About Us

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Hello.  I’m Michelle.  The fuzzy dude in the bandana is the love of my  life.  His name is Ike.  He runs the show.  The cute guy next to us is my husband, Nate.

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I occupy myself during the day by playing pharmacist.  Nate crunches numbers as a CPA.  We spend our evenings walking, cooking, painting, building, decorating, quilting, photographing and blogging.

We were married in 2006 and we are living in our second home.  We built both.  We did most of the work ourselves.  We've pulled plenty of wire, painted every stinking piece of trim in our home, nailed a million nails, installed cabinets, etc. Our tastes have evolved since building 5 years ago.  We're currently transitioning our style from catalog to something a little more gathered over time.

We blog about anything and everything.  We enjoy sharing our adventures of life/home ownership in Eastern Iowa (Quad Cities).  The dog is the true star of the show.  It was hard to accept at first but we're coming to terms with it. 

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