"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Bathroom Remodel!

When we bought this house it was WAY outdated. We knew that sooner or later we’d slowly get things the way we wanted. The first big tackle was our bathroom.

Let me tell you something. If you’ve ever remodeled anything in your house you know how messy things get and as hard as my hubby tried to keep the mess contained it still went everywhere. But the results were well worth the pain of having to clean everything afterwards. I think. Ha!

This was truly a labor of love and I’m glad he videoed it to remind us of what it looked like before. The vanity was so low that I had to bend  in half just to wash my face. LOL! The shower was nasty and no matter how hard I scrubbed it, it never looked clean. I was ready for something new but he blew me away with how wonderful it all turned out.

I have an updated picture of our vanity area at the end of the post because we had since changed the mirror and I added curtains and stuff to the window near the tub. The mirror we found at Old Time Pottery. It went perfect with the chrome features. You never know where you’ll find the perfect thing for a remodel so don’t be scared to look different places and think outside the box. The vanity was a buffet that I found on Craigslist and hubby had to alter it to become our vanity but I love how it turned out.

If you have any questions about the materials we used to remodel and such please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m sure my hubby would love to help you.


The color on the walls makes for weird lighting for pictures but hopefully you can see everything okay. Smilebathroom



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Building a Barn

Well if you’ve ever wanted to see a barn go up in around a 6 minute time frame, then you’re in luck. My hubby videoed his 7 month barn building project and condensed it into a 6 minute video.

If you have any questions for him, don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why he’s putting these videos together, in hopes to maybe help someone who’s thinking about doing the same thing. Smile


Monday, May 7, 2018

4 Down, 8 to Go!

I finished two more books and have loved them all so far. I wrote about the first two HERE if you’d like to check out my thoughts on those.

The next two I read are these.

Book Mag and Duck

Both of them so good!

Book Mag

I loved the Magnolia Story. It was so inspiring and it totally gave you an insight of how Chip and Joanna got their start. Chip had me shaking my head numerous times and laughing numerous others. If you like Chip and Joanna and Fixer Upper and all that they have accomplished you’ll love getting to know how it all began. Such a good read!

Book Duck

This one really gives you an up close and personally account of Jep and Jessica’s lives growing up, to present time. We can have the tendency to think that they had it easy because we only knew what we saw on the show. But they had struggles just let we all do. It was very relatable in many ways. Jessica and my life had a lot of parallels. If you liked the Duck Dynasty show and learning more about their lives then you’ll love this.

Let me know what you’re enjoying right now. I always love good recommendations.



P.S. I’m not getting paid to do this, I just like sharing my thoughts in hopes that someone might enjoy them. Also I purchase my books at Christianbook.com. They seem to have the best prices and you can usually find a free shipping code.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Homemade Mayonnaise!

Hey everyone! So today I had to make some mayo and I figured I’d do a video to show just how easy it is to make. Let me know if you’re gonna try it or if you already make it yourself. Recipe will be below the video.


Homemade Mayo

1 cup of avocado oil

1 egg

1 TBS. Dijon mustard

1 TBS. Lemon Juice

Pinch of salt to taste

Blend with your stick blender. and Voila! You’re done!!

I’m hoping to do more videos in the future so let me know what you’d like to see.



I’m linking up with Made By You Mondays!

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