Renovating 407: The Creative

I was thinking yesterday I should have called it The Updating of 407. Because that is what most of it has been. My dad had to put tar on the dryer vent on the roof the other day, it was raining into my torn up shower. When they put up the new roof, right beforeContinue reading “Renovating 407: The Creative”

Resizing a Kitchen

There used to be a “closed in” kitchen. Only thing missing was a swinging door where I am standing. All that seventies. Even a boob light.  My dad went into the sauna like attic and found the wall wasn’t weight bearing. I got me a hammer and saw. Only problem was, those 2x4s were completelyContinue reading “Resizing a Kitchen”

Ain’t no Boring Mailbox

I’m sitting here at soccer practice, so I am going to steal from a Facebook post showing the mailbox I DIYed… Adventures in renovating: somewhere past week 55⏩ I saw this blog post about their pool progress, week 16. And I thought, it’s June and they aren’t finished after 16 weeks. That’s crazy. It’s poolContinue reading “Ain’t no Boring Mailbox”

Upcycling Old Shutters

What do you do when you find sets of old shutters? You decorate them of course. I had found 2 sets of these right before Christmas a few years ago. I was looking for them to make something for my mom. I was lucky to have found them that day, at the first place IContinue reading “Upcycling Old Shutters”

Ode to the Men thru my Life 

My normal readers may want to skip this post. Just saying. Nothing to do with DIY or photography. Just need to vent. And I wasn’t about to do this on Facebook because it’s too real. To Adrian Sanchez, Poncho Gonzales, Jason Weill, Jesse Solomon, Jimmy Mascari, Steven Sanchez, Jason Morales, Mike Plante, Felix Tafoya andContinue reading “Ode to the Men thru my Life “

Copycat Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

Ingredients CRUST: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used the Ninja and ground up whole crackers) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup melted butter FILLING: 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs TOPPING: 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoonsContinue reading “Copycat Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake”