Category: DIY

DIY Tiling Your Kitchen Backsplash

I finally did it! After a year with our renovated kitchen complete, I finally made tiling the backsplash to our kitchen a priority. I’m trying not to say here, “I didn’t have the time,” because when you make time, you have the time. Over a year ago, we picked out...

DIY How to Do Your Own Oil Change

Last spring, I purchased a newer vehicle to our family, the Toyota RAV4. With our previous new car purchases, we received free oil changes for the ownership of the car. Since this was a used purchase, this wasn’t an offer and I was happy about that. Every time we’d take...

DIY: Tiling Our Bathroom Backsplash

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’ve never tiled anything in my entire life. I believe the last time I may have come close to tiling something was when I played with plaster and made a marble mosaic when I was maybe 7 years old. After that, I never really played with...

Homemade PlayDoh

We’ve not had a lot of time in the kitchen despite being home all day. I fit in spurts here and there when the kiddos seem to be calm. Otherwise, the day is filled with meals, playtime, nap times, and repeat. That Crab is getting so big and energetic he’s...

Renovating Our Office Space

We’ve been a little busy around here this summer renovating our fourth bedroom into an office. We worked hard to get our outdoor projects done the first week we were on break, and now that most of the outdoor projects, sans a large garden area, are done Mr. FM is...

Don’t Buy Change

Over the past two months, I’ve been doing a challenge to remove alcoholic drinks from my life entirely. It’s called “One Year No Beer” and is entirely free (as of now). I found in the first 60 days of the 90-day challenge I’ve started to change in more ways than...

Starting a Compost Area

We started a compost area in our backyard from what was left from the previous owners. They must have used this space to toss in their grass clippings, but we rebuilt it to make it a compost area for our future vegetable garden. Compost is a great option for using up...

Try It On for Size

Photo via StockMonkeys.com. On Monday, I shared our super scary hairy audacious goal to pay off our mortgage in the next 5 years. It is a terrifying prospect, but the idea of having that much more income ours to hold on to in possibly 4 years sounds heavenly. In that...