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  • DIY Workbench

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    As a part of our workshop remodel and redefining of the space we created designated workspaces for both of us.  Before, there was only one workbench for Cole and the rest of the space was storage… or at least that was what it was intended to…

  • Project Workshop: Drywall Edition

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    Here we go! It’s time to make the four walls a room! This will be the bulk of the project in finishing our workshop. Today is the day that we talk about installing drywall.

  • How to Install an Exterior Pre-hung Door

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    Have you ever started a DIY project and then realized that the way you were going to approach it was definitely not going to work and then had to totally regroup and start over? That is how we learned to install an exterior pre-hung door.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBER

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    It is a very special day today.  Today we get to celebrate Amber because TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAAAAAAYYYYY!

  • Workshop Remodel: Design Inspiration

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    The one thing that was almost a deal breaker when we bought our house was that it didn’t have a garage. My husband, Cole is a classic Mini Cooper guru and has his own channel on Youtube where he posts tutorials and info about the car…

  • Quick and Easy Kitchen Update

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    My mother-in-law told me something a few year back and it has stuck with me as valuable advice. I, being the frugal, guilt-ridden, buyer’s remorse suffering human that I am, stress over making a purchase especially when it comes to clothes. I hate buying clothes!…

  • HOW YOU SHOULD NOT INSTALL A FENCE

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    When considering installing a fence around your yard you should not take a year to complete the whole project. You should not cut corners. You should not start one part of the fence before realizing that you have to remove trees in order for you…

  • Trash to Treasure: Bar Cart Refinish

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    In case you haven’t noticed by now, I am quite the frugal gal. Nothing gets me excited like finding a deal or making something out of nothing. This project was the perfect example. I had been looking for a bar cart for our kitchen for…

  • How I Didn’t Buy Lunch All Summer!

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    This project has paid for itself 12 times over.  Last summer I was able to make my lunch from our garden every day. I saved roughly $800 in 4 months by not eating out for lunch all thanks to our garden box that we built.

  • Beginning Our Outdoor Living Space: Patio Edition

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    I know I talk a lot about sell-ability and the challenges of owning a small home but I don’t want you to think these are bad things. We truly love our small house. It keeps our hoarding to a minimum, and keeps us focused on…

  • Guest Bath Remodel: Board and Batten style!

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    The “pleasant” part about owning an older house is that things never happen as you expect them to. For example, how our guest bathroom toilet just decided to spring a leak while our only other bathroom in the house (our master) was totally gutted….