Drilling into freshly laid tile is a little bit scary, even for seasoned DIYers like us. In fact, last year after we finished the girls’ bathroom, we thought we’d bypass the whole project and just put a tension shower rod up and call it good. Fast forward and every two weeks since finishing, we were […]

We got a new toy, I mean tool–the CONAIR Turbo ExtremeSteam® Handheld Fabric Steamer–the most powerful handheld steamer on the market. Being someone that loathes ironing so much I only have a handful of shirts that need ironing ever, I knew it wouldn’t get a ton of action in the laundry room. However, I’m still here to announce, […]

Chris and I have always been very selective about the sponsors and partners we work with. Our main goal of our blog is to document our home renovation and to share a little peek into our lives occasionally. We look at it as a story and we like our simple story. We pass on a […]


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