Bathroom redo with a toddler. 

It started small. I noticed a small edge of a wall where the tub corner met the wall where a tile was lose, no big deal. I took the tile off, and saw some wetness and black behind it. Hmmmmm it must just be because the tile was loose, right? Well we disliked the tile anyway, original tile from the 60s, so I’ll just take it down and sand and then repaint the walls. Easy enough.  HA! 

This is what diy home renovation looks like. Its easy, its doable, but its darn messy!!!! Enjoy these photos for now. This is a real life home renovation done myself. 

The bathroom as it was when I began.


Body shaming is never ok, not even for Donald Trump 

This “story” keeps appearing in my news feed today. I don’t care who you support,  why is this ok? Why is it ok to make fun of someone’s body? It’s NOT!

Every day the internet is flooded with posts about how horrible body shaming is, usually in regards to women. But this, publicly shaming a man’s body, is ok? Making fun of small genitalia, robust waistlines, that’s ok? No, no its not.

This is not ok. Its not ok for anyone. Its not ok to make fun of other people’s bodies. There are humans out there who’s bodies look like this. What kind of message does it send to poke fun at this? That body shaming is ok if this is what it looks like and it is in regards to a man? Making fun of genitalia size, something people have no control over, is never ok. Again, body shaming is never ok, doesn’t matter who it is. Attack character, actions or words if you must. But don’t body shame.

 Man or woman, Republican or Democrat I think this is just is appalling behavior. Link below if you don’t know what I am referring to. This is NOT ok America.

Have an itch to scratch?

Short sweet and to the point. This massager is awesome.  My husband is thrilled because he no longer has to massage the horrible knots in my back and neck. And I’m thrilled i don’t have to wait for him to be home when i have a pain in my back. And the best part of all. He always asks me to scratch his back when he has an itch. And now, he can do it himself! Yay! 

Also its great for sensory therapy for Vivienne. She puts it on her foot and pulls and it gives her that deep pressure she needs. Its perfect for everyone ! Head on over to to check it out.

Full disclosure, I received this item for free in exchange for my honest unbiased review.  These opinions here are 100% my own. And they have no medical backing, just my own.  Lol. 

How to choose a paint color

How to choose a paint color

Deciding on a paint color is no easy task. You CAN NOT simply look at a swatch and decide. Every color looks different depending on the light of your room and you surroundings. 

Here is a step by step of how to choose a color. 

1) get samples of prospective colors. Go to a local paint store and purchase samples. 

2) paint them in strips on your walls. All over your walls in many areas.  You will see how different one color can look depending on where it is. Number your cans and keep track of which color is where.

3) narrow down the choices

4) paint over the “no” colors with your pared down choices

5) confidently make your decision! For our dining room I used Ebbtide in a eggshell finish. I did this last year and i am still in love with it!