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  • Makin’ Loooooove… part 2 {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… part 2 {DIY Marquee Letters}

    (Continued from part 1) There are a ton of great toys you can use for this next step… I mean… power tools… I used my jig saw. It’s a great wood/everything cutting power tool when you’re living in an apartment …Read More »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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

  • 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 »
  • Our 2016 Christmas Decor

    Our 2016 Christmas Decor

    Hey guys! We’re not a proper home DIY and design blog if we don’t show y’all our Christmas decor (not that being proper has ever been our forte). The big news this year is we finally upgraded from our tiny …Read More »
  • 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 »

Building & Upgrading Furniture

  • Caster Coffee Table

    Caster Coffee Table

    As y’all know, we recently turned our former workout room into Evan’s new office. Which is great for Evan’s goal of having a functional workshop, but not so great for our goal of working out on a semi-regular basis. As …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 »
  • Knobs, pulls, and dressers, oh my!

    Knobs, pulls, and dressers, oh my!

    Hey guys! If you know me, you know I can go a little overboard when I go into research-mode. Sometimes it makes sense, like researching everything thoroughly before we swapped out some plumbing or blew our own insulation. But sometimes, …Read More »

Home Improvement

  • Attic Prep Part 9- The Final Touches!

    Attic Prep Part 9- The Final Touches!

    This is part 9 of the prep work we did to get everything ready to blow GreenFiber cellulose insulation in our attic. At the bottom of this post we have a link to every post in this series if you want to …Read More »
  • There’s a Party in Our Shower

    There’s a Party in Our Shower

    …And everyone’s invited! What kind of party? A caulk party!! Wait why are you all leaving?? Don’t go, it’s fun, I promise! Ok I lied it’s really boring, don’t leave me in here all by myself! Bah, I’ve been scraping …Read More »
  • Caulk Party Part II, Kitchen Edition

    Caulk Party Part II, Kitchen Edition

    Ah! Found a post we meant to publish before we got carried away with project attic. One of the things on our big to-do list was to re-caulk some spots in our kitchen. Where our granite counters meet the granite …Read More »

Home Decor

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • I (Still) Like Big Lists & I Cannot Lie

    I (Still) Like Big Lists & I Cannot Lie

    I realized that the last time we shared our big to-do list with you guys it was the beginning of May! Oh how things have changed in the past three months. Lots of things have been crossed off the list …Read More »

Wedding

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2014

    2014

    It’s a new year, and as a new year’s present WordPress sent us this “annual report” that displays a bunch of our stats and figures in a really cool infographic (psst- check it out by clicking the image below!) Seeing …Read More »

Arting & Crafting

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Easy DIY Paper Heart Straws

    Easy DIY Paper Heart Straws

    We took on a lot of very time intensive wedding DIY projects (I’m looking at you marquee letters, backdrop, photobooth, and chandelier). So in order to not make ourselves completely crazy, we tackled some quick and easy DIY projects too. …Read More »

E & K Products

  • 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 »
  • 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 »

Moving, Buying, & Selling

  • 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 »
  • Apartment Tour

    Apartment Tour

    Before we say goodbye to our apartment and hello to our new house, I thought it’d be nice to make a post about how the place we currently call home has progressed over the past year. Evan lived at this …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 »