What to Expect When Installing Replacement Windows

Replacing Windows? Read this guide on what to expect for a smooth installation.

The actual process of installing replacement windows is more invasive than it seems.  You can read about the physical installation in detail in the other portions of our guide to replacement windows.  However, a quick rundown is that they remove the old, install the new, caulk and replace/add trim to repair what was removed to get the window out.  I will remark that our window company did not adequately prepare us for the incidental damage that occurs during installation. Trust me, you would prefer to know up front the hours of work you have ahead of yourself repairing trim, caulk, … Read more…

Everything You Need to Know About Vinyl Replacement Windows: Our Installation Story

All the details on the actual process of having vinyl replacement windows installed

First, this is not a paid review of replacement windows.  This is our opinion and description of the process of replacing 52 windows in our 1927 home, which, I think will net you a more realistic view of the replacement window process.  I cannot stress enough that this can be a major renovation project. I will admit to not being prepared for what all is involved with replacement windows in an older home, even after doing research.  When I wrote this guide our week long replacement window project was still going strong 6 weeks later…  While there were issues detailed … Read more…

A Felt Christmas

We want to wish you a Merry Felt-mas!  While much of our Christmas decor was Star Wars themed the other side of the house was all about felt Christmas.  I fell in love with some small felt Christmas birds a couple of years ago and the felt just grew from there.  Now we have even more felt birds, banners, trees, wreaths, table runners…  The felt list goes on and on.  You name it and we have felt Christmas’d it.  So to finish out this year’s Christmas posts and give you a final tour we welcome you to our felt Christmas. … Read more…

How to Thicken a Sparse Christmas Tree

before and after thickening a sparse Christmas tree using this tutorial.

Ever notice how sparse looking an old or cheap artificial Christmas tree can be?  I’m not a huge fan of artificial trees to begin with… So, the last thing I want to do is have a dejected, sparse, Christmas tree.  Fear not!  I have the simplest tutorial that can teach you how to thicken any Christmas tree.  It can take a sad fake tree and make it look fabulous.  With these easy steps you can breath new life into an old artificial tree or add pizazz to a cheap Christmas tree.  You are going to be shocked by how easy … Read more…

Star Wars Christmas Tree

Ornaments for a Star Wars themed Christmas Tree

If you have read anything on our site you might have realized we are a bit nerdy.  So after finding a set of Star Wars stockings for the whole family it only made sense to make our own Star Wars Christmas tree.  However, have you seen how much Star Wars ornaments cost?  Holy night!  We had to turn to our DIY know how to make a full Star Wars Christmas tree complete with BB-8 topper and custom ornaments from all of the movies.  Here is a tour of our Star Wars Christmas tree with a few DIY and money saving … Read more…