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

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

Laundry Room Remodel with IKEA’s Algot System

As you may be well aware of, maintaining a home requires not only constant work but some level of organization in order to cultivate a sense of peace and stability. Sometimes organization can be found through specific practices such as meal planning or journaling, other times it can be found in the design of a… Continue reading Laundry Room Remodel with IKEA’s Algot System

DIY · home

DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall

Easy DIY Chalkboard Wall Tutorial from the Cozy Home Chronicles

Crafts · decor · DIY

IKEA Hack: DIY Rustic Bread Tin Box

We eat A LOT of bread... possibly too much of it but we are hobbits so that's probably not going to change anytime soon. Although we finished renovating our kitchen this past May, there is still some work to be done in terms of organizing and decorating. One of the things that needed to get checked… Continue reading IKEA Hack: DIY Rustic Bread Tin Box

Crafts · DIY · home

DIY Upcycled Candles

It's that chilly, cozy time of year and you're reaching to light up those festive candle scents; earthy pine, spicy cinnamon apple, warm vanilla cookie. That is, until you realize your candles are nearly dead from last season's use. You can barely fit your hand in to light the wick at the bottom of the… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Candles

DIY · home

Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

This is the first post in a series we will be doing covering our DIY kitchen renovation project that took us around 3 months to complete (working the weekends and some evenings). In this post we will discuss everything planning-related from brainstorming and design to calculating the cost of the finished project. We will also… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

DIY · garden · home

Build your Own Garden Fence

If you read our previous blog post on how to build a raised garden bed on a budget, then you might be wondering how we have kept our harvest safe from unwanted visitors. Initially we went with a cheap fence made of galvanized poultry netting but after many missing tomatoes and half-bitten squash we decided that the next… Continue reading Build your Own Garden Fence