I started this blog a year after Hubby and I bought our first house, a townhouse. We've been DIYing together since we met as teens, so of course we bought a fixer upper. We spent years introducing our little 1976 townhouse to the new millennium, but tossed in some vintage furniture and accessories to make sure the house felt at home too.
Now we've bought our second house, a lovely but dated lakehouse. We're in the process of selling the townhouse, and soon we'll start updating our dream house. I can't wait!
I use this blog to chronicle all the crafting, thrifting, decorating and renovating (mis)adventures we go on.
I don't know about you, but I am a total snoop and love seeing into other homes. I love seeing the renovation & design process unfold. What inspires people? Do other people have decorating flops too? How do people really live, outside the glossy world of magazines? And, most importantly, what fun DIY projects have they been up to? Since I'm so curious about the lives of other people, I figured it was only fair I provide a bit of a glimpse into our life, for other snoops (hey snoops!).
Want to get to know us better? Here are some random tidbits:
We are Canadian (and call Ottawa our home until we move)!!
I'm a bad wife.
A really bad wife.
I lived for four months in Budapest, doing research.
I spent three months without Hubby.
(Hubby talked about his three months without me here).
We like to laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.
We don't celebrate Christmas anymore.
We forget most holidays, but we love Family Day.
Hubby and I used to call Thunder Bay home.
I speak Hungarian, so there's splashes of Hungarian text here and there.
I'm also fascinated by Hungarian embroidery, which I taught myself to do!
My Family is also Finn, so I love anything Finnish.
(Hubby's family is mostly of Scottish descent).
We like to make things.
We had a non-traditional wedding.
I'm a feminist - and so is Hubby! It's not hard.
We like peanut butter. It's a problem.
We've started talking about our money problems (and solutions).
What do we do when we're not DIY-ing up a storm? I'm working on my PhD and run an Etsy shop with my Mom & Grandma. Sometimes it's hard to balance my "day job" and "fun jobs". Hubby works in Industrial Maintenance Reliability. But let's get to the good stuff.