Hey everyone! We created this page to give us the opportunity to tell y’all a bit more about ourselves.
Ed and I were both born and raised in the midwest and grew up in the same small town. We’ve been friends since we briefly dated in high school and then reconnected when I was 25. Now it’s 5 years later and we’re definitely trying to get the most out of this thing called life. One value we share is that neither one of us thinks that chasing the dollar leads to happiness. Of course making money is an essential part of life, but spending the majority of our lives trying to make as much as possible isn’t something we’re interested in. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t want to work our lives away, but we’re definitely hard workers. Choosing small living in a fixer upper has not only been a financial decision but a lifestyle choice as well. It also feeds my appetite for interior design. Because of choosing to live in a small home and tackling projects ourselves we’re able to live comfortably, save, and spend money doing things we love.
Most of my interests focus on design in one form or another. While we’re both creatively involved in all of our DIY endeavors, I personally enjoy the planning the design and choosing the aesthetic elements. I’m always on the hunt for cool old pieces to incorporate into our home. I love antiquing, attending vintage vendor fairs, and going to auctions! On the other hand Ed is definitely the mastermind behind the execution of projects, as he is the problem solver in the equation. Together we make a pretty awesome team 😉 and I’d say that diying has made us stronger as a couple. Ed also enjoys cooking (we’re both foodies!), brewing beer, and cars. We both also love to travel, anything involving the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and of course our rescue fur babies. All of which I hope to give you glimpses of as the blog progresses.
Maverick is our big German Shepherd/Husky mix who’ll ‘talk’ your ear off, Finn is our spunky little guy who’s a Terrier mix, and Taj our sweet kitty who’s been in my life for 9 years. We are big advocates of adopt don’t shop and we occasionally foster too. I’m sure our guys will make an appearance in most of our articles 🙂
Hope this gives you a better view of our lives and who we are. We’re always up to something and we plan on using this blog as a platform to share our interests and lessons learned along the way in this crazy, beautiful adventure we call our DIY life 🙂