About Roeshel

author of DIY Show Off blog

That DIY Party

How was your week, DIY friends? It’s That DIY Party time. Show off your creativity and hard work by linking up below. Browse the links for inspiration. 

That DIY Party link party at diyshowoff.com

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

I’ll be sharing an update with the #helloredrenoseries this week. Progress! Love it! Stay tuned!

For the past few months I have been studying and practicing. I just learned that I passed my live observation. You’re looking at a Certified AFT Practitioner! Hurray! You can learn more about that here using my affiliate link —> Aroma Freedom Technique. And if it’s something you want to try, I’d love to walk you through the process. 

Aroma Freedom Technique uses a step by step process for identifying and releasing negative thoughts, feelings and memories that interfere with reaching our goals and dreams. AFT is meant to inspire our emotional energy to flow in a positive direction towards growth and expansion rather than contracting in fear, doubt and paralysis and uses Young Living essential oils to trigger a permanent shift in how we view ourselves and the world.

Party time: 

That DIY Party link party at diyshowoff.com

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


Share Your Creativity

Time to share your creativity. It’s That DIY Party time. Link up your latest DIY, browse the thumbnails others share and get inspired for your next DIY project. 

That DIY Party summer link party button

DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

I’ll be sharing more progress on the #helloredreno series this week! Stay tuned!

#helloredreno

In other news…

I’m all about that ‘share your creativity’ but before and always after, it’s time to clean house. Ugh. My home is a wreck! It’s cleaning day! Creating a beautiful home begins with a safe environment. 😊💗🌿💧🚫😷🤢

See what I’m using —>

DIYShowOff favorite cleaning products 

and a fantastic deal to get your hands on them! You NEED them! Ditch the harsh chemicals and fill your supply cupboards with plant based products. 

Want to try a sample? Check it out and leave a comment on that blog post about your least favorite cleaning chore and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a sample. Just to be clear: a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate. Not my a sample of my actual mad cleaning skillz!  

Thieves collection

Prayer Request:

My dad is having some health related issues and prayers are appreciated. He’s symptom free ~ so grateful and enjoying every minute we get to spend together. Family time is such a treasure. He still has his sense of humor and he’s a very active guy, working on my brother’s farm and in really good shape for his age. Medical staff is always surprised that he’s 75 and has such a short list of meds. He was diagnosed three years ago with malignant melanoma and has been doing so well! Thank you in advance for adding him to your prayers. 

diyshowoff dad

dad with my girls 

Following me on Facebook? My Mr. DIY and I just celebrated 13 years! 13 has always been a lucky number for me (my daughter was born on a Friday the 13th), so here’s to an amazing year! I just know it’s going to be a fantastic one, especially with this handsome guy by my side. 

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We’re celebrating birthdays this month too! Happy Birthday to my Mom & sister. They are two of the strongest, most beautiful women I know. Both breast cancer survivors, both always there when I need them, always encouraging and supportive! I am blessed. I love my family! 

Party time:

That DIY Party summer link party button

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


A Clean Home is a Beautiful Home

One thing that I can’t stress enough when it comes to creating a beautiful home is that it begins with providing a safe environment and one way that I lessen the chemical footprint in our home is with the products we use. A clean home is a happier healthier home and we’re able to unwind and relax, right? We can breathe easy! Unless we’re creating chemical clouds and films. That’s no good!

I want to mention I share these products because they’re my favorite and if you use my link below, I will make a small commission and welcome you into our circle of friends for support and education ~ I look forward to getting to know you better!!! But I’m simply passionate about raising awareness so while I’d be honored to hook you up, just take a look and find a way to give them a try – through my link or from someone you know. I want to wrap my arms around you with a big welcoming hug to Young Living products either way! 

I’m all about a Healthy Home!

The Power of Thieves…

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Did you know? Young Living’s proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula. 

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Crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves essential oil blend can be found in all the Thieves products. Featuring the powerful essential oils of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary, Thieves imparts a spicy, welcoming aroma everywhere it’s used. And those ingredients smells amazing! Good-bye harsh cleaners that make breathing a challenge!

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly our most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

Keeping a clean house doesn’t have to mean using toxic chemicals. 

I can do all of the upgrades and cosmetic changes and I can fill my home with beautiful decorative accessories but when it comes to the basics and cleaning, toxic free living is a must for creating a comfortable, healthy, beautiful home for my family. And this is my favorite line of products. 

Toxic-Free-Living

A clean home is a beautiful home.

It just takes small steps to ditch and switch from what I used to use to products with non toxic ingredients. The Thieves collection from Young Living has been a lifesaver. Here are some of my must-have supplies.

Thieves collection

Cleaning favorites: 

We love Thieves Household Cleaner for ALL of the surfaces in our home from floors to countertops to stainless steel appliances including our zero radius kitchen sink to upholstery (it’s recommended to always perform a spot test), windows and mirrors (no streaking!) and bathrooms, yardsale finds and the baby’s toys. I love that it’s in concentrate forms. Snag a few dollar store spray bottles. We have a ratio for every day use and one mixed up for heavy degreasing. 

 Thieves-Household-Cleaner

Who knew you could have a hand soap addiction? Back in the day I’d hit the sales and stock up never realizing that the ingredients in those “botanical” scents were chemicals and not the real thing! Yikes! I love the lather and scent of this Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Gentle but effective! There’s even savings on the refill! 

 Thieves-Hand-Soap

This is another good one. Oh my gosh! Nobody likes dirty fruit and vegetables. Don’t you just love fresh veggies from the garden and shopping the farmer’s markets this time of year? Have you caught any of the videos circling social media or YouTube about how filthy they can be? ::shiver:: I LOVE a good harvest! But please bathe those beauties before eating! 

Thieves-Veggie-Soak-Spray

This is another big one for us. We’ve always used unscented detergents when it comes to laundry since one of us gets itchy. lol Sensitive skin calls for products without the synthetic fragrances. Thieves Laundry Soap is all we use now. I love that it’s a concentrate and with an energy efficient machine, I personally only use half the recommended measurement and our clothes are clean! That means this little bottle packs a powerful punch and lasts! 

Thieves-Laundry-Soap

DIY Laundry Boost

Okay, so I may be a bit of a germ-o-phobe when it comes to touching public door handles, menus, highchairs, shopping carts…you name it, I’m not wanting to touch it! Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is always always in my purse. And if you’re with me, I’ll share a squirt with you too! It’s not drying like the ones I used to carry and it has a refreshing peppermint scent! I share the love and everyone always raves about it. I also like having the large bottle with the pump for picnic tables and gatherings. So handy!

Thieves-Bar-Soap-Hand-Santizer

Oh! And that bar soap? So soft with a creamy lather. Every one of the bar soaps from Young Living feel good on my skin!

Another for ‘on the go’? Thieves wipes! There’s a fabulous DIY recipe floating around as well and I love making those up too, especially in place of the tub of toxic wipes I used to use daily. The spray is also great to have on hand. Public restrooms can be so…so nasty!

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More treasures:

Yes! You will find each and every one in our home. A clean home doesn’t stop at cleanliness. Clean ingredients. If they’re touching your skin or being inhaled, your products need them!

Thieves-Dishwasher-Dish-Soap Thieves-Toothpaste Thieves-Floss-Mouthwash Thieves-Cough-Drops

^^^ Just supplied my dad with a supply of the cough drops. His words…”NOW THAT’s a cough drop!”. Those and the lozenges are powerful!!!…great to have on hand for airports, etc. where  you never know what’s floating around in the air. They’re strong and so good!

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So that’s a little about what you’ll find in our supply cabinets, the key to our clean home!

Even if you’re not a clean freak or if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to taking a step towards a chemical free home, and especially if you are, have you looked at the ingredients in your products? Have you reviewed them on the Think Dirty or EWG app to see where the ingredients fall on the scale for toxins? 

How to get started:

How do you swap out old and chemical based for new and plant based, new and non toxic? This Thieves Starter Kit is the best way to dive in! Young Living makes it easy for you! A collection of Thieves infused products to get you started!

Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

Go for the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. It’s filled with so many goodies to start your clean home journey. 

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Young Living is proud to offer a complete line of home and personal care products infused with the pleasant, spicy aroma of the proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend! This Starter Kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives.

Your Starter Kit includes:

  • Thieves 15-ml
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample 
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

Like getting the biggest bang for you buck? Or simply having your favorites (you choose what you want) shipped to you in a monthly subscription? Join the Essential Rewards program too! I’m all about convenience, rewards for more products and free loyalty surprises as well as free products when your order reaches the monthly promo amounts. It’s just simply a 50 pv order monthly of products you choose (not things you don’t want)! You can cancel at any time. There’s no penalty like there is with other services and you can move the date around each month to work with your paycheck. So cool! 

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When you place your order for the Thieves Premium Starter kit, I’ll be in touch with additional gifts for making your home pretty and include a surprise, an amber glass spray bottle and pretty kitchen tea/hand towel. It’s all a part of the DIYShowOff welcome bundle!

DIYShowOff Thieves Welcome Bundle August

Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

And a giveaway! 

Want to try a sample? Leave a comment below on the blog about your least favorite cleaning chore and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a sample. Just to be clear: a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate – my a sample of my actual cleaning skills! 😂

Show Off your DIY

Show off your DIY projects! It’s That DIY Party! 

That DIY Party @diyshowoff.com

See all of the past DIY link parties for more inspiration!

Share your creativity and hard work by linking up below. Browse the links for inspiration 

DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

More progress on the #helloredreno series. Check out the latest update! “It is when we are in transition that we are completely alive.” Be the flow! Isn’t this transition a stunning example of that William Bridges quote? Energy and beauty. In a floor!

Hardwood Floors!

Shaw Monterrey Grandview hardwood Shaw San Francisco tile Monterrey Grandview hardwood

Party time: 

That DIY Party @diyshowoff.com

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors

Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors! Finally! The day I’ve been waiting for! 

Moving right along! As a member of the Shaw Styleboard, I had the opportunity to choose flooring for the studio renovation. There are so many beautiful flooring options to choose from! After viewing a lot of samples and going over my options, I decided on Monterrey Grandview which is a solid hardwood in wide distressed planks. Hickory is classic, right?! It has a variation of earthy gray and brown tones, not too dark, not too light and an 8 inch width making it it more of an eye catcher. Plus, you guys! It has a hand scraped look! Bonus! AND stunning beveled edge! All the things you’d choose if you were creating a drop-dead-gorgeous flooring product. #mine

Shaw Hardwood Floors – Monterrey Grandview

Shaw Monterrey Grandview sample Shaw Monterrey Grandview hardwood sample

Old meets new… old floor vs new floor

Before:

The original floors were covered by an industrial type blue carpeting which was glued over the original pine floor which was in poor condition. Here are some before photos:

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And after removing the carpet:

old floor with fireplace damaged pine floors damaged hardwood floors with glue damaged hardwood floors hardwood floors before

Follow the #helloredreno series for the entire renovation diary.

The subcontractor, Tim and his team, installed the floors in the basement in our home and this subcontractor from A&S had his work cut out for him with this project!

how to tile a bathroom floor gray and white hexagon tile

Remember the hexagon tile floor from the adjoining bathroom and how I wanted it to transition to the hardwood floors?

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After:

Tricky! But Tim and his team got the job done!

flowing tile to hardwood transition

And it’s beautiful! I’d go as far as saying ‘stunning’! I love the flow of the transition from the San Francisco hexagon tiles to the hardwood…

hexagon tile to hardwood transition

Look again:

Shaw Monterrey Grandview hardwood San Francisco hexagon tile

Shaw San Francisco hexagon tiles Presidio // Lombard

Can’t get enough? Me either! How about from this angle…

hexagon tile flooring

OoOoOoOhhhh! Isn’t she lovely? I love.love.love that I can be more creative than ever with this design! It’s exactly the look I wanted. You know how good it feels to get what you want! hehe 

Shaw San Francisco tile Monterrey Grandview hardwood

It takes some serious skills to be able to work with that and thankfully Tim was up for the challenge! I would have looked at it and cried. Just the measurements and math of it! I like puzzles and all, but this required master skills!

hexagon tiles meet hardwood

The rest of the hardwoods were installed without a hitch. Because of the original floor and working with the height of the tile, each room got it’s own direction and I think that actually adds to the charm, a break in the pattern. Love it! 

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And now the floor is not only gorgeous, it’s durable and sturdy and will be here, admired and adored for all time, the beautiful base for what’s going to be a gorgeous comfortable get-away living space!

Shaw Monterrey Grandview wide plank flooring

I cannot wait for the full reveal! 

Next up on the remodel:

Replacing carpet on the stairs and landing, paint, baseboards, installing doors, light fixtures, fun feature wall (wallpaper or shiplap … what say you?), possibly creating a kitchenette then furnishing, decorating and then the reveal! Then moving in! Okay, not that last part but I do plan to extend the invitation and welcome you to visit! 

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

What’s Your Latest DIY Project?

What’s your latest DIY project? Care to share? Show off by linking up below. Share to inspire others. Pin and save from the original source to collect ideas. Let’s see your creativity! See all of the past DIY link parties for more inspiration! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

This past week I shared some progress with the #helloredreno makeover in the works. Sealing some exposed decorative original brick in the upstairs bathroom. Pop over to check out that before photo and the progress from when everything was enclosed in painted cardboard! 

Project Diary: Sealing Exposed Brick

How is it that August is nearly here? Summer is my favorite season and there’s still so much I want to pack in! Wishing you a week of productivity and summer fun! 

Party time: 

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

That DIY Party summer link party button

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


Project Diary Entry #7: Sealing Brick

Project Diary Entry #7: The bathroom makeover continues! We’re sealing an old original ‘decorative’ vintage brick chimney today!

The full bathroom at the studio property I’m working on was completely covered in paneling or what my husband refers to painted cardboard. For real. What is that stuff?! Even the claw foot tub and pedestal sink was boxed in with the same material! Why?! 

Follow the before and after makeover journey —> #helloredreno

RockSolid Concrete Sealer

Before: 

Yikes! (And no worries, we did repair the roof. It was top priority and the very first project.) But seriously. That paneling. What the….?!

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Recap: 

We tore it all away! Oh my! You guys…I know it’s dirty but do you see the potential?

rustic bathroom makeover

Included was this bump out beside a built in cabinet (another feature I love!)…

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

which revealed an original brick chimney…

vintage bathroom charm

Rustic! Texture! A buried treasure! And just like making one of the gorgeous wood plank walls a feature of the bathroom by leaving it exposed…

shiplap wall with hexagon tile floor

I couldn’t bear to cover up all that gorgeous old brick. Know what I mean? It’s completely decorative and not functional but the texture and pretty color variations! Oh man! The old gas register is staying as well.  

decorative brick chimney

But it did have a dirty dull finish. Blah!

brick before

What I did:

  • We gave it a good scrubbing with a wire brush to remove all of the filth and crumbles. 
  • And after talking with the professionals at Rust-Oleum, I used the RockSolid Natural Look Concrete Sealer (low gloss clear). RustOleum Rock Solid Concrete Sealantj
  • I simply applied it with a brush, making sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies. And watching for drips. I gave it one thorough coat and plan to do another. It’ll have dried several days by the time I get around to the second coat.  Rust-Oleum Rock Solid Concrete Sealer It goes on white but dries clear.    sealing brick with brush
  • This product sealed it all in and provided a beautiful low gloss finish (nothing TOO shiny, not a high gloss or lacquered finish) that brought out the various vibrant colors and gave it a clean surface. It reminds me of an eggshell or satin finish. 

Conclusion:

So, this 114 square foot bathroom has a lot going on but I am in LOVE with all of the original charm. 

vintage brick

That floor though too! ::drool:: ::heart eyes:: 

exposed brick

More on that here—> Shaw SanFrancisco Hexagon Tile Flooring

What are your thoughts?

Do you embrace and work with the original old character or prefer removing or covering it for a clean slate? 

Next up on the bathroom remodel:

Paint, baseboards, {possible} vintage cast iron tub re-finishing, installing the toilet, vanity, sconce lights and my favorite part…decorating and the reveal! Oh. And probably cutting down 6 doors since re-doing the floors raised them. Not looking forward to that part but things are moving along. Stay tuned!

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

That DIY Party

That DIY Party

If you’re a long time DIYShowOff reader, you know what today is! Time to show off your creativity and make new friends who share your love of DIY. You can follow ALL of the That DIY Party links to catch up. Just kidding! We’re at party #284 so that could take a few years! However it is fun to take a look back and a great source of inspiration! So if you’re up for a DIY binge, that’s the best place to get started! haha!

That DIY Party summer link party button

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

I can’t believe we’re nearing August already! I’m soaking up every single moment of my favorite time of year. These long days are my absolute favorite. There’s progress on the #helloredreno series and I’ll be sharing more of that this week! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Party time: 

What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!



Show Off your Creativity

I apologize for the delay! If you follow me on social media, you know I was attending the Haven conference and I toted my laptop to Charleston with the intentions to get the party published but time got away from me! SO, let’s get this party started! It’s That DIY Party time!

That DIY Party summer link party button

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

I revealed some pretty stunning hexagon tiles in the #helloredreno series this week! You have to check it out and let me know what you think of the transition of the floor from the bathroom leading into the bedroom. Too asymmetrical for your liking or are you loving it as much as I do? I chose the hexagon tile pictured below. 

See it here —> Bathroom Flooring

Shaw Flooring What about the before picture? The entire renovation isn’t complete but it sure is unrecognizable as the same room! 

Shop the products! 

And this is for a limited time but it’s way too good not to share! If you have been on the fence about getting a Young Living kit for yourself, this is an awesome deal! TWO DIFFUSERS! 13 ESSENTIAL OILS! Did I mention $25 cash back? I have absolutely zero regrets and I don’t care who you chose to get them from, I believe everyone should have them. Young Living has the best products to create a stepping stone to less chemicals in your home. And if you have hesitations or questions, feel free to ask in the comments below or message me on social media. You’re invited to join our fun circle of friends!

Get them  —> HERE!  

2 diffuser deal

The Dewdrop Duo Premium Starter Kit is the way to go! You will score not ONE, but TWO Dewdrop Diffusers!! One of my earliest regrets was not having another diffuser than the one that came when I enrolled! The second diffuser is already discounted and included in this kit! That is a BIG gorgeous deal! 

It includes BONUS oils 5ml Tangerine & 5ml Peppermint! This means that you get 13 bottles of oil, two diffusers, product samples including NingXia Red and Thieves Household Cleaner, PLUS an amazing supportive, wonderful community of like-minded people! A beautiful home begins with a safe environment and you can’t go wrong with non toxic products!

Oils included in this special kit:
🌿 5ml Lavender
🌿 5ml Frankincense
🌿 5ml Peppermint Vitality
🌿 5ml Lemon Vitality
🌿 5ml Copaiba Vitality
🌿 5ml Thieves Vitality
🌿 5ml DiGize Vitality
🌿 5ml Citrus Fresh
🌿 5ml Raven
🌿 5ml PanAway
🌿 5ml Stress Away
🌿 5ml Tangerine
🌿 5ml Peppermint

The Dewdrop Duo Premium Starter Kit can be found in the “Other Premium Kit” section during enrollment!

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What’s been going on with you? Did you finish up a DIY project? Share by linking up below and browse the other links for inspiration. 

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

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Project Diary Entry #6: Bathroom Flooring

It feels as if it’s been a while since I shared an update on the studio renovation. Most recent progress is the beautiful tile floors have been installed in the upstairs bathroom. As a member of the Shaw StyleBoard, I had the opportunity to choose some flooring for the studio.

My Choice: 

For the upstairs bathroom, I chose Presidio (whites) and Lombard (grays) from the same San Francisco design style. It’s a rustic and beautiful hexagon glazed porcelain tile from Shaw Floors with a reclaimed brick texture. And it’s absolutely gorgeous! My most favorite flooring to date!

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You guys, it was love at first sight! The kind where you see it then continue to shop but always go back to it. Nothing compares. Nothing else will work. It’s this or nothing. I love when that happens! The alternative is so many choices and a hard time narrowing it down to one but this time around, I knew “THIS IS IT”! And for the record, this tile is versaTILE and can be used on floors, showers, patios, backslashes…just about anywhere. Since this is that the studio, it may show up somewhere in my house as well. 

Let’s revisit the scary “before” picture. It’s a good thing I can see potential past the nasty, right? 

Before:

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The original old hardwood floors had to be removed. 

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A plywood subfloor was installed and leveled to prepare a base for the cement board which then is the base for the actual mortar and tile. 

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The seems were taped and sealed.

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Flooring was installed by Rege, Mike and Tyler, subcontractors from A&S Carpet in Allison Park, PA. They did a beautiful job! 

Installation:

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The white and gray hexagon tiles were placed randomly. I usually do prefer the symmetry of a planned and arranged design – stripes or checkerboard and even considered a flower-type design but this time because of the transition of flowing over into the hardwood, I really liked the random placement. 

Bathroom Makeover - Shaw Floors hexagon porcelain tile SanFrancisco @diyshowoff #helloredreno

Rather than the traditional ‘hump’ or straight cut line in the threshold where tile meets hardwood, we continued the tile across the threshold and into the next room. It reminds me of a glacier…moving/reaching into the bedroom. It’s SO cool and so different and it’s amazing! You can see the links to inspiration for this idea on my studio Pinterest board

Transition: 

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Just wait until you see the hardwood next to it! You’ll drool! 

Bathroom Makeover - Shaw Floors hexagon porcelain tile SanFrancisco @diyshowoff #helloredreno You may remember me asking about grout colors. I originally chose “Iron” at the store but after some thought changed my mind to “Charcoal”. Frank at A&S was very accommodating with my request! No problem!

Grout: 

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Perfection!

Reveal:

Bathroom Makeover - Shaw Floors hexagon porcelain tile SanFrancisco @diyshowoff #helloredreno

What do you think? Do you prefer the standard transition piece dividing tile and hardwood in the doorway or would you consider a smooth transition and design feature? 

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A BIG thanks to A&S for the installation. I’m THRILLED with the end result! 

Here’s a sneak peek of the vanity with the floor…I can’t wait for the finishing touches!

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So pretty! And all three features: that gorgeous floor, the beautiful vanity against that original wood plank wall…

Bathroom Makeover - Shaw Floors hexagon porcelain tile SanFrancisco @diyshowoff #helloredreno

Next up on the bathroom remodel:

Paint, baseboards, {possible} vintage cast iron tub re-finishing, installing the toilet, vanity, sconce lights and my favorite part…decorating and the reveal! Oh. And probably cutting down 6 doors since re-doing the floors raised them. Not looking forward to that part but things are moving along. Stay tuned!

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

Share your DIY

Helloooooo DIY friends! How was your holiday? Weekend? What’s new? What’ve you been working on? It’s…

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

We hosted our annual BBQ yesterday so I’m taking it easy and trying to do some catching up today. 

And okay, so I personally dropped the ball last week. The holiday along with dad being admitted and having surgery (he’s home and doing well now) had editing photos put aside. So watch this week for an update in the studio! 

Then – WHO IS HEADING TO THE HAVEN CONFERENCE this week?! I hope to see you there! 

A great place to stay up to date with DIYShowOff is on Instagram. Be sure to follow us there and DIYShowOff on Facebook too! 

Party time: 

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Let’s see what’s been keeping you busy or take a few moments of you time to make some new friends by visiting the links below and saving your favorites for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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That DIY Party

Well, well, well! It’s That DIY Party again. Sometimes I feel like I just published the same post. The summer weeks fly by! Let’s get this party started! Show off your creativity by linking up below and check out the links for inspiration for your next DIY project!

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Happy July! 

There is progress in the studio! Woo hoooo! Finally! So this coming week, I’ll begin sharing some of the before and after transformation beginning to take place. I meant to last week, but  it’s like you blink and the week is gone! Where does the time go?! 

A great place to stay up to date with DIYShowOff is on Instagram. Be sure to follow us there and DIYShowOff on Facebook too! 

Party time: 

Let’s see what’s been keeping you busy or take a few moments of you time to make some new friends by visiting the links below and saving your favorites for inspiration. 

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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DIY Party time!

Each week, DIYShowOff hosts a link party to ‘show off’ your creativity and hard work – all things DIY! It’s that time of the week! Link up below or browse the thumbnails, click and make some new DIY loving friends!

That DIY Party

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

• As you can see, there are some tweaks to the DIYShowOff blog look happening! What are you thoughts?

Before:

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DIYShowOff before

After (a work in progress):

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• AND! More progress on #helloredreno coming!!! See the SNEAK PEEK at DIYShowOff on Instagram – it’s the 1000TH POST! Click “Follow” to stay up to date! 

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• Then of course, I can’t not share this with you because it’s such a huge part of my life. It’s too good not to share! It’s a life changer! In just one year, when I started using the products my team hit the rank of Executive in Young Living. It has changed our lives and the opportunity that exists for our grandchildren. I’m now a Silver headed for the rank of Gold.

And here’s the thing. No one ever hits these ranks alone. It is the entire TEAM that does it! Together, we make a HUGE impact in others lives, and in our own. 

I’m not telling you these things to brag. I’m telling you these things because 4 years ago, I would have *laughed* if you’d told me this would be our reality. I want this reality for you, too! I’m having fun with a blogging career but I really really love the residual income provided by using and sharing chemical free products and essential oils that I LOVE!

“MONEY IN THE HANDS OF GOOD PEOPLE DOES GOOD THINGS.” ~Mary Young

Look at this carefully. How would each of these ranks change your life?

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Since we are discussing ranks/income, here’s the YL income disclosure statement I legally have to share: https://youngliving.com/ids

You are not stuck. 
You are FULL of potential.
It only takes a decision to say YES and not to quit.
You can live the life you dream of!

You can literally start RIGHT NOW!

If you do NOT have a YL account yet, I am ready to join forces with you, DIY friend, straight toward your freedom! I’m passionate about helping others achieve success and so is the entire friendly and inspiring team surrounding me. Just say the word! Let’s do this thing!!!!!

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Haven’t added essential oils to your home yet? CLICK HERE to learn more about getting an amazing brand of high quality oils. I’ll also connect you to some fun and helpful communities on Facebook. You may even recognize some of your favorite DIY bloggers in the groups! It’s an amazing community of friends! I also teach classes regularly so they don’t just sit in the box and I’m offering a 2ND DIFFUSER when you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits HERE! One for your home, one for your tool box! 

Party time:

Let’s get this party started! 

That DIY Party summer link party button

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


Time to Show Off your Creativity

It’s that time of the week!

That DIY Party

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: 

Top Essential Oils for DIY Lovers

Something for my DIY + essential oil friends: Essential Oils for DIY lovers. These are my top must have oils. Sometimes my body, energy level and mood needs a little extra support! 

essential oils @diyshowoff

 

Party time:

Let’s get this party started! 

That DIY Party summer link party button

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!