Home has come to mean many things to me. It’s where I grew up (near Philadelphia). It’s where I live now (near Boston). It’s my husband, Scott, and our two daughters, Ada and Ellie. It’s my parents and the house I grew up in. It’s the house where I live now. It’s part the actual place I live but more the people I love most and all the things I do that circle around and weave within our lives.
Since buying our house a few years ago, Scott and I have become enthusiastic do-it-yourself-ers. We know when to seek help from a professional but like learning to do things ourselves. I love a home project! I am a serial re-decorator and am constantly moving furniture and accessories around the house. I also like cooking, eating, and feeding my family good, fresh food. Someday, I hope to be able to say, without hesitation, there is a place for everything and everything is in its place. But I’m not there yet…
I love finding old furniture pieces and stripping them down, taking them apart, refinishing, and reupholstering them. I also love building furniture from scratch, and will strive to give you step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself.
I hope this blog will be both a chronicle and a reflection of my home, of the people I love dearly and the things I like to do both with them and in my bits of free time. And if you are inspired to cook or build or decorate or sew something new…well even better.
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