The Ultimate Beginners Tutorial to Board and Batten

Before this picture was taken I didn't have the tools or the training on how to make a Board and Batten Wall. But, that wasn't going to stop me. Being a novice DIY'er and professional Pinner, I researched Pinterest until I found the means to create my own B+B design my own way. I wanted…

{Cutting My Own Way}

As a young girl I watched my father build things by hand. With the proper tools, a plan in place, and me by his side he would teach me the tricks of the trade. Through college and Architecture School I would dream of the day that I could make my plans into reality. Sketching my…

A Parents Dream Vacation: Chicago without Kids

Every once in a while Paul and I leave the kids behind to enjoy a grown-up adventure of our own. This time around we headed to Chicago for a few day [working] getaway. I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for a work conference and I have never been known to say no to…

Colorado Family Day-Trip #3: 1 Day in Denver with Kids

We spent a week in Colorado and used Denver as our home base. Denver is fairly central and we knew that by having it as our starting point, we could go on a few day-trips to nearby cities and states. Typically on a trip like this we like to plan at least one day in…