grade shower door since we moved in and have threatened to remove it and replace it with a curtain. This is the boys' bathroom... They never have had a bath in this tub because it hurt me too much to bend over and lean on the metal tracks, which is why I wanted to remove them.  We have a bathtub in our master bath that doesn't have any 'barriers' so we use that tub instead.  I was also worried about them hurting themselves by slipping when they got in or out the tub.  But now that they're grown up and shower on their own, it's not such a big deal for … [Read more...]

Updating your home DIY style

This is a compensated post for Build.com I have done a lot of updating in our home we bought over 5 years ago; not because things were breaking, but simply to make it our own.  I am a home improvement DIY addict. To make it happen without breaking the bank, I often shop for the best deals or buy second hand.  I love to have the tangible feeling of something I'm buying.  But, in some instances I will have the tangible experience in the store and then purchase it online if I see a better deal.  This is what I did when I bought my front door lock and a couple of bathroom faucets. I ordered them online from Build.com.  I had the experience of seeing them and touching them at a store, and got … [Read more...]

Don’t replace your ceiling fan – Paint it!

Save your money and paint the darn thing! Paint your ceiling fan! We moved in 5 years ago and I've wanted to change out my ceiling fans for new ones ever since we looked at it.  Every time I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I look at the fans.  I look the next time and the next.... Then I'd go home and think, I should paint mine.  Then I'd think of taking it down, taking it apart and painting it.  Then I'd cringe. Then I'd be at Lowes, I'd look at the ceiling fans again ... and, look at the price and think about taking the old one down and putting the new one up.  Then I think about painting them again. See, it's been a vicious cycle. Try being in my brain ... It's totally ADHD {no … [Read more...]

Paint your ceiling – The 5th Wall

Have you ever heard of your ceiling referred to as the '5th Wall'? Me neither until my amazingly talented interior design genius friend, Karen T., assisted me with a project ... from her HOUSE in New Mexico!!  Yeah, she helped me over the phone by looking at pictures and looking at the same paint deck as me.  It was truly amaze balls at how flipping awesome she is!! Okay, well, she convinced me to paint my ceiling, the '5th wall',  periwinkle.  Because, as I've always said, "life is too short for white walls" ... including the ceiling apparently Yup, you are reading this correctly.  I have wanted to paint and makeover my front room for 5 years now but never had because I didn't have a … [Read more...]

DIY – How to Etch your Glass in Minutes!

Not gonna lie!  Minutes!  Create some privacy in your home by DIY etching your entry windows. We have been in the house for over 5 years now and I've stared at these side windows flanking the front door SOOOOOOO many times a day.  Like, every time I walk by.  I see them when I walk down the stairs, when I walk to the stairs, when I walk to the front room, to the office .... They are in the very front of the house. Anyone walking or driving by can see IN our house.  I can see everything on the outside {which is fine because I'm nosey}.  I especially love it when the door to door salesmen come ringing the doorbell and they 'peak' in the window to see if anyone is inside. … [Read more...]

Be Bold With Color

I am a bit out of my comfort zone here.  Most of you know me to be very colorful and bright with my sewing projects and products.  When it comes to wall color of my home, color is a challenge for me.  I am about to be very bold with color.  I'm pretty neutral generally when it comes to paint colors in my home. Not this time! This room has been white for over 5 years!  5 YEARS!  Why?  Because I haven't been able to decide what color to paint it.  It's the front room.  The first room you see when you walk into the house.  It has been a catch all room, never truly having an identity or purpose. See this amazing piece artwork?  It's one of the biggest inspirations to the 'change' Here's a … [Read more...]

Remote Control Blinds {What?!}

Yes, some of you fancy people have heard of these remote control blinds, but some have not and it could change your life {snicker} ... just like the invention of the TV remote changed lives! Decorview has a fancy product for those who love devices {ahem} and gadgets and new technologies in their home. We recently had new top down bottom up blinds installed by Decorview and seriously love the durability of them.  The remote control blinds extends the life of your blinds!  Whoa, just think, blinds for life ... just add batteries! (ha, I'm on fire today!!) For those who don't want another remote control in addition to the 5,390 remote control collection you may already have, there is a wall … [Read more...]