Kitchen Window Woes


Oh I need help! I think I screwed up my new  kitchen windows.  The  windows through out my house our the vinyl almond color, so when the Home Depot window guy met with us and asked what color windows we wanted we both said, “almond.”  Actually, my {first} husband didn’t use the word almond, but something along the line [Read more…]

December: The month before the new year’s to- do list!


Ahhh… December.. the month of parties, food, extra cocktails, almost empty rolls of wrapping paper? But, for me it’s the official start of the new year’s to-do list.  After spending the past 2 months decorating, hauling out decorations, moving furniture to accommodate the tree (and the sled) I notice the drywall gashes, the tired window [Read more…]

Top DIY Projects in 2014


Happy {almost} new year!   I can’t believe the year is winding down. It was just October, right?  It’s this time of  year as I start packing up the holiday décor I begin to see the projects I didn’t finish or the ones I want to begin.  What projects did you finish in 2014? Do you already have your list of diy projects [Read more…]

DIY Wall Chalkboard Calendar


Hi there- I am soooo excited to show off this project.  A few months ago I finished my office makeover project HERE.  As you can see I had a large blank wall behind my desk.  I was so proud of this makeover because it was all me.  So I wanted a DIY project that would [Read more…]

Gate Update


Hi there- how was your weekend?  We spent the weekend replacing gates in our backyard for our new puppy, Chloe!  It was a birthday gift to me from the family: the puppy, not the gate!  It was looking a little tired: both the gate and myself!!    Both gates just needed new doors as the posts were [Read more…]

Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After


I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a [Read more…]

Front Door: Stain to White Paint!


I did it!  I painted my stained from interior door white!  A few months  Six months ago I posted my front door dilemma  HERE. But here is the abbreviated version and the before photos if you don’t want to get side tracked!  Stained door adjacent to white interior door.  All of our interior doors are painted [Read more…]

Update a Chalkboard in Seconds


Here is my DIY chalkboard in my dining room.   After my recent dining room makeover, the chalkboard looked  a little lost on the wall.  Or, maybe IT was  just bored! I found these  Wall Pops at Tuesday Morning earlier this summer and thought the splash of blue might be fun!   Or, at least get the attention [Read more…]

A girly office makeover: before and after.


I said it! I want a girly office! I am juggling 3 separate “revenue sources” andI need a pretty (girly)  space!  This has been a work in progress for over 3 years. This is where my office started 3 years ago: And, my first step was to buy this desk at Pottery Barn on New Years [Read more…]

Pottery Barn Inspired Spring Mantel Above Headboard


Last year I made a PB Knockoff mantel HERE.  I put the DIY mantel above our bed in the master bedroom with vision of fresh garland and lights at Christmas. Here’s a recent snapshot of the Christmas mantel.  It looks better at night with the lights on.  I think I need new paint! And, with [Read more…]

A look at nooks …. and where mine is going…..

the little corner image nook1

I am obsessed with nooks! Reading, sleeping, snacking…. whatever. I’m not picky!  My {first} husband gets nervous when he sees me hovering over my tablet on Pinterest.  He knows it means he is giving up a Saturday!  These photos are what have me pinning!  Scroll to bottom to see where I want my  our nook. [Read more…]

Do you see an office behind these doors? Exactly! Check it out!


As  business owners, we have plenty of office space.  We  own a commercial property that is currently being leased, my  husband leases a small space in a commercial business park for very little money (it is cheaper than couples counseling- we did the math).  But my {first} husband still needs a home office.  But, he can’t [Read more…]

Two tone dresser: Stain & Paint: Before and After

nuss after desk 4.5

I wish I had the original photo of my {first} husband’s childhood dresser.  My mother-in-law could not get this out of her basement fast enough when we bought our first house.   It was a piece of my husband’s childhood, made by his grandfather ( born and raised in a small farming town in Nebraska).  It was painted a [Read more…]