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Hi.  That’s me.  Erica.  And the other one with glasses is my hubs, Tyler.  He’s the cheese to my macaroni.
And these guys.  They’re our noodles.
We’ve decided to make DIY our second priority (please see above picture as to what the first is), in order to GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE!  WE NEED SOME MORE SPACE!
Unfortunately, we have very little cheddar to do this and our house reminds me a little bit of The Money Pit.
By the way, Tom Hanks rocks.  
I digress.  A very important fact that you must know about me is that I have multiple personalities  chain thoughts usually happening all at once and I generally go with them.
I’m going to fake it to make it and get this house done on the freaking cheap!  
That is street for,
“We are going to remodel and upgrade our home using creative techniques to add value while being incredibly budget conscious.”
In all seriousness, a couple of my super powers is teaching myself new skills and thinking outside of the box.  It’s not laser vision or super human strength, but it gets the job done!
So, please, come along, jump on the crazy train, it’s going to be a really fun ride!  Laugh with me, cry with me, loud whisper yell with me, whatever motivates you to change your home and make it your own by using a bit of elbow grease (yuck!) and very little money!
(p.s.  I like using movie references whenever possible to deal with real life problems.  Probably due to the days of a misspent youth in front of Mr. T.V.- my brother Cory also suffers from this affliction. Do not be afraid.  I don’t think it’s contagious.  I haven’t seen anything on t.v. about it.)
May the Schwartz be With You!




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  • Laura

    LUVd your kitchen makeover featured on This Old House! Genius!! I especially like how you mentioned you hope the readers are empowered. I certainly feel this way after seeing your work. I’m currently renting out my house and looking for another fixer upper. I’ve bookmarked your site for those future times I will need a little push, a little hope. Keep blogging :-) Keep proving that great things happen when we step out of our comfort zone.

    • Erica

      Thank you so much Laura! You have certainly made my ENTIRE day a bit more cheery and awesome! I would love to see the great things you do! Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again!