If you follow my blog, you know that we are budget DIY enthusiasts. We created a DIY home-gym out of some empty storage space in the basement, provided tips about a DIY remedy for removing a “Stink in Your Sink” and of course, our DIY Peloton App experience.
Now it was time to turn our attention to our dated maple kitchen cabinets. We knew when we bought the house that we wanted new cabinets but what we didn’t realize was just how expensive new cabinets could be. Way outside of our budget.
After months of research, we decided to paint them ourselves. It was much more work that we ever anticipated but the cabinets came out beautiful and it saved us heaps of money. We owe it all to some old fashioned hard-work, elbow grease, loads of patience and of course, this special cabinet paint, but more on that later.
Here is a recap of our journey.
Now that the holidays are in full swing it won’t be long before we start making New Year Resolutions and saying, “Right, its Jan. 1st. Time to get in shape and lose some of those holiday pounds!” I must say it every year…
I thought I would share some of my at home exercise hits and misses over the years. (If you are looking for diet advice, move along…)
This is not your typical Walt Disney blog where the author tells you where to stay, where to eat and what rides to take. There are thousands of those blogs. This blog is all about what to BRING to Disney. By buying in advance we saved a load of money and it was easier than having to go shopping once we landed or checked-in. Have fun. Like they say, Disney World is magical! We had a great time!
Peloton recently announced that you could now finance the purchase of a new Peloton bike. Is it a good deal? Here are my thoughts:
Buy Without Financing: As detailed in my earlier Peloton App blog purchasing a Peloton bike without financing costs about $3,000 when you add in delivery, $468 class subscription fees for the first year ($39 per month), $125 for clip-in shoes, exercise mat, etc. Way outside of my budget.
0% APR Financing: While a 0% down APR sounds like a great detail, the devil is in the details. For qualified buyers, Peloton allows you to make 39 monthly payments of $58 for the bike. This does not include the Peloton classes. In addition to the cost of the bike, shoes, etc. to qualify for the 0% financing you need to commit to a 39-month class subscription of $39/mo. totaling $1,521. By my math the grand total over the 39-month period will be almost a $4,053 commitment when you add all the extras.
As some of you know I am the proud mother of two 7 year old twin boys. I wouldn’t say that they are “spoiled” but they’ve been given a lot of toys over the years, whether its from Santa, their generous aunts, uncles, and grandparents or Mum & Dad. Some get loads of use while others gather dust in the corner until they magically disappear…
Here is a review of about 20 toys. Some are classics that you will remember as a kid and others are one hit wonders.
WARNING: What you are about to see is a budget friendly home gym that will not look anything like you have pinned on Pinterest. You have been warned…
Last year we converted an unfinished area of our basement into our own mini-exercise room. We put up one wall, installed a couple of doors, a dropped ceiling with recessed lights, a TV and interlocking rubber floor mats. We painted the cement walls bright yellow and bingo – a home gym. The only thing left is mirrors. Here is a step-by-step (budget conscience) guide to how we did it.
It was driving us gonzo! A sewer-like odor coming from our shower. We poured soap, we poured Drano, we poured anything we could get our hands on down the drain but we couldn’t get rid of the smell. We finally learned that it was sewer gas coming from drainage system. Pee-ewe!
Hi! A real short one for my readers. Have you ever spilled some red wine on your couch or rug? Well, it has happened to me more than once and I have found the absolute best solution. It is called “Wine Away” and it makes the red wine disappear in minutes. Just the other day I accidentally kicked over a glass of red wine that I had placed on our rattan rug in our sun room (yes, I know, a very bad spot for a glass of wine…) and the stain disappeared with just a couple of squirts. I was skeptical but it is magical. It says that it also removes coffee, ink, blood, sauces, fruit punch, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents but I have only ever tried it on red wine. Next time I will try to remember to take some before and after pictures as long…
Hi, Welcome to my first blog. We moved into a new house last year that already had speakers wired for sound but there was really no good spot for a large stereo receiver. Instead we bought four Sonos CONNECT wireless receivers. A little pricey but it really helped with our seating options in our small living room by not having to position a bulky entertainment center. We set the receivers up in the basement, ran speaker wire to the speakers upstairs and presto! Now can play music in our living room, dining room, sun room and by the pool all from the Sonos APP on our phone. We can access Pandora, Amazon Music, our music library on Apple iTunes, etc. and are very happy with our purchase! The app is very intuitive and easy to use.