The past year of my life has been consumed with DIY projects and improvements on our home. It has been rewarding and also eye opening. I never would have guessed that I would want to spend so much money on a home, making it my own. This morning as I was making coffee in my bathroom for the 10th day in a row, the tune to “Ice Ice Baby” was jamming in my head. The lyrics were a bit different. Check them out.

“DIY-Y-Baby”

Yo, Home Reno, let’s kick it!

DIY-Y-Baby, DIY-Y-Baby

All right stop, put down that hammer and listen

DIY is back with a brand new addition

Projects, grab a hold of me tightly

Working like a dog, daily and nightly

Will it ever stop? Yo, I don’t know

Turn on the lights, damn there’s no glow!

To the extreme I rock a tool belt like a mad-man

Picking paint colors and formulating a sweet plan

Sandpaper, go slow go with the grain

I’m dropping knowledge on you with my home-reno super brain

Deadly, watch the saw blades carefully

Do it yourself and you’ll save on carpentry

Love it or list it, that show don’t play

I get sweet ideas, but my husbands gotta pay

If there was a problem, yo I’ll solve it

Check out this book, its got a ton of cool projects

DIY-Y-Baby, DIY-Y-Baby

DIY-Y-Baby, DIY-Y-Baby

Now that this project is jumping

Got my coffee brewing, pumpin in the bathroom

Want toast? Plug it in, in the living-room

Kitchen’s closed fool, off limits please don’t assume

Check your paint cans, I detect some bad fumes

I go crazy when I hear the power tools

And a nail gun, with a souped up big boom

I’m on a roll, it’s time to go to Home Depot

Rollin’ in my minivan

With the trunk propped, so the lumber don’t jam

The cashier on standby, waving “Do you need a tie?”

Did I stop? No, I just drove by

Cautiously, super slow to the next stop

I busted a left still need oil for the butcherblock

Sadly, Bed Bath and Beyond was closed

So I continued to 41, snowbird avenue

DIY-Y-Baby, Projects making me crazy

DIY-Y-Baby, Projects making me crazy

If there was a problem, yo I’ll solve it

Check out this book, its got a ton of cool projects

So if you love DIY and are brave enough to try, God bless and good luck. I am just about at the end of my rope. My only saving grace was this tune in my head this morning as I brewed a pot of bathroom coffee, know around here as “A cup of John.”