Life updates, adult updates

The past 6 weeks have been pretty say the least.

For one, we sold our house and moved our little family into my parents basement (aka the apartment):

Saying goodbye hurts.

Our apartment!

I turned 30:

I hung out with my cousin-in-law Drew Brees (true story):

We traveled to […]

Six years in the blink of an eye


As one door closes, another door opens…

It’s with the heaviest of hearts in sharing the news that Dean and I, after almost 6 wonderful years, have decided to sell our house. After remodeling each and every room in our home, we decided to ‘throw’ the house on Zillow’s ‘Make Me Move’ option to see what kind of interest we would generate. […]

Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo Giveaway

The first-ever Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo will take place March 14-16 at the new Cleveland Convention Center. And it just so happens to be prime time to start planning a spring renovation project! Enter the perfect opportunity to see the latest trends, products and get tips from HGTV and DIY Network celebs!


Giveaway: Great Big Home + Garden Show

Updated: Emily won the tickets!

Like me, are you over this Cleveland winter and ready to say hello to spring? I’m assuming the answer is yes!

I have a great opportunity for you to get your green thumb ready for spring and summer in CLE: The Great Big Home + Garden Show! Taking place Saturday, […]

Great Big Home + Garden Show: Ticket Giveaway

Who needs some extra inspiration (or motivation) to kick off that home project you’ve been meaning to tackle? Or do you an additional boost to finish that one home improvement job that’s been looming over your head? I have the the answer to whet your home-improvement appetite: tickets to the Great Big Home + Garden […]

We’ve been busy…really busy!

The past month or so has been hectic to say the least. Hectic in a good way though. As we got the house ready for our first Thanksgiving, we installed a new feature wall, had new windows and siding installed, detailed our office and cleaned the house with a fine-toothed comb (call me a party-cleaner).


Pallets reign over me

There is still time to enter to win jewelry from Heather Smotzer!

Wednesday I received an email that someone was linking to one of my old blog posts about pallets. Later in the night I checked and realized Dean’s handiwork was driving some traffic to the good ol’ blog from The blog post […]

Great Big Home and Garden Expo

It’s no secret that I’m addicted to home improvement/real estate television. Whether it’s House Hunters International (a girl can dream), Yard Crashers (again, a girl can dream) or Property Brothers, I almost always get sucked into the show.

That being said, Dean and I have done our fair share of home improvements: the kitchen […]

‘Tis the Season!

After Dean and I had some of these on Saturday…

We went out to Avon and picked out a Christmas tree. I was determined to make this tree the brightest on the street.

Cabela was into the lights, too.

The damn thing is still not straight.

What's that??

We […]