Our Latest House Fixes (#flipthishouse)

Blue Striped Vintage Cottage French Country Cream King Size Bedding

  This afternoon I had a plan to sort through things in the house and get my much needed "to-do" list items taken care of.  However, my husband has taken a much needed nap right smack in the middle of the house and now I'm confined to the office while the kids are at school.  And this sentence leads me to this..... we're prepping our house to sell because we need a bigger space for our our home office/sleep schedules. Which we knew all along we would sell this house when we first purchased it.  We were looking for something to flip and something that would take care of our "basic ne ... read more

Do It Now: Protect your Products from Copycats

How to Protect your Brand and products from copycats

We recently learned a very valuable lesson and we wanted to share it immediately with all of you.  However, I've sat on this for a while chewing away at my fingers away trying to figure out how I can explain the situation without talking about the person that helped us learn this lesson.  This person could be reading this blog as far as I know.  Who knows, maybe they don't know I have a blog!  But, from the research they've done and how they tracked my business and launched a duplicate of it, I just can't be too risky. The Background We became friends with some people not too long ago.  Thes ... read more

What I’m Up To Lately // 13


We did some usual maintenance, like getting a second key made for my car.  The dealer only gave us one and that one key likes to pop itself out of its little hole in my keyless entry thing.  Meaning, it's easily lost.  We went to a key company place locally that has been in the key business for 71 years.  They couldn't figure out how to get the chip in the key to work together with the car.  But they discovered that the chip can't be in the key but has to be in a certain place in the car for it to start.  I know, complicated, right?  But paying $65 for a new key that lets me start my car vs. $2 ... read more

Our New Jute Rug

jute rug by rugsusa.com

Hold it.  Wait a minute!  Stop. Right. There.  Do you see it? I'm not talking about the obvious streaky TV screen from too many tiny hands.  Or that the walls are not shade of blotchy spots.  We're in a process of updating this space.  Bare with me. But, don't you see it?  Have you looked harder? Look at that freshly painted wall in the hallway guys.  Now imagine that freshly painted wall color to also be on the wall behind the TV and above the fireplace. Ohh... see it now?  But wait, that's not the only thing we're seeing (other than new white larger baseboards of course). ... read more