Fresh Upcycle Tips and Advice from Fresh Idea Studio

Fresh Upcycle Tips and Advice from Fresh Idea Studio

Today, we have Therese from Fresh Idea Studio. She is a local Central Florida blogger, and we got to meet last year at Haven and then saw each other again at the Florida Social Media & Blogger Conference! I'm so excited to have her share her fresh upcycle tips and advice today. -------------------------- Fresh Upcycle Tips and Advice from Therese of Fresh Idea Studio Spring is in the air and there's something special about this season that makes it the perfect time to freshen up our … [Read more...]

5 Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen

Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen

Do you ever open your kitchen cabinet only to fumble around for a few extra minutes trying to find what you need. This has been my battle ever since we added the additional cabinet space. As my belly grew it became more and more difficult to get to anything that wasn't in arms reach. My friends at OXO sent me a box of kitchen organization goodies to get my kitchen cabinets and countertops in check! Today, I'm here to share 5 Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen. Here is the before … [Read more...]

How to Install A Ceiling Fan

How to Install A Ceiling Fan

We live in Florida. So what does that have to do with installing a ceiling fan?  It's a must that every room has a ceiling fan. Most northerners don't hike up the heat and the winter and the same goes with Southerners we don't keep our houses ice cold in the summer time. It's just not cost efficient. When we started brainstorming about the nursery I looked high and low for the perfect ceiling fan for the nursery. That's when I stumbled across the Cool Vista Damp Oil-Rubbed Bronze Ceiling … [Read more...]

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

Today, I'm back to share another kitchen revamp update post. When we were planning our kitchen project, I had mentioned to Jon that I really wanted him to cut out the two sides that backed up to the corner and extend out our cabinet. I knew that our builder did not utilize the space properly (remember, we bought a foreclosure, so this was way out of our control). I knew that I had almost a whole other cabinets worth of room that had been blocked. So as soon as Jon removed the formica countertops … [Read more...]

How To Upcycle A Glass Table

Watch the video and learn how easy it is to upcycle a glass table from video made for @Homesdotcom

This is a sponsored post on behalf of A new year means that you typically try to clean out your home and get rid of what's not needed. This has definitely been the case for us. Even if it wasn't a new year with a new baby on the way we are trying to make as much room as possible. We received these glass end tables from a friend a few years ago. We didn't love them but they served a purpose in our front room. We were going to get rid of them and that's when we decided it will be … [Read more...]

Stay or Sell?

stay or sell tips & tricks from @Homesdotcom and

This is a sponsored post on behalf of For the past year, Jon and I have went back and forth on whether or not we were going to stay in our current home or sell. We finally decided early last summer that we were going to meet with the bank and get the process started with selling our current home and buying a new home. We bought our home as a foreclosure in 2009 for an unreal price! It was already a newer home and really didn't need any work to it, but we've turned this house … [Read more...]

How to Remove Formica Kitchen Countertops

Easy tips and tricks --> How to Remove Formica Kitchen Countertops from

Have you ever wondered how to remove formica kitchen countertops? Well, we are here to give you a few of our tips and tricks we used when we removed our formica countertops last summer/fall. I knew once the main countertops were gone that the kitchen would be officially out of commission. What we had planned to only be a weekend out of commission turned out to be a week and a half. No cooking for me for that week and a half--it was 100% take-out. Yes, hypothetically I could have cooked and we … [Read more...]

Spring Bird Cage + Pinterest Party

Spring Bird Cage #MPinterestParty

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hometalk and Michaels. If you follow us on Facebook you know that I'll be hosting a Pinterest party at my local Michaels store! Join myself, Hometalk and Michaels for a Pinterest Party this Sunday! When: Feb 16, 2014 Time: 1pm – 4pm Where: 1766 Sand Lake Road - Orlando, Florida Make sure you check out the Pinterest inspired displays at your local Michaels store, buy your supplies, and meet us in the classroom to create your own … [Read more...]

Organize the Coat Closet in Minutes!

organize the coat closet in minutes -- useful tips and tricks anyone can use!

Before our baby shower I was all about getting our house cleaned up and organized. Maybe this is partly due to "nesting", but one thing that has bothered me for years (and yet I've never done anything before last month about it) was our coat closet. For a couple that lives in Florida we sure do have a lot of coats, gloves, scarves, and hats. This is the only linen like closet we have in our home. The builder who built our home back in 2005 thought it was a good idea to not add any linen closets … [Read more...]

{Video} Installing Butcher Block on a Kitchen Island

helpful how-to video installing butcher block on a kitchen island

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Today, I'm switching it up and sharing a kitchen renovation project! I know... I meant to post this weeks ago when I posted about the kitchen island custom bookcase, but then when I went to add pictures into the post I somehow could not find them. Like non-existant. So I either 1. Never took them (which I don't doubt) or 2. my camera ate them (highly unlikely). So that's why it took me a little longer than usual to get this post up. … [Read more...]