Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Eggplant Parmesan Bites

Eggplant Parmesan bites are great to eat as an appetizer or as a side dish.
What I love about them is that they are super easy to make.

I usually even grill the eggplants a day 
(or few days ahead).
This makes the 
"putting together on the day of" 
even faster.

Very simple.

Grill the eggplants.

Use a can of 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Garage to Rec Room

After much deliberation,  
my husband and I have decided to turn our garage into a rec room.
Lots of different reasons.
I know there are different opinions on 
"garage or not garage".
I get it.
Although the garage door openings will not be closed up with a wall.
I am planning on replacing the overhead doors,
with true carriage style doors,
aka that swing out.
That will give us the option of converting the garage back if we ever want to.

I know those carriage style doors are neither cheap nor frugal,
but I am planning on building it.
So it's all good.
Can't wait to start. 

To check out some of my inspiration pictures, here is the link to my

So here how our 500sq feet looks like right

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tufted Headboard Restoration Hardware Inspired

One of my friends really wanted to redo her bedroom.
And of course I offered to help.
First because it's really fun to be around her (she is the reason why I started running).
Second because I like to build stuff.

She knew what she wanted, but the price tag of some items was pretty high.
Starting from the bed,
this Restoration Hardware bed is about $2000+tax (last time I checked).
She wanted to charcoal fabric and the "wings".
Although she didn't care for the foot board and the diamond pattern of the buttons.

We did the straight rows.
We got to work with about
$100 cost for the