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Top 3 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Remodeling Kitchens and Bathrooms

Top 3 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Remodeling Kitchens and Bathrooms

The biggest mistakes homeowners like you and I make when remodeling kitchens and bathrooms are easily avoidable. Austin A.Dad-blogger. Certified nutritionist. Researcher, innovator, dreamer. Community builder, connector & networker. The perfectionist (slow as mud). The woodworker. The benefit-of-the-doubt, hypersensitive, feeler, emotron. Helper. Adventurer. The host. […]

How to DIY Finish a Custom Pallet Wood Range Hood Vent Cover

How to DIY Finish a Custom Pallet Wood Range Hood Vent Cover

How do you finish a wood piece to match your home’s overall design aesthetic? So glad you asked. Austin A.Dad-blogger. Certified nutritionist. Researcher, innovator, dreamer. Community builder, connector & networker. The perfectionist (slow as mud). The woodworker. The benefit-of-the-doubt, hypersensitive, feeler, emotron. Helper. Adventurer. The […]

How to Refinish Everything: DIY Furniture, Home Decor & Thrift Store Finds

How to Refinish Everything: DIY Furniture, Home Decor & Thrift Store Finds

If you’re into saving a lot of money on furniture, custom designing your home, testing out a new creative hobby or bringing new life to old things, then refinishing is your game.

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How to Make $100,000 Profit on the Sale of Your First Home: DIY, ROI & Real Estate Strategy

How to Make $100,000 Profit on the Sale of Your First Home: DIY, ROI & Real Estate Strategy

Disclaimer: we’re not realtors. Just a couple of home-happy millennials. This is not professional advice – simply an experience worth sharing. Austin A. Dad-blogger. Certified nutritionist. Researcher, innovator, dreamer. Community builder, connector & networker. The perfectionist (slow as mud). The woodworker. The benefit-of-the-doubt, hypersensitive, feeler, […]

Top 9 Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner

Top 9 Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner

Your friend or fam just bought a house. They’re a classic case of deer in the headlights. Stoke level is extremely high – a space to put completely customize and call their own. Comfort level with the most substantial wire transfer ($$$) they’ve ever seen […]

How to DIY Install Floor Tile

How to DIY Install Floor Tile

Like your marriage depends on it. Or committed relationship. Or sanity. Or monetary ROI. Or something far less overblown and dramatic. Well, your free time depends on it. And DIY prowess. And reputation among friends as being a handy-human. Not to mention your leveled-up joy when your kitchen, bathroom or laundry floor doesn’t suck anymore. Now we’re talkin’. (more…)

Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

Mexican food is a staple around our house. At least 50% of the time you’ll find some sort of burrito bowl, quesadilla, Mexican skillet or tacos around our dinner table. It’s so easy to fall into the rut of doing the same fixins over and […]

Actual Renovation (Maybe): Installing New Rustic Laminate Floors in our First House

Actual Renovation (Maybe): Installing New Rustic Laminate Floors in our First House

We closed on our first house the day before Halloween. House-buddy knew getting a makeover was his destiny, so he staged the house accordingly. Austin A. Dad-blogger. Certified nutritionist. Researcher, innovator, dreamer. Community builder, connector & networker. The perfectionist (slow as mud). The woodworker. The […]

Creamy Cajun Cauliflower “Grits” with Charred Sausage and Zucchini

Creamy Cajun Cauliflower “Grits” with Charred Sausage and Zucchini

I love grits. LOVE them. But y’all, I’m going to be straight up honest here…I don’t like shrimp. I know, “what’s wrong with you? How can you have grits without shrimp?” Truth time: even eating good seafood, at the beach, I still can’t get past the texture of shrimp. I feel like I have to chew it for a million years. (more…)

How to Paint, Stain, Whitewash & Distress a Fancy X Farmhouse Table by Ana White

How to Paint, Stain, Whitewash & Distress a Fancy X Farmhouse Table by Ana White

What does your table stand for? Is it only functional, or does it serve a deeper purpose? Austin A. Dad-blogger. Certified nutritionist. Researcher, innovator, dreamer. Community builder, connector & networker. The perfectionist (slow as mud). The woodworker. The benefit-of-the-doubt, hypersensitive, feeler, emotron. Helper. Adventurer. The […]

Crispy Tofu with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce (Vegan)

Crispy Tofu with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce (Vegan)

Do you think you don’t like tofu? I thought that for a long time too. It doesn’t really have much of a flavor in its natural state. It has kind of a squishy, egg-like texture. No thanks. Then I had crispy tofu. And my life […]

How to Build an Entryway Organizer for Mail, Keys, Wallets and Coats

How to Build an Entryway Organizer for Mail, Keys, Wallets and Coats

(Read with House Hunters sterile RoboLady voice) We enter our perfect-for-entertaining open floor plan with high ceilings, hardwoods throughout and an updated kitchen for better resale (end HH voice). Mail, keys, wallets and coats are dang EVERYWHERE, or gone forever. Clutter is the proverbial endless butt itch. Like a complaining toddler with a broken off-switch. The never-ending “project” that nags at your well-worn psyche until you’re ClutterBlind. Your wide-eyed guests who stop dead in their tracks at the threshold tell all without saying a word. (more…)