In June 2009, my husband and I signed a contract on to-be-built home.  As the neighborhood grew around us, we jokingly referred to our home as the lil house that could, since it is the smallest model in the community.  We know, we know, it is not small by any means….

We called it so because we knew with a lil love and creativity, our house could be a dream home, despite the white walls and new home-ness we would be given at closing.  We always thought we’d buy an old house, with old hardwood floors, detailed moldings and loads of charm.  Instead we are getting a house that technically needs zero work done, but will need our personal touch.

Through choosing our builder options, paint colors, light fixtures, furniture and such I had done a lot of research before we even had keys in our hands.  We moved in with my husband’s parents while our house was being built, so I had a lot of spare time…which is when this blog was started.

We closed on our house on March 30, 2010 and officially moved in a few weeks later.  Slowly but surely, this place is looking like ours.


I’m 28 years old, vegetarian, HGTV junkie and animal crazy.  I married my husband on October 10, 2009 (you can see more pictures here). His name is Mike and he writes a fair amount of posts here.

We live in NJ with our cats Macintosh, Mowie and Darwin. Together we have defied the odds and beat kidney cancer, faced chronic seizures and continual kitten antics that occasionally wreck our house, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

In September 2011, we learned that we were expecting our first non-fur baby.


On May 23, 2012, we welcomed our son, Easton Max. Here he is at one month old.

I looove Crate & Barrel (my husband does too, which makes me love it more), I have an alarming amount of furniture from Ikea and Target, and I believe that a house should be comfy for all members of the family…with or without tails.

We are continually learning new things as we navigate through this place. We don’t consider ourselves to be diehard DIYers, crafters, designers or handy people by any means– we’re just two people who love our house and love making it our own.

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