It's been a minute since we last were active bloggers, and boy have our lives changed!
Welcome to The B&B Abode
The day was December 28th, 2017. After construction errors and delays, we finally reached our move-in day. It was negative 6 degrees outside as we began packing the UHaul at our apartment in Pittsburgh. The sun was shining, and nothing was stopping us from moving into our first home. Meet the green gem, the B&B Abode...
A Bar for St Paddy’s
Sometimes a project aligns just perfectly. And sometimes you're rushing to the finish line. So long as you meet that deadline though who cares? So here we are on the eve of St. Patrick's Day having just finished our card-catalog bar. Or at least enough to use until we do some tweaking. My very first… Continue reading A Bar for St Paddy’s
For real - our move in is on a snails pace. While we are living here and have for a whole month as of tomorrow, we're nowhere near 'pretty'. Exhibit A - our refrigerator. This white beauty is NOT what we ordered, but due to some sort of snafu with whirlpool, ours was backordered. And… Continue reading Moving Slow
A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour
Before you get excited, NO, we have not adopted a Corgi. YET. And YES, we are those millennials who finally decided to buy a house to get a dog. BUT that doesn't mean that we haven't started to plan. And while learning that Buying a couch sucks, we also learned that sometimes you get endorsements from… Continue reading A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour
10 Photos: Our Magical Time in Hallstatt
We mentioned before that we were channeling guest house charm with Our cheery Geranium flower boxes ahead of our big trip to Germany & Austria. We'd share a full recap of the trip, but our Shutterfly photo albums is two full books long, SOOO instead we're gonna break it down to top tens of a few highlights… Continue reading 10 Photos: Our Magical Time in Hallstatt
We’re Building A House!
Yes, that's right! No beating around the bush - we're jumping into the world of home ownership - with a brand-spankin' new house! We're super excited, and a lot terrified of this serious step into adulting, but after working through graduate school and finally settling into professional life, we're ready for this GIANT LEAP. Why… Continue reading We’re Building A House!
We Moved! (A Year Ago)
Don't you just love the Facebook feature that shares past memories with you? Well this gen crossed my feed today: That's me (Beth) bugging out at the insanity that comes with moving. Especially when you arrive home from your honeymoon and (no joke) immediately start hauling your things from one place to another. What made… Continue reading We Moved! (A Year Ago)
Bill & I are nearing our 1st Anniversary as Mr & Mrs and that means we're SO CLOSE to our European honeymoon (Anniversary-moon?) Adventure! While we wanted to travel to Europe sooner, a destination wedding already required time off, so we opted to put the trip off until our Anniversary so we could take the… Continue reading Gasthaus Geraniums
A Ribbon Shadowbox Frame
So you might recall we got married last summer. It was kind of a big deal. 🙂 We were blessed to be able to hire fantastic photographers, husband and wife team Daniel and Kate Pullen. And BOY do we have a lot of photos from our big day! A favorite shot we've previously shared, making… Continue reading A Ribbon Shadowbox Frame
Make Couches from Lemonade
You ever get a silly idea that has no function but just makes you happy? This is a story of one of those silly ideas. Remember that time we mentioned how buying a couch sucks? That's because we spent most of the summer weighing pros and cons (and sales) before FINALLY picking a couch. … Continue reading Make Couches from Lemonade
Enjoying our Wedding Welcome Sign
We recently shared our Wedding Welcome sign and I mentioned how the goal was to create a sign we could later use at our home. Well the plan was to use the cool marquee light arrow for the wedding. But AFTER the wedding? Add a little more lettering and seal the sign with spray-on laquer… Continue reading Enjoying our Wedding Welcome Sign
Skip the Fuzz with this Blanket Scarf Hack
You ever do something and feel like it's a total eureka moment? That's what happened to me one morning while getting ready for work. Blanket Scarves are delightful and can look so glamorous and put together. BUT they're so fuzzy that they itch my face and get lint in my makeup - especially my lipstick.… Continue reading Skip the Fuzz with this Blanket Scarf Hack
A Ribbon Backdrop that’s Destination Wedding Approved
So You want to DIY Your Wedding. But you're also traveling to your wedding. How do you craft things -- especially BIG things -- that won't be destroyed when you hit the road for your big day? You get modular and crafty, friends. There's a place at our reception site that BEGGED for… Continue reading A Ribbon Backdrop that’s Destination Wedding Approved
Buying a Couch Sucks
Why does it suck? Because you start out thinking this will be easy - I like sitting, I know how to sit, I should be able to find something I enjoy sitting on. WRONG. There's so much more that you have to consider. Just hop into the Macy's Furniture gallery and pop your bum on a few different options, and you'll see what I mean...