5 Ways to Get Rid of Smoke Smell

Fresh laundry

So yes... it's true! We bought a house that smelled REALLY, really bad. I think most of our family thought we were cra-zy! But I had faith that we could make it better and I am going to tell you five things you can do to get the stink out of any house. Most likely you won't be able to get away with just one of these techniques unfortunately. More than likely you will need multiple techniques. 1. Fog your house. We did this in one of our ... READ MORE »

Sing to My Soul Sunday (Working Title): Create


Happy Sunday everyone! My goal in starting this blog was to inspire and motivate men and women alike and empower individuals that they too could create and do things they never thought they could. Some of you may have already noticed this video on my sidebar, but just in case you haven't, I felt compared to share. It couldn't be closer to the sentiments I have felt all along. I hope you enjoy it... I hope that it motivates ... READ MORE »

Quick Tip Tuesday: Smelly Laundry

Fresh laundry

Have you ever spaced the fact that you started a load of laundry and a day or two later been reminded by a not so lovely aroma? I know this has happened to the best of us (or at least I hope I'm not the only laundry space cadet out there). Well, you are going to have to rewash the clothes... but that doesn't always get the sour out... baking soda works okay, but you know what works the best? Vinegar! "Fight sour with sour?" you ... READ MORE »

And the verdict is…

Brunswick, ME Home Purchased

And the winning house is... house #2: the stinky, dated townhouse. And I will reveal the before pictures in just a minute, but I first wanted to tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about house hunting in Maine. It was quite a new and different learning experience. Moving to Maine was accompanied by some serious sticker shock in more ways than one. First off, there is really no first time home buyers market to speak of, which is very, ... READ MORE »

House Hunters: Designed to the Nines

House hunters designed to the nines

Hello, it's been a while... well, it's been a long while, let's be honest. But due to the numerous requests each and every week and the fact that life has settled down just enough, as promised I will start blogging regularly here at Designed to the Nines! I have truly missed it in so many ways. I LOVE to design, I love to create and I love interacting with my wonderful (and very loyal) D2N followers. My biggest weakness always has been (and I ... READ MORE »