Custom Built Playhouse Part 3

It’s officially summer! How great it feels to have the sun back in my life (I live in Minnesota)! I hope everyone is getting out and enjoying the great weather. We are having a blast!

Is anyone out building a new playhouse? If not, you better get started! We’re moving onto Part 3 of the custom built playhouse so you should start building, ASAP!

Continue reading →

Custom Built Playhouse Part 2

Welcome to Summer! School’s out for summer and the kiddos are home which takes up most of my time. I feel like it takes a whole team to keep these kids busy! Having a full size playhouse around is definitely a plus!

If you’ve missed Part 1, check it out here!

So let’s move on to Part 2 of the custom built playhouse tutorial while the kids are sleeping. 🙂 We finished Part 1 with most of the framing up so we’ll continue from there.

The roof framing goes up next to create the peak of the loft area and the entrance room.


Continue reading →

Custom Built Playhouse Part 1

I have been waiting to share my custom built playhouse for the right time and the right time is now! Believe it or not, the playhouse was one of my first projects of this size. Most of my projects before this were on a small scale and so this was a huge leap of faith.

Custom playhouses in this size are $4,000 +++! We built it for around $1,000 using our thrifty skills and finding cheap lumber. Building it yourself will save labor costs and give you a sense of accomplishment every time your kids enjoy it! If ours wasn’t so darn big, I would keep it in the family forever!

Continue reading →

The New Chandelier!

Well, I’m not feeling well and can’t do much other than sit on the couch because someone decided to share the stomach flu with me! (Maybe it was the kid vomiting at the last baseball game, who knows!) I figured I would share which chandelier I decided to go with in the eat in kitchen…

And the winner is……..






Continue reading →

How to Install an Outlet Extender


The country chic bathroom is finished and I hope you enjoyed my reveal! All that’s left now are tutorials to help you recreate the look!

This tutorial will show you how to extend the outlet so it will be flush on the new wall covered in shiplap or whatever treatment you added to the wall.

All you need is a plastic extender and a screwdriver!

Continue reading →

DIY Faux Shiplap


I have been wanting to add shiplap in my home ever since seeing the show Fixer Upper and everyone knows my love for Joanna Gaines. Unfortunately for me, my house doesn’t have shiplap behind the walls like the old houses in Waco. So I have to create my own shiplap to create the texture I’m looking for on my walls!

For my bathroom remodel, I decided to use the faux shiplap technique to elongate the walls and make the bathroom feel bigger. The rustic farmhouse chic is exactly what I want for my new bathroom makeover.

Continue reading →

Bathroom Reveal

It’s time to reveal the new bathroom! Aren’t you all excited!!??? One of my favorite times in the process, as I have said before, is the reveal. This is what every designer and diy’er waits for… to show off their work that they’ve been busting their butts on!

The bathroom before had blonde stained oak builder grade cabinets with the awesome no frame mirror that they put in every house. Can we say no character?! There was the typical vanity light and chrome faucet which I’m not a fan of. This is how it was right when we moved in..

DSC_0031 (2)

Continue reading →

Kitchen Cupboard Chalkboard


Yesterday was a rainy day here in Minnesota, and also a sad day with the news of Prince’s death. A beautiful rainbow was shining over his home and  it gives me hope that there is an eternal ever after.. RIP Prince.

On a brighter note, I wanted to share a quick and easy project that can help with your kitchen to-do lists. As I was following Cristina on her blog Remodelando la Casa, she posted about adding a chalkboard to her cupboards for the perfect spot for a grocery list or any other lists you need made. I love a lot of her ideas and I had to include this one in my kitchen redo! So I’m going to share how to add a chalkboard to the inside of your kitchen cupboard!

Continue reading →

Fixer Upper Inspired Lighting

fixer upper lighting coll

Fixer Upper is my favorite show and really the only show that I take time to watch (other than Walking Dead!) because I’d rather be working on a project after the kiddos go to bed. I’m completely obsessed with Joanna and Chip to the point where my husband is concerned, haha!

Joanna’s style is exactly as I would describe mine and there has not been a time that I didn’t like one of her design choices. I even like her clothing choices!

Anyways, it just so happens that I have been looking for a new light fixture for the eat in kitchen area and it doesn’t need to be huge since it’s over a round table that seats 5. This is the fixture up for changing.

Continue reading →

Pallet Knob Towel Holder



I’m working hard on the bathroom and getting closer to the finish line! As I put together some of the pieces that make this bathroom unique, I have to share them with you as the excitement grows. (I’m impatient when it comes to finishing projects!)

So, one of my DIY projects for the bathroom is a towel holder made from pallet wood and miscellaneous knobs from Hobby Lobby. I wanted to create something rustic and eclectic that would fit with my farmhouse, country styled bathroom.

Continue reading →