New Vanity and What I Kept

Hi Karabean! 

I’ve recently redone my vanity and I had a massive clear out of all my makeup. So here is my new organizational setup and all the makeup that I kept!

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DIY Shelves

Hi Keddahbean and Cheese,

Andrew and I did our first DIY project in our new house! I wanted shelves for our bathrooms which don’t have any good towel storage. So instead of buying super expensive shelves, we decided to make our own.

Here’s the finished product and how we made them!


We bought a 2in x 12in x 10ft plank of wood from Home Depot and had them cut that down into 5 24in peices of wood. We sanded and stained the wood, bought some brackets (again from Home Depot), and fixed them to the wall.

For three beautiful shelves, the total cost was less than $24.00 per shelf (minus the cost of any tools you may need to get the project done)! They’re rustic and perfect and I love them so much!


Big thanks to my wonderful husband who assembled these for me. He’s the very best in the whole entire universe =)

DIY Harry Potter Wreath

Hi Steffi, I accomplished some goals this weekend! I pretty much ignored what I normally do/need to do on the weekend and I spent my time doing only things that I could cross off my list. Here’s what I did!

#87. Make a wreath
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Thanks for the ideas pinterest! Here’s how I made it:

20150926_131659Materials! I got this stuff for less than $20 and I already had the glasses, time turner, etc.

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I cut strips of tulle about 2 feet long.

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I tied the strips of tulle all the way around, alternating colors.

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I put some craft glue on the backside to keep the tulle from undoing and sliding around the foam ring. It dries clear!

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I put all the details on with craft glue and some sewing pins. TADA!

I also completed:

#63. Make a homemade pizza
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#69. Make a dessert in the crock pot. Slow cooker chocolate lava cake
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#80. Use a face mask
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Other things I was able to cross off recently:
#41. Make a fungeon. This was “man cave” before but our fungeon is so much cooler.
#56. Make a light box
#59. Floss everyday for a month
#60. Rewatch Lost
#65. Keep up a regular workout schedule
#79. Get a massage
#84. Go to a beach
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I’m now over halfway done with just under a year to go!

End Date: August 23, 2016
Progress: 54/101

Goals to be completed next:
#8. Read a new book every year. Just one more to go!
#11. Make 10 recipes from pinterest. (8/10)
#15. Try 5 new foods (4/5)
#23. Start a pay it forward in a coffee drive thru
#28. Have a Hunger Games movie marathon
#68. Go to 3 states we’ve never been to. (I’ve never been to Nevada!)
#86. Try quilling

Guest Post – Multirotor Mania

MAAANDREW! I am writing you this week because Kara is in need of a little rest from all of the craziness of getting ready for Phoenix Comic-Con.
As you know you got me into this amazing hobby of flying little helicopters/quadcopters/multirotors, this list goes on and on, and we both dreamed of having our own amazing, big, fast, cool ones since we started. Well I am here to tell you that I pulled the trigger and bought an almost-ready-to fly kit.

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That is pretty much what comes in the kit, shout out to miniquadbros.com for their awesome kit. It really does look like this out of the box with maybe some different colors for straps or something. I highly recommend this kit. It comes with everything you need except your tx/rx and batteries. You will need some tools but really a soldering iron/gun and a hex set will be all you need.

Now I am not going to tell you how to build it, because honestly it’s relatively easy. I will show you before and after of my build tho. 20150504_140022[1] 20150506_191701[1]

There is a piece that goes over the top of everything and protects it but I thought being able to see the innards would be cooler. I have destroyed my hand trying to figure out the issues with wiring and getting the damned thing armed, I have broken about half of the props that I bought (somewhere in the 8-10 range, so far), I have burned out a motor (I blame factory defects), crashed a half dozen times(twice into trees, in AZ, I know), but I honestly have not had this much fin putting something together and then using it. I implore you oh best of friends, as soon as you can, buy one of these.
Then I can crash mine into yours.

Until you and your soon to be bride come visit us I will continue to enjoy this beast of a copter myself.

New Laundry Room – Before & After

Hi Steffi, one of my 101 in 1001 goals was to complete a home project. The yoga room is almost done, but the project we started over a year ago is now basically done. I say basically because it’s not pretty, but I do have a laundry room IN the house now. We had to make a new doorway, re-wire some electrical, insulate the walls, hang new drywall, and move the washer and dryer. It was quite the project!

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Before. The only way in was through this door in the backyard. The bedroom door is right there also, but that was three doors to go through to do laundry!

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There’s the old entry door where you got in from outside, behind these helpful men!

They ripped off the old drywall/pegboard and found no plumbing lines through where we wanted the new door. Woo!

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Figuring out measurements for the new door. That was legitimately my dad’s shopping list. On a piece of wood. Not gunna lie, I didn’t have much to do with this project other than documentation haha.

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Derp! Look at this puppy! He was trying to be helpful. We covered up this old dryer vent hole and made a new one on the other side of the room where the dryer would be.

Here’s the huge blank wall in the kitchen where the new doorway was going to be.

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Grayson vacuumed the dust as my dad was cutting out the drywall. This was very helpful as it didn’t make a big mess in my kitchen!

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Yay doorway!

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After

We still wanted to cover up the old doorway so we took the door out and put a piece of siding on the outside.

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They insulated everything and put up new drywall. Right next to the dryer is where the old door was. We added a spare bit of carpet so it wasn’t just concrete flooring.

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After! I even have shelving. And the kitty box no longer has to be in the kitchen. I got a little cabinet unit for my birthday as well that will go in here once Grayson helps me put it together. There’s not a whole lot of space so my parents bought cabinets that were only a foot deep, but I can put cleaning supplies and leftover paint cans in there!

It may not be pretty, but it’s functional and it’s accessible from inside the house so I’ve been very happy with it! A huge thank you to the wonderful men in my life! ❤

A New Yoga Room Floor!

HiSteffiItsTuesdayyy

My awesome husband made me a new floor for my birthday! Yes, a floor. Remember my yoga room? It hasn’t really been used for yoga lately; it hasn’t been used for anything really except it’s where Midna looks out the window. It’s difficult to do yoga on carpet – really bad for your wrists and things – so I needed hard flooring. Grayson bought flooring at Costco in arcadia sunset and followed the instructions on the box, easy peasy! Well, he won’t say the same, but nevermind that.

Here’s the room before

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Underneath all that carpet was horrible vinyl! Grayson hacked at it for a couple hours before it was all gone.

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He put down a moisture (ew) barrier first and then started piecing the wood panels together. The barrier didn’t reach all the way across the room, so he just made sure the uncovered part was along the inside wall because here in AZ there’s hardly any risk of water coming up from the ground.

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Apparently there was a fair bit of finger smashing during this part.
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Aaaand done!
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Well almost. Still have to do the baseboards and right up to the door but look at it! What a difference, I have a yoga studio! I’ll show you a picture once I’ve got it all set up 🙂