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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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Lessons From The Laundry Pile

I must have been around three years old when my mother decided to enlist me for sock folding duty. It was a task she took very seriously because protecting your feet from the dangers of humidity and water accumulation inside military boot had been her worst enemy as she went up through the ranks. Maybe […]

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The Best Bath Bombs for Nerds (and Anyone Who is a Kid at Heart)

Picture this: An explosion of color and exquisite aromas undertake your senses, transforming your daily self-care routine into a relaxing magical adventure. The rush of watching a chemical reaction come to completion when the bath bomb comes in contact with water and dissolves leaving behind a surprise gift, if not at least a more serene […]

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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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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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Happy First Birthday Château Enginerd!

Could you believe it has already been a year since we moved to the custom home delay prone project from hell? The yard is still not done, with pending landscaping due to fair weather. The builder pretty much ghosted after the holidays so we are on our own. W is still distraught about the front […]

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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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Make It So! The Never Ending (Builder’s) To Do List

A few months ago we decided to cut our loses and finish the closing inspection pick ups for the new house ourselves. We are still holding hope that the hydroseed installation will happen after we pay to level the yard (another contention point). Hopefully my builder will do his part to avoid litigation. Winning the […]