Moving and Selling Our House: How Do We Make a Profit?

After the initial shock and excitement of moving wore off, the first priority was preparing to list and sell the house. So, we had our wonderful real estate agent come over to assess our work. It was like a final

June Wrap-Up

Sorry for the slight delay on the June wrap-up. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! For me, the unseasonably cool and cloudy Iowa weather was a welcome change. This weekend we attempted one of the final and most procrastinated

Safe or Bold?

I don’t take risks and I follow the rules. I use the crosswalks, wear my seat belt, and never return a library book late. My risk-averse lifestyle has made choosing exterior paint colors challenging. Safe options   A nice cream

How To Install A Paver Patio

When I moved into my house, creating a patio was a top priority. I was going to paint the interior, replace the kitchen, rebuild the back steps, and build a patio. In the first month. With a newborn. Clearly I

6 Pieces of Advice Before You Paint a Fireplace

In the midwest, basements are commonplace. Sometimes they are finished and have a lovely family room, laundry room, and maybe even non-conforming bedroom. Others are unfinished and simply studded or slabbed. I’m fortunate enough to have a finished basement. It’s

Reno Ruminations: Bathroom Edition

When I purchased my house, I actually liked the wall color in the bathroom. Not accents, but the color was kind of cool. Weirdly, that greyish-green was also on the ceiling, making it rather dark. Once I moved in and