Plywood Plank Flooring Preparation

Prepare Plywood for Plank Flooring

Recently, we saw some great pins on about using plywood to install farmhouse style, rustic plank flooring in your home. We love this idea, and after 20 years of installing laminate flooring in every room (sometimes more than once!), we are ready for something new and interesting. We created a video to show you how we prepared our plywood to be used for this purpose.

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Get Your House Clean Now!

Get Your House Clean Now: The Home Cleaning Method Anyone Can Master by Beth McGee

In Beth McGee’s book, Get Your House Clean Now: The Home Cleaning Method Anyone Can Master, you’ll learn where to begin, how to finish, how to maintain, how to be inspired, and what products and tools to to use to get the job done. PLUS it comes with a FREE product guide.

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We’re Terrified and Excited at the Same Time!

Don't Panic!

  Ok. Don’t panic. No. We won’t panic. Pull our hair out? Lose sleep? Run around like crazy trying to get things done before one of us is gone for good? Sure. Do all of these. But just…don’t…panic. What, you ask, could possibly make us come to this stressful place …

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Video of the Month- Watch a Mobile Home Demolition! Video of the Month

Check out this month’s Video of the Month. I love how this video shows everything in the guts of the mobile home. It’s nice to get an in depth view, especially into an older home because so many people are buying them for little money and turning them into such …

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Video of the Month- Bathroom re-do- No more wall strips! Video of the Month

Check out this video we’ve chosen for our Video of the Month. A nice, low cost bathroom remodel with removal of wall strips. Some easy alterations here to keep within your budget. There’s a lot you can do with existing features by resurfacing rather than replacing. I like the way …

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We Built A Pergola

Pergola from side yard.

As we have gotten older and our children have gone on to college and subsequently moved on to big people jobs, our life together has changed a lot. We’ve taken some great vacations, gone to Lollapalooza (IKR!!!), and started working out every day, to name a few of the changes. …

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I Saw The Light- The Story of A Lantern

Cottage Lantern with Pull chain

Recently Several months ago, I shared a couple of posts about our living room remodel. In some of the images were lanterns that we installed. Many of you have inquired about those lanterns so I decided it was time they had a post of their own. I have never been …

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Shasta Re-Issues the 1961 Airflyte Trailer for A Limited Run!

  Recently, I read an article and interview that shared a terrific update in the world of small vintage trailers for those who find them all-the-rage like our wonderful mobile home owners community. Shasta, makers of the Airflyte Trailer, have re-issued 1,941 limited-run 1961 Airflyte reproductions for purchase!  For more …

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Myth- Mobile Homes Can’t Stand Up To…

…tornadoes! Simply put, I call BS. In a recent article in the Clarion Ledger out of the (great?) state of Mississippi, writer Jerry Mitchell is adamant that manufactured homes are death traps.  Death traps! Hyperbole much? I used to worry about the quality of manufactured housing and had those concerns reinforced by …

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