Stripping Big Bertha

We don’t take ourselves too seriously at Upcycled Ugly.

With that being said, we’re going to tell you about Big Bertha’s latest endeavor: Stripping.

So, as you remember, Big Bertha had a significant weight loss back in December:


With her newfound confidence, she has begun shedding layers to reveal her “true colors”.

Bertha is was a modest girl (I hear she went to Catholic school...), until this guy came along:


OwOw!  Hold yourself back, ladies…  This guy is a BAD BOY.

The layers on her cute backside were the first to go…


Which was like looking at:




“Are you ready for your closeup, Ms. Bertha?”

No airbrushing necessary for that fine physique…

We’re following up Bertha’s backside with her right side.  She says that is her most “photogenic” side.


She even revealed a dirty, little secret under 15000 layers of construction adhesive! How cute!?  [Her makeup artist is still trying to remove dirty adhesive from her hands after several showers…ugh…but will be so adorably worth it]


Next up:  The Money Maker!


In no time, Bertha will be feeling like:




Big Bertha’s Weight Loss

Happy 2016!!!!!

We’re back and blogging after a delightful holiday season. Hope yours was full of joy, laughter and love!

We’re super optimistic about 2016 already. Here are some of the bigger goals we have set for ourselves (God willing):

  • Debt free except the mortgage by January 1, 2023 (Wow!)
  • Big Bertha up and running by May 2016
  • 100% Fenced-in yard by January 1, 2023 (and maybe a deck if we can “swing it”)

So, while we you (*cough*) were all gaining weight over the holidays, Big Bertha was, well, becoming less “big”.

When you met Bertha, she was ghetto a marsupial.  Let me refresh your memory:


Since then, this happened:


Man, wouldn’t it be super sweet if we could just drop off our extra holiday weight somewhere?!?

So, without more adieu, I’d like to introduce to you “Slightly-less-big Bertha”!


Now, I need to call in some backup because I have no idea how to re-wire what is in that trash bag!