Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Find Hidden Water Leaks the Easy Way!

This post was brought to you in cooperation with the Delta Faucet Company. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. #DeltaLeakDetect


I couldn’t find a tiny water leak in the piper under my powder room sink. It was random, and even more weird, it never happened when I ran water down the pipes to find where it leaked.
At this point you're probably saying it is no big deal because it is a micro leak and just a bit of water that I catch in a somewhat unattractive dish under the sink. Not so.

I experienced the hard way how much water damage an undetected micro water leak can cause over time.

Let’s not forget how much extra money I paid on my water bill because of this stupid leak either.


I found so much black mold around the master bathroom toilet that my simple DIY tiling  job quickly turned into hiring a mold remediater and a contractor to rip out and replace the entire floor down to the studs.

How to Find the First Signs of a Water Leak Before it Gets Out of Control

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Friday Favorites Linky Party 393

Hello October! Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? Any costume ideas?

Seriously, I'm asking. I did a costume consult for a friend and realized I'm tapped out of Halloween costume ideas. Help a sister out and give me a suggestion in the comments below.




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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Make Awesome DIY Halloween Outdoor Projector Decorations!

Over the years my husband and I have developed a good reputation for displaying awesome outdoor Halloween decorations.

Our favorite Halloween decorations are the kind that move. Unfortunately condo living means we don’t have the storage space for moving inflatables or the life size animatronic ghosts we see when we idea shop at the Halloween store. Bummer, I know.

We generally keep things fresh by mixing and matching the decorations we already have sprinkled and I add a healthy dollop of DIY props if we want to decorate with a new outdoor Halloween theme.

This year my husband and I are going BIG with our DIY Halloween decorations and haunting  the windows of our house with animated ghosts - just like the kind you see in a haunted house or on the dance floor of The Haunted Mason! (my favorite part of the ride, by the way) using  AtmosFX Digital Decorations. That’s right, friends we are using projection Halloween decorations this year and they look so. freaking. cool!



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How to Project Animated Halloween Ghost Decorations

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Friday, September 29, 2017

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I had a pretty bad day that ended in inspiring a very good thing. The day started forcing my sleepy self (and trusty travel coffee mug) to get up and out of the house for a cart trip. Even though I've driving the route a million times I missed an early exit. I didn't think much of it because of the familiar landmarks along the way.

An hour into my drive I realize those roadside landmarks were for driving to my in laws house and NOT the place I needed to go. I get there 40 minutes late. I hate being late. As I'm fussing with something in my car trunk, I hear light ker-clutch. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Elizabethan Doublet Costume Reveal!

My husband needed a new Elizabethan nobleman costume when he performs at renaissance festivals. It is a tricky business because the history geek in me wants to be as historically accurate as possible.

However unlike a living history museum, what we do is historical entertainment. Being outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions means there are some liberties I have to take in the clothing design,  construction, and preferences of the guy wearing it. In other words, please don’t yell at me historical clothing purists. I know where I did not follow Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws (dress code.) Thank you.

I gave you a costume project sneak peak in Elizabethan Doublet Costume Work in Progress.  I cut the velvet front of the doublet trim larger than my pattern so I could hoop it and spent a 12 hour day doing nothing but embroidering the border design over and over holding my breath every time hoping everything will line up when I finished. Thank goodness it did!

Gold metallic thread would make the embroidery really sing. After a few frustrating test pieces I learned there is a finesse to machine embroidering with metallic thread that I do not have yet. That is a skill to learn for another day.