My husband calls her this because apparently McGyver (in every episode) takes gum and a fingernail clipper and can, not only, undo his chained wrists, but also knock out the bad guy and escape from the burning building via a rope swing he's constructed. All using only the gum and the fingernail clipper. Having never watched McGyver, I have to take his word for it.
Adrianne does the same thing with my limited budget, 3 days, 4 kids running around, a can of paint and 2 yards of fabric and my really crappy old sewing machine that I don't know how to use. She's made Roman shades, reupholstered chairs, repainted the gayest looking hutch and built my cute ottoman from scratch . McGyver, see?
So every couple years, I fly her up here (her only payment: a trip to work on my house with me for 3 days) and give her a few rooms, $1000 dollars and she undoes the chained wrists, knocks out the bad guys and escapes from the burning building. Want to see what she did last time she came?
Kitchen before and after (the first After was blue paint the color of mold, but we fixed that.):
Family room...you can't see the cute shades, but there's the ottoman and she rearranged everything:
Girls' bedroom (you can't see the cute mirror collage above the bed, too bad.):
He'd better be skilled with a paint brush.