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LIVING IT: Exterior Home Makeover

Check out a completed “Live-It List” item from one of our readers!

I wanted a new look for the exterior of our home.  Check out what I did!

I ordered the supplies from Dyebrick (http://www.dyebrick.com/) After looking at their color panels we decided we would try staining our brick Rustic Brown. Starting out we ordered a “Sample Pot” which is roughly $11.00 plus shipping. Once the sample pot arrived and we tried it out in an conspicuous area we were ready to order enough for the front of our house. We then ordered the Brick Tinting Kit which is around $55.00 plus shipping. With no dilution the Brick Tinting Kit is 20fl.oz which can cover 162.5 sq.ft.

We ordered 2 and had some stain leftover. It took us around 15 hours to do the front of the house. If you have someone helping you, the time could be cut almost in half. It does take some time since you must stain one brick at a time. The stain is permanent and is guaranteed to last a lifetime so it’s definitely worth your time. We are 100% satisfied!

Hidden Live-It List question:

What is the furthest distance you will have to travel to check off an item on your Live-It List? (feel free to use a screen name)

Click here for “Live-It List” details.


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Have Fun with Photos

Until recently I was the kind of mom who took my kids to the local portrait studio for nearly every and any occasion I could come up with to have their picture taken.  To give you a visual of what went down on my last visit,  just picture my four-year old son jumping off a lego table, my two-year old niece crying because she wanted to sit in the chair that my daughter was sitting in, and my two-year old daughter not cooperating because I was too busy wrangling my son off the obstacle course he had created out of the furniture to be paying any bit of attention to her needs.  My sister and I left the studio with the three kids an hour later physically and mentally exhausted with no pictures to show for our effort.

Inspiration for this photo came from a friend who did a search on Pinterest!

Shortly after that debacle of a visit to the portrait studio my parents bought my husband and I a new camera for Christmas.  I decided that I was going to start taking more candid shots of my kids and family instead of trying to always get the PeRfEcT shot.  It has been a LeArNiNg experience, but it is a lot of fun!

Candid at dancing school

Suede Sofa Challenge…

Get your cameras out and get snapping!  We would LOVE to see what our readers come up with for fun and exciting photos from across the globe!  Email us your photos with your name, city, and state or city and country.  All photos will be shared in a special post on Friday, March 30th titled, Fun Photo Friday!

Email your photos to:


Put “Fun Photo Friday” in the subject line of your email

Have fun!

~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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