Currently, my room has one full closet and a small stall closet. To make more storage in our room, we have a dresser and a drawer. It still seems as though there’s not enough storage because we have a lot of baby stuff for Reilly. One thing we don’t have in our room is an armoire so I decided to take a look and here are some I found. Read More »

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Tip Tuesday 8/30/11



Holy moly! It’s August 30th already. The year is almost up, but let’s just keep moving a day at a time and since it’s Tuesday – you know what that means – Tip Tuesday.

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A fool


I was taken for a fool.  I have been dealing with many contractors during this remodel process and while many of them have been great to work with.. some that I KNOW I will be seeing again and happy to do more business with there is one is scamming me.. or trying to at least. :(  We need to get our backyard fixed. It is a mess… after taking out trees, putting in drains underground, pulling up big-ass rocks.. a mess! So upon another contractors rec. that we were working with we met with his friend.. a very nice seeming fellow we will call “BOB” well I gave BOB a deposit (which I had done with a few of my other contractors) HOWEVER, BOB did not show up for 3 weeks!  He brought some gravel, none of the other shipments of stone showed up.. neither did he, nor his “men” or equipement.  So after waiting patiently for 3 weeks and talking with him on the phone and listening to his excuses I decided that enough was enough and I wanted my money back so I could give someone else the job.  Someone I trusted! Well.. the day comes when he is supposed to give me the money.. he tells me he will have it on Monday (it is Friday and Im supposed to get my mulah back!)  I tell him too bad.. give me my money! He comes over with a check… little did I notice in my pregnant, upset state.. but the check was written from someone else’s account.. and not in my name, but to “cash”  FYI.. for those of you who dont know this… dont ever except a check from someone with the words “Cash” on it.. AND if you are ever trying to make sure you get your money back from someone.. it MUST be from THEIR account.. otherwise, the person who’s name is on the check is now responsible!  OH, and the check was post-dated to today!  So today comes, I go to the bank that the check is from… ask them if the funds are available… NOPE, there are not enough funds in the account I have a check from!  So I contact “BOB” and let him know Im getting the police involved… he then tells me he will give me cash tomorrow… do we believe him. NO! So my mom and I take a ride to the address he gave me for his home address… well there he is sitting on his front step chillin’.  He sees us.. and offers to give us some of the money today.. we take it a weak $500 of my MUCH larger amount due back to me.  WELL… Lets see if he shows tomorrow with the rest (or at least more)  I made sure to tell him that I will come back every day until I am paid back the amount due to me!  MANY I WAS A FOOL!  I just dont understand, why are people so dishonest and creepy!  I am so sad and frustrated with this experience.  I understand that times are hard.. but wouldnt you think that would give someone reason to do good by the person, since it will transpire into MORE work?

Has anything like this happened to anyone and if so, how did you handle it and get your $ back?  Thanks for listening!

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So, you’re ready to paint a room or two in your home. What’s your first step? Picking your paint of course! There’s nothing more fun that getting to pick colors for your walls. It’s almost as much fun as picking out furniture! But, how do you figure out how much paint you need to buy? We scoured the internet for you and found some nifty paint calculators for you. Read More »

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We were recently looking for coffee tables to replace the glass coffee table in our living room. The glass coffee table isn’t exactly conducive to having a toddler in the house.

A friend of mine has two toddler. They definitely don’t have luck with glass tables. Her daughter was walking in our living room one night when she tripped and hit her head on our glass coffee table. Fortunately she only had a bump. Her son was not so lucky when he was standing by one of her glass tables at home. Something fell onto the table, the entire thing shattered and he needed five stitches on his forehead.

Our little man Reilly loves to throw things around in the house. My fear is that one day he’ll throw something onto the coffee table and shatter it or he fall onto it. Either would result in a lot of glass pieces and the possibility of him getting cut by glass. So, this is what lead us to start looking for coffee tables. Read More »

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Tip Tuesday 8/23/11



Hiddy Ho! It’s Tuesday so you’ve come to the right place for your weekly tip! Read More »

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There’s something about a lemonade porch I like. The idea of being able to sit on my porch is a grand idea for me. Just relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Especially if you live in the county-side or a in suburbia where your front lawns are further away from the sidewalk. Here’s a porch I would love to have… Read More »

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I’ve been thinking a lot about wall color recently since we finished my mom’s attic and now we’re moving on to remodeling my office – the basement. It’s pretty plain. All the walls are white. The carpet is green. We never changed it when we moved into the house because it was only two years old. The furniture is mostly wood cabinets from Ikea. The only other color we have in the basement is the maroon entertainment unit my hubs built into the wall. We’re starting the remodeling process next week, hence color running around in my mind. I’m thinking of just painting one wall in color and leaving the rest white or beige. The room is more long than wide. So it’s a big rectangle. Should we go solid or striped? I’m not quite sure yet, so I decided to look at some rooms with striped walls. Read More »

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We all now know!



HAVE A GREAT DAY.. Im off to buy something cute and girlie!!

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I’ve been thinking about a putting in a mudroom into my home. The only problem is, the room we can transform into a mudroom doesn’t exit to the frontyard or backyard. Since we can’t have a full blown mudroom, we’re considering a simple entry way mudroom near the front door for guests, but in my search, I also stumbled over this mini mudwall. Read More »

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