Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Laminate flooring

Ok we are still in the process of doing baseboards and trim but this gives you a glimpse of our DIY laminate floor.

I did my research and learned the best flooring with pets is laminate. It holds up to scratches.

We did pre-sanded plywood planks in the master bath and finished with marine varnish. It has held up beautifuly but scratches easily...so in the high traffic area's we needed something that would hold up to 3 siberian huskies running around.

We chose a dark finish that I am truly in love with...but you have to stay on top of dog hair. Price you pay for having furry kids. Thank God for my wonderful Dirt Devil hardwood floor vacuum...it really makes it much easier to stay on top of the floors.

They're coming out beautiful!

More photos coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, March 6, 2015

I'm still here...

Have been through a lot the last few month's. My S.I.L. decided after 13 months of marriage that he no longer loved my daughter and he wanted a divorce...WOW!!!! Threw ME for a loop!

Our Beastie (our 11 y.o. daughter Audrey's nickname) had to have surgery to remove a growth from her scalp...praise the Lord it was benign.

The most incredible wife & mother I've ever known passed away. She was my M.I.L. and I know it broke my husband's heart. I can only aspire to be the woman she was!

Lastly I changed jobs...for the better for me and my family. Momma is now less stressed!

We are still working on our Love Shack  renovations...seems to be never ending. Will post some pictures soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa xo

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Hi Everyone!

I've been MIA for awhile...not because I didn't want to say Hello...I've been busy. Realized what my current ailment is...I have DIY A.D.D. Very difficult for me to admit...but I'm coming clean here. Please don't hold it against me.  I'm a very high strung, detail oriented, organized, impatient, control freak, seriously Type A personality! But, here lately I'm so out there. Start something in one room and get to a point where I need the old man to step in...and move on to the next project. I take pic's because I'm attempting to document our DIY Home Reno journey...and lay the camera down and forget where I put it! Same goes for  tools etc... So NOT me!!!

As you can see from the pic's below I currently am in the midst of the following projects:

Master Bath
- Shelf between mirrors
- Pebble backsplash at Tub & Shower
- Framed mirror's at tub
- Painting
- Tearing up floor
- Staining Wood Planks

Living Room
- Painting
- Plotting & Planning projects in my head...DANGEROUS!

Den/Guest Room
- Priming & Painting (over polka dots-use to be Audrey's room)

Too many others to list!


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

My new kitchen sink!

Hi and Thank you for stopping by!

I'm just so excited about my find today, that I just had to share it even though the project is not completed. As you know we are in the middle of renovating our Love Shack...we have been looking at replacing our stainless steel sink. We were going to go with some sort of black one that was more in our price range...but look what I found today!!! This was on clearance for $100, regular price was $399!!! Can I hear a Woot Woot??!! What do you think?

It is a hammered solid copper under mount sink!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spring time fun???

Hello again friends!

With summer fast approaching here in the upstate...I'm wondering where the Spring Time is. It feels like we went from extreme cold weather to very warm weather here...and all the work I'm doing on the inside of my shack...I feel like I somehow missed my Spring time fun of planting and gardening. I guess I need to take a break from the Love Shack Reno's and work on the yard a little...before the heat gets unbearable here.

Which brings me to the reason for this post...I'm deep in thought thinking of what I could add to our sparse yard and bring some color and texture. Our yard is 99% sunny...and I love most of the plants meant for shade.

Any thoughts or ideas? I would love to have you share with me what has worked for you in FULL sun!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My BIG Save!

Hi Friends!

I'm Just so excited about my BIG save today that I have to share it with everyone! My dear sweet friend Bettina got me started on a Coupon Craze 2 days ago...and here is my BIG save today! I got all of this for $22.59...It would have been $123.92 if I would have paid full price for it at Target. Yay!!!

Needless to say I may be hooked on something new or new to me!

Here's how I did it:

Coupons.com - Print $1off coupons for Bounty Dura Towels

Text "Spring" to 827438 - $1 coupon
Text "Clean" to 827438 - $1 coupon
Text "Bath" to 827438 - $10 off $25 spent

Go to Target: These products are on sale for $9.99 - Regularly $12.99. Buy (3) and you get a $10 Gift Card. You will have to buy (3) to get this deal.

I bought (3) Paper Towels and gave my $10 gift card to my husband. He bought (3) Paper Towels and gave his $10 gift card to our daughter...and then she bought (3) Toilet Papers. We spent a total of $22.59!! Can I hear a Woot Woot!!!

I will continue to share my savings with everyone as I find more deals!

Happy Easter!