I am all about convenient healthy options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I try to save cash by packing as many healthy meals and snacks as I can each week, and one of my favorite go-to’s is a health(ier) breakfast muffin. Muffins … Continue reading
Three years ago, I ran my first half marathon at a local race called the Birdtown half marathon. I had only ever ran a 7k race before, and I had no idea what to expect. My goal was to finish … Continue reading
Mornings are a great time to set the tone for your day to be productive and enjoyable. I tend to be an early bird, and feel like I accomplish the most at work bright and early. If mornings are a … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I signed up for a one mile race because it had a cheap entry fee and seemed like a fun event. I haven’t tried to run just one mile since last summer, and I was curious … Continue reading
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I try to live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I’ve found that a good diet and daily exercise makes me feel so much better mentally and physically, but I also try … Continue reading
**Warning this post is a personal one! So if you’re just here for the home remodel DIYs you can skip ahead. But I’d love for you to stay! 🙂 I shared with you all a few months ago that my … Continue reading
What I’m loving today is change. Not the money kind (although I do like that too), but the change from doing something different and trying something new. My motto for 2018 has been JUST DO IT (please don’t sue me … Continue reading
After running a few half marathons the past couple of years, I finally took the plunge and ran my first full marathon last October. Over my time of training and racing I’ve tried all sorts of gear and goods to … Continue reading
One of my favorite rooms in my house is my home gym that I created as a part of my basement remodel. It has become one of the most used rooms in my house and helps me stay healthy during … Continue reading
When I first moved into my house, my basement was a pretty scary place with dated tile, unfinished ceilings, and wood paneling walls covered in industrial shelves.
Over the past few years, I’ve painted, added carpeting, and stripped the paint off of the cabinets to make the room more livable but still didn’t love it. I’ve been using my basement as a home gym and spending a lot of time there during the cold Minnesota winters, so it was a priority to refresh it into a usable space.
Goals for the remodel were: new ceiling, new lighting (and updated electric), painting walls, and tiling the floor. We wanted to work from the top down, and started with the ceiling. After installing drywall board, mudding, taping, sanding, and repeating, the ceiling looked flawless after being primed and painted.