4 DIY Alzheimer’s Friendly Home Modifications – Guest Post by Mike Good

4 DIY Alzheimer’s Friendly Home Modifications – Guest Post by Mike Good

As we grow older, we start to discover that our homes no longer meet our physical needs as smoothly as when we were younger. Stairs become harder to climb, we trip on transitions that never impeded us before or the lighting seems dull, making it harder to read.   It becomes important to keep our changing needs in mind anytime we do a home modification. Also, many of us will find the need to move an older loved one into our home, some of whom may have Alzheimer’s or Continue reading

How Long Should Grief Last?

How Long Should Grief Last?

It's been 243 days. That's 5829 hours... exactly 349,768 minutes. How long should grief last? Should I be moving on by now? Is the past in the past? For those of you who will be experiencing grief in the future, or those of you in the throes of grief let me encourage you. Don't put it off. Don't avoid it. Don't wish it away.   It's part of life. Does it hurt? Yes. Does it go away? Yes. Eventually. Sort of. If you allow yourself, you will eventually only focus on the good Continue reading

DIY Tomato Cages – Save the Maters!

DIY Tomato Cages – Save the Maters!

We made our own tomato cages   ...because those tomato cages you buy at Menards are so stinkin' expensive!   We started out with the skinny wire ones that were left in the garden by the previous owners. FAIL.   Then we graduated on to the heavy duty ones - but only bought two - $8 each is crazy, don't you think? In my uber-frugal mind that is a FAIL.   When you have 50+ tomato plants there is no way you Continue reading

Do Great Things – FREE Word Art

Do Great Things – FREE Word Art

Everyone can do great things, be it small or big, everything we do makes a difference.   Here is a FREE word art created by me just for you.   FREE downloadable full resolution 8x10 JPG of "Great Things" Continue reading

The Pepper Party – A {DIY} Non-Traditional Funeral

The Pepper Party – A {DIY} Non-Traditional Funeral

The Pepper Party - a Funeral Alternative  Pepper Party: pep·per /ˈpepər/ par·ty /ˈpärdē/ n. 1. a. A ceremony or group of ceremonies held in honor of Pepper, a mom, grams, and meemaw. A non-funeral in celebration of life for the benefit of those left behind.   Be a rebel with a cause - do things your way, do it yourself and thumb your nose at tradition - change the rules for your family.   Sometimes DIYing is the best way Continue reading

12 Ways to Support a Failing Parent + Free Psalm 91 Word Art

12 Ways to Support a Failing Parent + Free Psalm 91 Word Art

It's Coming - Get Prepared {scroll to the end for the free Psalm 91 Word Art}  Most will experience one or more parent's decline in health, whether it be mental, physical or both. You can't be 100% prepared, but perhaps my 12 tips borne from personal experience can help make your journey easier.   When it comes your turn, I hope you will be able to say, "I got this."   I'll wait while you go grab Continue reading

Is there something you want? FREE WORD ART

Is there something you want? FREE WORD ART

I designed a word art for my DIY Blogger Connect buddies. I'm sharing it with you today. Feel free to download and print it, my gift to you. Just click the wording below and save.   --->  If You Want Something - free word art   If you are interested in joining our Facebook DIY Blogger Connect group, either contact me and leave your DIY website and email address or leave your information in a comment. You must be a DIY blogger to Continue reading

DIY Tub Tile Installation – Guest Post by Ben Lamm

DIY Tub Tile Installation – Guest Post by Ben Lamm

How To Install Tile Around A Shower or Tub   Does your shower or tub surround look tired or out-of-date? A new tile surround adds an instant update and increases the value of your home. Fortunately, this is a project that you can do yourself if you know the method and have the right tools. I decided to ‘try this at home’ and the results were impressive - if I may say so myself!   Here’s a step-by-step guide of how I tackled the Continue reading

Before and After House Flip – A Look at the Hoarding Disorder

Before and After House Flip – A Look at the Hoarding Disorder

A House Flip You Never Know What is on the Inside Looking at a home from the outside can be very deceiving - just like the outside of a person often doesn't reveal what is inside of their heart. Join me for a look at a hoarder disorder as seen through the eyes of their family.   Definition of Hoarding from Mayo Clinic: "Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a Continue reading

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Are you a collector? ...a thrifter, garage saler, picker, or might you be a hoarder? How do you know if you have a problem? How do you know if you are out of control? Balance is key. Sometimes good can turn bad quickly when we lose our balance.   If a person overindulgess using frugality as their excuse, then "frugality" hurts.   Ask yourself: Can I afford it? Do I need it? Do I Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

The day is finally here. The Joneses living room reveal has been a long time in coming.     If you remember, they bought a foreclosure and rehabilitated the poor thing. It was a mess and they brought it from an unlivable beast to a beautiful charming home for a family of 5 - oh wait. Home for a family of 6!   We are so long in bringing this reveal to you because a little baby doll, Maddie Moo made her appearance (April Continue reading

Do It Yourself Photo Session – NEWBORN BABY!

Do It Yourself Photo Session – NEWBORN BABY!

  My daughter Jillian and I recently did a newborn baby girl photo shoot for my new granddaughter, Madison Grace.     Have you priced photo shoots lately? I have and it's not pretty. There is no reason you can't do your own and do it well.     The background in the above picture was the Jones' living room curtains. Maddie is laying on her crib quilt atop my DVD basket from my Continue reading