Kids Rooms

Gamer bar for kids room

My son wanted a table or desk in his room for him and his friends to play on their laptops. It needed to fit at least 2 laptops, however, he has very limited space in his room so I made him a narrow “gamer bar”. We had an old desk top which was already the […]

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extra stuff

Chocolate covered Marshmallow Pops

  Super easy and fun to make with kids.  You can get as creative as you want to or keep it simple. You’ll need:  marshmallows, sticks (I used cake pop sticks), chocolate chips or wafers, sprinkles or other decorations (candies, nuts, etc). Melt a small batch of the chocolate chips or wavers according to package […]

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drought tolerant landscaping

Living Wall made from old Mattress springs

2 YEARS LATER – MY LIVING WALL UPDATE – JUNE 2016: Some of the original succulents are still there. I have also added many air plants because they don’t require any soil and only occasional misting with the garden hose. They are actually perfect for hooking into the mattress. Most of the air plants are […]

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House remodel

Fire Is Good! Our Fireplace revamp

When we purchased our new house it came with a gas fireplace in the Family Room which was great but it  definitely needed a bit of a revamp.  It was very dirty on the inside and we were a bit scared to turn it on.  The gold 80s screen had to go and I wasn’t […]

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House remodel

Laundry, Craft and Homework Room

I always wanted a laundry room.  Well, I didn’t care for one during my rock days, but since becoming a mom nearly 10 years ago, it definitely has been high on my wish list.  The laundry space in our last house was made up of a stacked washer & dryer in an outdoor shed.  Not […]

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House remodel

Canvas Barn Door

For my office door, I wanted something that looked more like a piece of art than a door.  I decided on a barn door.  Here is the final result: And here is how we did it:   Instead of painting the actual door, I used a large roll of canvas.  My daughter and I painted […]

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House remodel

The view says it all….

…. why we moved from a super cool mid-century modern ranch home to a nondescript, ugly ducking fixer-upper with no modern features.  Sweeping 180 degrees views from our backyard, kitchen, living room & master bedroom, stunning by day and beautiful flickers at night. The house itself had been neglected for many years.  It needed a complete overhaul. […]

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