Ikea Hacked railing planters for balcony gardening in the city
Decor, Our Apartments, outdoor

Gasthaus Geraniums

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

ipod touch box becomes jewelry box acrylic jewelry box DIY wasi tape at BandBBuildALife.com
Crafty, Projects, Tutorials

DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you've ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you're likely familiar with the joy of 'unboxing' -- the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.  Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

11 reasons why we love OBX Outer Banks @ BandBBuildALife.com
Our Story

11 Reasons Why We Love OBX

As you all know, Bill & I spent the end of June enjoying the sun, surf and sand in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  And it honestly is my happy place.  And after our recent fun, we thought we'd share with you why we love it so much. Let's start with some of the… Continue reading 11 Reasons Why We Love OBX

Main Menu, Our Story

Hey girl. June 2013 in Review

Fewf!  What a month!  June brought a number of great projects and tasty treats too.  Like our Hot Cocoa Banana Muffins.  Bill clearly enjoyed them.  See?! So let's take a look at all the the crazy things we were up to! Wreath – White-washed for Summer! Taking Palmolive® Soft Touch to Task Easy Houseplant Care New Dishes!… Continue reading Hey girl. June 2013 in Review

Our Story

Hey girl. May 2013 in Review

May was a busy month, which sadly meant we didn't get nearly as many projects completed as I'd have liked.  And there were no pictures of Bill to turn into a funny hey girl like this one from February.... Or these original ones from January. So for the most part May's recap is a rundown… Continue reading Hey girl. May 2013 in Review

Our Story, Uncategorized

Christchurch Priory & Palm Trees

So, resulting from a long-ago funny moment on a cruise, it was essentially decided that all vacations are not legit until a Palm tree is found.FORTUNATELY, Christchurch delivered.  Many times.  But this particular palm was a beaut.  As is the lass modeling with it.So now that the trip is legit, lets move on.The Priory has… Continue reading Christchurch Priory & Palm Trees

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Our Story

So This One Time I Flew Across the Ocean…

...and MAN were my arms tired!  *badumcheech* So I've managed to make it back after a wonderful 10 days in southern England, London and Paris.  And what an amazing trip it was!  I went with my childhood best friend, Molly, stayed with our best friend Brynn and her husband Gary, before meeting up with my… Continue reading So This One Time I Flew Across the Ocean…

Decor, Our Story

Parisian Perusing

All this week we're sharing inspiring decor from Europe because, well, after MONTHS of planning I am FINALLY there!  By now I'm likely ogling the designer labels through shop windows while filling an entire memory card with pictures of the Eiffel tower alone. Speaking of, this iconic Parisian landmark is quite the point of inspiration… Continue reading Parisian Perusing

Decor, Our Story

London Calling

So, like I mentioned, this week I am off and away in the UK (then Paris!) to visit a dear friend who's expecting her first little girl in July!  (If your comments don't appear, that's because nobody's home to approve them.  They'll show up when I return!)So what better way to celebrate such a trip… Continue reading London Calling

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Our Story, Passport to Our National Parks

NPS Stamps – Hopewell Furnace NHS

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday! Bill and I spent Christmas outside of Philadelphia with my family, but to get here we first had to traverse nearly the entire state of Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Philly. We figured rather than rushing across, we'd break apart the 6 hour trip and detour to a National Park, much… Continue reading NPS Stamps – Hopewell Furnace NHS

Map Art Tutorial @ BandBBuildALife.com
Decor, Inexpensive Art, Our Apartments, Our Story, Projects, Series

Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art

As first highlighted in this post about our choice of photo ledges, Bill and I decided to create some artwork that would be a nod to where we're each (PROUDLY) from, and of course where we first met.  And since this is our Anniversary Week, I thought I'd keep the love flowing and show you… Continue reading Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art

Bill stamping the national parks passport @ BandBBuildAlife.com
Our Story, Passport to Our National Parks, Series

Road Trip to Cincinnati – Part 2: We Do It For the Stamps. And the Sports.

Did you hear the one about the unstamped letter? You wouldn't get it. Ba-Dum-Cheech! No, I don't mean postage stamps, I mean stamp cancellations.  In a passport.  Specifically, the Passport to Our National Parks.  It's a passport containing information and a (nearly) complete list of every National Park in our nation's system. I was first… Continue reading Road Trip to Cincinnati – Part 2: We Do It For the Stamps. And the Sports.