I’m Amanda and the handsome man with me is my husband Ben. Back in 2006 we got hitched
. I moved from Minnesota to Montana where we lived in a 1960’s rancher Ben bought a few years earlier. For five and a half years, we worked our butts off fixing and updating our first home
. In April 2012, we closed on our new home
and started the process all over again. What can we say, we can’t resist a good project. Either that or we’re gluttons for punishment. Perhaps a little of both.
Ben is immensely talented and has completed the majority the work on our homes with his own two hands and a few tools to help. I’m constantly surprised and impressed by his skills and work ethic. He’s always up to something. The man can.not.sit.still. I get the fun (and easy) part of designing everything from wall trim, tile layouts, even furniture! Don’t let that fool you, I like to get my hands dirty, too.
I am a full-time stay-at-home-mom of two boys. They’re adorable (though I’m biased), energetic, fun, crazy, keeping us laughing and on our toes. I love to decorate, craft, sew, organize, and update our house to make it feel like home; our home. Of course I couldn’t limit decorating our home, so I make custom art prints, cut outs, and pillows to jazz up your home. Visit our Etsy shop
to get your own.
We’re certainly not perfect, but we love learning along this DIY home improvement journey. Sharing our trials, failures, success, and lessons learned on this blog is a fun and rewarding hobby. If we can provide answers or inspiration for others, I consider that a success. This online community of readers has turned into something more. A friendship; a conversation; a passion.
None of this would be possible without you, lovely readers and friends. Thank you so much for taking some time from your day to stop by. You have an open invitation, so don’t hesitate to take a tour, ask questions, or just say hi! We love hearing from our you! If you have any questions or photos you would like to share, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.