DIY Laundry Room Redo

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Two years ago my husband and I realized that our starter home was now too small for our growing family. We more than doubled our square footage simply because we got a great deal and we didn’t want to have to move again because a house was too small.

I will never understand why builders make these large homes yet make the laundry room the size of a Cracker Jack box. Now when we were looking at the house the Laundry Room seemed small but still ok until we put our new HE washer and dryer in.

All of a sudden the Laundry Room held the washer and drying and left only a small walkway from the entry door, pass the machines and to the garage. Continue reading

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Hanging Pictures with the help of toothpaste???

I think it is safe to say I’m a bit anal retentive when it comes to hanging pictures and them being straight. My husband will even say I’m OCD about symmetry.

When picture frames require using more than 1 nail to hang it really drives me crazy because those little bracket things are never symmetrical from one side to the next on the back of the frames.

I usually end putting the nails in the wall then having to move one because the picture is a centimeter off from being level from the brackets in the back but not anymore! Continue reading

Disaster in the Washer!!!

So it is safe to say it has been a crazy couple of days. I’m stressed out, not sleeping well and the thought of food makes me nauseous. Because of this I have been in a half fog for probably the last 24 hours.

The house work was slacking and my daughter was being clingy which wasn’t helping. I had called my mom to see if she could come over to help play with the kids… A.k.a deal with my daughters neediness while I tried to clean the floors.

In the meantime the plan was to bust through a few loads of laundry since it only took a minute to throw it from machine to machine, then I could fold it while Giada took her nap and I got Nicholas to sit down and watch a movie.

I started with the kids laundry. I threw the first 1/2 of it in and went back to the kids. An hour later I went to toss it in the dryer when I opened the door to the horror that would last me the good part of the rest of the day… Continue reading