Category: DIY

Ten Leaf Raking Tips for the Lazy Homeowner

Fall is my favorite season of the year for so many reasons. But the one thing I could do without is fall yard cleanup. We have gorgeous, mature trees that shade our yard in the spring and summer. They

How We Got Rid of Boxelder Bugs Ouside our Home

We’ve had more than just a pesky monster problem at our home recently. And this problem is much less fun to resolve. During the fall, the front of our house is a MAGNET for boxelder bugs. Not only is

Budget Bookcase Update with Metal Sheeting

I’m finally getting around to posting our quick upgrade to our playroom bookcases. We inherited a pair of bookcases with our house, but we’ve struggled with where to put them. Ideally, they would fla

How We Refreshed Our Deck with DeckOver Paint

We are a little late to the backyard-slash-patio redo party for the season, but I’d argue we’re just fashionably late. Here’s why. We don’t have the budget to completely overhaul our deck space like w

How We Mounted a TV Antenna to Maximize Reception

This post contains affiliate links. Read more about that here, in the FAQ’s. We recently slashed our cable bill by over $500 annually (after figuring in our up-front investments to switch our plan).