• ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

    One Room Challenge Week 6: The Reveal

    There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here today. Though I can’t say it was 100% worth it, I can say that I am 100% happy with every outcome and choice we made for CuzinEd – our mobile air bnb. We took our dated rv that had been through 15 years of renting and brought it back to life. Hopefully, he can give us a few more now. A quick outline of what we changed: we replaced the driver and passenger seats with newer, modern seats that swivel and recline; we removed the love seat and added a fireplace with a coffee/charging station; we removed the…

  • ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

    Week 3 of the Fall ORC

    We are now halfway through this challenge and I am starting to wonder if we will be able to complete this in time. I’m also starting to feel the toll of spending all of my spare time in the rv – alone – with the kids and wishing Mike were around to help. Hopefully he will be able to give some solid time to the rv in the next half because we still have a lot of work to do. This past week we finished the flooring except for three pieces we were short and need to go pick up. I painted the refrigerator panels and wallpapered one strip of…

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    One Room Challenge Fall 2019

    Did I just write that? I feel like I am still recovering from Spring ORC. Yet, here I am. Again. My dad walked into the “constructions site” yesterday and his only comment was, “So the insanity continues?” Yup. But. I digress. For those of you just starting to follow along with me, the One Room Challenge is a six week challenge to complete a single room renovation top to bottom in – you guessed it – six weeks. It happens twice a year in the Spring and the Fall. Tons of people along with 20 Featured Design Influencers enter the challenge together and it sort of reminds me of a…

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    Week 2: One Room Challenge The Kitchen Garden

    It was really important to me to spend the first week getting as many plants in to the ground as I could because this would give me as much grow time as possible. If you look at the pictures right after planting you’ll see why: if I had waited until the very end the plants wouldn’t be filled in and it would look like a pinterest fail. A few months ago while visiting my parents Mike and I grabbed about 16 of my dad’s old scaffolding planks. He’s a retired stucco contractor but still has a yard full of supplies. They’ve been sitting on the side of the house just…