It has been several weeks since any work was done on our pool, and fear of the hole caving in has been a real threat with all the rain we had in April. Continue reading “Building a Swimming Pool (Step 4) – Spraying the Gunite”
The progress on our pool project has been great! Up to this point…. Continue reading “Building a Pool and Spa (Step 3) – Installing Rebar”
Welcome back to our swimming pool and spa build. A lot was accomplished in week 2 of our project. Continue reading “Building a Swimming Pool (Step 2) – Laying Gravel and Framing the Spa”
Deciding to build a pool in our yard was a big decision and one we spent a lot of time thinking through. Continue reading “Before Taking “the Plunge” to Build a Swimming Pool, Ask Yourselves these Questions”
Yup! It happened to us, we hit rock during our pool excavation, what are the options to remedy this sucky situation?
Continue reading “Hitting Rock During Inground Pool Construction – What are the Options?”
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally broke ground on our pool this week! Continue reading “Building a Swimming Pool (Step 1) – Breaking Ground”
While we all struggle with self quarantine, social distancing, and lack of a regular schedule, we can use this time to make a positive impact on ourselves as well as others.
The struggle is REAL, timeless vs trendy home decor. I love to keep up with the latest home decor trends…but it’s just not possible because styles change so very often! Continue reading “Timeless vs Trendy – How to Spot the Difference and Create a Timeless Home”
Do you keep up with the yearly trends in paint? You may have noticed the darker trends in color lately. Continue reading “2020 Paint Colors of the Year Revealed”
Is it seriously 2020?!! Like Twenty Twenty?! Well Happy New Year to ALL!! Continue reading “Recap of 2019 and What’s Coming in 2020”
I can’t say enough good things about the effect that outdoor lighting has on a home. Continue reading “Our Home is Lit! All About Outdoor Lighting”
Designing a feminine and functional bathroom space for my teenage daughter was a fun project. Many of the elements were existing to the room, but it was lacking function.
Continue reading “My Daughter’s Pink Marble Bathroom”
When it comes to choosing colors for the exterior of the home, there are many elements to consider before diving in. Continue reading “Elements to Consider Before Painting the Exterior of a Home”
So how do you choose the right white paint color for the exterior of your house? There are so many whites to choose from, the decision can be stressful and definitely overwhelming. Continue reading “The Best Exterior White Colors for Painted Brick Homes”
Recently, our septic pump failed and had to be replaced. Roots growing into the tank were causing damage to the septic system. Continue reading “What to Do When Tree Roots Grow into a Septic Tank and Repairing Broken Risers”
When it comes to making over a kids bedroom, my inclination is to style modestly. Children’s taste change so quickly and each phase of their childhood brings new desires. Continue reading “Money Saving Ideas and Helpful Hints for a Boy’s Room Makeover”
This is year two of our large outdoor project, and I feel like we are just getting started. Year two of this multi year renovation brought frustration and disappointment but hopes for a brighter future. Continue reading “Hardscape Design -“Backyard Patio Reveal” – Well…Sort of (Part 5)”
Another “Rogue” piece of equipment has been added to our Home Gym, and this one is a cardio beast. Continue reading “The Ultimate Exercise Bike to Burn Tons of Calories “The Assault Bike””
Recently, Houzz published an article about Home Design Trends on the Rise and I realized that our home has many of these ideas. Continue reading “10 Popular Design Ideas for a Happy Haute Home”