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Becoming a Lumberjill and Chopping Down a Tree

As we’re making over our yard, we’ve had to learn quite a few things – starting a garden from seed, learning what poison oak, ivy, and sumac look like, and cutting back the briers. This weekend we took on a new challenge – chopping down trees. Chopping Trees These two pine trees were growing right […]

20 Easy Plants to Grow in Your Food Garden

As part of our yard makeover plans, I picked up supplies at the store. The cashier saw all that was in my cart and mentioned how she wished she could start a food garden, but she didn’t have a green thumb. I nodded, I completely understood her feelings. I used to a person who kept a cactus because it […]

Yard Makeover: The 2016 Plan

Now that we have settled down for the most part, we’re looking at transforming our place into a home and one of first goals – making over our yard. When we were touring the house we loved the size, but we knew it would take quite a bit of work to get the yard ready. […]

Getting Rid of Junk Using the Basement Technique

One of our goals with moving to our place is getting rid of our junk. When we put the townhouse up for sale, we followed the advice our real estate agent to remove the junk. We did a huge round of purging stuff. Throughout the showings we’d dump some boxes. With our tight schedule, it was a […]

Best DIY Guides to Fix Up Your Home

It’s been a busy few weeks for us. After resting from the big move, we’ve been working hard at making this house our home. While we’ve painted and decorated before, many of these repairs are new to us. As we work through this massive repairs and maintenance list, we picked up some books and resources […]

How to Save Thousands of Dollars with Your Home

We’re another step closer to buying our house. We had our home, termite, and radon inspections done. I took a morning off to tag along and ask a ton of questions. Getting a home inspection is one of the smartest moves you can make when buying a place.  Let’s start with the finances. If your home inspector catches […]