DIY · home · renovation

The UpSkill Project Community Workshop

Three weekends ago, I had the privilege of attending and documenting The UpSkill Project Community Workshop which was held at the Warren, Michigan Lowe’s on a stormy Saturday. It was my 30th birthday weekend and I could think of no better way to celebrate than to be doing what I love...DIYing of course! The workshop… Continue reading The UpSkill Project Community Workshop

DIY · home · renovation

How to Build a Paved Patio with The Upskill Project

Back in May, I wrote about The UpSkill Project Contest where homeowners could submit a short video describing a DIY project they needed help with. Five local residents would receive $2000 in Lowe’s credit to purchase supplies along with a team of experts to help get the project done in just two days! This summer,… Continue reading How to Build a Paved Patio with The Upskill Project

DIY · home · renovation

How We Flipped and Sold a Home in Less than Two Months

We never planned on flipping a home, it kind of just happened. The short story is that we helped a family member buy a home that they ended up realizing was not right for them. We know, that can be quite a costly mistake. Luckily, the home was in excellent condition and the housing market… Continue reading How We Flipped and Sold a Home in Less than Two Months

DIY · home

Our DIY Home Journey + The Upskill Project

This probably should have been the first post on our blog but I figured it's never too late to share our rather interesting DIY home backstory. You see, the idea of renovating our home ourselves never even crossed our mind. I mean don't get me wrong, we are pretty handy and creative (heck, we DIYed… Continue reading Our DIY Home Journey + The Upskill Project

Crafts · decor · DIY

DIY Upcycled Tea Tin Planter

  February is coming to an end and we are a tad bit in disbelief. I know, this seems like a reoccurring theme over here but during this busy season of our life it's difficult to fully grasp how quickly the time is flying. We did take some time off for a family vacation (there's… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Tea Tin Planter

family · finance · lifestyle

Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

Hello friends! Today's post is going be different than the usual and it might even seem a little off topic because it's about numbers (my favorite subject). As a financial analyst, budgeting is a subject near and dear to my heart and something I have been wanting to write about for a while now. While… Continue reading Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

DIY · home · renovation

One Room Challenge: Week 7 |Simple Office Makeover Reveal

Today is the big day friends! Although we weren't able to keep up with the weekly progress posts for our One Room Challenge, we still managed to finish the room on time (hooray!). If you're just tuning in here for the very first time and don't know what The One Room Challenge™ is, it's a widely… Continue reading One Room Challenge: Week 7 |Simple Office Makeover Reveal

decor · home · lifestyle

Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we are inevitably inching closer to the end of the year and to even colder weather (brrrr... just the thought makes us cold). The good news, however, is that there are a few simple ways to kick the coziness factor of your home up a few notches and… Continue reading Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

decor · DIY · home

DIY Fall Harvest Wreath

How is it already October?! In less than one month our daughter (aka Hobbit #2) will be turning one years old and we are feeling all the feels 😦 It doesn't help that our days are filled with schoolwork and housework, with little time for much else. However, that doesn't mean we can't find a… Continue reading DIY Fall Harvest Wreath

DIY · home

One Room Challenge: Week 6|Bathroom Renovation Reveal

We are super excited to share that this year we will be participating in our first ever One Room Challenge! Hosted by Lisa of Calling It Home,  The One Room Challenge™, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October in which twenty design bloggers take the challenge of transforming a space in just six […]