Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

I need time to process things, whether good or bad.  When it is good I relish in how God has brought us to this point and see how His providence has worked to get us to this place in our lives.  When it is bad...I have to really meditate and ponder why a certain event … Continue reading Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

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Custom DIY Holiday Cards on a Budget

  Oh how I LOVE Christmas Cards! I love creating them & most of all I love receiving them from friends and family! I wish I could send them to every one of my friends & acquaintances but have you taken a look at postage lately? ... It ain't cheap ! And if you've ever … Continue reading Custom DIY Holiday Cards on a Budget

Interchangeable Seasonal Burlap Wreath

In between home renovation projects, when I'm waiting on the husband to get home from work, I  love searching Pinterest for inspiration on how to decorate my Dirty Diamond.  It's so hard when all of your seasonal decorations are packed away in storage and you really don't have the place to decorate.  BUT, I do … Continue reading Interchangeable Seasonal Burlap Wreath

Lake House Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 4

Part 4 of our living room transformation. Board and Batten, Brick and Mortar wash on Fireplace, removing pet odors from floor, can lights etc.

Lake House Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 3

One of the perks of living in a fixer upper is all of the messy and fun things you can do inside your home before making it nice.  For instance, giving your son or husband a haircut in the living room.  Super convenient! Thankfully, we have had the sunroom and the bedrooms somewhat livable during … Continue reading Lake House Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 3

Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 2

We considered painting the flimsy, dark paneling a lighter shade to lighten the room. However,  we discovered that there was no sheetrock or any kind of insulation between the paneling and the bedroom walls that flank both sides of the living room. Three things: #1 This meant that there was no sound barrier.  We didn't want … Continue reading Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 2

Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

As I begin typing this blog post and looking back through all of my picture files on my computer and cell phone, I can hardly believe what all we have done in the short amount of time we have lived in this Dirty Diamond.  At times, it feels like we have been here F.O.R.E.V.E.R!  But … Continue reading Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

Ugly Bathroom Transformation

In order to feel like we could move into this Dirty Diamond, Fixer Upper one of the MUSTS was to have a working bathroom.  And not just any working bathroom would do.  I didn't want to feel like we had just stepped into a bathroom that resembled a run down, yucky, foul smelling gas station … Continue reading Ugly Bathroom Transformation

Small Improvements

Here we are... already nearing the HOLIDAYS! And honestly, I'm not ready!  With every golden leaf that I see spiraling to the ground I take a deep sigh..seriously. Why do I do this when this is my favorite time of year? Well I think it's because I feel like time is getting away from me. … Continue reading Small Improvements