Hello! We’re Beth and Bill. We’re two thirty-somethings who met and fell in love in DC, and who now live outside Pittsburgh, PA. After getting creative with rental-friendly DIYs for a handful of years, we then DIYed much of our wedding. Then like many millennials, we bought a house so we could get a dog. We built our house in 2017 and have been slowly adding character and turning it into a home for us and our Corgi, Buffalo Tomato. In addition to DIY and life at home, we enjoy traveling annually to our favorite place on earth, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We also work to travel further, with a goal of an abroad trip every other year – assuming no global pandemic gets in the way. So follow along as we build our life together.
Beth is a creative soul who enjoys event planning and making things happen. She’s an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan who isn’t afraid to show her Orange and Black on the streets of Pittsburgh. (I’m a GIRL who wears GLASSES. They won’t hit me, right?) She has a degree in Advertising from “that place that does the polling” and has a minor in digital design.
Top three things she loves (besides Bill): Ice cream, flowy scarves in fall, and gnocchi.
Her biggest DIY dilemma would be having too many project ideas running in her head at once and never enough time to do it all!
What impresses her about Bill is his skillful ability to drop every line from Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby.
Bill likes working with his hands after imagining ideas that probably cannot be bought in stores. He likes the outdoors, getting dirty, old-fashioned technology that still works, and sports. Especially the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Nobody said this relationship was easy.) He’s the good kind of geek with a few degrees, including a PhD in Information Science from Pitt.
The three things he loves (besides Beth) are Corgi puppies, mac’n’cheese (with Sriracha), and road trips.
He finds it amazing that Beth’s DIY compulsion is as great as his.
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Hi Beth –
Found you via Young House Love! I can’t wait to read more of your blog.
Can you tell me the name of the script font you use in your blog header?
I do graphic design for my company and I’d love to use this font in a brochure I’m designing.
Cheers from Anne in Alaska
Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by! The scripty ‘Build A Life’ is Janda Elegant Handwriting (here: http://www.dafont.com/janda-elegant-handwriting.font) and the other is Code Lite (full pack here: http://www.dafont.com/code.font)
Flyers > Penguins. I also bleed orange and black. It’s a source of pride. Thank God for Giroux. That first round series last year made my life.
Hahaha YES! Though I gotta say, this whole not-having-hockey thing is KILLING ME. I’d take my least favorite team *coughrangerscough* over no hockey at all. But only a little bit. 🙂