1 Unexpected Reason Why You Don’t Want Your Dream Home Right Now

Last Memorial day, my family closed on our dream house. We were going to raise our family there. We were going to grow a garden in the interior courtyard. And we were never going to move unless someone kicked us out. But by Thanksgiving weekend, we had a signed contract from a buyer and a […]

Will My House Look Cheap If I Buy Things Off Craigslist?! ( +5 Tips For Buying & Selling!)

If you’ve never bought or sold on Craigslist, this is probably what you’re thinking. Especially if you have only ever bought brand-new furniture, home decor, and appliances. Plus, the Craigslist website is not pretty or flashy. It doesn’t look like a place where you go to buy nice quality items. But the truth is, most of […]

How I Renovated My Bathroom For $100

My husband and I watched every single dollar of our shoe-string renovation budget when we bought our fixer-upper last summer. With very little money (as far as a home renovation goes!) and more than 2,700 square feet to fix, we picked several rooms to overhaul as frugally as possible. The cheapest room to update was […]

How To Turn A Fountain Into A Planter

When we bought our fixer upper, it featured a two-tiered water fountain in the middle of our interior courtyard. Unfortunately, the rusty 40-year-old pump did not work. After a few hard rain storms, the fountain turned from a unique conversation piece into a mosquito breeding ground. We knew we needed to come up with a […]

How To Prepare Your Garden Before You Sell Your Home

We sold two homes last year. And both of the homes had lovely gardens that I showcased to help sell the homes fast and for the right price. Do you want to know my favorite tips to prepare your garden before you sell your home? First, the more I write and talk about gardening, the more I […]

10 Cheap Or Free Home Staging Tips To Sell A Home FAST

    It’s home selling and buying season! Are you looking to move this summer? If so, I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines. I sold two homes last year so I I don’t have anything left to sell. (Right now, I’m looking to buy again!) Today, I’d love to share my top 10 cheap […]

The BIG Kitchen Reveal!

Yay! It’s the post you all have been waiting for. It’s the kitchen renovation before and after post. First, I know some of you have been holding your breath and imagining that our home renovation came to a screeching halt because the roof caved in…or something like that. But no. We finished our major renovation […]

How We Bought And Sold A Fixer Upper In 6 Months

It would be wrong of me to talk about the $81,400 worth of debt we paid off without talking about how we bought and sold a fixer upper in 6 months. Tackling the huge project of buying, renovating and selling a home not only helped us pay off the remaining $32,000 balance of our consumer […]

Before and After Photos Of Our Fixer Upper

A little over two years ago, we had $81,400 worth of consumer debt and now we are debt free! One crazy, creative way that we paid off all of our debt was by buying, and six months later selling, a fixer upper. Truth be told, we didn’t purchase the house with the intentions of flipping […]

We Bought A Fixer Upper

My husband and I did something CRAZY. We bought a fixer upper! That’s right, we bought the EXACT opposite of everything that I ever thought I wanted. I’m from Connecticut, so deep down I’m a traditional, red brick, colonial-style-lovin’, New-Englander. This fixer upper is a Spanish mission style house. More accurately, it’s a Spanish fort with […]