Home Inspection, management, improvement


07/05/2017 05:43 PM
Homeschool & Home Management

Home management and house cleaning along with homeschooling full time in the mix is certainly not my strength... A google search will soon reveal many many fabulous ideas on how to perfect the art. So today I will not be sharing any miracle method or technique to be successful in perfecting these two things and keeping them in balance.

Keeping it real: Mount Washmore is my never ending nemesis. Mount Ironmore ... say no more. Dishes in the sink, lets just say I'm so grateful I have an electric maid (aka dishwasher) who washes the pile of dishes I create in feeding my family every single day. Since this is not my area of expertise I will leave it to my Crew mates to encourage and equip you.

I have learned that the key to making house cleaning more attainable is having an organized home / home school area and finding your rhythm and what works for you during your particular season of life. What works well for one person might not work for you so experiment and try new things until you come to a place of contentment.

Originakky posted on: http://everybedofroses.blogspot.com/2016/08/homeschool-home-management.html


07/06/2017 07:00 AM
The Easy Way to Paint a House

The easy way to paint a house is by using a paint sprayer. But painting a house also involves some prep work to make the job go smoothly and to get the best results. Steph and Vicki Kubiak of Mother Daughter Projects used a paint sprayer to paint Steph’s house. Here they walk you through all the steps involved. […]

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07/05/2017 01:35 PM
Repainting Furniture Using a Paint Sprayer

Using a paint sprayer to repaint furniture makes the job easy, and you’ll get excellent results. Katrina Sullivan of Chic Little House gave new life to a couple of furniture pieces in her dining room using a paint sprayer. Follow along as she shows us how she did it. Using a Paint Sprayer to Repaint Furniture Materials […]

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06/30/2017 02:44 PM
How to Paint an Ombre Wall

This ombre wall painting project is fairly simple, but it results in a gorgeous, eye-catching accent wall. It’s great for a living room, dining room, or just about any place in your home that needs a little extra visual appeal. We teamed up with Amy Osaba of Amy Osaba Design to create this simple guide to creating […]

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06/30/2017 01:01 PM
A Simple Guide to Painting a Stone Fireplace

Painting the textured surface of a stone fireplace requires a little more planning than your average painting project. But it’s not hard if you use a paint sprayer and you know how to prep for the job. We teamed up with Amy Osaba of Amy Osaba Design to show you what to do in this simple […]

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06/28/2017 04:09 PM
A Simple Guide to Prepping and Painting a Front Door

Painting a front door the right way often involves as much prep work as actual painting. It’s a pretty easy job, though. We teamed up with Amy Osaba of Amy Osaba Design to show you how. How to Prep and Paint a Front Door Materials Painter’s Tape Razor Blades Sand Paper Exterior Paint (Amy used BEHR Marquee paint […]

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06/19/2017 07:00 AM
Wooden Star Decoration for the Fourth of July

These Fourth of July wooden star decorations are a great way to dress up your front door, backyard deck or fireplace mantel. Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi takes you through the project, step by step, and offers a few tips to make the wooden star project go smoothly. I made three wooden star decorations for my […]

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06/13/2017 07:00 AM
DIH Workshop: Concrete Serving Tray

DIH Workshop: Concrete Tray Spruce up your home this summer with a concrete tray! Use it to serve afternoon snacks or turn it into a decorative shelf, the options are endless. Learn how to make your own customized concrete tray on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at our Do-It-Herself Workshop. Register for your local DIH Workshop on […]

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06/08/2017 04:14 PM
3 Mailbox Curb Appeal Projects You Can Complete in a Weekend

A curb side mailbox has two jobs to do. First and foremost, it’s there to collect your mail. But, your mailbox also has a big role to play in the curb appeal of your home. We asked three talented lifestyle and design bloggers to show what replacing an old mailbox, and then sprucing the mailbox […]

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06/06/2017 10:22 AM
DIY Workshop: Bottle Opener Game Round Up

A DIY Workshop for Father’s Day The Bottle Opener Game is the perfect Father’s Day gift or entertainment piece for your next summer get-together! Join us as we demonstrate how to build a bottle opener that also functions as a fun-filled game on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at this month’s Do-It-Yourself Workshop at The Home Depot. Register […]

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06/06/2017 07:00 AM
DIY Backyard Deck Rebuild

Sometimes you need to tear what you have down and start over. That’s the case for this backyard deck rebuild by Andrew Bacon of Field Treasure Designs. His deck had seen its best years, it wasn’t really suitable for his needs, and it turns out it wasn’t even well-constructed in the first place. He totally rebuild […]

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07/06/2017 09:00 AM
How To: Level a Yard
A yard with lumps and bumps is not only unattractive, it’s also a potential safety hazard with ample opportunity to c...
07/06/2017 06:00 AM
New AC? 5 Top Factors for Sizing Up Your Needs
Do you find yourself raising your eyebrows at higher-than-normal energy bills? If your old air-conditioning system se...
07/06/2017 02:00 AM
How To: Remove Sweat Stains
Yellowing on your favorite dress shirt or old tee typically suggests that it's time to add it to your rag collection....
07/05/2017 02:25 PM
Do These 8 Things and Never Pay for Plants Again
Gardening can be an expensive habit. But if you know where to look and whom to ask, you may be able to populate your landscape with free plants, shrubs, and trees. Check out our favorite tips and tricks for getting your garden plants for free.
07/05/2017 07:00 AM
Old House, New AC: Your Best Bet for a Seamless Retrofit
Having once lived in a charming and historically significant Victorian home, I'm quite familiar with the compromises ...
07/03/2017 06:30 AM
Solved! What to Do About Brown Grass
Q: I started seeing brown patches on my lawn at the end of spring. They seem to have grown in size and number since t...
07/03/2017 05:19 AM
Video: 9 Home Cleaners to Borrow From the Pantry
Did you know that tartar sauce makes a brilliant copper cleaner? Or that a slice of the bread is your secret weapon w...
06/30/2017 06:26 PM
The Best Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Your Garden
Whether you do it yourself or you pay a landscaper, maintaining a vibrant garden and lush lawn requires time, effort, and money. One way to cut back on the energy and resources you put into your yard is to incorporate ground covers into the landscape. These low-lying perennials offer practical purposes—fill up bare spots, ward off weeds, and prevent erosion—while also adding to your home’s curb appeal. Check out these favorite ground covers that will require little effort on your part once you plant them!
06/30/2017 08:00 AM
Enter Bob Vila’s $5,000 Beat the Heat Giveaway with Fujitsu General Today!
During the summer months, many homeowners escape from the stifling heat by blasting their air conditioner. Unfortunat...
06/30/2017 06:00 AM
Buyer's Guide: Tower Fans
During the summer months, many homeowners use a fan to assist in circulating indoor air and increasing the comfort le...
07/06/2017 12:00 PM
How to Build a One Board 2×8 Hexagon Planter

Hello Remodelaholic readers! Colleen here, DIYer behind Lemon Thistle. Today, I'm excited to be back to share a patio friendly DIY for the 2×4 and More series! This DIY Hexagon planter takes only one 12 foot 2×8 and a few tools. My dad and I put this together in an afternoon and it's making the perfect […]

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07/05/2017 08:00 PM
15+ Beautiful 2×4 Benches and Seating Ideas

Structural lumber like 2×4's can be used in so many more ways than just building a house. 2×4's are a perfect material to make benches! It would seem there would be only so many ways to make a 2×4 bench, but really there are a lot of creative ideas, so today for our #2x4andMore series […]

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07/05/2017 12:00 PM
Easy Farmhouse Bench from Just 2 Boards

Next up in our #2x4andMore week: this easy farmhouse bench is built from just TWO boards! Check out the other 2x4andMore posts here, and be sure to subscribe by email or RSS and follow along over on Facebook and Instagram with #2x4andMore so you won’t miss any of these new tutorials! Hey Remodelaholics! I’m Crystal and I blog […]

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07/04/2017 08:15 AM
15 Simple & Fun 4×4 Wood Crafts

What better way to continue our #2x4andMore week on the 4th of July than with 4x4s! 4×4 wood posts are good for more than just fences and beams. We've rounded up 15 of our favorite 4×4 wood crafts to inspire your DIY creativity. You can buy brand new 4×4 posts at your local hardware store […]

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07/03/2017 08:00 PM
20 Easy DIY 2×4 Wood Projects

The local hardware store is filled with possibilities for the DIY enthusiast. We can't resist the lumber aisle and find 2x4s particularly versatile when it comes to DIY wood projects. There are so many 2×4 wood projects out there it's hard to narrow down the list. We've rounded up 20 of our favorite 2×4 wood […]

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07/03/2017 08:15 AM
20 Things to Build from 2×2 Wood Boards

Next up in our #2x4andMore Week — 20 things you can build with 2×2 wood! “Wait, what? 2x2s? I thought this week was about 2x4s!”  Yes, you're right — this week is all about 2x4s and other structural lumber, so we didn't want to forget the 2×4's smaller brother, the versatile and useful 2×2. Each of […]

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