Keeping Up With the Joneses – Making Progress!

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Making Progress!

  We have progress to share today.   HA.LE.LOO.YAH.   The Bathroom before:     The bathroom had three different layers of linoleum with subfloors under each Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Three Dozen Mice and MOLD!

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Three Dozen Mice and MOLD!

Ugh. That moment when you realize the job is bigger than the both of you. But then you realize that the truth is better than not knowing... Enter three dozen mice and a basement full of M.O.L.D. Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – From Polluted to Pleasing

Keeping Up With the Joneses – From Polluted to Pleasing

From Polluted to Pleasing When you walk into a foreclosed home, the resulting smell that attacks you along with the less than appealing visuals can be very daunting.   At first your sensibilities shout, "No! This is not what I want! I can't deal with Continue reading

DIY Summer Flower Arrangement

DIY Summer Flower Arrangement

  While on a road trip with my DH this week I picked up some clearanced (70% off) flowers and vases at Michaels in Flint, MI. Last night I put together two flower arrangements while we sat around the table and chatted at my DD and SIL's house.    20 Continue reading

Inky Deals Bundle for the DIY Blogger/Designer

Inky Deals Bundle for the DIY Blogger/Designer

On many of my posts I've used designs from Inky Deals - they are kind of a one stop shopper for blog designers and artists who want to save time and money when throwing together a project.   I found Inky Deals not long ago and have bought several of their bundles. Now, Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Preparing the Walls

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Preparing the Walls

  The hardest part of a remodel is convincing yourself that you will soon be done and that all the chaos around you will some day make sense. After the third day you moan to yourself and say,   "This is never going to end, I just want it to be over." Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Kitchen Demolition

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Kitchen Demolition

To start, the Joneses, and other family members including moi, started ripping down and tearing up. Oh, how I enjoy kitchen demolition! Even the kids got their share of demo, which BTW, shows you and I that if a 6 and 8 year old can do it... You can do it too. I'm gonna preach it Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Kitchen Before

Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Kitchen Before

Welcome to a new series: Keeping Up With the Joneses Join us as we follow the first time homebuyers Jones family as they take a foreclosed house and turn it into a warm and inviting home in just 30 days! Their goal is to have it not only livable for their family of Continue reading

Brag About It | Link Party No. 60

Brag About It | Link Party No. 60

  Welcome to Brag About It ~ Week 60.  Thank you for joining VMG206 and Love My DIY Home for:   Brag About It!   We hope you are ready to share your wonderful craft, recipe and DIY creations this week.  I'm so excited to see what Continue reading

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 2

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 2

When you see homes that are newly built, staged and on display, do you get the   gimme gots?   I do. Yep. I admit it.   I made a decision a long time ago to enjoy seeing what others have but not to let it make me want something out of Continue reading