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August 2019

Half Bath Renovation Challenge

I am excited to announce that I am participating in a half bath renovation challenge with my friend, Christie, from The Denverette!  Christie and I both share a passion for DIY and wanted a little kick in the butt to finally start our renovation…

August 26, 2019

Half Bath Renovation Challenge is Complete!

Drum roll please! My tiny, dingy, dated half bathroom has had a major makeover! We extended the challenge by a week to complete the finishing touches and it was well worth it. Check out the results! Half Bathroom Makeover Vanity Updates The vanity base…

August 23, 2019

Adding Curb Appeal to Our Third Home

Today I am sharing our next big project – installing a new roof and painting the exterior of our home to improve the curb appeal! I have mentioned this before, but Chris and I are planning to sell our home once we hit the…

August 23, 2019

Phase 2 of the Kitchen Renovation

Phase 2 of our kitchen renovation at Flip 3 is complete just in time for Friendsgiving! I don’t know about you, but hosting an event always gives me that push I need to complete lingering home projects. I love our kitchen updates in this…

August 23, 2019

Affordable Office Updates at Flip 3

Our office needed a little love but we weren’t going to break the bank fixing it up. Today I am going to share with you our affordable office updates we completed last week! We also completed another lingering project last weekend that I wanted…

August 15, 2019

Why I want to Purchase A Mobile Home Park

Happy Monday!  I am excited to share more details with you around why I want to purchase a mobile home park. Last weekend I attended a three day course learning how to purchase mobile home parks.  I have received a lot of raised eyebrows…

August 15, 2019

Mobile Home Park Purchase Progress

It’s been a while since I posted and I wanted to fill you in on all of my current real estate adventures and mobile home park purchase progress.  We have only a few weeks left before school officially begins for my kiddos and I…

August 15, 2019

My Career Transition: Leaving Ad Tech for Real Estate

It has been almost a week since my last day at SpotX and I am continuing to adjust to my career transition.  I started SpotX when I first moved to Denver over 7 years ago. When I started at SpotX, it was a small…

August 14, 2019

Our Strategy to Purchase a Mobile Home Park

These last few weeks Kate and I have been developing our strategy to purchase our first mobile home park. I officially left my ad tech career last week and am loving the amount of time I have had to dedicate to looking for a…

August 14, 2019
5 ideas to organize your playroom

5 Easy Tricks to Organize Your Kids Playroom

If you have kids, you are familiar with the never ending challenge of keeping the playroom organized! Here are five easy tricks to organize your playroom and keep your sanity! 1. Trash Broken/Cheap Toys Let’s be real. Kids have WAY too much stuff! Every…

August 14, 2019

Easy Tips to Declutter & Organize Your Playroom

Today I am sharing with you a few easy tips to declutter and organize your playroom! Having a dedicated place for your kids to play in your house is a luxury in itself, but adding these organization ideas to the space will make it…

August 13, 2019

Welcome to Our Temporary Home in Ohio

Welcome to our new, temporary home for the next year in Toledo, Ohio! For our first year in Ohio, we will be living with my in-laws. Our boxes are all unpacked and we are settling into our new routine in Ohio. We want to take…

August 13, 2019

Home Staging Tips from an Interior Decorator

Today Debbie, an Interior Decorator, will be taking us through her home and sharing all of her amazing home staging tips! Debbie lives in a charming Tudor house in the Sylvania neighborhood of St. James Woods and is getting ready to put it on…

August 13, 2019

How to Wallpaper Your Staircase | Easy DIY

Are you ready for this super simple tutorial for how to wallpaper your staircase?! I am excited to share this fun wallpaper project with you and the best part is that it took less than 3 hours to install!…

August 13, 2019
instagram 101

Instagram Basics for Beginners

Friends! Last week I posted about an Instagram giveaway (which is open until Thursday 11/8/18) and realized that some of my good friends and family were still pretty new to Instagram and weren’t sure how to enter. I know learning a new platform can…

August 13, 2019

Four Steps to Take When You Find Your Flip House

Today I am sharing the four steps you need to take once you get your flip house under contract. There is a lot of work that goes into flipping a house and it starts right after the offer is accepted. It generally takes 30-45…

August 13, 2019

Create a Homeowners Manual to Sell Your House Fast

Today I am sharing how to create a custom homeowners manual to sell your home fast! This manual gives you a chance to highlight all of the great features of your home that may go unnoticed at an open house. What home renovations did…

August 9, 2019

How to Stage a Small Home to Sell Fast

Today I am sharing my tips on how to stage a small home to sell fast! When selling a small home, staging the house to sell is extremely important! I helped my parents stage their 650 square foot cottage to appeal to the most…

August 9, 2019

Drummond Flip House Tour: Before Renovations

I am excited to take you on a tour of the Drummond Flip house before our renovations began. This is our fourth flip house and our first investment in Toledo, Ohio. House Tour If you follow me on Instagram you have seen that big…

August 9, 2019

How to Invest In Real Estate to Pay for College

Once I had my first child, I automatically started thinking about how I would pay for his college tuition! If you are like me, the idea of paying for your child’s higher education in 10-15 years is a little overwhelming. Kids are expensive RIGHT…

August 9, 2019

Demo Day at the Drummond Flip House

It’s demo day at the Drummond Flip House! This flip is a bigger beast than my previous 3 flips. When we lived in Denver, we were living in the homes we flipped for two years and completed projects room by room. For this project…

August 9, 2019

Tour of our First Rental Property

Meet Woody – our first rental property in Toledo, Ohio! This is our first buy and hold investment property and we can’t wait to buy more. Today I am sharing why we chose this home and taking your on a home tour! Why We…

August 8, 2019

Exterior Renovation Plans for Flip 4

Today I am sharing all of our exterior renovation plans for Flip 4! We have checked off quite a few projects on our list but still have a few remaining. There were a few mild days (40+ degrees) this month and we took full…

August 8, 2019

Analyzing a Deal with Our Rental Property: Episode 4

On episode 4 of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I are analyzing a deal with our first rental property. We discuss the different ways to analyze a deal and why we felt this would be a valuable income property for our investment portfolio.…

August 8, 2019

5 Simple Steps For Beginner Investors to Take

On episode 3 of From the Nest Podcast, we are reviewing 5 simple steps for beginner investors to take. Are you thinking about buying an investment property? Then this episode is for you! DEFINE YOUR STRATEGY: Are you interested in fix and flips? Live…

August 8, 2019

Our Secret to Renovating Homes with Jobs & Kids

On episode 5, Chris and I share our secret to renovating homes with full time jobs and two kids. The key to our success is by focusing on “bite sized” projects each week and working our way through the home. We will take you…

August 8, 2019

5 Ways to Finance Your First Investment Property

Thanks for tuning in to episode 6 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode, Chris and I are discussing 5 different ways to finance your first investment property. 1. Conventional Loan: This is probably the most obvious option when getting started in real…

August 8, 2019

3 Common Fears About a Bathroom Remodel

On today’s episode of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I discuss the three common fears that homeowners face when deciding to tackle a bathroom remodel. Are you considering a bathroom renovation? I am sure you have experienced at least one of these common…

August 8, 2019

Buying an Investment Property Site Unseen

On today’s episode of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I talk about buying an investment property site unseen! We are breaking down how we found this deal and our deal analysis that made interested in this rental property. How did we find this…

August 8, 2019

Kitchen Design at the Drummond Flip House

Thanks for tuning in to episode 12 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode, Chris and I are discussing the kitchen design at the Drummond Flip House. Designing the kitchen at the Drummond Flip House has been a monumental task and we played…

August 8, 2019

A Year in Review of my Entrepreneurship Journey

On today’s episode of From the Nest Podcast, we discuss a year in review of my entrepreneurship journey. One year ago I left my corporate job and have been through lots of twists and turns to get me to where I am today. Tune…

August 8, 2019

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Today Chris and I are discussing 8 easy and affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. With Earth Day coming up this month, we thought this topic would be perfect for our episode this week. 8 Easy Steps to Make Your Home…

August 8, 2019

Airbnb’s, RV’s and House Flipping with the Nestrs

Thanks for tuning in to episode 15 of From the Nest Podcast! On today’s episode we are talking to one half of the super duo, the Nestrs! I first discovered the Nestrs instagram account and was instantly hooked. They are DIYers who do it…

August 8, 2019

Before and After Tour at Our First Flip

I am excited to take you through a before and after tour of our first flip house! Along with being our first flip house, it was also our first home! I recently realized that I never created a good before and after post of…

August 8, 2019

How to Choose the Best Flooring Materials

Choosing the type of flooring for your home is a BIG decision! It has to hold up to the wear and tear of your family, and not all flooring is created equally. On episode 24 of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I review…

August 8, 2019

5 Lessons Learned with Home Inspections

On today’s episode, Chris and I are sharing our top 5 lessons we learned from our many home inspection experiences. Home inspections can be stressful and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the large report of issues you receive from the inspector. We…

August 8, 2019

Investing in Mobile Home Parks with Kate Stephens

On today’s episode, we are talking about investing in mobile home parks with Kate Stephens. Kate and I have partnered together and are hoping to find a great park to buy in the near future Investing in Mobile Home Parks Check out the full…

August 8, 2019

How to Easily Find Comparables for Your Home

On today’s episode, we are reviewing how to easily find comparables for your home or investment property. Understanding how to pull comps is a valuable skill as a real estate investor. You have to understand your market to be able to purchase a great…

August 8, 2019

Preparing Your Rental Property in 30 Days

On today’s episode we are discussing how to prepare your rental property to in 30 days. This topic is timely because we just closed on our second rental and have a goal to get it listed in just 30 days. We are making progress…

August 8, 2019

Welcome to Our New Home, Our Cape Cottage

Welcome to our new home, our Cape Cottage! It is still a little surreal that we now own our own home in Toledo, Ohio. It’s also a little crazy that we own a pool! We bought this home from really lovely previous owners who…

August 8, 2019

6 Renovation Projects in the Next 6 Months

Today I am taking a note from one of my favorite blogs, chrislovesjulia.com, and breaking down the 6 renovation projects we plan to complete in the next 6 months. We have some BIG projects ahead of us at our new home! It is going…

August 8, 2019

Renovating Our Second Flip House in Denver

Today I am sharing the full transformation after renovation our second flip house in Denver! We made some major improvements to this house that paid off big when we sold it after 2 years. How we Found Our Second Flip House When we found…

August 8, 2019

Our Journey to Finding the Perfect Family Home

Episode 22 is really a time capsule of our journey to finding the perfect family home. We share our experience buying this house and all of the ups and downs we encountered throughout the purchase process. Every home buying process is unique and this…

August 6, 2019

Property Title Basics with Olivia Sohnly

Property title companies play a major role when purchasing a home, and yet, many people have no idea what they do! On todays episode of From the Nest Podcast, I interview Olivia Sohnly with Barristers of Ohio Title Company to discuss how title companies…

August 6, 2019

1031 Exchanges & Capital Gains Tax

On episode 21 of From the Nest Podcast, Chris and I are reviewing 1031 exchanges and capital gains tax with our listeners. We are by NO means experts, but we have learned a lot about both of these subjects these past few years and…

August 6, 2019

Simple Staging Tips to Sell a Smaller Home

When selling a small home, there are simple staging tips to maximize exposure to potential buyers. Today I a sharing four tips that are pretty universal to making a smaller home show better without any major renovations. …

August 6, 2019

Formal Living Room Turned Adult Family Room

In our third flip house, we turned what was once the formal living room into the adult family room. I am a firm believer that you should design your house to fit the way you use it every day. The previous owners used the…

August 6, 2019

Utility Room Weekend Makeover

This weekend I gave the utility room a makeover while Chris was out of town!  It was the first weekend where Chris was away and I was home alone with the two kids.   I just finished reading the book, The Magnolia Story (the…

August 5, 2019

Adding Livable Space with a Basement Renovation

The basement renovation was a game changer at our first flip house because we added living space. Our house was about 1,200 square feet and having that extra living space in the basement made a huge difference. When we first toured the house, the…

August 5, 2019

Designing a Budget Friendly Nursery

Once I found out I was expecting a little girl, I couldn’t wait to start designing a budget friendly nursery. We were renovating other spaces in the home and I was excited to flex my DIY muscles and put together an affordable nursery. In…

August 5, 2019

Guest Bathroom Renovation at Flip 3

When we first moved into our third flip, the guest bathroom was way too big. We cut it down to 1/3 its original size and used the rest for the master suite. I would much rather have a large master bathroom than an oversized…

August 5, 2019

Beautiful Restoration Of A Classic, Colonial Style Home

Today I am excited to share a beautiful restoration of this classic, colonial style home. Who doesn't like to see an old home be brought back to life? My brother and his wife spent two years restoring every piece of this home and the…

August 5, 2019

How to Add Living Space with a Deck

Chris and I were able to add valuable living space in our first home by building a deck. The house was 1,300 square feet and we really wanted to add an outdoor living space. The back porch was falling apart when we moved in…

August 5, 2019

Master Bedroom Makeover

Our master bedroom makeover at Flip 3 was an important project that I wanted to tackle before the birth of our daughter, Evelyn. We finished the floors with only a few days to spare before little Evie Mae arrived! Here is what we updated…

August 5, 2019

Adding Curb Appeal to Our First Flip House

We added so much curb appeal at our first flip house in Denver!  When we first bought the house, it felt very dark and heavy.  The ivy against the dark brick and the unruly plants around the yard surrounding the old wood picket fence…

August 5, 2019

Before Renovations Tour of Flip 3

Welcome to the tour before our renovations at flip 3! When I first saw the photos of this property online, I immediately connected with it. I felt confident that we could modernize the home with our skillset and add enough value to make a…

August 2, 2019

Basement Storage Room Turn Beautiful Bathroom

Adding a bathroom in our basement was the first project on the list when we moved into our third flip house. The basement level of our home was huge with half of the space finished and the other half unfinished as a storage…

August 1, 2019
Our first flip house in Denver, CO.

Welcome to Our First Flip House!

Welcome to our first live in flip house! We bought this sweet little bungalow in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver and saw the potential right away.  This home was where we really started to get our feet wet with home renovations.  While the biggest…

August 1, 2019
Laundry room makeover

Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover

Our laundry room was in MAJOR need of a makeover! Because guests are not hanging out in our laundry room, this was naturally the last place to be updated. As we prepared to sell our house in Wheat Ridge, CO I knew that this…

August 1, 2019

DIY a Frame for your Builder Grade Mirror

This weekend we were able to DIY a frame around our builder grade mirror to complete the master bathroom renovation! Our bathroom renovation was in the “95% complete club” but still needed some character and this quick project was the perfect remedy. Last week…

August 1, 2019