Our Visit to The Tile Shop


Howdy! So, you saw our October preview yesterday which I’m sure most of those projects will roll into November. A big part of that will involve what we were up to this past weekend. On Saturday, we took a little road trip up to The Tile Shop for a day of learning and fun. Let…

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DIY Paint Dipped Utensils


  Today we are revealing our projects for Week 5 of the Inspired Design Challenge!  This week we took inspiration from World Market. Green Mango Wood Dipped Salad Servers I love these paint dipped salad servers from World Market! I needed some new wooden utensils so this was a great fit for this week. I…

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Creating Your Dream Kitchen with Electrolux Suite Designs

Electrolux Suite Design

We have been doing this kitchen remodel for what seems like a century! No, not really, but fitting in a big remodel into our regular busy lives has been a challenge. As we have mentioned before this little 1950’s ranch of ours is our new dream house. No dream house is complete without a dream…

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Kitchen Backsplash Options

Mosaic Tile

Well, it’s been a little bit since our last Kitchen Possible! update. We finally settled on what we want for our countertops. It’s so funny too, because it’s right back where we began! Carrara marble folks! We looked through online images, shopped our local suppliers, touched, sniffed, and licked just about every countertop option. I’m…

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Week in Review

kitchen progress

The grass is getting green just in time for us to get some flurries. What? Yup, that’s April in Illinois.  It was a fun week around here and you know I am happy to be back on my schedule. Here’s the weekly recap and a Kitchen Possible! Update. DIY Monday. On Monday, I revealed my…

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Kitchen Possible! Update


Good morning, my fellow DIY’ers! DIY is such a learning experience. Research and advice are always needed. We had a design dilemma in regards to installing our hardwood floors in the kitchen. Some people just put the hardwood floors over the existing subfloor. The problem is that it creates a noticeable difference when it runs…

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Great Expectations


Good morning and I hope you are all looking forward to another fall weekend! I titled this post “Great Expectations” because that is exactly what this weekend means to me. Now, let me premise this by saying, I have learned to hold loosely to any plans that we make so I will not be crushed…

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This is Why I Thrift


Plain and simple. I would rather spend as little money as possible on stuff. The world is full of too much stuff! We have so much stuff we just haul all our old or even brand new stuff to the nearest thrift store when we grow tired of it. I am not complaining, even though…

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Kitchen Possible! The Family That DIY’s Together…


Happy DIY Monday, everyone! My family was engrossed in the last weekend of the Olympics and our beautiful fall- like weather. We did manage to squeeze in some work on the kitchen though. Nothing big, but we did get the chair rail painted and up. DIY projects have become a family affair in our home….

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Dressing Up My Beauty Products


Here’s a wonderful little thing I do with my beauty products that I leave sitting out that have less than appealing packaging. Having lotions stashed around my house is a must! Cleaning up after a family all day, leaves my skin less than baby soft. I need a little lotion therapy. I just don’t want…

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Kitchen Possible! Architectural Details

dining room mood board

It’s all in the details, isn’t it? It’s what gives a room the charm and character that so many of us love. The kitchen is rolling along.  We have been painting, painting, painting! Today we are making a trip to the home improvement store to get all the moldings and detail work. I always have…

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