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Renovating a house doesn’t have to be left to the pros. Of course anything licensed like electrical, plumbing, gas and waterproofing, must be done by those licensed trades. But you’d be surprised how many ways you can cut costs to your renovation by doing it yourself. Here are just some…

Demolition One of the best parts of renovating but also the messiest is the demolition. It’s the fun part that enables you to take out all your stress for the day by smashing some tiles or ripping up carpet. There is no reason as to why you can’t complete 90%…

Instagram is getting very competitive and a good looking feed really counts! I am no expert at this and I take pretty basic photos, but a fancy “preset” (or filter) over the top can really transform your feed. I can’t add a photo to Instagram without one now. They are…

The power of paint hey? As they say! What a difference. I still have lots to do with this little house but the biggest change was turning everything from brown to white just with paint. No special skills needed. I spray painted bricks, painted window frames, the door, eaves and…

A change of season, a new home, or just tired of the same old look? If you’re like me, you take any chance to freshen and liven things up in your home. But I am always working on a budget. I need things to be affordable and easy to achieve…

This balm can be used anywhere on your body. Use as a lip balm, put on chapped or chaffed skin, on your elbows, face if you have any inflamed dry patches. It contains nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and Shea butter so can be used just about anywhere on your…

You bought a digital download and you’d like to use it for artwork, but need to re-size it to suit your frame? (Note – a lot of Etsy digital prints already come in a variety of standard sizes, but sometimes you have a frame and the print just doesn’t work)…

I get asked about this often as I’ve just added them to two recent bathroom renos. There’s two products on the market that I recommend and are affordable. They are – Easycraft Wet Area Panels & James Hardie External Cladding. Both are available at Bunnings (I am not sponsored or…

It’s been a wild 18 months. If you follow along often you’ll know that I’ve had some big changes… anyway, that’s not what I’m here for today because I wanted to give you an update on where I’m at with the renovations! Early this year I finished a reno on…

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I claimed I’d easily get a FULL kitchen reno done for $8,000. That’s a complete strip and new (budget) appliances for a little house I have. I’m on track and it’s almost done! It’s been a long couple of months. So much…