Vandalism STINKS! Our Home Improvements Continue


Well the updates continue, however this time they were not my choice. Remember when I updated our kitchen to sell it? Remember when we moved to a rental house as part of our financial plan? Well…we are back to the original house. While it was being shown we had vandalism! Someone broke in and did some serious water damage. People are so mean! So we

Can Lighting Really Save You Money? #GELighting #CBias #SocialFabric

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Have you heard all the hype about Enegery Efficiency Lighting ? I have but I have been ignoring the claims that they can save you money. Why? Because they cost more out of pocket?  So this week I took a challenge. I wanted to see if a light bulb can really save me and can they really last longer? I wanted to try this out and share

DIY Kitchen Updates in a Budget: You CAN Paint Laminate Countertops

Priming The Counters

YES YOU CAN! I read all over the internet and heard experts saying that painting these countertops would not work. I have these ugly formica laminate counter tops that go up the way as a back splash too! UGLY! They came with the house when it was built. I discovered a kit made by the same people that did the cabinet paint kit that I

Homemade Chalk Paint (How to)

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I have been so impressed with the chalk paint projects I have seen on pinterest and on many blogs. Centsational Girl did a fabulous post about her Annie Sloan chalk paint transformation. With my bedroom furniture redo on my mind I thought that chalk paint look would be perfect. However I can not pay $39 for 1 quart plus the supplies and extras! So what