Home Makeover Event – October – April 2012

With fall/winter in full swing, families everywhere are preparing for cooler weather by performing small, but needed updates on their homes.


*October – April* – Home Improvement – For the next six months, Mommy of Two Little Monkeys will be featuring updates to make in your bedroom, children’s bathroom, living room, children’s playroom, kitchen, and more.

*Sponsors – If you have a product that you would like to submit for our Home Makeover Series, please email us! [email protected]

Here are just a few of the companies that we will be featuring!



The Latest in our Home Improvement Makeover…

Enhance Your Outdoor Lifestyle With a SunBriteTV

Posted on Jun 9th, 2018 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service for free. 10 years ago, my husband and I…

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Front Load Washers VS Top Load - How to Save Time and Money!

Front Load Washers VS Top Load – How to Save Time and Money!

Posted on Jun 10th, 2017 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

Laundry in our home is never ending. I dread this chore. With two kids, a huge pile of gym clothes, never ending baseball clothes, we are doing…

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Remodel Your Kitchen with the Appliance Sales Event at Best Buy

Posted on Apr 4th, 2017 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

Want a quick way to fall in love with your home all over again? Remodeling is the key! Simple updates to your home décor and appliances go a long…

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Why Every Household Needs These Energy Star Products

Posted on Oct 30th, 2016 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free In…

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This is the First-Ever Black Stainless Suite of Appliances

Posted on Oct 15th, 2016 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

Am I the only one that spends countless hours watching home improvement shows on television, imagining what my dream house will one day consist of?…

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your House Clean Longer

Posted on Sep 27th, 2016 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

It’s important to keep a clean house at any time during the year, but it seems even more important as the weather cools down. The days of airing…

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How to Keep Your Refrigerator Organized

Posted on Sep 18th, 2016 - By Amanda - 21 Comments

Ever had an area of your home that literally made you cringe every time you laid eyes on it? That’s how I felt about my refrigerator, until…

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Organizing Life & Reaching Fitness Goals with the Samsung Family Hub

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2016 - By Amanda - 18 Comments

The age old saying goes “You never know what you have, until it’s gone”. What they fail to mention, however, is that it goes both ways. You…

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It’s Time to Switch to Smart – The Best Smart Appliances!

Posted on Jun 7th, 2016 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with…

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Ways to Teach Children About Being Environmentally Friendly

Posted on May 31st, 2016 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my main focuses this year has been a making…

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How to Preserve the Quality of Products in Your Stockpile

Posted on Apr 14th, 2016 - By Amanda - 14 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a thin line between hoarding and…

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Transform Your Kitchen with the New Collection from KitchenAid

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2016 - By Amanda - 19 Comments

We live in a world that is totally technology driven. Having outdated equipment just isn’t an option! Each time I purchase an electronic I try to…

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Why You Should Add a Purging Party To Your Spring Cleaning List

Posted on Mar 28th, 2016 - By Amanda - 11 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes Brands for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to spring cleaning, there…

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How I Make Spring Cleaning Fun for the Kids!

Posted on Mar 25th, 2016 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

It never fails. Every year I go on a mission to get our house spic and span from top to bottom. A mission that I lovingly refer to as “spring…

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Affordable & Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Winter

Posted on Nov 21st, 2015 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

I signed into Facebook this morning and saw several people posting about their first snow. Here it is, almost December and we are still waiting for…

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The Power of Home Equity

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015 - By Amanda - 21 Comments

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for…

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My Secret Weapon to Clean the Bathroom

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

After the purchase of my home, I used to think that the bathroom would be the easiest room in the house to keep clean. I mean, it’s small and there…

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Gearing Up For Fall #HealthierHome

Posted on Oct 10th, 2014 - By Amanda - 7 Comments

This post is part of a sponsored partnership with 3M. All thoughts are my own. Fall is like a mad scramble to complete all of the tasks that were…

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Posted on Sep 24th, 2014 - By Amanda - 216 Comments

This post was sponsored through our partnership with Trane. All thoughts are my own. Since becoming a homeowner, almost 6 years ago, I've learned…

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover Before & After – Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014 - By Amanda - 19 Comments

Our medicine cabinet makeover was sponsored by Chloraseptic. As always, all thoughts are my own! Allergies are running rampant, and most of us are…

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home #HealthierHome

Posted on May 27th, 2014 - By Amanda - 10 Comments

I am a Filtrete Brand blogger ambassador and was compensated for this post, but all opinions and selection of additional products used in this…

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Our Backyard Renovation – The New Deck is Going Up!

Posted on May 7th, 2014 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

Do you ever jump into a home project and wonder what you got yourself into? Our deck removal and new addition has turned into almost a 3 week…

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Simple Solutions to Organize Your Life from Post-it Products

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014 - By Amanda - 43 Comments

This post was sponsored by Post-it Brand. All thoughts are my own. As part of our Spring Cleaning efforts, organizing the kitchen was at the top…

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Our Backyard Renovation – Deck Demolition Underway!

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014 - By Amanda - 4 Comments

We are getting down and dirty this week at my house! We moved into this house back in 2008 and we were told it was a matter of time before having to…

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Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn!

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for…

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Healthier Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014 - By Amanda - 18 Comments

This post was sponsored by Filtrete Brand. Spring is officially here and if your house is looking a little bit like mine, you will understand the…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist – Freshening Up Spring Clothing

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a…

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Easy Hardwood Flooring Care Tips

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

There’s no arguing the fact that hardwood flooring adds immense beauty to any home. Hardwood flooring is durable, timeless, and relatively easy to…

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13 Ways to Reuse Kitchen Items

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

Think twice before throwing out used kitchen items. With these ways to reuse kitchen items, old containers, bags, foil, dishes and other kitchen…

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3 Types of Window Treatments that are Safe for Children

Posted on Nov 20th, 2013 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

The safety of their children is often one of the most thought-about concerns of parents. Whether it is choosing the safest vehicle, the safest area…

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Master Bathroom Revealing with Delta Touch2O Faucet #DeltaInspired

Revealing of Our Master Bathroom Update!

Posted on Sep 15th, 2013 - By Amanda - 15 Comments

A few months ago, I shared with you some photos of our master bathroom. We moved into our house about five years ago and the only update made was a…

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Three Incredible Ways to Get More Storage Space in Your Garage

Posted on Sep 15th, 2013 - By Amanda - 2 Comments

What’s in your garage? Chances are it’s not your car… According to the U.S. Department of Energy 25% of people with two-car garages don’t…

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6 Steps to a More Serene Bathroom

Posted on Sep 7th, 2013 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

A hot shower massaging your back. Bubbles overflowing in a tub full of warm water. A bathroom should be a place of relaxation and luxury, your own…

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10 of the Most Timeless Carpet Trends

Posted on Sep 1st, 2013 - By Amanda - 0 Comments

The use of carpets as utilitarian and artistic pieces dates back thousands of years. Carpets were originally woven to decorate dwellings as well as…

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Inspiration For Our Master Bathroom Updates

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013 - By Amanda - 10 Comments

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the…

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Updating the Master Bathroom with a New Delta Faucet!

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013 - By Amanda - 21 Comments

As soon as we moved into our house, almost 5 years ago, we hit the DIY projects hard. New flooring, replacement of appliances, painting, etc. We…

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How To: Look After Your Drains

Posted on Jun 28th, 2013 - By Amanda - 5 Comments

As soon as you get onto the property ladder and can call yourself a homeowner, you’re faced with a whole new tirade of responsibility that, as a…

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Refreshing Our Bedroom Space with the Voice Of Color PPG Pittsburgh Paints

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013 - By Amanda - 29 Comments

In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with PPG Pittsburgh Paints and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway items…

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Revealing | Children’s Bathroom and Guest Bathroom Makeover

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 - By Amanda - 37 Comments

Our children’s bathroom, which also serves as the guest bathroom, has been on our bucket list of areas to update in the house. We wanted to do a…

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5 Easy Tips – Choosing a Mattress for Your Child

Posted on Feb 7th, 2013 - By Amanda - 6 Comments

Choosing a mattress for your child can be a daunting task. With so many models, brands, types to choose from, it can be difficult to know which…

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Designing a Nursery with Emerald Paint from Sherwin Williams | Reveal

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 - By Amanda - 9 Comments

Designing a Nursery | Our Reveal! Ever since we found out that we’re having a little girl I’ve had an itch to redo the kids’ room. We moved to…

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Home Makeover | Revealing of Amana Kitchen Appliances

Posted on Dec 11th, 2012 - By Amanda - 11 Comments

A few months back I shared with you pictures of my kitchen. The kitchen is the one room in our house that we have been wanting to change for a long…

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Reorganizing and De-cluttering the Childrens Playroom

Posted on Nov 19th, 2012 - By Amanda - 4 Comments

I love Christmas. The gathering of family, the decorating of the house, and the smells that all come with the Christmas holiday. When…

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Children’s Angry Bird Bedroom Before & After Revealed!

Posted on Nov 12th, 2012 - By Amanda - 25 Comments

Next stop in our home make over project is in the children’s bedrooms. This is Andrew’s room, before picture, and while it is cute, this room…

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Home Makeover Kitchen Appliances Sneak Peek

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 - By Amanda - 19 Comments

So this is a part of my kitchen. It’s not the most organized and I left it that way for a purpose! My house is not a house that is the most…

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Children’s & Guest Bathroom Before Pictures

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012 - By Amanda - 16 Comments

Welcome to our Home Makeover Event, Mommy of Two Little Monkeys Edition! In 2008 we moved in our home, thinking that it was “move in ready”.…

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Preparing for a Power Outage with Mr Beams ReadyBright Emergency Lighting

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 - By Amanda - 85 Comments

What happens when the power goes out in your house? Stumble down the hallway, slip down the stairs, dig through the cabinets in search for a…

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Top 10 Weirdest Windows in the World

Posted on Jul 17th, 2012 - By Amanda - 5 Comments

The majority of us, all have the same windows in our homes, from sash windows to casement windows. Windows in white’s blacks and browns, that…

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Keep Your Home Healthy With These Odor Reducing Tips

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012 - By Amanda - 1 Comment

Many of us in my family suffer from allergies. My son is allergic to dogs, my husband is allergic to everything I can think of, and my seasonal…

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We Are Designing a Nursery!

Posted on Jun 21st, 2012 - By Amanda - 7 Comments

Planning a nursery for your new baby is an exciting and challenging task. There are so many colors and shades and themes to choose from! Fisher Price…

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