DIY Double Barn Door Entertainment Center

I have always hoped that I would get a big project from a client to shake things up from table making. Becareful for what you wish for. Oh man was this one a beast of a project. Coming in at 10 feet long and 8 feet high, she was no easy feat. But I got her done and had fun doing it. I cant wait to share with you how it was done and how I created the barn doors to fit the wider opening.  After I received an inspirational picture and the desired dimensions from the client it was time to get to work. I used the plans from Shanty 2 Chic's DIY double barn door media center. However, I did alter the dimensions to fit the clients needs. It went to 10ft L x 8ft H instead of 9.5ft L x 7.25ft H. I also had to build it so that It can assembled ...

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80s Green Avocado to Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen

So you bought your first house, huh? And the kitchen is an eyesore and needs a sledge hammer ASAP. This was my thought the moment we closed on our house. We fell in love with the space and the possibilities of the house, but mostly it was the neighborhood and the school district. I knew that one of the first stop was tackling that kitchen. I envisioned a rustic airy farmhouse kitchen, but I had to do it on a dime. Unfortunately, the whole downstairs floors where a laminate wood that I just could not live with. So we had to pick out the floors, which I gotta say was fun process. A local contractor hooked us up and lead us to Travis tile. Going to a show room can feel overwhelming but exciting. Its like a buffet, but an expensive one. ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Practice Exercise Recovery

Disclaimer: Please check with you doctor or healthcare professional before starting any fitness program or regime to determine if it is right for you. This post offers fitness and health information on exercise recovery and is designed for educational purposes only.  So you like to workout a lot huh? Maybe a lil too much. Scared that your going to lose your gains? Well guess again. You may be actually hurting your gains from too much exercise and not enough rest. My dad just started up going to the gym. He is super excited and has been going everyday to the gym for two whole weeks, thinking he is going to lose the drive or the gains he made. I have told this man to slow his roll and at least give his muscles a day to repair. And ...

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At Home Booty Workout: No Equipment

Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician before starting any workout program. Do at your own risk. With that being said there risk is very low. I mean come on there is no equipment. This at home booty workout is sure to get that bum on fire. Just make sure that the quality of the movement is on par. Remember it's quality before quantity. Oh and be prepared to feel sore if you have not worked out this portion of your body in a while. Without further a do lets get into the workout. The Workout Complete this circuit 3 times. If you are ambitious go for 4 times. Plus an afterburner. 1 min rest after each round. 50 Bodyweight Squats25 Front Lunge Each Leg25 Single Body Weight Hip Thrust Each Leg The ...

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How to Add Flavor to Bland Healthy Meals

So you wanna eat healthy, but don't want to have those boring chicken, broccoli, and brown rice meals? Think you can’t do it unless you have your own personal chef? Think again. Ok we all now that eating healthy can be somewhat bland, but it doesn't have to be. I’m gonna show you five ways to add flavor to your healthy boring meals.  Sauces Add a sauce. Preferably low in sodium and in sugar, but if your drinking enough water the sodium shouldn’t be an issue. There are so many choices to choose from. Salsa is a classic, just add it to a chicken slow cooker meal with some taco seasoning and wallah you have shredded seasoned chicken for a taco bowl. There is a sugar free bbq sauce that is to die for. I honestly cant tell that its ...

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Top 3 Books to Read for Spring 2019

 Okay, yes I know spring is basically almost done but hey better late then never right. So here we have it. Ever since I was little, I loved books. They took me to different worlds and to meet new people. So here are three different worlds to lose yourself in. Here are my top 3 picks for this seasons of books to read. Hope you enjoy. 1) The Tattooist Of Auschwitz By Heather Morris I love to read about War War II stuff, and this one caught my eye pretty quick. Its about the experience of a Jew in a concentration camp that was forced to permanently mark his fellow people. It shows the passion & resiliency that people have during the darkest times in history. It has a 4.3 star rating on goodreads and was published in ...

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Looking at Failure From a Different Point of View

Have you ever failed at something and thought it was the end of the world? I know I have plenty of times. Failure can be defined in many ways, but I believe that the failures that matter most are the ones that shape and define you. So what failure helped shaped you?  The Story There was this one time that I failed particular that I can remember the most vivd. It was my junior year in high school, dang that feels like a long time ago. I was competing in a powerlifting meet, and for that type of sport, you train pretty intensively to be competitive. I remember that I wanted to be the best so bad that I put in a lot of sweat equity into it. I was sure that this was my year to go to State.  It was finally my turn to try ...

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4 Ways to Support Your Spouse Thru Recover After an Injury

Do you ever have that feeling that some thing is wrong or off, and then you get that call that says your spouse was in an accident. Man, now isn't that just a slap to the face let me tell you. The moment I found out that my hubs was in a hmmv roll over and is now in intensive care, I all but fell to my knees and dropped the cake out of my hands. I would say that that was the fastest I ever drove from Orange Grove, Texas to San Antonio. After the dust settles and your spouse is on his/ her way to recovery, the hard road is not over yet. How do do you support your spouse is the next step in that journey. Now isn’t that the million dollar question. I don't have all the answers and I’m not a genius in this department, but I can share ways ...

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3 Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress. Such a strong word. Everyone has it, but not many people know how to deal with it. As a mom it comes with the territory but are we actually taking the time out of our day to really take care of that stress. I recently went to a caregivers retreat and it really opened up my eyes to the need of self care. To relieve stress almost goes hand in hand with selfcare. Now caregivers are not just the spouse of the injured, but it can be anybody who cares for another’s need. A mom, a sister, a father, a friend. As caregivers there are so many stressor that we deal with on a daily basis and hardly any time in the day to care for our needs. Or should I say do we make time to take care of our needs. Okay stop what your doing, well after ...

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