Leaving it Better Than We Found It

The rental property is about to hit the market and we are expecting enough of a payout to duplicate our investment. This will be enough to recoup our savings and get out short term investment strategy back on its feet. At the rate we are going we will still make cash but it hasn't come... Continue Reading →

DIY Shiplap: Fireplace Upgrade!

For those new to the blog, when we bought our new house (see Chateau Enginerd tab/category for more info) the builder's contract painter wanted more money to paint accent walls and the ceiling even though the interior was unpainted at the time. This is why our entire house was painted the same shade of Standing... Continue Reading →

Fall(ing) into Château Enginerd

Eight months into this new custom home build odyssey we are finally at a 85% completion rate of the Builder's to do list. Considering the builder became a full project manager for a private company during the summer and quit the business, we are doing better than most. 💪🤓 A blessing in disguise because we've... Continue Reading →

Good Bones (HGTV)

After binging on Flip or Flop, Fixer Upper and other demo and remodel shows, I stumbled upon this beauty. Set in the historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Mina, Karen and Tad renovate homes that are dilapidated and in rough shape to return them to their original glory. These Two Chicks and a Hammer, with their stupid demolition... Continue Reading →

Fixer Upper (HGTV)

If there ever was a show that has inpired me to do my own thing is this one. Chip and Joanna Gaines are a dynamic duo, the married couple we all strive to be. She is the literal beauty of the operation, the looks, hearts and soul of the transformations. He is the brawn, the... Continue Reading →

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