August 2015

Gettin’ Crafty DIY – Follow Up

You may recall my post from Monday on the DIY sea glass dolphin that I made.  Well, I liked it so much I decided to make a sea horse.  I followed the same process as the dolphin, just in a sea horse shape.  I like how it came out and now my dolphin won’t be lonely. 🙂  What do you think?


PS – Why is it so hard to take a picture of a picture?  I tried a billion different places in my house.  I was told to take it outside with no flash (which is what I did here) but I still see a glare?  What’s the trick?

Next up at the House house – All about WINDOWS.  Exciting stuff huh?

Wednesday Weekly Update 8/26/15 – Concrete and Checklists

This Weeks Update at the House house

This week I hit over 100 likes on my Facebook page.  Yay me!  Maybe it doesn’t seem like much to you all, but it’s kind of a big deal to me.  So, thanks to all who are reading this blog and have ‘liked’ my page, and if you haven’t yet….get on over there and do it.  😉

I decided I am going to post updates every Wednesday and call it, Wednesday Weekly Update (really clever name, huh?). Unless of course something awesome is happening say on a Friday and I just can’t wait all the way to Wednesday to share it with you.  Sound good?

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Gettin’ crafty, DIY – Seaglass Dolphin

I love dolphins.  We see them a lot here in Southwest Florida.  We see them when we are at the beach and when we are boating.  Packs of them (or ‘pods’ if you want to get technical). They are very social animals and very often swim right next to our boat and on occasion even play in the boat’s wake. They are amazing creatures and I still think it is so cool every time we see some.  I have been lucky enough to have swam with dolphins too.  Once by myself, and twice with my boys.  It is a really awesome experience. Anyway, I made this cute sea glass dolphin over the weekend. Below is how I did it….but first check me out with my dolphin friends.


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Reader DIY Project

My adorable friend Bannon is one creative lady. She is an avid DIY’er and was nice enough to send me pictures of one of her latest projects.  Check it out along with her ‘how to’ on how she did it.

“Craigslist and Pinterest are the two places I find things I didn’t know I needed! I found this all wood desk on Craigslist for $20, I tried, but I couldn’t get it out of my brain. I decided to try it out for my son’s room. I didn’t know if it was going to fit, but I knew it was going to be navy blue and I knew it would be chalk painted.

DIY desk re-do, before
DIY desk re-do, before
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House Remodel Updates

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This will be our house

It’s hard to believe that this gutted, messy, and empty looking place will be our house one day…

This week, things are getting done, or at least they are supposed to be getting done.  On the agenda…framing and excavation!  They will begin framing out the walls on the first floor and the excavation guys will be demoing the old concrete lanai floor and our driveway too (which we will replace later). The roof tresses have been ordered and are 5 weeks out. It doesn’t seem like much but, it’s progress.



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Calling all DIY’ers

Do you have a DIY project that you’d like to share on my blog?  Do you know a super crafty person who might be interested? If so, share this page with them. I’d love to hear from you and feature you in a post and on my DIY page.  Please contact me or leave a comment.

Here is a project I plan to do, some day…..thank you Pinterest for planting all these idea’s in my head.  🙂



Picking out floors

We are back from Cape Cod and things are progressing on the house! I don’t have any new exciting pictures to post so I thought I’d talk about floors….

Our contractor suggested we take a look at floors recently.  Wow, is that hard!  There are just too many choices for my already overwhelmed little head.  I thought I knew what I wanted, but, once we got to the showroom all that went out the window.  One things for sure, we definitely want hard wood in the main area/great room.  Bathrooms will be tile, and the bedrooms, carpet.

For this visit we only looked at engineered hardwood options (tile and carpet choices will come later). Apparently engineered wood is the way to go in Florida, with all the humidity.

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