• DIY

    Installing Luxury Vinyl Planks

    Back in February, I told my mom that I wanted to makeover her back porch. To be frank, it was a hot mess. My parents moved into their current house in the summer of 1990 and I don’t think they’ve ever touched their back porch. Calling it a porch might be confusing to some as it’s entirely enclosed with walls and doors. It’s more of mudroom/laundry room/storage room and also their most used entrance. I’ll include some pics of the before below so you can get an idea of what we were working with. The plan from the get-go was to make the space more functional. Before, it was ugly,…

  • DIY,  Easy DIYs

    Super Easy DIY House Number Sign

    We’ve lived in our house for close to 5 years now and we’ve never had our house number actually on the house. Our mailbox has the address, but I feel like it’s a little hard to see and I’ve always wanted numbers on the house too just to make it easier for friends and family to find us when they come to visit. A few months ago I decided to challenge myself to make a sign with just things I already had on hand, except for the actual numbers of course. Here’s how it went! I thought I had pics of the process but it seems I really only took…

  • Woodworking

    DIY Outdoor Cat Shelter

    About 2 years ago, a feral female cat started showing up at our house. Being animal lovers, we couldn’t help ourselves so we started feeding her regularly. Of course, because she had a consistent food source here, she stuck around. About 6 months into her being a frequent visitor, we realized she looked pregnant and sure enough, shortly after that, she showed up with three precious kittens. We ended up trapping the babies and the now momma cat, waited until they were weaned, and got them all fixed. We kept the three kittens as our pets, but set the momma cat free after she had recovered from her surgery because…

  • DIY

    DIY Wood Accent Wall

    Our upstairs guest bedroom has hands down been my least favorite room in our house since we moved in 4 years ago. It was a light blue color that just felt cold, the floors were in rough shape, and I never really liked the décor. It kind of felt like a catch all room with mismatched furnishings that didn’t feel welcoming. I wasn’t embarrassed for guests to stay there, but I wasn’t proud of it either. Over the last year or so, I finally decided that I wanted to redo it, but I wasn’t sure exactly how. I started scouring the internet and found photos of dark green wood accent…

  • Landscaping

    DIY Fire Pit Area

    We bought our house almost 4 years ago and let’s just say, the backyard needed some love. There were some overgrown flower beds and a pretty sad excuse for a fire pit that the previous owners had left behind.                  We moved into our house in the fall and by early spring, we had already replaced the sad, dilapidated looking brick circle “fire pit” for a much nicer kit that we found at Lowe’s.  I wish I could say that once we upgraded the fire pit ring and the stones that we used it all the time. But, we didn’t. Hah. It sat…