I'm Stephanie. My husband is Kerry. We're just two regular people putting our first house together.
This is Stout - our puppy. He loves sticks and chewing frisbees and tennis balls. He's a joy to have around the house and always makes our day.
I used to be a special ed and third grade teacher. However, now I'm a stay-at-home mom for my two beautiful sons. I love being at home and watching them grow !
We just purchased our first house in May 2011! It is a cute, red brick townhouse in a little town in Virginia. Sometimes we get to enjoy it when we're not traveling up to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends. It came with beautiful hardwood floors and crown molding in almost every room, so we really don't have to do much renovating. We're thinking of updating the cabinets and countertop someday, but it's not on our high priority list. We've just been painting and adding stuff to make it OUR home.
When we are not at our house, we enjoy hiking, spending time with family and friends, and attending sporting events or concerts. Some of my big goals for myself are to run better, have a good garden, be more organized, and to take better photographs.
I've always liked to do crafty stuff, make, and fix things. When I was little, I had a Cool Tools set including the tool belt and tool box. I would hammer nails into a tree branch to make a seat for me to sit on and I have many enjoyable memories with my grandfather involving building or fixing something.
As I got older, I started to do more crafty things - like make memo boards, bottle cap magnets, and scrapbook. I'm even trying to sew and I've made place mats for my mom and curtains for our new house. I've just learned, via the internet and other resources (Pinterest is AWESOME), that you can make/fix/do just about anything you want if you just try. It might not turn out exactly the way that it should or how I want it, but it works and it makes me happy.
I don't claim to be a know-it-all about DIY and crafts. I just look things up online and in books and figure out a way to do it. This blog will be just that - if I have something to fix up or make, I will share it with you, whether it worked or not. You'll get to see it all - the successful and unsuccessful projects. I hope most of them work out!
Enjoy and remember that if you put your mind to it, You can DIY too!