Mastering Knockdown Texture

knock down texture

Whew!  These last few months have flown by with all the work we’ve been doing since Harvey.  Mastering Knockdown Texture has been a challenge to say the least, but hopefully these tips will keep you from making the same mistakes during your learning curve. The supplies are pretty basic, it’s technique that counts.  We used a hopper that we borrowed … Continue reading

Select Surfaces Laminate Flooring Installation


*This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions are 100% mine* After Harvey came and pretty much destroyed our home I knew I would want to replace the hardwood floor with Select Surfaces Premium Laminate.  I am no stranger to this product and I absolutely love it!  Before the storm we had just finished installing Select Surfaces Brazilian Coffee … Continue reading

Using Unfinished Cabinets for Flood Repair


Obviously, there are many more uses for unfinished cabinets than for flood repair, but they are serving there purpose in my home as Harvey repair.  When my husband suggested removing our cabinet doors and drawer fronts mere minutes before the boat rescuers arrived at our door, my response was “YES”. That action alone saved us thousands of dollars trying to … Continue reading

Mold Remediation – Harvey


Hurricane Harvey left us with quite a mess to clean up and after all the sheet rock was torn away by gracious members of our church (Second Baptist and #HoustonStrong), friends, and family we started the mold remediation process. Before I continue I want everyone reading this to know that I am not a mold expert, nor do I claim … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

August 29th is my dad’s birthday…it was also the day Hurricane Harvey destroyed our home.  My dad turned 72 that day and in his lifetime there has never been water or devastation in Houston like what Harvey brought.  This little house we bought as a foreclosure was turned into part of Lake Houston as it rose out of it’s banks … Continue reading

Sams Club Hardwood Floors

Well, we finally ditched the carpet!  Hooray!  I couldn’t be happier that we finally have hardwood floors.  Did I say finally?  Yes, finally, after almost 3 years in this house.  It was well worth the wait though and even if we still had to do the work ourselves, hardwoods beat out carpet any day. The surprise factor here is that … Continue reading

Recovering a Glider

  I have been diligently working on the nursery since finding out we are expecting our first child.  It can be very overwhelming, not to mention expensive, so I have tried to save wherever possible.  In my frugal conquest, I found this lovely glider on Craigslist for $50.00, which normally retails for $150 or more.  Obviously the cushions needed to … Continue reading

Nursery Inspiration

So basically we’ve been married since August 2nd and apparently we didn’t waste any time getting pregnant!  I am starting to document my bump as it is finally trying to make an appearance, however, some days I just feel more chubby than pregnant, lol.  They say that’s normal and I’m sure in no time I’ll have a bigger-than-life bump.  So … Continue reading