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  • Makin’ Loooooove… {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ loooove…letters! As in L.O.V.E, sheesh! Just look below and see what I mean… We saw these marquee letters at a wedding expo and immediately thought they’d be awesome to have at our wedding. But renting them from a wedding …Read More »
  • Couch Buying Trick

    Couch Buying Trick

    Evan and I have been doing a lot of couch shopping. Anyone who’s been to our place knows how incredibly comfy our current couches are. And anyone who’s been to our place has also heard me comment about how manly …Read More »
  • House Buying for Noobs

    House Buying for Noobs

    Buying a house is crazy. Especially for us first timers. We saved all our notes, charts, and tips so that we could share the process from our real-life-first-time-home-buyer’s perspective, and a request we got the other day to write a …Read More »
  • DIY Cat Box Cabinet

    DIY Cat Box Cabinet

    In our last laundry room post, I mentioned a DIY project Evan and I tackled back when we were still in the apartment. This project was all about hiding poop. Cat poop. And litter and stuff. The scourge of the …Read More »
  • DIY Photobooth

    DIY Photobooth

    OMG Evan’s back too?! Yes my dear readers. Search now works again (oops) and I’ve tuned up the website’s inner workings. Oh and I have an awesome project to share! One of my big wedding responsibilities was to make a …Read More »

Holiday Decor

  • DIY Tabletop Menu + Thanksgiving Printable

    DIY Tabletop Menu + Thanksgiving Printable

    Hey guys! Today I’m super excited to share a quick and easy DIY that you can do after work this evening (and still have time to make pasta for dinner… mmmm pasta). It’s a cute tabletop menu that’s perfect for …Read More »
  • DIY Floating Ghosts

    DIY Floating Ghosts

    As I mentioned in our last Halloween decor post, any money we spent this year on Halloween decorations would be devoted to things we could put outside. It’s our first Halloween in the house (eeeeep!!!) and we want to lure …Read More »
  • 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    Y’all- it’s almost December. How did this happen? I’m already feeling behind on gifts, and I’m still full on turkey. For anyone who is is in the same boat, Evan and I put together our very first holiday gift guide! *sparkle …Read More »

Building & Upgrading Furniture

  • DIY West Elm “S” Shelf

    DIY West Elm “S” Shelf

    One of the first DIY projects we did in our apartment was super simple and we were able to save lots of money- win! It started when we spied the “S” shelf at West Elm… We thought it would be …Read More »
  • DIY Industrial Outdoor Bench

    DIY Industrial Outdoor Bench

    Hey y’all! As usual, work is crazy- crazy enough that we realized we have a few projects we totally spaced on and never posted about. One that we are super excited to share is our DIY bench! We wanted to …Read More »
  • Prettier Pantry

    Prettier Pantry

    We never really expected to upgrade our pantry in this house, but when I was hit with the sudden urge to clean it out and get rid of old stuff it was the perfect opportunity to beautify the pantry a …Read More »

Home Improvement

  • To DIY or Not To DIY- That is the Question

    To DIY or Not To DIY- That is the Question

    When Evan and I bought our house, at first we were like: But then we were like: See, after our recent decision to hire professionals to finish up our master and guest bathrooms, we started talking about what we should …Read More »
  • How to patch and repair drywall

    How to patch and repair drywall

    We spend a lot of time in our garage, a LOT, but I always cringe when we have to take photos while we’re working on projects/tutorials/etc. Because until recently, it looked like this: It may just look like clutter, but …Read More »
  • The Little Things…And Big Things!

    The Little Things…And Big Things!

    It’s interesting how finally beginning to make your house look pretty motivates you to fix some little things that you really should have taken care of months ago. Take the lights over our bar for example. Not sure how obvious …Read More »

Home Decor

  • DIY Coffee Filter Flowers, 5 Ways

    DIY Coffee Filter Flowers, 5 Ways

    After gathering an army of painted wine bottles, I was still having a hard time deciding if I could somehow work them into our wedding centerpieces. They were pretty cool, but lacked a pop of color. Enter coffee filter flowers. …Read More »
  • We Have An Art Gallery!

    We Have An Art Gallery!

    Last time we updated y’all on the living room progress, we had put up our curtains and built a new media center that left our walls begging for some art. Good thing we have a TON. We decided to do …Read More »
  • House Tour, Belated Spring Edition

    House Tour, Belated Spring Edition

    Hey guys, happy Friday! After posting about our missing dining room floor the other day, I realized that there have been some changes around here that we haven’t updated you guys on yet! The changes just happened so gradually that …Read More »

Wedding

Arting & Crafting

  • From Felt Placemats to DIY Pumpkin Garland

    From Felt Placemats to DIY Pumpkin Garland

    Hey guys! You may have seen Wednesday’s DIY decor post where I upgraded our black jack-o-lantern hurricanes with copper paint or last week’s DIY painted pumpkins. I’m here to continue the series of easy Halloween decor DIY’s with a story of …Read More »
  • Makin’ Loooooove… COMPLETE! {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… COMPLETE! {DIY Marquee Letters}

    ***UPDATE*** We finally got to use these at our wedding!! We ADORE how they turned out! It was 100% worth the time and effort. ***END UPDATE*** Oh. My. Gosh. We FINALLY finished this project!! Read through to see how we …Read More »
  • Terrarium Revival

    Terrarium Revival

    Here’s how it went at the Michael’s checkout counter: Checkout Guy: Paint and moss, that’s a weird combo. What are you making? Me: I killed my terrarium so I’m gonna empty out the dead stuff and replace it with moss. …Read More »

E & K Products

  • Our first pop up shop = success!

    Our first pop up shop = success!

    Hey y’all! If you follow us on Instagram (@evanandkatelyn) or you’ve been within 20 feet of us recently, you probably know that we had our first pop up shop at West Elm yesterday – and it went really well! We’re …Read More »
  • Pop up shops for noobs – what we learned

    Pop up shops for noobs – what we learned

    Hey guys! A few weeks ago after our first West Elm Pop Up Shop, we asked if y’all would be interested in hearing the behind-the-scenes scoop: how everything went down and what we learned in the process. And your response …Read More »
  • Opening up shop!

    Opening up shop!

    Hey guys! If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook or you’ve been around us in real life (friends, family, coworkers, cashier ladies), I apologize in advance because you have probbbbbbbably heard this news already. We’ve been making things for …Read More »

Moving, Buying, & Selling

  • Planning a Home Renovation

    Planning a Home Renovation

    It’s a great feeling to be able to use the skills I’ve developed in school and at work for something helpful at home. I was able to use my favorite 3d computer-aided-design (CAD) software to mock up our new house …Read More »
  • House Buying for Noobs

    House Buying for Noobs

    Buying a house is crazy. Especially for us first timers. We saved all our notes, charts, and tips so that we could share the process from our real-life-first-time-home-buyer’s perspective, and a request we got the other day to write a …Read More »
  • I Like to Move It Move It

    I Like to Move It Move It

    I like to… MOVE IT! *lemur dance lemur dance* We successfully moved without hiring a moving company, woohoo! For the cost of a few beers, we saved several hundred bucks and got to hang out with people we like so …Read More »