Drain Cleaner as Wood Stain?

For some reason my camera didn’t record that I used a very diluted lye/water mix AFTER applying the stain to make the wood appear a little darker. That’s why the cut to the polyurethane looked a little darker. It didn’t work as well as using lye directly on the cherry, but it helped a little when things weren’t looking right.

Patreon only videos!
https://www.patreon.com/mikeandlauren

Drain cleaner I used:
http://amzn.to/1ToYOVr

Our DREAM Mobile Workshop Is Happening!

Huge news…Lark United Trailers has agreed to help us build the ultimate mobile workshop from scratch! This is obviously very exciting, but we also want to make sure we think of everything possible BEFORE they start construction.

If you could build your dream mobile workshop, what features would you include? How would you organize it? How would you modify the trailer itself to be more comfortable to work in?

Reddit Post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/4ivceo/what_would_your_dream_mobile_workshop_look_like/

Link to Sketchup and PDF files:
http://www.mikeandlauren.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Trailer-Files.zip

Lark United: http://www.larkunited.com/

Beat Budget Burnout (Before It Starts)

How do we avoid getting budget burnout? We focus our attention on the things we DO care about, more than the things we DON’T. It’s not a perfect system if you struggle with spending, but so far it’s worked for us!

Check out these other awesome YouTube channels!
Budget Girl: https://www.youtube.com/budgetgirl
Mike and Lauren: https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeAndLaurenTV
His and Her Money: https://www.youtube.com/user/HisandHerMoney
Lydia Senn: https://www.youtube.com/user/highfivefourthree21
Annie’s Simple Life: https://www.youtube.com/user/Anniesimplelife
GazelleInTents: https://www.youtube.com/gazelleintents
The Former Mrs. Jones: https://www.youtube.com/user/theformermrsjones
TheNotSoOrdinaryWife: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNotSoOrdinaryWife
Jessica Ashley: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc9v6vQSntnR7Ux9dREM-tA
Pennies Into Pearls: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0Peuah9Gmb184cW_syhNA
Life with Sarah: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZnczIS3k6jO7cv1WQPKDFg
Marriage&Motherhood: https://www.youtube.com/user/JayDyann
ImperfectMommyChaos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ImperfectMommyChaos

Our “Personal Finance Masterclass” Is Now Available!

We’ve created a Udemy course about the basics of personal finance! We cover how to master your money, grow your income, reduce your debt, budget the smart way, invest, and much more!

Course Overview – https://www.udemy.com/personal-finance-masterclass/?couponCode=YT25

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$25 for our Youtube subscribers – https://www.udemy.com/personal-finance-masterclass/?couponCode=YT25

Our YouTube Business Plan

I make a few predictions about how much I think we’ll make on YouTube this year now that we’re giving a go at it full time.

This is just for fun. Remind me next year to see how we did 😉

Phil’s intro to the Personal Finance Masterclass:
https://goo.gl/8UpIrG

Be the first to know about the PF Masterclass:
https://goo.gl/Kf8141

Coupon code for our YouTube Masterclass:
https://www.udemy.com/youtube-masterclass/?couponCode=ML20

It Wasn’t About The Money (But Here’s What it Cost) | Birth in Costa Rica PART 4

Here’s what it cost us to give birth in Costa Rica. We included the OB/GYN, hospital, anesthesiologist, surgeon, and pediatrician.

We didn’t include our flights ($800) and our accommodations ($1300), since we moved out of our house before going down.

$1100 Dollars in Fluids/Filters! (Buying an RV Without Service History)

Before we take our ’99 Monaco Dynasty on the road, I decided to perform a full maintenance service. I quickly learned there was more involved than I first thought. Over $1000 dollars in fluids/ filters and 2 weeks of research led me to this…

By the end of the weekend I changed the oil, air, and fuel filter in our Onan 7500 generator. Changed the fluid and filters in the hydraulic system, and replaced the fuel filters and diesel engine oil.