DIY Headboard!

Kristen from Yellow Bliss Road has an awesome blog with DIY, recipes, printable and more. I really like and thought you would enjoy seeing how she made this headboard. She explains how to make this gorgeous headboard in a few easy steps here.

Kristen is also doing another giveaway for us. She is doing her spring cleaning with the Get Clean Starter Kit. She has several great pictures showing how she… cleaned and told what she liked about the products.

Blue Bathroom Makeover

The house I grew up in had two and a half baths all of which where what we called The Pink Bathroom, The Yellow Bathroom and The Blue Bathroom.  We helped renovate my parent’s house while hubby was out of work, and we were able to do just about all of it. Today we are gong to show you how we transformed The Blue Bathroom into this with a very limited budget.

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This is what the picture looked like before we did anything.

Side Gathered Shirt from a Men's Shirt Refashioned and a Giveaway!

You have to see this awesome t-shirt refashioned. Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts did wonders with this shirt. She has a tutorial showing how easy it was to make. She has all kinds of crafts and tutorials on her blog.                                                                                                        
Mandy is also hosting an other giveaway for us …

How to Clean Stainless Steel

We are hosting two more giveaways for the Get Clean Starter Kit. These kits gives you everything you need to clean your house and get a REAL CLEAN, without the toxins other so called “cleaners” have.
The first giveaway is over at Kellie’s blog, Nest of Posies.  She shows how to clean stainless steel appliances.
She is super sweet and her blog has lots of …

Table Redo & Review and Giveaway!

Ashley from Cherished Bliss is doing a review & giveaway for us. She has an awesome blog with all kinds diy, crafts, crochet, sewing and more. Go to her blog to enter to win a Get Clean Starter Kit. And then you need to see how she made over this…
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Organizing Clothes in Drawers

I have a quick little tip I have been doing for years and I wanted to share with you. I have so many ideas I do that help us stay organized and I thought they might help others also.

I put all the clothes…

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Another Shaklee Get Clean Review & Giveaway and Stenciled Rug!

Have we ever told you how much we like the Shaklee products? lol! We started using them 14 years ago and have been hooked ever since. They are non-toxic, work extremely well and safe for our whole family. We are giving away another Get Clean Starter Kit over at Ashley’s blog DIY On the Cheap. She reviewed the Kit for us and shows some before and after pictures.

Shaklee Get Clean Giveaway 2 DYI on the Cheap

She has an awesome blog that has all kinds of creative ways to…

How to Paint a Perfect Edge Every Time!

I am painting again! Our bedroom needed to be updated, and paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to change a room or should I say makes the biggest impact. It is not always easy.
Do you paint?
Do you want to?
I have been painting for 30 years. We have owned and painted four houses we lived in (multiple times), three we flipped, two we renovated and helped others paint. I am always learning new tricks, and would like to share with you some tips I have learned along way.
One of the hardest parts of painting is getting a straight edge to give it that professional look.
When I started to paint I used painters tape all the time. It makes a nice straight edge, but it definitely has its disadvantages.
  1. It takes a lot longer to prepare to paint.
  2. It costs more than if you didn’t have to use it.
  3. The paint sometimes gets under the tape. Then you have to repaint where the paint leaked.
  4. If you don’t take the tape off while the paint is still wet, it is harder to remove.
I learned how to paint free hand and I do a very good job at it, but I found a way that gives me a perfect edge every time and is really fast and easy.
Look how nice the edges look!
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Every edge is perfect! Read More to find out how to get this edge…

Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit Giveaway and An Upcycled Headboard!

I am so excited to let you know I am about to kick off a hand full of giveaways to celebrate earth day. I will be giving away the Get Clean Starter Kit at a few select blogs. You get everything shown in this picture.
All the products are so concentrated you only need a little bit and you would have to buy over $3,400…

How to Help Your Young Athletes Deal with Failure!

Last Sunday I spent the day coaching 3 baseball games for our sons U11  (Under 11) baseball team. We went 1-2 on the day but the kids played really well for the first time getting outside. It has been so cold and rainy that we haven’t been able to practice outside on a baseball field this spring. I’ll keep you posted as the season goes along.

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How Can You Help Your Young Athletes Deal with Failure?

10 Ways to use Deli Meat Ends!

One of the ways we save money is by looking for sales on food and making meals with what we have in the house. One of the things I like to do is when I go to the grocery store is to check if they sell meat ends. That is the ends of the meat they sell in the deli section. There are several smaller markets that I know of that sell the meat ends for much cheaper than the regular price. Unfortunately none of these stores are close by. So when I am able to stop at the market, I will usually check to see if they have any meat ends.


Parents of a Dozen Family Update

It has been awhile since we did a family update. Here are some more current pictures of our children and us.


We live in a suburb of Chicago, and we enjoy having the four seasons.

5 Important Tips for a Perfect Practice for Today’s Young Athlete

Practice is an essential ingredient for any successful team. But not just any kind of practice, but productive practices with everyone on the team working hard and concentrating on doing things correctly, from coaches, to players, to parents. Remember, practice does not make perfect, practice makes actions permanent. Only perfect practices makes perfect.


It has been proven that for every time you do something wrong or incorrect, you have to do it right seventeen (17) times to get your brain oriented to doing it right or correctly.

With that said, here are 5 guidelines for players (and parents) to follow: