I want to say first and foremost, I’m not a decor money saving guru. My home projects typically run on budget because I'm a planner by nature but I do not think of myself as someone that gets screaming deals. This is mostly because I’m at the point in home ownership where I refuse to … Continue reading My $207 backyard remodel (so far) **Results Not Typical
This July I will have officially been a homeowner for 11 years and time really does fly when you are “having fun.” It’s an interesting thing being in a house for so long, I really feel like I know it, like I knew my childhood home. I know all the weird sounds, creeks, I can … Continue reading The 10 Year Homeowner Itch
I feel like I’m whenever I start a blog post, I end up apologizing for not blogging for a while. My catch-22 is I feel like I shouldn’t blog unless I have something interesting and of value to add, and the past few months, I haven’t felt that. In short, here is an explanation of … Continue reading Super fun topic, death of an estranged family member
Yes I've been away with no good excuses but I promise I have a lot of content coming up. Teaser post... who wants to guess my project for tomorrow? This is 3.5 yards of 54" fabric to be applied up the bolt. Any guesses?
Back in December my the sale on my childhood home closed. It was also my father's childhood home and so needless to say it was quite an emotional experience for me and for him as well. Anyone who has gone through this knows that you obviously want to keep some tangible items from the house. … Continue reading Mema’s Tulips
Today's post was spawned by this picture from my Facebook "On This Day" memories from 2015. This is me standing on top of a giant pile of garbage. That year I participated in the City of Burbank's Master Recycling Program. It was a neat program where you were educated and learned about different ways of recycling … Continue reading Feeling Kind of Trashy
The ongoing drama in Washington is a pretty big deal but what's an even bigger deal? Rain in SoCal. Seriously, the top news story on our local news channel is not about politics, it's about rain and for good reason, by California standards this is a pretty big storm, "Heavy Rain Blankets Southern California" to be … Continue reading Rainpocalypse 2017
Last week I had a friendship blind date of sorts, I met someone that I didn't really know for dinner. About six months ago I posted in the City of Burbank Facebook group looking for a recommendation for a fence company. One individual messaged me with a recommendation and sent me some pictures of her fence. … Continue reading Making New Friends Today
About six months ago after seeing Little Free Libraries pop up in Burbank and all over, I decided to install one in my front yard. As I've said in the past my neighborhood is great, there are a lot of people who have lived there for a long time and in general look out for each … Continue reading Combating Common Little Free Library Issues
This is quite possibly the scariest word for any homeowner. I've been lucky so far, I haven't needed any termite work done since the house was purchased in 2007. Weird markings on my hardwood floor started showing up; I usually blame it on the dogs but these markings would be hard to prove it was them. … Continue reading Termites!