6 Creative Ways to Make a DIY Christmas Tree – I Like Number 1 and 5

I found this awesome infographic on Anglian Home's Good to be Home site. Since Thanksgiving is this week, and most people start decorating for Christmas just before or after Thanksgiving, I thought now would be a good time to share these creative ways to make your own interesting Christmas tree for the holidays. I really like options ... see more >>

3 Affluent Places to Retire You May Have Never Thought Of

We always hear about London, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. I don't know about all of you, but that's getting a little old. While those 4 cities all boast awesome qualities, there are so many other amazing places to visit, or retire, around the world. I'm going to touch on three that I've done a tad of research on to give you a broader ... see more >>

Kitchen Renovation Finished Project with Before and After Photos

Home Remodel Time Well, it's been 39 months since we sold the house, and 15 months since I wrote our last update post on our kitchen renovation of the house we remodeled, but I'm finally back to show you all the finished product of our kitchen! This is also kind of a before and after of our living room and dining room too. Click here ... see more >>

How to Grow New Marigold Flowers

Beach Bungalow Time My mom taught me this trick. I'm sure it's a well known trick in the gardening world, but I don't as of yet consider myself to be a part of the gardening world... I'm working on it though and I'm getting better season by season :) I bought a marigold plant about 2 years ago, and after awhile it just died and stopped ... see more >>

I Made a Standing Desk for Just $3.10!

Beach Bungalow Time I've been really busy working on my personal development website, so I've been sitting a lot at my computer (not writing at this blog enough, but I've definitely been a busy-bee). So I decided to make a standing desk. I found a 2'x2' piece of already cut particle board for about $2.00 at Home Depot, and one 8 ... see more >>

We Built Our Own Custom Shelving for Storage

Beach Bungalow Time Besides repainting our living room and reupholstering the chair, we also made another update for storage space because Kyle's car parts and shipping supplies were taking over and semi becoming an eye sore... So we decided to build a custom shelving unit to create some storage space that looked a little better. We ... see more >>

Poop Brown to Sophisticated Blue Gray Part Deux – Plus a Lovely Chevron Chair Reupholstery Job

Beach Bungalow Time I know I've been MIA for a few months, and you've been on a cliff-hanger ever since I told you about how I was painting our poop brown wall to a much more beautiful blue gray color! I've been really busy working on my personal development blog (something I'm very passionate about) UpGusto.com ... see more >>

7 Reasons to Visit or Live on Beautiful Mallorca Island In Spain

Kyle and I do a lot of research about different places to travel around the world. We even decided that one of our New Year's Resolutions is to visit 3 new places this year. This year we're planning on just visiting a few other states in the US, but that hasn't stopped us from discovering other awesome places around the world to look ... see more >>

Painting the Living Room Wall [Poop Brown to Sophisticated Blue Gray]

Beach Bungalow Time The other day I decided I wanted to paint the ugly brown wall in our apartment. We had this gray blue/green color from when we installed the window in our living room. That was the color to paint the exterior. I decided this actually might look pretty good on that wall. Definitely better than that poop brown ... see more >>

How to Get Christmas Tree Sap Off Your Hands And Other Holiday Shinanigans

Beach Bungalow Time Kyle and I have been doing a few holiday things lately. First, we stayed home for Thanksgiving. Sometimes big family gatherings can get a bit overwhelming. So, let's just say it was a very peaceful Thanksgiving for us. We stayed home and watched cheesy holiday movies and went on a walk to the beach before making our ... see more >>