Turning a Peeling Ceiling into an Appealing Ceiling


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This post contains unaffiliated or affiliated ads This has been one of the longest, most inconvenient projects! We’ve been unable to use our kitchen for the past month! Sometime in the past, our kitchen ceiling had more leaks than a lactating cow. This created waves and cracks in the plaster, which had loosened considerably. Rather […]

March 29, 2018

4 ways to save money on your electric bill


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads.  As many of you know I am a poor college professor, so to be unemployed, and I really hate wasting money. So today I’d like to share with you some tips to save money on your electric bill! This can also transfer over to your gas bills as most […]

March 23, 2018

DIY sliding barn door


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It’s that time again. We have another DIY project to share with everyone! When Greg moved from his old home I HAD TO HAVE his extra front door. No idea why. We lived in a rental, but I needed this door. Eventually, it moved to our new blog cabin with us. I tried to sell […]

March 9, 2018

DIY Secret Book nook


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads.  When we initially toured our little blog cabin, we were excited to discover a closet within a closet! Yes indeed, the closet in Triceratops’ bedroom has a hidden recess under the eaves. It is SO cool! Triceratops requested we turn it into a secret book nook. Lucky for her, […]

March 3, 2018

DIY indoor cat door


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. We live in a relatively small house, around 1000 square feet if you don’t include the gym. Because of the limited space, I do not want to see litter boxes out in the open. I hate litter. The texture and smell are just as bad as what it’s used […]

February 24, 2018

DIY upcycle: ideas that will make you shutter


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I love shutters and I love cheap things. So I’m going to share with you four projects we’ve done in our house with old upcycled shutters. The first project began when someone offered Dr. Greg three free sets of bi-fold closet doors. You can’t beat the price of FREE! The concept was to make the […]

February 2, 2018

Blog Cabin Birthday Room Make-Over


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  For Greg’s son’s twentieth birthday, we decided to redo his room instead of buying him a bunch of junk he won’t use. Many of you know we just purchased our little “blog cabin” in July, and let’s just say that organization […]

January 14, 2018

Online Side Hustles


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This post may contain affiliated and unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    I’m always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks (given that whole laid-off scientist situation). During 2016-2017 we had to live off of my modest salary while all of Greg’s money went towards a house an […]

January 1, 2018

3 things you should NEVER buy again


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    As you can probably tell I don’t like to waste money. I usually don’t have it to waste. So here are some tips on items you CAN live without and ways you can save a bit of money.   1. […]

December 11, 2017

DIY. Painting our Victorian cottage


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  When this house first went on the market we drove by and both said, “It has so much potential… but that god awful color.” I consider myself and Greg eclectic. We like weird things, antiques, dark colors, gothic style, and the […]

December 2, 2017