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November Top Taps


All the Stuff & Things:

Nursery Makeover – My brother in law and his wife are expecting their first baby, girl! I am so excited for them to become parents.  I offered to makeover their spare bedroom into the nursery of their dreams complete with a traditional board and batten wall.  All sources & links for the nursery can be found here. 

As I built the board and batten wall LOTS of DM’s came in about how to deal with thin baseboards, textured walls, what wood and paint to use, and more. I compiled a blog post of 11 tips you might not know when it comes to board and batten. It’s a good read if you are looking to do ANY type of accent wall. 

Halloween Traditions

Spudnut Recipe – Homemade donuts… with mashed potatoes inside. This may be an Idaho thing, but it’s a MUST in our home! This recipe from Taste of Home is one my top recommendations due to the fact that it’s delicious and super easy to follow. 

Y’all sent in hundreds of easy breakfast ideas for a group. I compiled a few of the ideas and recipes here + my crepe recipe!


Most Asked Links

Clothing Storage Bags – These bags come in handy for so many different things. I love them for my junk closet, just to keep all the things together. They hold A LOT and don’t take up a ton of room.

Lovesac Supersac – We have one of these in our basement and it’s a hit!! Big enough for everyone to sit, and comfy as can be. I unintentionally shared these on my story while showing our basement tv setup, and you guys went crazy.  So here they are, in all their glory! We have the Eskimo Swirl phur color. 

Kids Bathroom to Guest Retreat

In just over a weeks time I decided to take a sledge hammer to my kids bathroom floor and completely retile and makeover the room for it to be guest ready for the holidays. This project included LOTS of late nights to get it done before my son’s baptism, but it’s done and a space I am super proud of. You can get the links to the whole room here.

Self Leveling Tile Spacers – there are various brands and styles of these spacers, but they are extremely helpful in preventing any lips between your tiles.

How to level your floors for tile or hardwood – Self Leveler Tutorial

Self leveling tile spacers
Self Leveling Tile Spacers

Adessi Concept Gray Matte Porcelain Tile – The tile used in the kids bathroom update has such a unique and beautiful look. With the concrete look that also reminds me of slate, it’s bound to be a winning choice.

concrete style tile

Laser Measurer

Laser Level

Toothbrush Organizer with Toothpaste Dispenser

BIN Shellac Primer Best Primer for Cabinets or Melamine furniture (think shiny IKEA products).

Drywall Anchors

Grout – there is no better grout. I’ve used most premixed grouts on the market, and this one (although you mix it yourself) is INCREDIBLE. easy to get off your tile. stain resistant and no need to seal it.

IPL Photofacial – get rid of dark spots or freckles.

Rug Round up! For NOVEMBER my discount code for Boutique rugs has increased from my usual 60% to 65% their BEST DEAL!! Take advantage and get your rugs while you can! use code HBH65 for 65% off. Click here to view the rugs I’ve gotten for my home.

Beginner DIY tool gift guide is LIVE!! I found some steals and deals on tools that make great gifts that you can borrow. Tools the gift that keeps giving.

Hoover Smartwash Carpet Cleaner – This cleaner has been a life saver during and after any project. Between this and our stainmaster carpet, I constantly have carpet that looks brand new!

Gift Recommendations: 

Kitsch Hair Towel – These hair towels are amazing. So absorbent, helps with breakage and frizz, and holds tight to your head. These are great gifts for mothers, sisters, friends or even a favorite things party! Plus, you can use Code: HONEYBUILTHOME for 20% off

Satin Sleep Set – This set it the whole packaged deal!! Sleeping with a satin pillowcase is great for preventing damage to your hair. Best part–the inside of this is waterproof to keep your pillow from getting all soggy. Again, use code: HONEYBUILTHOME for 20% off

“Friends” Crew Neck Pullover – Comfy AND cute…. Need I say more? 

Willa Ruffle Dress from Bohme – This was the dress I wore for Bennett’s Baptism day, and you guys were in love! I mean, I get it. It’s stylist, but functional. Very flattering and comfortable. 


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Meet Christine Gummersall, a mother of 4, coach's wife, former Labor and Delivery nurse, and self taught DIYer who decided to take a sledge hammer to her 1950's bathroom over a decade ago and hasn't stopped tackling her honey-do list since.  Folow along as christine breaks down the pretty afters, by showing the whole how to process and empowers you to STOP waiting, and START creating a home you love, with your own two hands! 

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