blogger, baker, furniture maker
I’m a software engineer living in Charlottesville, VA with my fiancé Steven (who I affectionately refer to as “The Mister”) and our cat, Aggie (aka “Bug”), in a 100 year old home that we purchased in December 2013. I grew up in a very DIY household and definitely have the mentality of “I’d rather do it myself or learn how than pay someone to come do everything for me.” Besides, how awesome is it to receive a compliment on something that you worked on or built yourself? Not everything goes according to plan and there are definitely times when I have to bite the bullet and call in for professional help. Like when my simple faucet replacement project turned into a leaky drain problem. As first-time home buyers, we’re learning a lot about when to DIY and when to hire out, how to budget for projects, and what projects will give us the highest return on our investment.
When I’m not working on the house, I’m building something for it. I also include various to-die-for recipes that the Mister and I come up with or try out while sharing some food photography tips along the way. Enjoy!