Apocalypse Preview: Why We Ripped Out Our Backyard & Pool

Ever wonder what to expect when your backyard gets demolished for a remodel? Better yet, have you ever wondered what Armageddon will look like? Well, wait...before you can fully appreciate this, let's look back at a few of the "before" views of our backyard. (If you haven't taken the tour of our backyard, you can do that here.) Here's the view towards the house (before we painted it) from our huge backyard trees. See our…

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Holy Home Showings…We’re Selling Our House!

As my friend Daniel Tiger says, "That was fun, but now we're done!" (At least, that's how we sing it in our family.) It's true! We've sold our big, beautiful California house! We've known for awhile this would be happening one day, and now we can share it with you all! We'll share more about the Who, What, When, Where, and Why below, but let me first tell you, we are exciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiited!!!!!!! (And a little…

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Our Master Bathroom Remodel: The Complete List

Looking for bathroom inspiration, organization & storage hacks, money-saving tips & DIYs, or any other details on our bathroom remodel? You’re in the right place! Our bathroom remodel turned out looking luxe! (I was almost tempted to entitle this "Luxe for Less" but used my self-control!😆) Below, we're sharing our master bathroom layout, costs, designs, DIYs, master bathroom remodel Before and Afters, plus tips and other bathroom remodel ideas!Click below to see: #1: Why we…

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In-ground Trampoline DIY: 3 Quick-n-Easy Steps (To Get It Sunken Low!)

Looking how to do your own in-ground trampoline DIY but not sure about a few things? We're sharing exactly what we did and how it's held up after years of use! We'll also answer your common questions, like "What's the best in-ground trampoline to buy?""Can you put a normal trampoline in the ground?""What about in-ground trampoline drainage?""What are sunken trampoline problems?""Can you share your real-life in-ground trampoline cost?" * This post contains affiliate links which…

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Baking Drawer: How to Make Your Time More Efficient!

Baking isn't my favorite thing to do. Why, you ask? Well, in baking, you usually have to follow recipes, and I'd rather make things up myself! (No surprise, given what I do for a living.😆) In addition to that, baking isn't my favorite activity because of all the stuff you need for it. Mixers, bowl for dry ingredients, bowl for wet ingredients, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisks, this kind of spoon, that kind of spoon,…

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Outdoor Furniture Materials: 50+ Pros & Cons!

Here's a list of materials commonly used in outdoor furniture, along with their pros and cons: WOOD: Pros: Natural and aesthetically pleasing. Durable and long-lasting if properly maintained. Can be refinished or painted to change appearance. Cons: Susceptible to rot, decay, and insect damage. Requires regular maintenance such as sealing and staining. Can be more expensive compared to other materials. ALUMINUM: Pros: Lightweight and easy to move. Resistant to rust and corrosion. Low maintenance and…

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Cabinet Above Fridge: How to Make It Look Good + Reachable Without a Stepstool!

So, I kinda hate the spaces above refrigerators. Any "cabinet above fridge" setup is usually GENERIC. (Think two cabinets opening to the side—you know the kind.) HARD TO REACH. WASTED SPACE. (See #2.) And yet, there they are: big, awkward spaces above our refrigerators that can't be left open because random junk will just accumulate there and get pushed back until things fall behind the refrigerator and then you've got mo' problems. So we put…

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15 Stunning Arched Bookcase Ideas: Client Project Peek!

I'm SUPER HAPPY this morning at the prospect of convincing one of our existing clients that she needs to consider arched bookshelves for one of the project we're working on for her! She said she wanted some built-ins, and so I'm having fun finding what I believe she should do in her particular space. 😉 There's a fine line between giving a client what they want and what I see as what they need! I'm…

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Our #1 (EASY!) Laundry Room Decor Tip!

Today we're sharing our #1 SUPER EASY laundry room decor tip! No, it's not "Add a sign telling you to wash your laundry" or "Put out all your functional laundry items in decorative glass jars" (and actually, I'd advise against both those things, but more on that below!). similar baskets | laundry cabinet Our #1 laundry room decor tip is this: Add something woven! Why should you do this? Read on for 3 reasons &…

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See The Last 10 Things We Ordered Online!

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their checkbook, right? Well, while we're not showing you our checkbook (partially because we don't even have a checkbook anymore 🤗 ), we WILL show you the last 10 items we ordered off Amazon, which we thought might be fun for y'all to see! a.k.a. Get to know us even better! 😂 (Feel free to sing "Getting to Know You" while reading this because…

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