About Me

I am a wife and proud mother of 3 kids in Sugar Land, Texas. I am an active real estate broker  and own a home renovation/real estate investment  company and currently in search of my next investment and home renovation.  I was in commercial property management for 18 years; those years taught me a wealth of things about construction, how to deal with contractors and aesthetics in design.   Prior to that, I spent my early years and college education on the study of art.

I’ve been a hands on do-it-your-selfer for over 11 years tackling anything from hanging a picture to full scale home renovation.   I used to be frightened to even hold a tool in my hand or do anything beyond painting a wall and I want to empower others to believe they can do it too!!

I love helping others with their design, repair or how to dilemmas.  I have a wealth of interesting and useful knowledge on a variety of how to topics.  I have a passion for details, color and trying stuff that makes a lot of impact for little effort, time or money.  Ask me, I’ll try to provide the “how to”.  If I don’t know the answer, I’ll try and point you in the right direction.  Locally, I am also available for consultations.

Published on April 9, 2010 at 1:19 am  Comments (20)  

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  1. You are amazing

    • With all these silly websites, such a great page keeps my ienrtent hope alive.

  2. You have been a great help with all my projects! thank you for your inspiration too!!

    • Marian: You are the epitome of what I want “A Girl Can Do It” to become…helping others get motivated to do it on their own, gain the knowledge they need and the confidence to finish! You have completed some amazing projects…very proud of you!!

    • Unbelievable how well-written and infomraitve this was.

  3. Hi,

    You have a great site and blog for Do It Yourselfers, DIY. I’ll be stopping by to read and visit frequently. Since our 3 children were little, I’ve always enjoyed seeing what I can learn to do myself, and then taught them right along with it!

    I’m a woman Inventor, and have patented EZ Slide Cabinet Hardware. My goal has been to use as much recycled material as possible in the manufacturing. I’d love to get your feedback! http://www.EZSlideCabinetHardware.com Email: CustomerService@EZSlideCabinetHardware.com

    Thank you so much!

    • Casandra, your product sounds very interesting and good for you to learn along the way and pass this on to your children! Unfortunately, the link for your website does not appear to be functioning? Feel free to email me at agirlcandoit@gmail.com and I’ll fix the link for you. Thanks for your kind words!

  4. Hi Brenda, your web site looks good.

  5. Brenda – OVER THE TOP impressed with your website and projects! I am very motivated to try some now myself! Cant wait to share with my friends!!

  6. Great job others will notice. Hope you can now veiw our website. What is tour input. Love to hear from you.

  7. Wow Brenda! this is an awesome sight. I’m about to forward it to my entire neighborhood moms club. THey are always needing home improvement tips and your site is great! Love the tips and all the pictures. I can’t believe that once upon a time I was your mentor…my how the tables have turned my friend! Great job!

    • Thank you so much for the praise and the mentoring! I have really found something I love to do that utilizes my random bank of knowledge and I hope I can help others. I love sharing ideas with people that need help. People that don;t like to deal with contractors because they’re intimidated? People that need quick makeover ideas to sell a home? Moms that have husbands that have no time to do the honey-do’s? I’m your girl to try and empower!

  8. Oh and one other thing Janice…I’m on Facebook/agirlcandoit as well….if any of your friends have questions, please let them know that they can ask! I love feedback!!! Thanks again.

    • Well macaadima nuts, how about that.

  9. Excited to find this blog!

  10. Hi Brenda! I just get your site by twitter. it really nice.

    we gona do our bathroom, this fall. and I did’nt really have a good idea for the tiles in the shower. I saw good idea here. so thank you!

    and I just read your “about me”. near the same time as you, I got alone too then, and have to do it all alone for a wild. I love to learn to do it myself. so I am a bit like you. happy the find your blog. see you!

    • Wonderful and thank you!! If you need some advice along the way, I’m here to try and help! Good luck with your bathroom…you CAN do it!

    • It’s like you’re on a msiison to save me time and money!

  11. The next Martha Stewart!


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