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Remodeling your home can be a lot of fun, but it can be a lot of work. This I know, because I’ve done all the dirty work.  I’ve tiled, sanded, painted, removed walls, install flooring, appliances, lighting, etc.  Here is where I will show you projects and instructions to save a ton of money!

Freezer Tracking

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Home Projects | Comments Off

Freezer Tracking

I don’t always live the most organized life.  I try to put things back orderly and know where things are, but sometimes things just slip away from me.  One area of my home that seems to always be hard to keep orderly is our deep freeze.  Food piles up, items get lost at the bottom, and digging in it to see what is in there is a big pain. I came up with a simple solution, so I can keep track of what is in the freezer.  This helps me plan meals easier, use food that may have been forgotten about, and not have to dig through to see what...

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Lay a cement board subfloor for tile (not fun, but a great way to save)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Home Projects | Comments Off

Lay a cement board subfloor for tile (not fun, but a great way to save)

This is not a fun, cute, see beautiful results of your sweaty hard work kind of project.  This is a dirty, hard, back-breaking job.  However, it is also a money saving project that with some physical labor really isn’t that hard to figure out…..heck, I did it (this is our cabin kitchen floor)!  If you’re looking to tile a floor, below are the steps to teach you how to lay the proper subfloor. ***I will soon be posting ’how to tile’ & ’how to grout’ , so stay tuned.  Also, please...

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A Medicine Cabinet Remodel…..a what?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Home Projects | 5 comments

A Medicine Cabinet Remodel…..a what?

You look in it everyday.  It holds some of your most important daily items.  It’s neglected. Our bathroom is very neutral in color, so I figured adding a little surprise splash of color in the medicine cabinet is a great way to sneak some in.  Color helps create energy and, Lord knows, I can use a little assistance with that in the morning!  I painted the inside of the door with chalkboard paint, so I can leave notes to my family and leave myself reminders of products we are running low on, if I took my vitamins, and anything else...

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Starts your seeds off right

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Home Projects | 1 comment

Starts your seeds off right

Get fresh herbs and flowers off to a good start by planting them early and letting them sprout indoors.  Once they have grown a bit you can then transfer them into the ground or pots, but this is an easy and cheap way to get them going.  Use the egg cartons (styrofoam cartons need less watering)that you would have tossed out anyway, seeds of any kind, and a little soil…..too easy! Make sure you mark what seeds are planted in which egg cartons.  I dipped popsicle sticks in chalkboard paint, so if I grow different plants next year I can...

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Change the Look of Outdated Trim

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Home Projects | Comments Off

Change the Look of Outdated Trim

When we bought our home all the trim was dark and damaged.  Generally I like the look of stained wood trim, but in some cases it is necessary to paint over it.  Changing trim to white (I like the color ‘Alabaster’ by Sherwin Williams) or a glossy black can really change the way your whole room looks.  I spent so many hours redoing ALL the trim in our entire house that cumulatively it was probably a couple weeks of time that I refinished the floor, window, and door trim. It is important that you use an enamel paint for...

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