Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly

Budgeting and cutting household costs has been at the forefront my mind for quite some time now. Saving more money around the house means more money to use to pay off school debt, which is now our number one priority in life (something I never thought I’d say if you’d had asked me as a teenager). At any rate, I’d become particularly frustrated with the cost of laundry detergents and decided to find a recipe online to make my own. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly”

Simple String Light Photo Display

I’m constantly looking for ways to make our bedroom more soft and relaxing. Our metal canopy bed is very demanding of the space and I try my best to down-play it in subtle and clean ways. Continue reading “Simple String Light Photo Display”

How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount

Looking to upgrade your media center but unsure how? Well this post will show you how. Literally! I purchased the Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount and will show you in video form how to install it. Continue reading “How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount”

Product Review: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler

How do you make an AMD FX-8350 go from being loud and hot to cool and quiet? Having AMD’s stock cooler that is not the new Wraith redesign, I purchased the Cryorig H7 to find out if it could do the job. Continue reading “Product Review: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler”

DIY Sun Shade Post Update

One of our top posts in the summer is the DIY Sun Shade tutorial I wrote back in 2014. Well, I have recently remade my window shades and decided to record the process. Continue reading “DIY Sun Shade Post Update”

Get Organized: Under the Bathroom Sink

Before Trevor and I left for our fabulous cruise, I made it a mission to get the house relatively cleaned up. I didn’t want anything lying around that the cats could get into, I didn’t want anything left out in the open for the sitter to worry about/to have to deal with; it just makes sense to tidy up as much as possible before going away, for any length of trip. Continue reading “Get Organized: Under the Bathroom Sink”

IKEA ALEX Desk Hinge Installation How-To

We had a couple of commenters on YouTube asking for specifics about how to install the door for the cable management compartment on the ALEX desk from IKEA that we purchased a bit ago. Continue reading “IKEA ALEX Desk Hinge Installation How-To”

DIY PC: Save Money – Ignore Common Purchasing Advice

If you like to build  computers, chances are you have heard a common piece of advice: “Buy parts to ensure a clear upgrade path or future expansion.” On the surface this sounds reasonable, but looking closer, it can be a huge waste of money. Continue reading “DIY PC: Save Money – Ignore Common Purchasing Advice”

My New IKEA “ALEX” Desk

Things have been hectic for us. We’ve been working really hard on going through our belongings again for the last time. I mean, as we move and grow we’ll get rid of things, but Trevor and I both feel like this time around we are truly getting rid of all the excess. One year after we started on our journey, we believe we’ll be finished with it.

Between tearing the house apart, listing things on eBay and Craigslist, and helping my sister tackle her clutter……….we found time on a Saturday to drive 5h round-trip to our “local” IKEA to snag me a new desk.

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DIY Your 2016 Planner

I love my planner, and have been forcing it to work double duty as my wallet since October 2015. However, purchasing planner inserts is expensive and I haven’t found any in stores that work for me. This year I’ve decided to make my own inserts and share them with you!  Continue reading “DIY Your 2016 Planner”