New Name for an Old Room

I thought the laundry room would be the most disgusting room, but when I moved to the New Room, I saw I was wrong. Apparently the entire house is going to be a surprise like this. My parents had 3 birds and there were peanut shells and bird food under every single piece of furniture... Continue Reading →

Laundry Room Scrubdown

This weekend was a continuation of the last in the laundry room, so I won’t bore you with details. My goal was to scrub the whole thing down and paint it, and the reassemble it in a more organized version.  I did the floor the same way I did the bathroom. I cleaned it with... Continue Reading →

Last Rose of Summer

Just about anywhere in the continental United States roses are still in bloom. However, in many places it may not be long until the last rose of summer appears. Meanwhile there is lots of work for the serious rose gardener to prepare this queen of the garden scene to endure the winter and bloom again... Continue Reading →

Fixtures and Finishing Touches

This blog’s focus, two little words: install. lighting. Cost: $50. Total cost for the bathroom: slightly under $200 with some leftover materials for the next room. My weekend started early; Thursday night Andy was busy with the girls and a friend chatted me to see if I was ok. JD was in our circle of... Continue Reading →

Rag Rolling

Now that hockey season has started (if you have kids that seriously engage in the sport, you know it requires about 13 months and billions of dollars a year), I will have some weekends to myself as Andy travels or hosts for hockey showcases, championships, and tournaments. Lucy plays while Gracie values the dad-time. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Beginning in the Bathroom

I tried to knock out as much as I could on the bathroom while Andy was away on his annual golf weekend. I had high aspirations. It’s a tiny room; how hard can it be!? Ha! Thursday evening I mapped out my plan. Ceiling first, then cabinetry. I assembled my supplies and equipment, and Andy... Continue Reading →

Meet SafetyGirl

In anticipation of restoring my new-to-me home, I brought some Safety Girl, Discount Safety Gear, and Construction Gear products home last week. Happily, I got a Friday commute text from my boyfriend that his daughter had decided to rip up her bedroom carpet, that I should stop over, and he was otherwise speechless (him speechless... Continue Reading →

January Deals for Men: Gloves and Accessories

Each month, Construction Gear offers tons of rock-bottom prices and deals on men's, women's and children's clothing. Check out some of the great sales on name-brand men's gloves and accessories, only available for the month of January at Construction Gear's online store. The WileyX TAG-1 Foliage Green Tactical Assault Gloves are available at an unbeatable... Continue Reading →

Staying Warm During the Hunt

ConstructionGear.com is well known for offering cold weather clothes for workers. But when you think about it, those same clothes can be used for hunting season as well. Construction Gear offers brand name boots, gloves, socks, jackets and hats, as well as thermal clothing and hand warmers to keep you warm and protected from the... Continue Reading →

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