When It’s Time To Throw In The Towel (And Call A Professional Plumber)

I think we’ve all done it. We’ve all gotten part-way through a home improvement project that has NOT gone as we wanted it to go and said…well, NOW who do I call? Maybe a plumber? It’s definitely happened to us…more times than I would like to admit! Ha!

Did you know that one in three homeowners regret their DIY home-improvement tasks, according to a report by Zillow? A type of home repair you might be tempted to do yourself is plumbing, especially if the problem appears to be easy to fix, such as a faulty pipe. However, how do you know that you’ll be able to do it without causing greater problems?

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A common mistake people make is thinking that their home problems are easy to fix, and if they encounter problems their insurance will cover the damage. Take it from my husband, who makes a living working in homeowner’s insurance, this is not necessarily true! If something goes wrong, you might be denied your homeowner insurance claim, such as if you cause water damage to your home because of your mistakes. So, with that in mind, it’s important to know where to draw the line between DIY and calling in the plumbing pros. 

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Plumbing repairs you can do yourself 

Not every plumbing job is off-limits to you as a homeowner. It can be empowering to be able to fix faulty plumbing, and there are many examples of routine plumbing maintenance and small repairs you can do with ease.

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A Tech Gift Guide To An Amazing Mother’s Day

I’ve been thinking a lot of late on ways to make moms feel appreciated. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because I AM a mom now, and there certainly are days that I DON’T feel appreciated even a little bit. I like to make others feel special, and I know that moms are a grouping of people who deserve to feel special, if there ever was a grouping of people who deserved to feel special! Can I get an “amen”?!

So this post and gift guide may be a little early, in the grand scheme of things, but really: how early is too early to start thinking about the perfect gift for your mom for Mother’s Day?

After all, mom is the woman who brought you into this world, and if you give a bad present on Mother’s Day, she’s the woman who can take you out of it. (Not that she actually WOULD, but she could!) So, why not plan to get her something she actually wants, so she can praise you like the perfect child that you are. (Is that how it would play out in your family? Yeah, probably not in mine, either! We can dream, though, right?! HA!)

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If you aren’t sure what gadgets would best suit Mom, let this gift guide help you find something guaranteed to impress. From kitchen tools to stylish chargers, here are some of the best tech-inspired Mother’s Day gifts!

Anova Sous Vide

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Your mom loves to cook, and her primary job when everyone’s home is to keep everyone fed. It’s not a stereotype if it’s true! It’s also a great hack to Mother’s Day. When Mom’s a foodie, focus on her love for the kitchen and get her a cool tech tool this year like the Anova Sous Vide. Sous Vide — French for under vacuum —involves putting something in a plastic pouch before submerging it into boiling water. It’s a popular cooking technique that helps create flavorful and juicy dishes.

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #167! I sure hope your 2018 is moving along beautifully! And speaking along those lines…this week’s THEME is Getting Your Home Organized and Back on Track, and, before we party, I want to share with you some inspiration to do just that! #HomeOrganization #HomeMattersParty

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Here are 5 posts on home organization and getting back into routines that I find super helpful!

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New Year Inspiration & Goals + HM #166

Welcome back to the Home Matters Linky Party! I sure hope everyone has had a wonderful time over the holiday break celebrating with friends and family. The PARTY is BACK, and we are SO excited to share a couple changes we’ve made with all of you! This week’s THEME is New Year Inspiration & Goals, and, before we party, I want to share with you just that! #NewYearInspiration #HomeMattersParty pray and Style Hair Blog

New Year Inspiration & Goals + HM #166

As we head onward into 2018, here are three posts I find super helpful!

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Home Matters Linky Party #165

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #165

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Thanks for stopping by for the last party of 2017! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyous New Year. Home Matters will return Friday, January 12, 2018, with some very exciting changes. The awesome link up will be the same, but you are going to love what we have in store for you. Be sure to pop in on January 12, to check it out.

In the meantime, share your links and be inspired by the creativity, yum-factor, ideas, and more…

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