Tag Archives: DIY

Should I pull a permit? Short answer. . .Yes you should. . .

When I am sitting in a listing appointment and I ask the question, “Did you pull a permit for this?”, I often get shifty eyes and a . . .”well no, I did not want to spend the money on that”.   I completely understand the thought behind wanting to save the money while you are […]

Winter Tips for Minnesota Home Owners

One of my recommended inspectors has put together some great winter tips!  Thanks Joe!  You can check out his website to find out more about his home inspections. http://everyhomeinspection.com Furnace filters.  Change filters regularly.  For one inch thick filters change once a month during heating and cooling seasons.  Four inch thick filters are good for 4 months.  Look […]

Huge Church Home Renovation In The Elliot Park Neighborhood of Minneapolis!

Every home renovation to an older building is a challenge and our church home has just gone through a lengthy addition/renovation process.  Our church had an opportunity to purchase a building next door to our current location and renovate the building to house our growing numbers.  There was a good amount of prayer, sleepless nights […]

Siwek is a great place to get doors and windows!

If you are looking for doors or windows for a remodel or building a shed/garage – this is a GREAT PLACE to try and look around – they have new and used.  Located in NE Minneapolis on Marshall so pretty central location as well. http://www.siweklumber.com

Treehouse Update #1

Sam is so excited about the big event happening in our backyard this summer!  This is his favorite house project to date.  He has helped his Dad look through lots of different designs and they have come up with a great result.  It is all designed and ready to build. . . .the most exciting […]

Great Pot Rack Idea – Fun Neighborhood and Asian Restaurant

I had the opportunity to tour a home I sold to a client 9 years ago and it was so much fun to see what they had done to the place! I love to get fun new ideas from people and they had plenty of them! This window pot rack was one that I loved. […]

Winter Party Ideas – Ice candles make it just a little bit fancy

We threw a small New Year’s party and many of the ideas would work for any winter themed party so I thought I would share them.  My favorite part is the ice candles.  They make a winter party just a little fancy & I like just a  little fancy so it works out. Just fill […]

Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas during the Thanksgiving weekend at the Johnson House

After a big turkey dinner at my cousin’s house, our weekend was filled with decorating, cherry making & meat grinding.  Somehow Peter’s deer needed to be ground up as part of our Christmas preparation festivities. Each year we attempt to make chocolate covered cherries and this year they actually worked!  We were able to find some […]

Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas during the Thanksgiving weekend at the Johnson House

After a big turkey dinner at my cousin’s house, our weekend was filled with decorating, cherry making & meat grinding.  Somehow Peter’s deer needed to be ground up as part of our Christmas preparation festivities. Each year we attempt to make chocolate covered cherries and this year they actually worked!  We were able to find some […]

Peter models some super spikes – does that put him on the same level as a superhero? That is up to you. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Peter models his super spikes and takes this tree DOWN. . . . . Find your own super spikes here:  http://www.wesspur.com I have compiled the best pictures from the big event and a few of Sam keeping himself busy.  He was finding some fun of his own while all this was going on.  Don’t miss […]