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  • 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… COMPLETE! {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… COMPLETE! {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 want …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 Galvanized to PEX, No Blowtorch Required

    DIY Galvanized to PEX, No Blowtorch Required

    How do we spend our Saturday nights these days? Why, hanging out in our attic for six and a half hours of course! Six and a half hours Katelyn?! Bloody hell! Why on earth would you hang out in 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 »

Holiday Decor

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

Building & Upgrading Furniture

  • IKEA MALM dresser hack

    IKEA MALM dresser hack

    Today we’re going to show you how we used $35-per-dresser worth of hardware to upgraded a couple IKEA Malms that until recently, looked like this: And now… it looks like this! You can watch the video that covers everything below, or keep …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 »
  • 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 »

Home Improvement

  • Swatch Watch

    Swatch Watch

    As mentioned in our last post, next on our laundry room list is painting! So we got right to it held onto a bunch of paint chips for weeks until finally picking one and painting a little square. You might …Read More »
  • 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 »
  • Yard is Hard, Part I: Attack of the Palmzillas

    Yard is Hard, Part I: Attack of the Palmzillas

    As new homeowners, we’ve been loving the perks of not being in an apartment anymore. We get to (someday) paint our walls. We have lots more space. We don’t have that weird downstairs neighbor that sings- badly- every night around …Read More »

Home Decor

  • Floor like, ever

    Floor like, ever

    Y’all. We did it. We are finally getting rid of our carpet once and for all!! Happy dance!!!!! Those who have been reading our blog since its infancy will remember that swapping out our nasty old carpet and cracked white …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 »
  • Makin’ Loooooove… part 2 {DIY Marquee Letters}

    Makin’ Loooooove… part 2 {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 »

Wedding

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Nailed It! DIY Free-Standing Nail & String Letters

    Nailed It! DIY Free-Standing Nail & String Letters

    You guys learned about our love of large typography when we made our DIY L.O.V.E. Marquee letters (which looked AMAZING at our wedding by the way!) Well the large-wooden-letter train did not stop there! We also wanted to do a …Read More »

Arting & Crafting

  • 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 Dessert Table- Practical Tips

    DIY Dessert Table- Practical Tips

    I can’t even tell you how much time I spent ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over beautiful dessert tables on pinterest. Then I started wondering about the practical stuff like, wait a minute how are we gonna transport all this? When are …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 »

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 »
  • How to sell handmade products

    How to sell handmade products

    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

  • 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 »
  • Move In Progress

    Move In Progress

    After yesterday’s post I realized that we’ve been putting so much time toward fixing bigger issues (like pipes, clamps, and potties) that we never got a chance to post about our move-in progress. So here’s a quick little update on …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 »