FALL ORC – Week 2

If this is your first time here, then HELLO! My name is Inna, like hyena. My husband and I enjoy building and renovating, in addition to our jobs and babies. We recently sold our first, self-built home and bought a ’67 fixer that has been uninhabited for 15 years, say for a few raccoon families.…

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Dining Room Reveal

It’s finally reveal time! When I think of this finished dining room, I think of one thing. Wallpaper. I hate wallpaper. No, I love it, but I hate OLD wallpaper that does NOT come off the walls. Case in point, we had to SAND THE WALLS. I think I cried once or twice doing it.…

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FALL ORC – WEEK 1

It’s One Room Challenge week, and I am SO excited to transform this laundry room space as well as meet new accounts! Please note, the inspiration photo is by Dina Bandman Interiors. Click HERE for her site. The main thing I am craving for this space is FUNCTION and beauty. I want – no need-…

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4 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR FIDDLE EXPLODE IN GROWTH IN 1 MONTH

You all know that snake plant that’s called a plant of steel and is impossible to kill? Yeah, I almost killed it along with one fiddle. BUT I am happy to report that I have mended my ways and fiddle #3 is doing far better than I had ever hoped. I bought my fiddle a…

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Dining Room Renovation – Phase 1

Oh fixer, how I am beginning to love thee. No, but I am falling in love with our old house, especially now that I see glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel. This week should be drywall week (fingers crossed!) Once the drywall installs, I can start painting, installing trim, and all the…

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THE PERFECT SUMMER PARTY – How to make your party stand out from the rest

Hosting. A good host is an artist, and the party is their painting. There is an art to hosting, and when you nail it, it’s evident. There is something about arriving at a party where the food looks delicious, the flowers are plentiful, and the host is happy you came. This past Monday, I threw…

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FIXER KITCHEN IDEAS – DOWN TO TWO

Ahhh the kitchen. My husband wants to work with one specific cabinet supplier because of the quality of the cabinets. Real wood, soft close, in a reasonable price range, full extension pull out, and a few more quirks. That only leaves me with a limited number of options and colors. But in a way it…

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