Monthly Archives: March 2014

Moving after over 10 years in the same house

Why is it that we make the best improvements to our houses when we are getting ready to sell it?

Everything gets a fresh coat of paint.

Everything gets deep cleaned like never before.

Those cabinets that you wanted to refinish when you bought the house…it’s finally happening…as you are getting ready to leave it.

For the last three weeks I feel like all I have done has been to work on this house, painting and cleaning everything, going through boxes I haven’t looked through in 10 years and throwing away 99% of it.

I had seen on Pinterest about how GREAT gel stain is. So many people posting tutorials of how they redid their bathroom and how you don’t have to sand anything. So I tried the gel stain in the bathroom without sanding all of the old finish off of the cabinets and it just looks painted. I do like the color of them now but I am not a fan of not being able to see the grain of the wood.

We ended up canning the gel stain and going back to regular old liquid stain for the kitchen cabinets and it looks much better…plus the fact that we built new doors. It is going to be a photo finish getting everything ready for the realtor to take pictures of on Friday morning. I’m very excited about moving to a new place and I have already started researching craft shows and groups of ladies who are crafty in the area.

Fingers crossed the house sells quick…I think it’s the nicest one in the neighborhood.

My new niche

I participated in a huge giveaway last month and I noticed something…EVERYTHING was geared towards girls! No cute clothes for the little guys in your lives. So I’ve decided to change that. I’m going to make my niche in cute, practical clothes for your boys.

I’ve got my first item listed in my Etsy shop. I call it “Little Mechanic”. I have to admit…it was my husband’s idea for me to make this shirt and everyone who has seen it absolutely loves it. It’s one of my favorite things that I have listed in my shop.

Do you guys have any ideas of things that you would like to see me make? I love taking an idea and turning it into something tangible.