Hosta plants are AMAZING! Share them with your friends and family! Most inexpensive gardening ever!

I love sharing plants with friends/family/neighbors.  It is so much fun to be able to spread the love and beauty of gardening!  Hosta is super easy to split and share and it goes a lot farther than you would imagine.  Due to the removal of a very large dead tree in our yard, I will…

Happy first-time Buyers find a great home!

Liz and Alicia did an amazing job at helping us find the right house. No pressure and   they really listened to what we wanted in a house. We were first time home buyers, and they made the experience so smooth and easy. They were able to answer all of our questions and helped us…

Taking down a monstrous tree in our yard! Base of the tree is a mere 15 feet from our house.

One of the joys of home ownership is taking care of our yards.   This task is sometimes full of joy and fulfillment when a garden turns our right or we are enjoying a meal on the stamped concrete patio we put in.  It is NOT full of any joy when a HUGE elm tree…

Mini Mud Room at our back door! You can make your own with the plans included in this post.

I wrote a post back in April about our challenging back door situation.  With 3 people, a dog, & visitors going in and out of our back door – something had to be done!  The shelving unit we ended up with is simple and custom to our space.  All the metal was purchased at Discount…

If you are looking for more living space in a South Minneapolis home – this is IT!

4123 Nokomis Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55406 3BR/2BA 2122 sq. ft. $224,900 MLS#4157550 Great space with 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms on the upper level, an office & mudroom!  Fantastic kitchen with island, doors leading to deck for easy outdoor meals and entertaining. Built-in buffet, original woodwork, beautifully refinished hardwood floors on 2 levels. Professionally…

Beautiful South Minneapolis Remodel – What a transformation!

This home has so many things to love!  Character, 2 story, bedrooms all on one level!  I was able to help the owners of this home purchase it a few years back and they have done so much to it!  I love to see a home that has been neglected be transformed by Owners that…

Garden shed design and plans available in this post!

The pictures below tell the story of our shed construction – Sam fits in to the supervisory position quite well! We purchased the cute windows and doors from Siwek Lumber http://www.siweklumber.com/ in NE Minneapolis.  They have many new and used doors and windows to choose from and the prices are great.  I think we paid about…

Garden Shed

Even with a 4 car garage with attic storage in both our house and our garage, we still need more room for more stuff.  How is that possible?  I have some very minimalist friends (you know who you are) that probably think we are nuts for having so much stuff but this DIY mentality requires…

Happy Home Buyers!

The home buying experience would not have been the same without the wonderful people that assisted us in this process. We looked at homes for 5 months and Liz was so patient with us. We looked at all kinds of houses until we found the perfect one. The process had its moments of stress but…