About Us

Hello.  Iā€™m Michelle.  The fuzzy dude in the bandana up there is Ike.  He runs the show. 

At least he did until September 2015 when Clark started giving him a run for his money.  Nate, my husband, isn't sure how to handle the three of us.

I occupy myself during the day by playing pharmacist half of the week and chasing after a toddler the other half.  Nate crunches numbers as a CPA.  In our precious free time we enjoy building, cooking, painting, 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, nailed a million nails, installed cabinets, etc. Our tastes have evolved since building many years ago.  We're currently transitioning our style from catalog to something a little more eclectic.

We blog about anything and everything.  We enjoy sharing our adventures of life/home ownership in Eastern Iowa (Quad Cities). 

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