The Magic Doesn't Happen in the Bedroom...It Happens in the Basement

He was our own Paul Bunyan. A diminutive man who had never once donned plaid nor felt the heft of an axe in his smooth hands, and yet, he loomed large in our minds. We had only to venture to the lower level of our 1960s-built ranch home to see his mastery at work. What was once a rectangular, cavernous space, cinder walls teeming with spiders and pockmarks, cold concrete floors begging for big wheels, became a fully-functioning space in his hands. Nothing fancy for my father. Divide and conquer was his motto. A wall separated the space in two, a clear delineation of work space and play....more

10 Ways To Get Your Gardens Ready For Spring

 Spring is almost here. Check out these 10 Ways To Get Your Gardens Ready For Spring!...more

Home

Sometimes people ask me where I feel at home considering I’ve moved many times. Most times I just say “where I am now,” and that would be true. Lately though, since Thanksgiving, I know where home is to me. It’s Arizona. I know this 100%. Im not sure if you’re aware, but I went to Arizona last week to help with my father-in-law’s recent surgery. I didn’t want to leave. Not at all. I’ve never been more happy in a single place. I can say that I am super excited to move to the mountains and have a little homestead. I want to have a garden and a greenhouse. I want to raise animals....more

Moving With Little Ones

Let’s be honest, while it’s super exciting, moving can also be a huge pain. This process can only be made more difficult if you are in tow of a little one. Make things as easy on yourself (and your little one) as possible by following these tips....more

12 Fresh Tips for Frugal Living

Living a frugal lifestyle is no longer considered to be unusual, it’s a normal thing that most of us are doing. We reuse, recycle and repurpose everything.  We can not only save money,  but also to be environmentally friendly....more
These are great tips! I'm happy to see that I'm actually doing most of them! :)more

10 Lessons Learned After a Year of Decluttering

 Last year I was highly motivated to seriously declutter our home. These are lessons and tips that I personally want to remember as I enter 2016. Most importantly, these are things that I hope encourage you as you start, continue, or maintain your decluttering efforts. Here are 10 lessons learned from a year of decluttering....more

10 Lessons Learned After a Year of Decluttering

 Last year I was highly motivated to seriously declutter our home. These are lessons and tips that I personally want to remember as I enter 2016. Most importantly, these are things that I hope encourage you as you start, continue, or maintain your decluttering efforts. Here are 10 lessons learned from a year of decluttering....more

Ideas for Remodelling Your Home

Do you feel like moving into a new home because your house has lost its aesthetic appeal? After living there for several years, you’re now bored of the same old setting; the choked up bedrooms, the small living room and dining, and the ancient-like bathroom.But unfortunately your current financial standing does not qualify you for a mortgage, so you can’t move anytime soon. All you need do is give your house a new look by simply remodelling it....more

How to Protect Your Young Plants From an Unexpected Frost

Planting a Fall vegetable garden is always a gamble. You never know when the first frost is going to come, how many weeks of good weather we’ll have, or if a freak snow storm is going to wipe everything out.For those first early nights of frost, when there’s still weeks of good weather ahead, there are things you can do to ensure your Fall vegetable garden survives:...more
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