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  • 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 Marquee Letters

    DIY Marquee Letters

    Hey guys! So, if you were familiar with our blog before we got started on YouTube, you probably remember our DIY Marquee Letters tutorial of yore (here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3). We built them for our wedding and they …Read More »
  • Makin’ Loooooove… {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… {DIY Marquee Letters}

    ***UPDATE*** We still get lots of comments/questions about these, so we made a video tutorial! Came up with some new tips that make the tricky parts wayyyy easier. Check out the video below! You can also click here if you …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 »
  • To-Dye-For DIY Backdrop (Part II)

    To-Dye-For DIY Backdrop (Part II)

    Hi again errybody! I’m back today to share part II of our DIY backdrop. A couple weeks ago, I told y’all about how Evan and I decided to create a backdrop for our wedding. It was going to be used …Read More »

Holiday Decor

  • 2016 Halloween Decor

    2016 Halloween Decor

    I love Halloween you guys. If it was socially acceptable to Trick-Or-Treat at the age of 29, I would. But it’s not, so I make up for it with for it with creepy movies, our annual Scare for a Cure adventure, dressing …Read More »
  • DIY Faux Fur Tree Skirt (and Garland!)

    DIY Faux Fur Tree Skirt (and Garland!)

    In yesterday’s Christmas decor post I mentioned we added some faux fur in both tree skirt and garland form. As promised, today I’m sharing this quick DIY you can do in an afternoon (ie you can finish it before the Christmas!) …Read More »
  • DIY Pumpkins, 3 Ways: Puffy Paint, Realistic, & Metallic Ombre

    DIY Pumpkins, 3 Ways: Puffy Paint, Realistic, & Metallic Ombre

    We’re officially a week+ into October, meaning it’s high time for a fall decor DIY post up in here! Our strategy this season? Paint. All. The Things. Specifically, the pumpkins. I’ll save you some scrolling. Here are the final products: …Read More »

Building & Upgrading Furniture

  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »

Home Improvement

  • Gut(ter) Reaction

    Gut(ter) Reaction

    Welp. Today’s post was supposed to be about how we’ve continued to update our patio. About how we bought some more furniture and lights on our path to turn it from just functional to functional AND pretty. Then we woke …Read More »
  • DIY Blown Insulation- FINALLY!

    DIY Blown Insulation- FINALLY!

    This is our final post in our DIY blown attic insulation series! At the bottom of this post we have a link to every post in this series if you want to check out the whole shebang :) After days of …Read More »
  • Fixing a bathtub with a 3d printer

    Fixing a bathtub with a 3d printer

    Hey y’all, Evan here! *gasp* yes I know I haven’t posted in forever, I’ll try to be better! I’ve actually started my own freelance product design and engineering consulting company at eksdesigns.com, which has been keeping me very busy, but …Read More »

Home Decor

  • Wedding Project Roundup

    Wedding Project Roundup

    Hey everyone! It was our two year anniversary this past week, can you believe it? We’ve been having fun reliving all the wedding memories, and I was actually talking to some coworkers about allllll the DIY projects we tackled for …Read More »
  • Simple DIY cutting board

    Simple DIY cutting board

    We’ve been wanting to get into hardwoods lately. We’ve done some “light” woodworking in the past (like this simple side table we made or our DIY marquee letters), but we’ve always just used whatever cheap wood we could find at …Read More »
  • DIY 2×4 Side Table

    DIY 2×4 Side Table

    We made this side table out of 2x4s for less than $9, which we think is pretty dang cool! We did it as part of the Modern Maker #two2x4challenge and it was definitely a challenge! You could make this table with …Read More »

Wedding

  • Wedding Mode: Activated

    Wedding Mode: Activated

    I’ve been a terrible blog-mother. I have shoved our little creation into the closet under the stairs and neglected it for almost two weeks! Things have been 100% wedding and work over here. I’m almost at my 6-months-til-the-wedding mark so I …Read More »
  • Evan’s Wedding DIY

    Evan’s Wedding DIY

    Herro there! I’ve been up to my earlobes in wedding crafts lately. All. Up. In it. Last week I shared some DIY watercolor votives I tried, and Monday we shared our long overdue DIY marquee letters. But today’s post is …Read More »
  • I’m a FAN of DIY wedding program fans!

    I’m a FAN of DIY wedding program fans!

    Creating paper fans for your wedding is really a BREEZE! Plus, when people compliment them you’ll feel super COOL. You may even develop an AIR of confidence! You’ll be skipping around with GUSTo! Truly, this is a project that will BLOW …Read More »

Arting & Crafting

  • 3D Printed Deer Head for Casey Neistat

    3D Printed Deer Head for Casey Neistat

    Today’s project is a little different. It’s something we made not for our own house, but as a gift. It’s something that isn’t like most of the projects we post because it’s not really a tutorial exactly. BUT it’s something we …Read More »
  • Big ass art using an Ikea print

    Big ass art using an Ikea print

    You may remember a couple large Ikea prints that lived in our apartment above our desks. At one time or another, each of these made their way onto our dining room built-ins. You can see them both in the photo below. For …Read More »
  • To-Dye-For DIY Backdrop (Part I)

    To-Dye-For DIY Backdrop (Part I)

    Good golly I love bad puns! After our wedding got published on Wedding Chicks, our blog traffic got cah-razy and we’ve been getting lots of requests for more wedding tutorials- especially for the backdrop we made for our DIY photobooth! …Read More »

E & K Products

  • 2017 Project/House/Life Goals

    2017 Project/House/Life Goals

    Everyone is posting their 2017 house resolutions and we’re over here like “Is it Wednesday or Thursday??” (spoiler, it’s Tuesday). So we’re a little late to the share-your-goals game, but it got us to sit down and talk about some …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 »
  • 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 »

Moving, Buying, & Selling

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • We’re Starting a Blog!

    We’re Starting a Blog!

    Between planning a DIY wedding and buying our first house (lots of DIY to ideas for that too), we are crazy busy these days. So the only logical thing to do was add another item to our plate- starting a …Read More »