Over here, we do imperfect.
We do real.
We have limited budgets, not enough sleep, and big dreams.
Every day is an adventure – and one we love sharing with you.
We’re working on making our fixer upper a home – one project at a time.
I believe in making a beautiful home on a budget, so we can enjoy life with our families in a space that we love.
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- I’ve been married to my college sweetheart since 2008
- We have 3 adorable kiddos (born in 2013, 2015 & 2018)
- We have a rescue dog (who would like to think he’s our fourth child)
- I’m a former Autistic Support teacher (read all about how/why I left my tenured teaching career here)
- We bought our first house in 2013 when I was pregnant with our son. It was a cosmetic fixer upper – a 1920’s craftsman twin that we loved!
- We put in a bid at an auction for a REAL fixer upper when I was pregnant with my second – and we were the only people who bid on the house! It’s a fun story – read all about it here.
- We have worked day and night for over a year (with help from our family!) to fix up our 1902 Victorian house into our forever home. We run on coffee, Jesus and paint fumes 😉
- I’ve chronicled all of our room makeovers here – take a look to see how far this house has come!
I love taking my readers alongside us as we share our adventures with remodeling a house with three little kids. It’s busy, it’s messy, and it usually never goes as planned!
But this isn’t just about us – my passion is to inspire your own adventure! Whether that’s painting a piece of furniture for the first time, getting the courage to tackle your first DIY house project, or even working on remodeling your own home. No project is too big or too small, and all of them are celebrated!
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Do you sell any of your printables or visuals for for your classroom for children with Autism??? I have a million but you can never have too many : )
Tara Funk says
I’ve attempted to sign up via the link above but still can’t access the “gather” sign. I’d LOVE to make this. Please let me know what my next steps are.
I’ll send you instructions, Tara! 🙂
Dacia Wiesler says
Hi Christina! Did you build your farm door in the entry or did you buy it? I love the hardware on it, very nice.
We didn’t! It was actually the front door to my parent’s log cabin that they took down when they added on to the house 🙂
with the hollow sliding door, you said you had to gouge the back, what does that mean exactly, as i want to use my hollow doors as sliding door, as you did
Deborah Paddison says
I have been looking for a 42″ round rustic dining table for my combo livingroom dining room with X back chairs.
Can you help me?
Great Ideas. Beautiful work. Please remember that your Carpenter or Handyman is likely to have a family too. An estimate that is free to you may have cost him 3 hours with his family.
Hi Brian! Of course I understand that. But I also have the same kind of job – I put together project proposals that take hours for working with brands, and oftentimes they’re rejected. It’s time away from my family too, but it’s also just part of my job.