My Bathroom Makeover [Part 1]: Painting the Ceiling… Black!

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My house was built in 1955 and was owned by just one family before me. I bought it from a 95-year-old woman when she decided to move in with her adult children. So, as you can imagine, the entire house is a little… well… dated.

She also loved green. Like, “every-surface-in-the-house-painted-green” loved green. Hospital mint green. It’s not a terrible colour, unless its on everything, then it’s horrid.

I love monochrome colour schemes in houses, so since I bought the house a little under a month ago I’ve been dreaming of greys, whites, blacks, and silvers covering the never ending mint.

So, let’s talk about my horrific bathroom. Continue reading “My Bathroom Makeover [Part 1]: Painting the Ceiling… Black!”


DIY Crochet Ukulele Strap

Anyone who knows me knows I ADORE my 3 ukuleles. I taught myself to play by using YouTube and by looking up chords online. It’s so easy to play and tons of fun too.
I’ve wanted a strap for my tenor uke for quite awhile. It has a pickup so I can play it in church when I’m playing in the band, but I always have to sit while I play which drives me nuts.

I tried finding a simple pattern for a ukulele strap online, but it seemed like they all wanted me to drill a hole in the end or just tie a flimsy ribbon around myself. So not what I wanted. It took me a couple tries to get right, but now I have a super cute (sparkly!) strap for my instrument.  Continue reading “DIY Crochet Ukulele Strap”


Super Easy Homemade Chocolate Milk

I love a cold glass of chocolate milk. But I can’t justify paying over $6 for a 4 litre jug of the stuff at the grocery store… yikes! This new homeowner can’t afford such luxuries.

So, I looked to the best place I could think of for a simple recipe: Pinterest.

Pinterest is, by far, the best source of recipes I’ve ever come across. Seriously. If you don’t have a food and drink board to pin on, you are missing out on some excellent tastebud experiences.   Keep reading…


My Experience with Chronic Pain


“Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer.”

Living in constant pain is probably one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever had to deal with. It’s also something that’s very hard to understand for people who haven’t experienced it.  Keep reading…


Buying a House: 5 Tips for Success

Hello! I recently bought my very first house, which is both exciting and terrifying. I’ve been super busy getting myself organized and starting to get ready for renos!!!

My house is very sweet, but needs some work done. It’s likely going to become the focus of Probably Lia for awhile!

Since I read about 200 articles (I’m not exaggerating) about buying your first home, I figured I should post my top tips for the biggest purchase of my life so far. Buying a house at barely 22 years old is something I’m incredibly proud of, and I would love to help others make that dream a reality as well. I hope these 5 tips help someone who is thinking of starting their homeownership journey soon! Click here to read more!


A Day of Firsts

I’m so excited to be starting my blogging journey today! I haven’t quite decided what I will be blogging about, but I have tons of major changes happening in my life, so I felt like I needed a place to share all my exciting goings-on. I hope you enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is my life!

Not only is this my first blog post, but today was also my first road-trip (longer than 2 hours) by myself AND my first time driving in the city. I know, I know, it’s a little silly that I’m 22 years old and am just now doing these things. Continue reading “A Day of Firsts”