My official answer is … I think so. :)
Update: My official-official answer … not well enough to be a fun craft project. :(
Decisive, I know.
But here’s the deal, my BFF Sue tried it over the summer and totally couldn’t get it to work. And when my very Proud younger cousin who enjoyed her recent visit said she had also tried and couldn’t get it to work I knew I had to give it a go.
So I gathered my supplies. continue reading
To say that we grabbed Curacao with both hands and let it take us for the ride of our lives (in too many ways to measure) would be an egregious understatement.
We soaked up every ounce of Caribbean goodness we could endure. And we watched, sometimes in awe, unsuspecting Americans make their move down to the island and almost instantly crash and burn. continue reading
Yeah, we got a little sidetracked.
It happens, right.
Clearly this blog is more true-to-life and in-real-time than even I realized. :)
Thanks for indulging me in the 31 things series.
But how about a little state of the home renovation address? continue reading
I know, I know … progress updates on the house have been
non existent slow lately. Truth is I really do have a hard time balancing it all when company comes to visit.
We joke that everyone needs to come prepared to work, but it’s always fun to use them as an excuse to step back for a bit and soak up this vacation location of ours. I’ve tackled a few random things here and there between company, a last-minute trip away with Joel and keeping up with this 31 day series and will be getting you up to speed soon. Pinky promise.
But let’s talk shopping instead. continue reading
So I bought corn on the cob before my cousin got here because a) I wanted to try this trick and, b) she loves corn on the cob.*
*Truth be told I had no idea about b, that was just a happy coincidence.
But, we never got around to it. What, between sanding and priming and drag shows and all. You’ll need to be following along my Instagram feed if you want to see pictures of that last part. Let’s just say the costumes equaled FABULOUS! :)
And our corn ended up looking like this. continue reading
A few months back I showed you one of the biggest DIY lessons we learned the hard way. And yesterday I showed you a little trick we use every so often around here when good drywall intentions go bad.
And today I’m going to share a little story with you. Happy Saturday btw.
About 12 years ago, right after we bought our first house … look at her, isn’t she a cutie?!?! continue reading
So we’re tearing out walls and building them back. And resurrecting old wood slat walls. And adding wood and rope accent walls.
And all the while we running new electric and updating old electric and using old outlet holes that have previously been cut and cutting our new holes in new drywall.
Like so. continue reading
This little tip comes to you all out of necessity.
You know how I taped a video tutorial for you from our hotel room earlier this week?
Well, I decided at the last-minute to take a little road trip with Joel after my cousin left. Joel had a meeting, I knew where he was going would be beautiful … continue reading
So my friend Carrie posted today about one of those super simple tricks that works in seconds and uses something you most likely have around the house.
And I thought, hello, this is a thing I need to know and can’t believe I didn’t already. The trick to removing sap … I’m from Maine for crying out loud … I should know these kinds of things. :) continue reading
Are there even professional fitted sheet folders out there?
I have no idea, but I learned a technique about 10 years ago that has worked for me without fail over the years so I thought I would share it with you. continue reading
Hey, thanks for letting me catch a little breather over the weekend. I dropped my cousin at the airport early this morning after a fun filled weekend.
Fantasy Fest has officially started here in Key West. If you don’t know what that is, like me when we moved here 10 months ago, google it. But be very careful if you choose to do a google image search. I’m just sayin’.
But, all this talk of my cousin on vacation and this being one of the biggest vacation weeks in Key West, it seems like a good time to share a little idea for where to hide your money on vacation. continue reading
Seriously, any Breaking Bad fans out there?
I’m hooked. My cousin has already watched the whole series, but she’s watching it again with me. And I’m in love.
In a I’m-kinda-creeped-out-and-totally-disturbed-and-just-want-Jesse-to-be-smarter-than-he-really-is sort of way.
But remember the Tortuga? Admittedly, things didn’t end well for him. But, I’m kind of feeling at a turtle’s pace right now with house progress and thought I owed you a little update. continue reading
Ok, so here’s a little DIY tip for you.
You know, ’cause we’re a DIY blog.
We’ve talked a lot about having to update every single surface in this house. From the walls to the ceilings to the floors.
We’ve worked through layers of paneling and drywall and wood slats. Remember that weird old ceiling height in the front of the house and those little square windows? continue reading
Hey hey!! Day 17 baby!! I’m equal parts impressed and surprised that we’re keeping the streak alive. Who knew we had it in us?
My cousin is visiting and it doesn’t hurt that she makes me breakfast and cleans my kitchen and does my dishes while I write up a tip each day. I think it’s a fair deal, right?!?!
So today I’m going to toss out a little tip that is all about the white glue. They are actually all things that I’ve already shown on the blog in different projects here or there. But since they’re techniques I use a lot and love I thought a little synopsis was in order. continue reading
Ok, it’s well documented that me and the kitchen aren’t always on speaking terms, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve that I try to work into every meal I do get around to cooking.
Now, seriously, did you know cabbage is a superfood?
I did not until about 3 years ago. continue reading
So, I definitely don’t consider myself an expert on furniture transformations, although I’m not afraid to give anything a try. But I helped a friend of mine give her cute little bike cart an aged look recently and I noticed one big hesitation she had through the entire thing that I kept saying “this is the trick to an authentic looking aged paint technique”.
And I thought, if this was news to her it might be news to you, too.
First, her cute little bike cart. continue reading
Ok, so maybe you see a bed frame or headboard/footboard set you absolutely love but they are not the right size for your bed?
Or maybe you think you’ll try your hand at making a bed frame and decided to make the measurements 2 inches bigger than your mattress on all sides
for some silly reason.
Here are a whole list of things I did while making the bed frame that I highly recommend you do not. :)
Either way, here’s a super simple way to fake a bigger bed than you actually have. continue reading