Category house & home

First Home, First Home Renovation

I’m going to skip the apologies for lack of content over here at the Frogging It blog. You know, big family, busy stuff, blah blah blah. So here’s what we’re up to this summer. It has always been a part of our planning to add a bathroom to our one bathroom house. Last summer, you […]

10 Ways to Trash Your House

I have had a lot of questions and requests* on how one’s house can get so messy so quickly. So I thought I’d dedicate a post to helping you trash your home at record speeds. It’s really not as hard as you’d think. I’ve broken it down into 1o steps to help you streamline your […]

Dining Set Makeover & the Truth About Upholstering with Burlap

Ok, this we did a while ago. To our friends it’s old news. Two summers ago, we made it one of our summer projects to give our dining room set a new look. We had picked it up for $100 at a local church’s rummage sale. It was in rough shape when we got it. […]

Keeping It Clean: Some Tips to Help You (me)

What an awesome day Labor Day was! We worked our tails off to get the house and yard cleaned up an organized so we could have a gathering at our place. We love to entertain, and try to get a bunch of our friends together a few times a year. It felt really good. The […]

A New Light Fixture for the Dining Room

Well, we now have our first electrical update under our belts! (Michael does, under his belt, I mean.) I was minding my own business cleaning the kitchen and prepping tomatoes for some home made sauce, when Michael said he needed my help. I had no idea what I was in for. Earlier this summer we […]

Summer Projects

Dear Reader, I’m sorry I dropped off the face of the blogosphere! There are so many fun and interesting things to do outside during the summer months. Besides keeping constant tabs on where my kids are, since our new neighborhood is FULL of children and fun and adventure, I have also been helping Mr. Michael […]

Landscaping is…not my forte

I’m not great at this. Especially the looking at what you have & then having a good vision of what you want & how to get there from here. I’m trying to figure out what to do here. Reshape the gardens? Leave as they are? I need some bigger plant back there behind the hostas, […]

{7QT} A Plumbing Miracle? And What We’ll Do Now That We’re Five-Thousandaires

I am jumping for joy over here. Remember the severe plumbing issues we were dealing with and waiting patiently to have the money to fix? Well, it has all worked out rather beautifully. The hills are alive with the sound of music. Huge mess behind the washer/dryer. The sump pump sitting in the plugged floor […]

Pipe Dreams

Hello! Welcome to my blog & my first post! You can read a little about us here! Last October (just over 3 months ago) we bought our first house. It has been such an exciting and terrifying experience. We missed the first few houses that we were really interested in to other buyers, you know, […]