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Restored by the Fords (HGTV)

When HGTV announced their 2019 “Rock the Block” special I failed to recognize one of the leading designers featured on the show. Mina, Allison, and Jasmine where household names for my husband and I but Leanne hadn’t shown up on our radar. After 2.5 years remodeling Château Enginerd, and stealing ideas from every episode of […]

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Garage Makeover DIY

This DIY was interrupted by my mother’s brain cancer diagnosis and convalescence. I’m doing my best to call it good; I kept postponing finishing it as if that would mean our journey wasn’t real. I’m proud of how it turned out. Enjoy! When I was around 4 years old, my grandpa designed his own storage […]

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$5/5 min Bookmark Wreath DIY

Last time I made a clothes pin wreath it was to raise funds during my layoff. At a cost of a whooping $5 bucks, the delta between the shipping charges and the profit margin weren’t enough to make this a viable handmade business venture. It was missing a wow factor. I set aside the rest […]

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY a Patio Walkway

Six weeks! It took me six weeks to finish installing a walkway in our side yard. Geez! Normally I’d encourage people to DIY these things but not this time. Don’t do it! Save yourself! Here’s why: 1. Leveling is not as easy as the YouTubers make it seem. Measure twice, cut once doesn’t work in […]

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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 […]

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Updated Château Enginerd To Do List

Got the door painted, and managed to get two more items off the list!! via Make It So! The Never Ending (Builder’s) To Do List

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chateau Enginerd: The Builder To Do List

On the Week 2 blog post, we shared the list of items that were still owed to us by the builder. Almost 4 months in, the crew has barely tackled a few of the items, and many we did ourselves to shorten the list and get the ball rolling. The fence is still uneven and […]

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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 […]