Monday, April 23, 2012

The List!

Now that it has warmed up and it seems that summer is here (it was 80F yesterday), it's time to make the list. You know which one I mean, right? The List. The list of all the things that need to be done to the house this year. The big, scary, how in the world will we do it all, list. Yep, that one.

  • Patch or replace our roof.
  • Repair two sprinklers.
  • Replace the shower head.
  • Replace downstairs toilet workings (got a dual flush kit that should be fun).
  • Fix the light in my office so it doesn't catch the house on fire.
  • Replace ugly, icky, 1980s faucet in the master bath.
Phew! OK, so maybe the list isn't that bad actually. One of the upsides of writing it all down is you can see if it's really as bad as what you think it is. Obviously the roof is going to be the largest project, and oh how I wish we could replace our shingles with solar shingles! Of course, the main problem is that instead of doing all the items on the list, I would much rather be daydreaming of being someplace like this:

Source: via Aimee on Pinterest

What is on your house to do list this spring?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Fling!

It's spring, which has me in the mood to fling! Right now there is a pile of books waiting to be donated to the library, a bag of clothing waiting to be dropped off at our local thrift shop, and I am just getting started. Do you get in the mood to clutter clear in the spring? Honestly the clear out bug hits me year round, but there is just something about spring weather that seems to bring it to the forefront!

And if you haven't caught the Spring Fling bug yet, here is a gorgeous room to inspire you. Notice how simple and clutter free it is, yet it looks so pretty.

Source: via Aimee on Pinterest

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Anatomy of Refrigerator Repair Infographic Click to see full size.

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure the fridge is the appliance in our house that gets the most use of all. So I thought this infographic was pretty interesting. The average cost to replace a part for the fridge is $43.63, and did you know that 83% of repairs take less than 30 minutes. (52% of repairs take less than 15 minutes). Basic tools like screwdrivers and nut drivers are often all that is required and much of the time all you need are your hands!

Have you had to make any repairs to your fridge? Did you do it yourself?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter. In our house we celebrate with coloring eggs (so fun, we like to get very creative), an egg hunt, dinners with family, making our traditional bunny cake (36 years and going strong) and of course Easter baskets. Even the pup gets in on the fun.
Do you celebrate Easter? What are some of your favorite traditions?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bunny Treat Bags

These are a long time tradition in our family. In fact, I can't remember an Easter as a child when these were not made. Where the idea came from is anyone's guess, but they are a fun and easy way to create a gift for those you love.

Simple sandwich bags, some markers, and a pair of scissors is all you need to create the bunny treat bags. With the bag still closed (the way it comes out of the package), simply cut ear shapes near the opening. When opened, cut across the sides.

Then it's all about creativity! Draw fun bunny faces on the front, fill the inside with Easter grass and all kinds of treats! Easy, fun, and adorable to give (and receive)!
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