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

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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

Salado- The Best Art Town in Texas and So Much More

Well here we are on a little anniversary getaway trying to get our bearings on where to go first in the old Texas town of Salado. I'm still pretty new to all that Texas has to offer and it is fun just driving to these new places. The scenery is so varied. Last year at … Continue reading Salado- The Best Art Town in Texas and So Much More

Beam Me UP Scotty!

Things are coming together little by little on this Dirty Diamond Lake House. I find myself getting GIDDY with all the visible victories. A couple of months ago we brought in river rock, mulch and plants for the flower beds which totally transformed the house. I still look at this past project with joy and … Continue reading Beam Me UP Scotty!

Stress and Faith

Saw this picture posted today on Facebook and it is such a great reminder for me today and everyday!  I often put myself in "stressful" situations. Partly because I enjoy the challenge and partly because it's hard for me to say, "NO." When I pray, I do ask God to guide me and give me … Continue reading Stress and Faith

Almost Famous

The last couple of weeks have required our family to take a step back from home improvement responsibilities and focus on LIFE.  With a weekly Gospel meeting at our church, school getting ready to start back up, work, last minute summer outings, etc. We just couldn't invest much time with the hammer, paint, and floors. … Continue reading Almost Famous

Landscaping your Dirty Diamond with River Rock

Our projects in this dirty diamond are all over the place!  I've had some ask me why we don't just stay focused on one area before working on another?  Well, I have a few answers for that.   First of all this house needed to be GUTTED!! So all the rooms were attacked at once, … Continue reading Landscaping your Dirty Diamond with River Rock

My Boy’s Room

It feels good to ALMOST have a room completely done!! I have a lot of little projects going on right now...OK...A LOT of BIG projects going on right now.  So, it feels FANTASTIC to walk into a room and take a deep breath and sigh  a sigh of satisfaction. This is how I'm beginning to … Continue reading My Boy’s Room

Taking a VACATION from your Lake Home

I know that when I type, "Lake Home" it probably encompasses a variety of thoughts into your head; peaceful, serene, laid back, dreamy, a place worth vacationing to.  But for us, the words that now come into our heads are the contrast of the ones mentioned above. I'll let you go back and insert those … Continue reading Taking a VACATION from your Lake Home