Hubby and I bought our first house! We've been DIYing together since we met as teens, so of course we bought a fixer upper. We are introducing our little 1976 townhouse to the new millennium, but have tossed in some vintage furniture and accessories to make sure the house feels at home too.
I use this blog to chronicle all the crafting, thrifting, decorating and renovating (mis)adventures that happen in the townhouse.
I don't know about you, but I am a total snoop and love seeing into other homes. I love seeing the renovation & design process unfold. What inspires people? Do other people have decorating flops too? How do people really live, outside the glossy world of magazines? And, most importantly, what fun DIY projects have they been up to? Do they make stuff in their spare time too? Since I'm so curious about the lives of other people, I figured it was only fair I provide a bit of a glimpse into our life, in the townhouse, for other snoops (hey snoops!).
Want to get to know us better? Here are some random tidbits:
We are Canadian (and call Ottawa our home)!!
I'm a bad wife.
A really bad wife.
I lived for four months in Budapest, doing research.
I spent three months without Hubby.
(Hubby talked about his three months without me here).
We like to laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.
We don't celebrate Christmas anymore.
We forget most holidays, but we love Family Day.
Hubby and I used to call Thunder Bay home.
I speak Hungarian, so there's splashes of Hungarian text here and there.
I'm also fascinated by Hungarian embroidery, which I taught myself to do!
My Family is also Finn, so I love anything Finnish.
(Hubby's family is mostly of Scottish descent).
We like to make things.
We had a non-traditional wedding.
I'm a feminist - and so is Hubby! It's not hard.
We like peanut butter. It's a problem.
We've started talking about our money problems (and solutions).
What do we do when we're not DIY-ing up a storm? I'm working on my PhD and run an Etsy shop with my Mom & Grandma. Sometimes it's hard to balance my "day job" and "fun jobs". Hubby works in Industrial Maintenance Reliability. But that's snooze-worthy, let's get to the good stuff.