Frosty the Pumpkin

I love Halloween. It is my favorite holiday. I love scaring the bee-Jesus out of kids. Ok, I do take it easy on the little ones. Older kids are fair game! My house is that house in the hood where kids love to be scared! Every year, they come and expect something creepy! I hate […]

Poo – Pourri

Ok Yes I am going there… I must. If you are prudish or easily embarrassed I do apologize, but we all do it! In the potty that is and I am going down this path of conversation. I have to. I found this product a few weeks back and OMG it is so funny. Maybe […]

Chocolate Walls

I am revisiting this great makeover in did a few years ago. I really wish I had before pictures! This 1990’s kitchen used to have dark green flowered wall paper, brass knobs and green formica. The old wallpaper was well applied and therefore a bitch to get off, the homeowner wanted to DIY that part […]

How to wire a heated floor mat under tile

Yes, a heated floor is a luxury but one to consider if you are laying a new floor in a bathroom. This mat was easy to install;  flexible coils are simply taped to the floor and covered with mortar. Tile is placed over it and VOILA you have warm piggy toes for years to come! This […]

THE Must Have Tools for HIP Chicks

What’s in your box? I put together an in depth video on how to build a great tool box. Take notes and go shopping!  

Bag Lady – How to Re-Purpose Linen Bags

I just love those clear, sturdy zipper bags that new linens come in.  There are many ways to re-purpose them in creative organized ways all over the house.  Don’t forget that the old linens, sheets and towels can be re-purposed too!  Watch and see how you can save money and be kind to the earth by […]

Snake on the Bar B

Snakes. YUCK! Well, this HIP Chick is not afraid of snakes. I am more afraid of having the snake eat my KOI. I have lovingly tended to my garden koi pond for 15 years and I hate when predators invade my pond. My fish are friends, not food!  

How to Fix that Drippy Faucet

Drip Drip Drip.  It’s like Chinese Water torture to listen to a leaky faucet day after day after day. Not to mention the cost of water going down the drain.  Leaky faucets are often caused by wear in the faucet cartridge. In this video, I explain how to remove obtain a new cartridge, remove the […]

Home Alone? Are your teens prepared to be alone at home?

Teenagers. They think they know it all… We adults, of course, know better. Well, usually. But the reality is that there are many household dangers your kids and grand kids are not prepared for because we simply have not told them. You teach them how to cross the street; why not teach them to be safe […]

Flat Tire FIX Mom Can Do….

One of my big pet peeves is that as a society, we are raising a generation of kids who are lacking self – reliance. They see moms and dads doing everything for them and when it comes to the home, parents write checks before they roll up their sleeves.  But we gotta teach them the […]

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