Category Archives: HOME & GARDEN

The Best NewAir Home Beverage Fridge, “Bar” None…

When we re-did our kitchen in 2017, we had to nix our dream of building a ‘home bar’ to stay on budget. We had so many cabinets and pricey counter tops to buy, I just couldn’t justify the additional cost at the time. But then I got the itch…that home renovation craving to do a project this fall. Can you blame me? I’m married to Handy Andy Boca after all! I’m the queen of the ongoing honey-do list. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I’ll be honest. It was also fueled by NewAir (remember their amazing 19 bottle wine cooler??) shipping us a ridiculously cool (pun intended) 126 can Newair Home Beverage Fridge to try out.

I mean, how could I NOT include it our dream/future home bar?

With the capacity to hold up to 126 standard cans, you can fit all the drinks you want inside โ€” without having to make room for a larger appliance. That’s over 20 full six-packs, so you’ll never be left high and dry in the middle of a party or with your thirsty children.

NewAir 126 Can Freestanding Beverage Fridge in Stainless Steel | AB-1200

It’s a beauty. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Best Ever Boca Raton Kitchen Makeover

This Boca Raton kitchen makeover post is sponsored by ShelfGenie; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


As 2017’s Hurricane Irma was rolling into town, so were our new kitchen cabinets. Great timing, right? Modern Boca Dad, now better known locally as Handy Andy Boca, spent an entire afternoon dragging boxes of brand new white cabinets from our garage into our guest room to make sure not a drop of rising floodwaters got anywhere near them. This Boca Raton kitchen makeover was our BIGGEST investment in our home to date and I desperately wanted it to turn out beautifully!

Spoiler alert: it did. The bulk of the project was completed before the holidays that year. We suffered little damage from Irma, thankfully, and Handy Andy did the install himself. Since that time, we’ve added a sparkly backsplash, wine cooler and strip lighting under the upper cabinets. We’re even planning on building a bar to round out our Boca Raton kitchen makeover! But the best investment into the kitchen we made BY FAR was partnering with ShelfGenie, Continue reading The Best Ever Boca Raton Kitchen Makeover

How a NewAir Wine Cooler Inspired Our Latest Boca Kitchen Project

As the wife of Handy Andy Boca, let’s just say that home improvement projects are a regular occurrence around our house. You see, we moved into a big fixer-upper after we relocated to Boca Raton from New York City. We have learned to get creative when it comes to designing/re-doing a room or carving out a project budget. Honestly, we were only able to afford our Boca kitchen project by doing the install ourselves. And I had to nix my dream ‘home bar’ in the process…

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The Best South Florida Home Projects for Spring

I love spring! But a lot of the time, spring in Florida is like an early summer. I guess this depends on where you live in state (and if you are always here, or have a second home up North). But for most of us, spring is just the beginning of summer…at least in my opinion. It’s not bad, though! I will take warm weather anytime over Florida’s winter’s chill. Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of all that Florida has to offer and itโ€™s also a great time to start on some home projects.

Here are my favorite South Florida home projects forย  spring:

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