The Basement Remodel: The Entire Story

So you don't have to search my entire blog to see all the step we took to get the basement done, I have done all the hard work for you.  Below is a list of all the posts I did while the basement was getting done.  You can really see how it all came together: Waterproofing - Day 1 Waterproofing - Day 2 Framing The Bathroom Drywall Windows, … [Read more...]

My Lip

Anybody who is on twitter knows that I have been complaining about my lip. Here's what it looked like last night.  I debated on whether or not to post it, but it is kind of gross, so if you really want to see it, click away.  Pretty much, I had a little cold sore on Sunday.  I started using Abreva right away.  However, by last night, half of my lip was … [Read more...]

Father’s Day

I know, I know -- Mother's Day is just around the corner. However, I like to think ahead and figure out what I am to do for Bill for Father's Day. Since we are remodeling the basement, I would love to get something for him for down there. We are adding a bathroom, a living room area, and a toy room. My upstairs is only 980 sq feet, so we definitely can … [Read more...]

Additions and basements

While on vacation, we made some big decisions about the house. Bill is pretty sure we can't afford to go up (that and we don't want to go into a ton of debt trying to just get the shell and then there isn't enough cash left over to actually finish the thing). We do need the extra space (Will's bedroom is only 9x11 without a closet). However, we have an … [Read more...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]