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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • There’s Nothing Like Halloween…

    There’s Nothing Like Halloween…

    …to motivate you to post again! Even though house DIY projects and such have been on the backburner as I tackle work and wedding planning, I couldn’t resist decorating our house for it’s first Halloween aka my favorite holiday of …Read More »

  • Upgrading Halloween Hurricanes with Copper Spray Paint

    Upgrading Halloween Hurricanes with Copper Spray Paint

    Are you guys still on a Halloween decor kick at your house? Because we are! But do you ever pull out decorations that you loved last year and think… meh? That’s the feeling that hit me, hence our three DIY pumpkin makeovers …Read More »

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Building & Upgrading Furniture

  • 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 »

  • 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 Simple Side Table

    DIY Simple Side Table

    Evan here again! So for a while, I hate to admit it, we were using my old TV tray as a side table. Hey. It fit. But it was not a good long term solution for two picky DIY artists. …Read More »

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Home Improvement

  • Tile Style

    Tile Style

    Lame title, I know, sorry!! I’ve done LOTS of research on how to install a tile floor since that’s what we were originally planning to do, but until now I hadn’t put too much thought into the fun part of …Read More »

  • Befloor, During, & After

    Befloor, During, & After

    I’m sorry for the pun. It’s bad! But I just wanted to do a quick post with some before/during/after photos of our floors so you can see the progress all in one quick glance. Here you go! Well there you …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 »

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Home Decor

  • Evolution of a Living Room

    Evolution of a Living Room

    Happy Monday! Does anyone say that? Well it’s Monday and I’m happy so Happy Monday! Today’s post is going to be a bit fluffy, as in no super ground-breaking content (unlike all of our other posts which are of course …Read More »

  • Votive Motive

    Votive Motive

    We’ve got a wedding to plan with lots of DIY elements, so as promised I’m trying to write about one of our wedding DIY projects at least every couple weeks or so. We are still working on the L.O.V.E. marquee …Read More »

  • Big Ass Art Using an Ikea Print – 2!

    Big Ass Art Using an Ikea Print – 2!

    Hey y’all! I’m back with our second adventure in giant cheap re-purposed canvases and lots (lots!) of paint. If you missed the first giant Ikea print we painted over, you can check it out here. Evan hit the ground running …Read More »

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Wedding

  • DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier

    DIY Paper Lantern Chandelier

    As y’all know, we DIY’d a lot of wedding projects. I reeeeeeally wanted to incorporate paper lanterns in a creative way to give our decor a sense of whimsy, so I landed on the idea of a paper lantern chandelier. …Read More »

  • DIY Wine Bottles, 4 Ways

    DIY Wine Bottles, 4 Ways

    ***Update! We did end up using one of these methods for the wedding- the silver and glitter bottles! Check it out! ***End updates So I’ve been trying to think of inexpensive DIY centerpiece ideas for the wedding. Incorporating wine bottles …Read More »

  • Oh Yeah, We Have a Wedding to Plan!

    Oh Yeah, We Have a Wedding to Plan!

    Have I mentioned Evan and I are engaged? Only like a billion times right. It seems like we keep forgetting that being engaged means we are currently planning a wedding. The problem is that we keep getting so caught up …Read More »

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Arting & Crafting

  • Upgrading Faux Gourds with Paint and Sugru

    Upgrading Faux Gourds with Paint and Sugru

    I’m back with more easy Halloween decor upgrades today! I’ve already posted about how we DIY’d pumpkins three different ways; with puffy paint, realistic paint, and metallic ombre. We also upgraded our black jack-o-lantern hurricanes by painting the insides copper. Then we turned felt pumpkin …Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

  • House Tour!

    House Tour!

    Currently my car, my hair, my clothes, my eyeballs, my shoes, and my house are covered in dust. I’ve been at the house all week during our tile demo/laminate wood floor installation and it is crazy over here! But before …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 »

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