Building a Blog

Building a Blog

I’ve been doing website design for over 15 years, off and on. In fact, I started using WordPress to create websites way back in the early days of WordPress when it was just a blogging platform. I found that WordPress made it easy for my clients to have a way to...
Hot Off the Mug Press!

Hot Off the Mug Press!

Ok, don’t ask how this idea got started – but since my motto is “I have to try anything once,” it was bound to happen eventually. I love digital designing (see my greeting cards) and mugs seemed like such a nice clean palette for digital designs – and a great gift idea. Who doesn’t love a pretty mug?

DIY Cotton Stem Bouquet

DIY Cotton Stem Bouquet

I love the white fields of cotton around here in the fall and just want to pull over, jump out and pick a bouquet. That would probably be stealing – besides, you can’t really find a way to easily get over to those fields. But, I’ve been wanting a...
Shades of Gray Master Bedroom Makeover

Shades of Gray Master Bedroom Makeover

I figured I’d just let the photos speak for themselves. I love the new look – neutral, relaxed, farmhouse feel. Just so you know, this look finally came together after returning 3 comforter sets (too shiny, strong smell, too small), one sheet set...
Guest Bathroom Makeover

Guest Bathroom Makeover

Next to the kitchen, the bathrooms were in the worst shape in our little HUD repo house we bought. They had to be totally gutted. This is the guest bathroom in the hallway. We hired a plumber because we needed the whole house replumbed. He offered to rebuild both...
Guest Room Makeover

Guest Room Makeover

So the guestroom in our little HUD repo house was a horrible yellow color with a weird shelf on the one wall. The floor was in nice shape though, so it was sanded and refinished along with the other hardwoods in the house. We painted the walls an off white with off...
Master Bedroom Makeover – Number 1

Master Bedroom Makeover – Number 1

All three bedrooms in our little HUD repo house were in pretty good condition to start with. They just needed a little cosmetic making over. The hardwoods floors under the carpets were in good shape – we had them sanded and refinished. Fresh paint on the walls...
House Remodel – Kitchen Makeover

House Remodel – Kitchen Makeover

I would have to say the kitchen was in the worst shape when we got the house. We knew it would need to be completely gutted down to the studs. The cabinets had to go; the paneled walls had to go – everything! Yuk. The floor was uneven, so we even had to have the...
Our Home Remodel Begins

Our Home Remodel Begins

How It All Began In 2003, friends of ours that used to buy HUD repos to flip, told us about a little house they thought we might be interested in. Our daughter had just recently gotten married and moved to Peoria and our son was engaged and about to move to Ecuador....
Laminate Cabinet Makeover

Laminate Cabinet Makeover

When we downsized and moved into this smaller home, the only thing I was sad about was losing a separate dedicated sewing/craft room. I always have a project going, so I loved that I could just close the door and go back to it later. There was no room in the new house...