Easy Clean Up Paint Tray Trick

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And were back at it again with another Monday Tip, todays is all about the easiest way to clean up a paint tray. I hope you all had an incredible weekend! Jeremy actually had to work this weekend, so thats always a bummer- but we still managed to squeeze in some family time and friend time.

I don’t know about you, but painting a room in my mind is not always the most fun of projects. Yes, paint can drastically change a room, and fast- so thats always exciting. But, painting takes time, and patience, which is why I wanted to show you guys a tip today that will at least help a little bit with the patience and time it takes! How many times have you been so annoyed at the end of painting because now you have to spend a good chunk of time cleaning out the paint tray, or times that you just gave up and tossed it- to only have to buy yet another tray when the next paint project comes along?! This tip couldn’t be easier, and you will love it!

All you do is simply put the tray in a big trash bag and tie it shut. Pour your paint in and roll like you would normally.

When it comes time to be done, simply turn the bag inside out, and tie it shut.

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Thats that! Your try looks good as new with not a drop of paint on it. You have no paint on your hands, in your sink, etc. You can also now use the bag and cover your lid while hammering it shut. This makes it so that none of that annoying paint that we all inevitably get in the rim splatters on you!

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Done and done. Your tray is clean, your paint can is shut, and you remain spotless!

Thats the DIY tip for this Monday. Hope it helps you out on your next painting project!

Flip It Friday – Slump Block Ranch Kitchen Inspo

I recently got a comment from a sweet reader/friend Ann and she asked if we have a set formula for our flips, esp. in the sense of using the same cabinets, flooring ,etc. That comment got me thinking about how much fun it is to pick out all the fixtures for each flip. No, we do not have a set formula we use, nor do we use the same fixtures for each home. Every flip we do has a different feel and look, so that dictates a lot for our fixtures. For the Slump Block Ranch, we are going for a very traditional and classic feel, which will fit well with the Arcadia area that it is in.

When it comes to picking out the fixtures, we are all over the place. We look at a bunch of different sites, and are always changing our minds over who is our favorite. One site that I stumbled upon recently and fell in love with is Decor Planet, so I thought it would be fun to choose out the majority of fixtures needed in a kitchen all from one place for inspiration!

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I love the classic feel that this bridge faucet, and pot filler faucet have. And the only thing I like better in some kitchens than brass is beautiful shiny chrome! And that apron front sink? It’s such a fun twist on the normal apron sink, which those beautifully detailed indentions on the front!

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Hoods are something we have SO much fun with in our flips. While we absolutely adore subway tiling hoods, or even covering them up with a custom cabinet, sometimes its nice to just see that stainless steel thing in all its glory! And the lighting- well that has got to be one of my most favorite things to pick out! Pendants over the island, a mini pendant light for above the sink or breakfast nook, I love it all. You can make such a statement with lighting.

We haven’t decided yet on all the fixtures for Slump Block Ranch kitchen, but we are getting close. I was really hoping to show y’all a update on drywall, but we are still at a stand-still with it. Nothing is wrong, but we are waiting on some things to happen before we can move ahead.

BUTTT we got another flip! Yep- another one! This one is in Tempe, and is moving at lightening speed. As in, we got it a couple weeks ago, and its getting drywalled tomorrow. Nuts! Ill show you what I can of it next week {its been hard to document this one as well since its not super close to us and its going so fast!}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Decor Planet.

8 and 9 Month Baby Update

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Its official, if we have another child ever- they will be lucky if they get a 3x a year baby update! I have good intentions of doing a monthly update, and doing it on time, but that just isn't the case:) In the past two months he has changed so much its crazy. I guess that is how the entire … Read More →

Top 4 Ways To Hard Boil An Egg

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With Easter coming up SO soon I thought todays Monday Tip should be something to help with that.  Whether you are dying Easter eggs, making deviled eggs, or egg salad- you are without a doubt going to be going through a lot of hard boiled eggs. Today I am showing you my four favorite ways to hard … Read More →

Flip It Friday – Slump Block Ranch Floor Plan

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You made it through another week. Hopefully it was a good one for you- but I think even when its an awesome week the sentiment is still TGIF, right?! Anyway, I am so excited to show you the floor plan of Slum Block Ranch today. This home had quite a few internal structure changes, and it is always … Read More →

Styled Love Shoot

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You know what one of the most fun parts about being a blogger is? Getting to know the community around you. There are some women {and men} in Phoenix that are not only incredibly talented, but so sweet and genuine. A few weeks back Jeremy and I had the privilege to collaborate on a styled shoot … Read More →

An Easy DIY Feather Wall Hanging

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I am over at Bali Blinds blog today sharing a super quick and easy tutorial on how to make this DIY feather wall hanging! It was insanely cheap to make, and took no time at all- so if you are looking for a new weekend craft, this is perfect! … Read More →

My Go-To Costco Shopping List

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Hi there friend! Ready for the second edition of Monday Tips? Today I am talking about my most favorite place to grocery shop -- Costco! Now, I realize that Costco might not make the most sense for people only cooking for themselves, or even one other person. Don't get me wrong, there are still … Read More →

Flip It Friday – Slump Block Ranch Demo


Oh hi there, and welcome to the home as it is currently! A little crazy looking right? It always gets way worse before it gets better, I promise! The home is finished with demo- hallelujah! And today I am going to walk you around and show you a few things we have knocked down, taken out, and … Read More →

New Nursery Art

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I am pretty freaking excited to show you guys some of the new things we have done in Winston's nursery lately. His room has been our main focus for the past month, and lots of changes have been taking place. We are currently working on building out his closet and made some sweet DIY doors for it. … Read More →