Meal Planning Made Simple (How eMeals Saved My Sanity)

not cooking

I may have mentioned a few times before that I don't really enjoy cooking...and by "may have mentioned" I of course mean "mentioned repeatedly". Despite that (actually, because of that) I want to take a break from DIY for a second and talk about food. 4-6 pm is the hardest part of my day. It's "the witching hour" for the kids, they are either … [Read more...]

My Butcher Block Countertops, Two Years Later

Review of butcher blocks counters after two years of use

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from a reader asking me to write a post about how our butcher block countertops are holding up. I have to admit, I'm a little embarrassed I didn't think of this myself....of course I should write a follow-up post. My main concern when we choose them was how they would hold up over time and I'm sure many of you are … [Read more...]

How to Raise Your Cabinets & Add a Shelf

How to raise your cabinets and add a shelf

Let's talk about that space above your cabinets for a second...that useless space that does nothing but collect dust and cause design dilemmas.  Do you decorate it? Leave it? I have always left it, I love to decorate but I'm not a fan of having stuff just for the sake of having stuff. When Adam and I started our kitchen remodel two years ago I had … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Updates & a $500 Home Depot Giveaway

Laundry room remodel for $ have to see the before!

I do an insane amount of laundry. I have two potty training sons, so I could pretty much wash everything in the house on a daily basis. I wish I was kidding. The very fist project we did in our house (besides painting over all the pink) was to make our laundry room functional and enjoyable to be in. I using the term "enjoyable" loosely...cause, … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Tile a Backsplash

Tiling the easy way

I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you have a tiling project you want to take on but don't, because you're unsure of yourself. I don't blame you, there are a lot of steps...planning it out, mixing the thinset (mortar), applying the thinset, applying the tile, waiting for it to dry, grouting, sealing.... I have good news for you. You can tile … [Read more...]

Bathroom Remodel: Hanging the Mirror & Light

galvanized light from Lowes

Hey everyone! I just got back from spending some time in Atlanta at Haven, a blog conference for DIY bloggers. It was awesome... I met so many amazing people, learned a ton, and got to spend a few days away from my kids for the first time ever.  Other people cooked my food and cleaned up my messes....I loved it. Now I'm home and cleaning up my own m … [Read more...]

Birthing a Stenciled Bathroom (and a Giveaway)

Bathroom Remodel Progress - Domestic Imperfection

I'm back with a bathroom update! I didn't forget about it, I've been sloooooowly working on it this whole time. Last time I updated y'all on the bathroom it was APRIL (holy cow) and I showed you the finished dresser turned vanity. Well, here is what it looks like today! Yup, I stenciled it. We obviously did other stuff too, but this post is … [Read more...]

Front Porch Reveal and a History of Clutter


Oh, our porch. Those of y'all that have been following for a while know what a blessing and a curse it is. We love our's HUGE, shady, and pretty much amazing. It is also our dumping's where most activities happen (like projects) and it is normally looks like a disaster. AND it is right out there in the open and the first … [Read more...]

Three Tables

Three tables

 Today I have a random post for you about three random tables. Just stick with me, it will make more sense soon. Let me introduce you to the tables... This table might look familiar, it's been around for a while. I bought it at a garage sale about five years ago, and since then it has been an end table in the living room, a nightstand in out … [Read more...]

Win a Room Design Package with Interior Design Service Online


Good morning everyone, hope y'all had a great holiday weekend! I have something  slightly different for y'all would you like to meet an online interior designer and have a chance to win one of her room packages? I KNOW y'all are interested in this because I get e-mails asking if I will do room designs. I'm very flattered that some of … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Birdbath

Make your own bird bath

This project is an easy one, though it still started off as a DIY fail. So the first part of this post will be the perfect sparkling tutorial on how to make your own birdbath...then I'll let you know what NOT to do. I made my birdbath out of a terracotta pot, saucer, and an old brass lamp...but you can really use anything. Go crazy. The motto … [Read more...]

Poured Paint Pots (and Win a $250 Home Depot Gift Card!)


Today I have a super easy project for y' easy, in fact, that you should round-up your kids and have them help you. They will love it. Not that I let mine help... I waited till they were napping to do this, haha. I'm not crazy after all.  Also, I am giving away a $250 Home Depot gift card! If any of you are at Home Depot half as much as I … [Read more...]

The Official Domestic Imperfection House Tour! (And A Link Party)

Remodel your home on a budget

Welcome to my house's been a long time coming, right!? Currently my empty house tour tab is one of my most clicked things on my site, yet there has never been anything in it. To think of all the poor DIYers and curious souls I disappoint every single day. No more! So welcome to my always in progress, blurry pictured, somewhat messy house t … [Read more...]

Welcome to the New Domestic Imperfection!


Ta-da! Surprised? Welcome to Domestic Imperfection 2.0. Brighter, fresher, and more organized. Actually this is like Domestic Imperfection 5.0, but this one was done correctly and will be sticking around. The previous design was done mostly by me, and although it looked alright to y'all it has some serious flaws on my side. But now it all … [Read more...]

Side Yard Reveal!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Last year we built our garage (which we love BTW) and added a sidewalk to connect it to the house. We also had a fence installed around the backyard, and all of that created a little triangle of secluded yard space. I'm using the term 'yard' loosely, obv … [Read more...]

Contest Answers & RYOBI Giveaway Winners

Results of Blogger Contest

Happy Fathers Day everyone! I hope today is awesome and spent celebrating your dad, husband, grandpa, brother...whomever the great men are in your life. Today is also the day we announce the winner of our Massive RYOBI Power Tool Giveaway! Luckily our little Rafflecopter form did the dirty work for us and pulled up our winner in the most random of … [Read more...]

May Ramblings


I think these rambling posts get later and later each month. We spent the last week at the beach with a bunch of family and before we left I thought "what a great time to catch up on blog stuff!" Then we got there and guess what...I barely even cracked open my laptop. It was glorious. Also, I just happened to notice that I started my ramblings … [Read more...]

Match that Blogger! {A Contest and RYOBI Father’s Day Giveaway}

Enormous RYOBI Giveaway!

Today I have something awesome for you...a contest AND a giveaway. Two chances to win $400 worth of RYOBI power tools just in time for Fathers Day. I don't know about you, but I want to make sure my husband and father have all the tools they need to build stuff for me. The premise of the contest is this -  all of us are guilty of repinning … [Read more...]

The Grass is Always Greener (Three Years of Yard Work)


Lets start at the beginning...the very beginning.  In 2008 Adam and I purchased our first home. It had been on the market forever and despite being a newer house it needed some serious TLC. One of the major downfalls and the first thing everyone noticed was that it had no yard. No grass, no driveway, just a lonely house surrounded by gravel...the … [Read more...]

Create a Self Watering Garden


This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.  How many of you are thinking about starting a garden this year? Intimidated? I'm with you. I started my first garden last year with my "backyard salad beds" post, and I'm embarrassed to tell you that it was a total and complete failure. The thing about gardens is that you hav … [Read more...]