Walls Up

Hey folks! Back again with a few updates. Yet again, just letting some time go by so I can have a little peace of mind. Today the sun is shining and the weather is unseasonably warm at a balmy 53 degrees so LET’S BLOG! Speaking of temperature, we finally got our electric heaters installed in […]

50 Shades of Grey

Hi! Dropping in to vent about my color problems. No, I like my brown skin just fine, it’s my wall colors. Well for starters I am a very indecisive person. It takes me a while to reach the perfect decision…lol…I laugh at that notion! But seriously, you gotta love the colors you choose for your […]

New Septic!!

Rain rain go away come again another day…so my septic guys can finish the job! Not complaining, it’s really taken them less than a week to get everything changed out. It’s just the rain that stalls the progress. So, last Saturday they started digging up my nicely groomed lawn (Boo Hoo!) to get us a […]

Homestyler & HVAC

As the cold weather sets in, the HVAC crew is knee deep in ducts and dampers. I’m so happy they are almost finished! They worked pretty quick, a far cry from our turtle speed electrician who has been there over a month. I would LOVE to fire him at this point but we’ll run the […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there! Just dropping in after the food damage has been done to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day was full of love and laughs with family and friends. Don’t forget to give a little thought and honor to those Native Americans who lost their lives. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the lovely […]

My Ikea Experience: Tips and Advice

In a previous blog, HallĂ„ Ikea, I ranted and raved about Ikea kitchens and my visions for my own Swedish cocina. Yesterday, Yuri and I rounded up the family and drove an hour to the Conshohoken, PA Ikea store. By the way, I have been waiting and planning for this day for a long time […]

Firepit Fixes

Hiya! Doesn’t that featured image fire pit scene look so cozy and relaxing?! Aaaaah! Just had to point that out. Well, I hope everyone went out there today and rocked your vote! I’m refusing to indulge in CNN right now, so I decided to write a little blog. Daylight savings time has begun and that […]

Getting Dirt-y

Happy Halloween! What a great weekend we had here in the first state! The weather was nice and warm like I like it. Perfect outside working weather, so that’s what we did. I try to get as many days as I can working outside before the cold snap rolls in. Jack Frost and I don’t […]

The Beginnings

Hello All! Throughout my blog and Facebook comments, many of my friends and family mentioned how I inherited my love for all things home and renovating from my parents. True indeed! So I thought I’d take my Casapalooza family back to the beginnings for a spell. In 1978, at the age of 27 and 28, […]

shiplap Shiplap SHIPLAP

If you are a fan of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, you know all about shiplap…Shiplap…SHIPLAP! Joanna Gaines is the other half of the famous home renovating duo who introduced me and thousands of others to the farmhouse horizontal wall decor.   A brief history. Shiplap is a type of rabbeted (similar to tongue and […]