Monday, September 27, 2010

Home renovations, kind of

I did a few small things around the house this summer, nothing major, just enough to add a few touches and utilize our space!

I bought some new towels for our bathroom for $1.38 from Kohls. About once a month Kohls sends a free $ 10 coupon and you can buy whatever you want and you only have to spend at least $10. So you know what I do. I spend exactly or slightly over the $10 and just get free items! It did take me 2 months to buy towels for our bathroom, but we really couldn't beat the price!

We bought an organizer from Home Depot with a gift card to put in the upstairs hallway since we were giving up our extra room for our roommate Hannah ( I will write about her soon, love her!)

I have been wanting curtains for our living room ever since we moved in 4 years ago! I just haven't found anything that I like...... until I found these at cost plus, also utilizing a $10 off coupon.

I also changed a few picture frames in our dining area

Our final project is what we call our "secret space." I do need an area to do my craft projects and since we no longer had our extra room available I really didn't want our master bedroom to become a craft mess.... so we utilized our crawl space! My wonderful handy man husband built me a custom craft table, put some wood and carpet down, added lighting and waahla!! our secret space!

It is filled with Mayas art and some old photos, nothing matches, and I don't have to keep it clean, which I love!

We told Maya we had a special surprise for her and we revealed the "secret space" to her and she absolutely loved it! We go down there together and do crafts, she colors and paints, and we just spend time together, I love the time with her!


  1. Look at you saving money! I so need a secret space, I know jealousy is bad but I am a bit jealous of yours ;)

  2. Very energetic of you to have this special space to create. I love your use of the coupons, very good Jenni. Do you wash out ziplocs yet?


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