I'd begin this story with something like "Once upon a time..." or "Long ago, in a far off land..." but the "his" side of this family has made it expressly clear that this blog should share no resemblance with the movie Enchanted. Mainly because the mere mention of that movie causes the "hers" side of this family to break into song, occasionally going so far as to hang her head out the window to melodiously beckon the sweet little birds. And we really don't have time for such nonsense, given that we have 2500 square feet of house to paint.

So, now that I've made it clear that THIS BLOG WILL HAVE NOTHING DO TO WITH ENCHANTED, I can move on to what it really is all about: us. And our life. And our house. Our marriage, house, and projects are equal parts his and hers--though you'll only hear about them from her. After all, she is the one with a VIP card to Joann's. He's mainly the willing chauffeur for said VIP.

We share our home with our sweet baby girl, Kenley, who was born on October 12th. She is our cutest project to date. :)

By day, Rick's job is to dispense medicine (legally) in a long-term care facility. My job used to be teaching adolescents why English matters, but now I'm a stay-at-home mama to that precious peanut above.

The last thing to know about us is that our fondness for hot gluing and painting our home's earthly treasures should not fool you:  our real treasure is in heaven, and we thank the Lord daily for his goodness, provision, and grace. Without Him, we would have nothing. Because of this, we don't take this "let's make our home pretty" thing too seriously, and we're far more likely to laugh than curse about some project going wayward.

"Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth...and if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve....
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” 
Joshua 24: 14-15 
Thanks for reading!


  1. This is so cool!

    We're a his-and-hers blog as well <3 Hope you could check it out on Tumblr!

  2. You're such a darling couple!

  3. Anonymous1/03/2012

    I love this blog! I smiled through this entire post. You are such a great couple!

  4. Is it weird to like blog so much, so fast? You had me at Enchanted. "I've been dreaming of a...". You shoud stop me...or not. We could sing and twirl together. had me a the VIP card. Oh yeah. We are card twins. had me at...I forgot. Something about English...10th graders...flying shoes. I don't know. I just know I'm gonna like it here. (And yes, I am aware "gonna" isn't a real word. At least I didn't just say "ain't".)

    Oh, and you should know, I leave very detailed, random, sometimes non-sensical comments.
    Is non-sensical a word? Now I feel self-conscious. ;)

    (Love that verse!)

  5. Anonymous2/08/2012

    I am so glad I came across your blog recently! You're writing style is amazing and I love your sense of humor in your posts! I'm a cat-mom of two and they always try and make their way in to my DIY projects, so I totally appreciate your posts about your cats shenanigans! : )

  6. I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I love how your voice comes out through your writing. Your wittiness and humor are engaging and entertaining!!

    New follower!!
    Kim @ A Bluegrass Girl's Blog

  7. So...2 1/2 months later I find a typo in my above comment. "Should" usually has an "l" in it. ;)

  8. I googled to find family photo attire ideas and your "awkward family photo" with the red and white stripes came up. Anyway, glad I ran into your adorable blog. I esp. love the Enchanted references and home ideas and foundation in Christ ;) Good luck with your family. &

  9. Hi Erin! I just found your site through Kim's Let Me Start By Saying blog on Pinterest. I'm immediately addicted to your blog and decorating style!! WIsh you lived next door! Loved that herringbone wall! Gasp!!!

  10. Hi Erin :) I've just found your blog and I already love it. I love it even more after reading you are a Christian family with a passion :) Good luck and all the best for you two. Greetings from Poland. Love in the Saviour. Martyna

  11. Stopping by from SITS Girls Comment Love Tribe. My husband is so NOT a DIY-er, else I would have him helping out with my hot glue projects, too. Have a great day!

  12. Anonymous2/15/2014

    Love your writing style and humor, so glad I discovered your blog! :)


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