Welcome to our home! I just want to start off by thanking you for visiting. My wife and I have made such an effort to make our home beautiful and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!
We live in a townhome community as our starter home which limits what we're allowed to do to the outside, but as far as the inside and backyard, that's all ours! I thought it was important enough that you know that even in a smaller space you can make the home desirable to others...
My plan is to make this page just a tad different than everything else you've seen. There are plenty of great sites out there who show you DIY for every day items, and some for larger projects. This site will be that and more. I will be showing the DIY to various projects I complete, whether it be the outdoor sofa I made from Ana White's 2x4 plan, or the laundry room I am about to complete for my wife. I will also be showing some of my infamous recipes on the grill and once it gets chillier out, in the oven. Jaclyn will be sharing her inspirations on decorating and the feeling she's going for, and how she plans each holiday as well.
So kick your shoes off and make yourself at home!
7/13/2015 DIY Laundry Area for UNDER $100!
Since we moved in late 2013, my wife has wanted me to update the laundry area. When we moved in, there was an UGLY maroon shelf coming out the entire distance of the laundry area. It made the area so dark and the fact that there was no light or electricity in it didn't help. I helped a bit with the limited time I had last year by removing the bulky shelf and adding a wired shelf. I decided to tackle this area head on now and get the pinterest-inspired laundry spot she desired. I forgot to take a true BEFORE picture, but here is the laundry closet after I removed the wire shelf this weekend...
As you can see, nothing special. This is in our upstairs hallway right as you walk up the stairs, so if the doors are ever left open it's more of a sight for sore eyes than anything else. So I'm almost done and it will be fully completed by the weekend. The 9-5 and going to the gym takes up a lot of my weekday time...so check back and I will show you how I transformed this area from what you see above to more of a focal point for under $100!!! And best of all, it doesn't include hoping to find some random piece on Craigslist. This is something you could complete right away!
7/9/2015 The Back Deck "Oasis"