Yostie Blog Award – Projects at the Pickett’s

This week's Yostie Award goes to Kathleen at Projects at the Pickett's. Kathleen and I recently came across each other's blogs and I've got to say, I'm glad I did, because I've been quite inspired by many of her recent posts. She does a lot of crafts and home improvements, so I love her blog! Here are two of my favorite recent ... see more >>

Three Plumbing Tools Needed to Get the Job Done

Basic plumbing can be an easy job if you have the right tools. There are three basic tools that are needed for most plumbing jobs. The Pipe Wrench A pipe wrench is first on the plumbing tools list. You can use a pipe wrench for both metal pipes and PVC pipes. Since a pipe wrench is adjustable, one is all that's normally needed. ... see more >>

Installing Simple Vinyl Flooring

This is a sponsored post. Home Remodel Time You've now seen our updates on our hallway area by the stairs: and in the office: But I haven't even mentioned what flooring we used, or how we did it. When deciding on what flooring to use, we had to think about cost, look, feel, function, and the ability to clean. Obviously ... see more >>

Some Points To Keep In Mind While Using A Sky Lantern

This is a guest post by Sachin. A sky lantern not only looks beautiful, but it is also the safest type of firework. It floats in the sky and creates a mesmerizing view with a unique glow, which people usually remember for a very long time. These fireworks can be used for a number of different events like birthday parties, anniversaries, ... see more >>

Office with a Nautical Feel – Before and After

Home Remodel Time I claimed the office as my own personal project. It was a room I knew I could tackle all by myself. And being a girl, most people think Kyle does all the work, so I wanted to make sure there was at least one thing I could say I did all by myself. Here's how the office looked before we moved in: Then, ... see more >>

Sprucing Up Wine Bottles – Washi Tape DIY Date

Okay, so I'll admit it upfront. I didn't use wine bottles. I really spruced up some mini Martinelli bottles, but you can get the same effect with wine bottles. Here's what I did. First I drank 3 mini martinelli's (over the span of a few days, of course, I'm not an apple cider-holic): Took off the labels and the paper and glue ... see more >>

Yostie Blog Award – Alysa Good Stuff

This week's Yostie Award goes to Alysa at Alysa Good Stuff. I met Alysa when I was born. She is my beautiful older (but not old) sis. She changed my diaper when I was a baby and we had so many fun times together growing up. Alysa has 3 cool kids and is a cat person like me. She blogs about cool things happening in Orange County, and ... see more >>

Cleaning Your Kitchen Sink Drain and Garbage Disposal with Natural Household Items

This is a guest post by Gillece Services. A kitchen sink drain and garbage disposal can be a haven for bacteria and mold to grow and for odors to form. Bacteria can grow on rotted remainders of food or in moldy water, which causes most of the odors that come from the sink. After all, food, liquids, and other residues are washed down ... see more >>

Shed Door is Now Yellow

Beach Bungalow Time Yellow seems to be the new big thing. When I told Kyle how everyone thought we should paint the shed door yellow, he was like, "WHA?!?" And I told him it's really popular right now (we even saw a commercial tonight of a lady painting her front door yellow), so he was like, "Okay." So off we went to get some yellow ... see more >>

Safety First – Especially with Electricity

This is a sponsored post. I don't talk about safety a lot here, and I'm sure a lot of the things we do when completing projects could be done in a safer manner. Kyle and I chose to do our own electrical work on our house because we are knowledgeable in that area. When outlets or switches need to be replaced or moved, we simply ... see more >>