If you have been reading for a while you probably remember my daughter’s Heart room makeover. In our last house both kids shared a tiny bedroom. When we decided to move, one of our goals was to get a house with enough bedrooms so that each kid could have their own room. I talked a lot about the reasons in the linked post above, but long story short separating them meant that everyone would get more sleep. We took on Big sisters room first since it was our previous guest room furniture and the whole room desperately needed some attention. She was also going to start school soon and I wanted her adjusted to her new space before the year started. I knew then that my sons room would come next and I decided on a surf shack theme. Since we live in San Clemente, have views of the ocean from our house and frequent the beach it seemed appropriate. So, with that in mind, as I saw things that could work in his space I started picking them up on clearance and stock piling.
Having a party, big or small, can be a daunting challenge at times. Rocky and I both entertain a lot. Here are a few of our tips and tricks when entertaining for a crowd.
First things first, you need to have an accurate head count, or at least close. There is nothing worse than preparing for 12 and 35 show up. You wont have enough (of anything!) and your guests are likely to feel as if they weren’t really invited or are a burden as they see you running around frantic looking for extra dip. Continue reading “Entertaining For A Crowd”
We didn’t take much time at all to enjoy our newly refreshed patio. The DIY pizza oven was one of those exciting projects that we couldn’t wait to get going on.
I fully intend to do a full tutorial of what and how we did it all. For now we are going to take a look at our progress so far. Continue reading “DIY Pizza Oven”
You have seen the last patio post with the dramatic before and afters. But now we are going to talk money. How much did the stenciled patio cost you ask? Here is the breakdown.
Before this project even started, I knew I did not want to spend all of our savings on this patio. Some, maybe most, people would have removed the old concrete pad and laid something new. I knew this concrete had a few more years left in her, with some TLC. So out came the stencil and paint!