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I do my living in the family room

I recently determined that the name of the current color in the family room is, "THE THING". Not Steven King's thing, but the Fantastic 4 rock monster thing. That guy. The wall's lumpy bumpy texture only amplifies the thing effect. Now I have nothing against rock monsters. I just don't want them in the room I do my living...

Just moved into my new house, now what?

This isn't my first time at the move-in rodeo. I mean at this point we've moved so much over the last five years that I have to use a GPS to get to my bathroom. A sad admission. I digress... There are a couple things that I pretty much ALWAYS do when moving into a new house. As in...as soon...

If you want something done right…

The problem with always doing things yourself is knowing how to do things. So when you pay to have a company...lets call them Sears in this instance, come in and install something like...I dunno, a microwave, not only do you know when something is being done incorrectly, but you can also tell when an individual is taking their time...

Wait, are you color blind?!

Well here we are, our forth kitchen in five years. The best and reddest yet! It's got a fancy Italian of vibe to it, which is much different than anything I would have done myself. Regardless, I like it. I am part Italian, ya know? And whoever did the tile and cabinet work really seemed to put the time...

Scared to fly with a toddler? ME TOO! Well, not anymore.

It's that time of again. Every almost but not quite two years my wife and I relocate for her career. Philly, Chicago, Cincinnati and now...sunny Seattle! Yes, this is our third move in five years...and YES, it's been a wild ride. Up until now we've been able to drive to our new location (Chicago to Philly may have been...

Building a Home Gym

Building a home gym can be a daunting task. Workout equipment is expensive and reaching goals without certain things isn't always possible. One benefit of putting your own set of equipment together is you can be creative with your space and maximize your dollars by selecting specific equipment that cover multiple workouts. In my case, the Valor Athletics Power...

Paint a Chest with Homemade Chalk Paint

I've been planning to re-finish our old Ikea chest for two years, but never found the time or drive to do so. Earlier this month I stepped on one of my daughters toys, setting off a chain reaction of pain and contorted body parts. It was the kind of thing that happens when you try to avoid stepping onto...

DIY Play Kitchen

My sister mentioned getting her daughter a play kitchen for her birthday and I said...let me stop you right there, SISTER! I'll make it! And so a DIY Play Kitchen was created! The previous homeowner left this pre-joined block of wood in the garage. It was a little beat up, but should clean up nicely for the butcher-block style of...