#DIY Home remodeling update! 

We have lived in our current home for going on two years now. We bought it because it was pretty much a blank canvas and we have been hard at work… And loving it! I can’t wait to share the complete process but here’s a teaser so far of our 1200 sq feet basement. It […]

#DIY Where’s Waldo & Wanda costumes

We’ve been on the go so much lately that I’ve been taking time from road trips to do some research on how we can make our own Where’s Waldo & Wanda costumes because I refused to pay $40 per shirt at the costume stores. Super easy to make.  Start by taping stripes on the shirts, […]

#Apps to help you with home #remodeling & #construction

Those that have been following my Facebook page and blog know that we moved in to a new house last summer. We basically moved in to a blank slate that had a full basement that was half finished. The basement is a huge reason why we decided to buy this house. When we first walked […]

#Wedding Day Survival Kit & trip planning #VZWBuzz

Over the past few months, I’ve had an amazing opportunity to learn more about Verizon, their products and their services. I am about to head out for a fellow blogger’s wedding, (Shannon with The Mommy Files), so I thought I would show you how I am using my Verizon 4Glte powered Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet […]

Protect your lawn this winter with tips from TruGreen #Sponsored #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We have a new home that has a huge back yard and a pretty awesome front yard. Here in the Midwest, our winters are pretty brutal with extreme cold, snow and ice. […]

#TryThisAtLowes #DIY Candy Corn Fall Centerpiece

I had a lot of fun this past week making some colorful DIY crafts for our table centerpiece out of spray paint and empty bottles. I used wine bottles from our housewarming party, but you can use pretty much any type of tall bottle that you’d like. I’ll have a few posts and one to […]

Quadruple your closet space! Save closet space with soda can (pop tops) #Organizing #ClosetOrganizing

We just moved to a new house a couple of months ago. While we’ve increased the size of our bedrooms and the fact that we actually HAVE closets is a huge plus, we are still lacking on space. We wouldn’t have to be searching for space if I wouldn’t forget that I already bought clothes […]

@PaintGlider saved us time, energy, our backs AND money! #DIY #BearsRoom

I’ve been thinking of how to start this post for a product that I’m madly in LOVE with, so I decided to start it like this. Two months ago, this was half of my basement. Kinda gives a dungeon feel, huh? Here’s the back story. We decided a year and a half ago that we […]

Our basement #DIY progress! You won’t wanna miss this!

I wanted to share some of my progress with our new house! We bought our new house in April of this year; which was just a couple of months ago. We bought this house because we saw so much potential in this half finished huge basement. This is only a quarter of what the basement […]

Wordless Wednesday: Move over Bob the Builder!

We are building up a few walls. Soon, our 3 bedroom home will become a 5 bedroom with an office, family room and gym! Before: (this is just the ‘unfinished’ right part of our basement) Currently: Stay tuned. It’s getting good! Tweet

Pink & Black Diva Room Makeover #DIY #DivaRoom #GirlsRoomIdeas

We just moved in our new house a month ago. Now that we’ve closed and it’s ours, I’ve been making it ours. I wanted to share what I did with my 6 year old daughter’s room. She wanted pink and black…. sooooo that’s exactly what she got. Here’s what all I got, just to give […]

Our first Garden! Our easy & fun #DIY #Gardening Box

I have been MIA for about a week now. We just got internet (how in the world did we get by without it???) as we’ve been getting settled in our new home. It’s been chaotic, for the lack of a better word. While we’ve been unpacking like crazy, it seems that the boxes are multiplying […]

How to make #Homemade Baby Wipes #Tutorial

While my kids are older (6 & 8), we still go through baby wipes like crazy. We use wipes for so many things from wiping up messes, cleaning the kitchen table after meals, the kids use them for meals instead of napkins and so many other around the house uses. We used to buy baby […]

Rediscover Your Pantry Space

For most folks, the kitchen pantry is a black hole. You open the door ever so slowly in hopes that a mound of fluttering napkins and canned goods will not tumble out as you search in vain to find whatever it is you remember shoving in there a few weeks ago. If you are like […]

Recycling food containers for pet food containers

I’m all about saving money and reusing things that are around the house or the containers from products that we buy. A couple of weeks ago, we brought home a baby puppy, Chloe. She’s just barely two pounds, so she doesn’t eat much… Just yet anyway. I have a nice stock pile of containers that […]

DIY Valentine’s Cards #DIYValentines

Last week, we went to the store to let the kids pick out the cards that they wanted to give out for Valentine’s Day. There were a lot of styles, colors and characters to choose from and the prices ranged anywhere from $2.00 for a box of 12 with no treat/pencil/sticker, and went up to […]

Tiny town in our own backyard

We have a pretty big back yard. Ok, so we have a HUGE backyard. Year before last, I bought the kids a playset from Sam’s Club. They LOVE it, but I thought we could do something fun and different to the backyard to spark more interest to play outside more. Ever since we’ve lived in […]

#DIY Camera Purse Bag

Last Fall, I was in the market for a new camera bag, but after looking around and even buying a couple of bags that were made specifically for camera purses, they just weren’t all that I wanted. I wanted a purse, that looked like a purse, but something that would be able to hold my […]

#DIY Treadmill iPad holder

For those that know me, know that I love making things, including walls in my house. Well, last week, I bought a new treadmill, and while I like everything about it, the one thing that it didn’t have was a place to hold my iPad. I like to read, watch a movie, or even type […]

#DIY Valentine’s Candles

I was going through my office when I was organizing and taking things to put in boxes for my Spring yard sale and I came across about 5 glass bowls and vases that were in my ‘to sell’ box. If you are looking to spruce up your home with some fun colors and on a […]

Easy & Affordable Room Makeover with Wall Sticker Outlet

If you have been keeping up with my home updates, I have been quite the busy bee the last few months. I started with this dungeon section in my basement that once had a washing machine and used for storage. Looks pretty scary, doesn’t it? I spent countless hours in this room cleaning it out […]

FLOR Fall Styles – Perfect for Nursery, Kid Spaces & Entryways!

With our 1900 home, I have been working very hard to get things updated. Recently, I ripped up the carpet in my entryway and put down wood flooring. I did this because I wanted to be able to change out the look of the small space with each changing season. I had the chance to […]

Fresh For Fall – Bold New Colors!

We bought our 1900 home 3 years ago. While it was new to us and our first home, it is well over 100 years old. We literally bought this home during a weekend visit to a town that we were relocating to, so we were on a tight time frame and we knew what we […]

I organized my office with Neat Containers! Giveaway! {CLOSED}

When it comes to organizing my home, I like everything in its place. When it comes to my office, everything has to be in its place. I have a pretty nice size office that used to be used for nothing but storage for paint, tools, home repair needs and was once half of our laundry […]

My new office – Then and NOW!

Can you believe that just a couple of weeks ago I was at this? And today it looks like this?!?! My desk is still a mess, yes it is. Keep in mind that we have a 1900 home with cement and original brick walls, basement and foundation. I took what once was a dungey old […]

Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer – Saves time, energy, money & sanity!

When I found out I was an official Whirlpool Mom, I cannot begin to tell you how much I screamed in excitement. Let’s just say that I went from this: to this: Because I was one of the lucky 50 to receive the gorgeous Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer sets, I decided to do an […]

Basement Home Construction – Making progress!

If you’ve been keeping up with my home remodeling spree, I had to share some quick updates as to where we are at right now. I took the last week to recover from a lung infection, but the progress is moving along nicely! So far, over the last month, we have gone from this… (Having […]

Organize your home with IKEA

We live in a 1900 home and our storage in this house is pretty limited. I have been slowly doing some renovations in the house to make it more our own, as well as to create more usable storage. Parts within my home were transformed in to other rooms. Example – this is the front […]

Mommy Goggles’ New Office!!!

Holy moly, it’s been a CRAZY, busy sweaty week working to get me an office built. As of today, I have an office….. without a washing machine in it! Read back  on the other posts to see what I mean. Here is my office as of today. YAY!!! I still have a wall to build […]

#DIY Home Office – Progress! {Updated 8/26!}

In about 9 hours, I went from this: to this: I am not done, but I am madly in love with the space I have created so far! The shelves and storage space is amazing! I combined 4 FLOR rugs to create some fun and add different colors and textures in the room. The back […]

We are under construction – literally!

A huge thank you to BlogHer, all the companies at the expo & in attendance! Mommy Goggles plans on writing about each company that we talked with & received items from. Please give us time, as we are currently under home construction for a new office! Super excited to finally have a full space to […]

Mommy’s DIY adventure!

Since I was announced as a Mom Central Whirlpool Mom, I had to show you what this mama could do. I shall not show you the current (aka: before) images, but I will share with you what I bought today. Ok, so a part of what I bought today. Let’s just say that I had […]

My affordable bathroom makeover with Dali Decals Modern Mosaics {Closed}

When we moved in to our 1900 home almost 3 years ago, I knew I had my work cut out for me with updating it. I have turned in to quite the do it yourselfer. Doing updates to any home, regardless of the age of the home, it can get very costly, however there are […]

Playroom Toy Organization

I have spent the last two days in our playroom getting it organized. I still have no idea how my own kids don’t know how to pick things up, even when the bins are clearly marked with visual images on each as to what’s inside. Let’s see how long this lasts. I have told the […]

Apartment Guide “A New Place For Your Pet” Blogger Challenge {Closed}

When people are about to move to a new home, most times, the animals that they have also are about to make a life changing move in to a new location. This can become stressful for the pet. I have two kitties that we share our home with. They run anywhere that they want, but […]

Our New Living Room Furniture!

I had a garage sale this weekend to kick off my Spring Cleaning and to de-clutter our house. Well, it was pretty darn successful! I made about $600 and managed to get rid of a lot of kids clothes, a lot of dishes and random junk that we have been storing in our upstairs bath […]

DYMO LabelManager 420P | High Performance Portable Label Maker

I post a lot about home organization because I am a manic nut and everything has to have its place and preferably a labeled space. When I get the thought to do something, I go for it. We have a 1900 home and I recently made over my kitchen. Since I have more cabinet space, […]

Kitchen Progress! I love my kitchen!

TA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I still have touching up to do, but I am in LOVE! I still need to stain the cabinets, add a glass tile backsplash, add some shelves in between the two hanging cabinets, add a 12″ base cabinet next to the fridge & add the end caps for the countertop & cabinets, but […]

Bye Bye Door! {UPDATE}

I have been SO pleased with the construction team that came in, took the wall down that once used to be a pantry! While they were here this morning finishing up, I had them go ahead and close in the door that is screwed shut in our kitchen. Why close it in? We don’t use […]

Kitchen Remodel {Update}

I haven’t been online too much lately. I have been working on my kitchen & making trips to Omaha twice this weekend to bring home some cabinets, a pantry & a countertop. I am super excited about the progress! I hired a contractor to come in and rip out the wall that was originally behind […]

It’s Demo Day!

I am sitting here waiting on my contractor dudes to show up to get started on ripping out a wall in my kitchen. My house is a complete mess, but it will be awesome in the end! Here’s what my pantry area looks like right now. Keep in mind, we live in a 1900  home, […]

Goodbye pantry, Hello new kitchen!

We live in a 1900 home. We have no closet space, the storage is lacking in the house, so we have to use what we have and make the best of it. Well, I am about to make the best of it alright. Pardon the clutter 😆 but today is the last day my kitchen […]

Organize your pet’s area with the Bergan Wall-Mounted Dispenser

When it comes to Spring Cleaning & Organizing, we always think about our homes and offices, right? What about our pet’s areas where they eat? When I buy cat food for my two kitties {Milano & Oreo} I prefer to buy the larger size 16-20 pound bags because it saves us money. The only drawback […]

We love & trust our home to LifeShield Security! *Discount Code + Free Month Monitoring!*

Almost one month ago, I posted about LifeShield home security; our experiences, installation steps and here we are, a month later and I have to tell you how much we LOVE our LifeShield security system! To be honest, I was kind of fearful at first knowing that this runs off a home phone line or […]

Protect your home with Lifeshield Security

We may live in a small town, but no size of town means that you are safe from a break-in. We live in a 1900 home, so it isn’t the tightest of houses when it comes to security, but now that I have been introduced to LifeShield, I do have to say that I feel […]

Our window makeover experience with CurtainWorks.com *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

We have a 1900 home and I am always doing something new to it to make it ‘ours’. I have painted, put down tiled carpet, remodeled my kitchen and so much more to make this our home. I get those random urges to change up a room, but I don’t want to spend a lot […]