About me

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Hey there! I’m Debbie!

Welcome to basichomediy.com – I’m so glad you’re here!

Allow me to introduce myself.

I’m an enthusiastic home improvement DIYer who enjoys helping others learn easy, inexpensive basic home projects and love to share party planning ideas as well as home decor tips.

If you’re looking for fun, frugal ideas to update your home – you’ve come to the right place.

Here you’ll find tons of inexpensive, easy home DIY projects as well as home decor ideas, party planning tips, and seasonal decor ideas for your home.

I’m all about sharing the latest and greatest ideas to help make your house a home.

My Long and Winding Road to Basic DIY

Picture it! March 8, 2020… (yes, thaaaat March of 2020) my husband and I made the decision to downsize our house and move closer to our work.

We had zero clue a global pandemic was about to happen.

Our home was listed and (to our surprise) it sold in about a day. 

Then, boom! Everything started shutting down. 

With our house under contract – and not many choices of great real estate – we made the hard choice to rent for a year.

That year of renting quickly turned into 15 months. 

We were desperate for a place to call our own, and so was our pup! Turns out sharing walls with neighbors was a bit much for her (and us.)  

Flash forward to spring of 2021 and the housing market was, well, unkind to say the least. 

Houses were going for well over asking – with competing offers by the dozens. 

About me home

After being outbid time and time again – like a ray of hope, a 1960s (in need of TLC) bi-level home was listed.

We made an offer, and it was accepted.

I had no idea how purchasing that home would transform my life. 

Hey DIY world – I’m ready for you!

As we became the proud parents of a 1960s bi-level fixer-upper, our newest journey was about to begin.

Updating our new-to-us home on a budget.

My Newfound Hobby

Upgrading my home sparked a newfound love and hobby in basic home Do It Yourself (DIY) improvements. 

Along the way, I’ve created many helpful tips and guides.

I look forward to sharing this with all of you.

Although I’m learning, (when this began – I had no clue how to open a can of paint – yes, I’m serious). 

My first can of paint opened all by myself – my husband cheered for me!

I’ve propelled this first triumph into lots of projects.

A love of home DIY was born in me and continues to flourish each day. Plus, keeping our home clean the easy way is a top priority.

A little bit more about me

mirage and I
My pup, Mirage
and I at a baseball game

I’m a lifelong Ohioan. I’ve been married to my best friend, Dan for more than 18 years. I’m a dog mom to our fur baby, rescue pup, Mirage. 

Fun facts about me:

  • I love swimming at my local YMCA – especially outside!
  • I think a baseball game is the best date night.
  • I have a degree in Professional Writing and Editing.
  • I’m a dog mom to Mirage and police K9, Paco (retired and crossed the rainbow bridge).
  • I married my best friend more than 18 years ago in Las Vegas.
  • I enjoy ice skating and taught lessons for many years.

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