Thank you for visiting! I hope you stay a while, pick up a few things, and share what you are working on as well. This site is dedicated to woodworking, renovating, and all things DIY. I love to design lasting, functional, and beautiful pieces, and I am passionate about constantly learning and improving in my methodologies. My hope is to share with others and hopefully play some small role in empowering others to pick up a power tool and get started.
At the core of building and renovating is a desire to create, to improve, and to beautify objects and places around me. Likely you share that love and also have a never ending list of projects. Hopefully you will find this a good place to inspire and be inspired!
Who am I?
Some random facts:
*I have a masters degree in history, specializing in early American history.
*I taught for a few years, working mostly with at risk youth and in special education. I also taught community college for a time.
*I love the rain and rarely get tired of it.
*I love to hike.
*I met my amazing husband, Eric, when I was 31. We were married five months after our first date, and within the next 13 months we had our first child, purchased our first home (together), and moved to a new town on the beautiful Oregon coast.
Over the next two years we remodeled our coastal home from top to bottom while Eric worked full time, I taught part time college, and we had our second child. We then sold that home, moved back to the home we started in together, and are now working to give it a little more design style. Fun fact: Eric moved this home to its current location and completely remodeled it before we met!
We build, upcycle, decorate, renovate, and usually have sawdust tracked all over our floors. Family is very important to us, and our kids are involved in everything we do.