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February 2016

The house

Popcorn Belongs in a Bowl, Not on a Ceiling

Removing popcorn ceilings can be compared to… well, nothing. Is it pleasant? Absolutely not. However, if you’re like us, you pretty much despise popcorn ceilings and will do just about anything to remove them. So, our first task after getting the keys was removing those wonderful (insert sarcasm here) popcorn ceilings. Fortunately, we only had to worry about our first floor since the basement isn’t finished. We’ve ...
The house

The New House: A Tour

Yesterday, we bought a house. We’ve been talking about this day for months – what will our first project be? Will we spend the night? What tools do we need? What else do we need to bring over for the first day? What should we plan on getting done the first day? So, at 1:30 p.m., we walked into the closing office. After much anticipation and 45 minutes later, we had the house! After doing a mini-celebration dance in the parking ...

Gluten Free Energy Bites

Over the course of my five (almost six) years of being gluten free, I have tried almost every granola bar under the sun. In my pre-gluten free days, one might have called me a granola bar connoisseur. To me, they were their own food group. Since being gluten free, I struggled with finding a granola bar that I really enjoyed and did not taste like sawdust. Fortunately, a good friend brought over these magnificent ‘energy bites’ ...
Decor, DIY Project

Thrift Store Desk: Upcycled

Finding the perfect thrift store desk is no easy task! the purchase For six months, I have been on the hunt for a perfect desk to rehab. I wanted a nice, sturdy, wooden desk that was big enough to hold my laptop and Brett’s Mac computer. I also didn’t want to spend more than $50, since I knew I’d be redoing the entire piece. I scoured Craigslist ads and searched through various thrift stores, only to come up empty handed. ...