Military mom, teacher on task to renovate entire home while husband is deployed

37-year-old Cori Bosco says she started her DIY journey just before her husband Vinny was activated with the Army Reserves this past January.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A military mom is renovating her entire home before her husband comes back from deployment with the military.

Cori Bosco,37, who is also a teacher, said she started her “DIY” journey just before her husband Vinny was activated with the Army Reserves this past January.

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She explains her first project was her bathroom which she says was small and was in desperate need of an upgrade.

Bosco was accepted into a social media challenge that helped with that renovation, but after she says she got the itch to do more.

“It kind of all just trickled down starting on one side of the house and just kind of moving along, I just finished the kitchen,” Bosco said.

Vinny is a Seminole County Sheriff’s lieutenant, he is currently in Washington D.C. on deployment protecting a national leader with the military police.

Bosco said she wanted to surprise her husband but as she started documenting her “DIY” journey on TikTok, but with 3,000,000+ followers later and now a national spotlight after appearing on Racheal Ray the secret just couldn’t be kept.

“With social media and the bank account, he definitely knew I was up to things… seeing it in person is going to something completely different, but I try to involve him as much as I can and on the decision-making process.”

On top of now being a social media influencer, Bosco is a mom and a physical education teacher, she said while it may look like everything comes seamlessly, but there has been some challenges keeping up with the demand on videos.

“There have been nights where I am up at two a.m. just trying to get something done… I haven’t hit a wall yet, I think the seeing it happen and knowing that I’ve done it has been huge,” Bosco said.

Bosco said she still wants this experience to be a learning lesson not only for her children but for young people around the world to work hard.

“Put your mind to something and you can achieve it. I’ve kind of made it a lesson of everything like you can achieve it,” Bosco said.

Going forward Cori Bosco says when her husband returns they will be completing the renovations as a family noting she has a few more projects to do before she can say her house is done.


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Brian Didlake joined the News 6 team as a reporter in March 2021.