Carpets add aesthetic value to your space. When you buy carpets, you also need to purchase cleaning equipment. There is a variety of cleaners in the market, but not all suit your home. You should go for the best home carpet cleaner. To help with that, herein are factors to remember when purchasing carpet cleaners. • Suction: an excellent cleaner extract all the water from the carpet leaving it dump and not soggy. Also, ensure you pick a product with powerful rotating brushes. • Stains removal: a worthwhile cleaner is capable of removing tough stains from your carpet. This will ensure the carpet looks asRead More →

Home security is an essential need for every modern household, and sooner or later in life, even the most altruistic ones have to seriously consider it. And when that time comes, making a wise choice is a must. And finding the best home security system doesn’t have to be a difficult homework. Let’s lay down the basic information how to properly approach the research process. The Selection Process 1. Basic types There are two main types of home security systems, based on the type of connection they utilize: Wired The whole communication between the devices in the system happens via wired connection. Other than theRead More →

Well hello! Long time no talk! I had the flu this weekend — thankfully not as bad as most. I was over it pretty quick but took it easy for the remaining long weekend. Then our boy had some minor sickness as well, so needless to say…I got very little accomplished. I have SO many big projects planned…I was going to start one over the weekend, but I hope to get going in a day or two instead. Since we’ve now been in our home for four months, I thought it would be fun to look back and see what I’ve accomplished in that time.Read More →

Hey there everybody! I can feel it coming…only about three more weeks till spring!! I don’t even mind the winter — I quite like the cozy days and nights the cold weather brings. But after the crazy back/health issues I had over the winter, I’ve never been so ready for fresh, spring weather and all of the beauty it brings! It truly feels like a new beginning for me this year and I can’t wait! Our weather has been pretty mild for the past week so I’ve had the windows open quite a bit — just the fresh air affects my mood for the better.Read More →

Well hello! It’s about time for some DIY up in here! I’m in the mood to start tackling the bigger projects in this house and this was a good start! I told you then I have big plans in here — especially on this wall. The first thing I wanted to get finished was his headboard, for comfort reasons and just because it’s one of the easier projects. 😉 He had one in the old house but the fabric was bleached from the sun. We knew we were getting him a bigger bed too. I’ve been making my own headboards before this blog was aRead More →

Hello there! This is a quick lighting change that makes it easy to customize the lighting in a room. I’m sharing how I adapted a drum shade to create the look of a flush mount light in our bathroom too! We have a recessed light above the tub in our bathroom, which is great. I always had plans to covert it using a light kit. Here’s a night time view before I started: First I used the converter kit — it’s a simple change! You screw it into the recessed light like a light bulb, and then there’s a part that hangs down so youRead More →

Hey there! I’m back with another tour of sorts…this one is probably my favorite “room” in the house. When I realized how big our pantry was I’m pretty sure I squealed out loud and did a fist pump or two. Our old pantry wasn’t the smallest I’ve seen for sure…but it was a small closet size and I had to get creative to make the most of that space. (See the end of the post for more on that.) This room has been quite the disaster since we moved in more than four months ago. I literally threw food and stuff on the shelves whenRead More →

Hey all! I’m chugging away at projects around here and amping up for some big ones too. I’m trying to get our basement storage room under control before I start the big stuff though. I have this thing about messes and DIY — it’s hard to focus on a new project when I know there’s a mess waiting for me. Soooo…I’ve been busy getting organized down there because we have a bunch of decor/craft items I have to store for now. Until I build built ins in (my office will be first), I just have to deal with having so much down there. I get excited whenRead More →

Well hello there! How’s your week going? Thanks so much for the kind comments on the new gallery wall! I’m back with a quick post about an issue I get asked about a lot. It’s a big one people…it plaques many of us around the country. Here we go… HOW do your baskets not tear up your built ins and shelves? See? Deep. Don’t say I never delve into the real issues here. I have been asked that question a lot over the years. Nearly every time I share a project with rattan baskets in it I’ll get emails and comments about how I keepRead More →

Well hello! How was your weekend? We went away for a mini family vacation to one of our favorite places on Earth — New York City. As always, we only stay for a few days but we pack in a TON! I’ve shared our love of the citymany times over the years and shared tips on what to see and do on a quick trip to NYC. Be sure to check it out if you are looking to travel there! We’re back and settled and I’m finally going to bite the bullet and buy a new saw this week. It disappeared in our move andRead More →