Hi, I’m Gretchen; thanks so much for stopping by.
We call our house the Boxy Colonial because it’s….well….kind of boxy. And a colonial revival. It’s in the north metro Atlanta suburbs and was built in the mid 80’s. We bought it in the spring of 2012. It was a foreclosure that had been sitting empty for two years, and it needed a lot of work and lot of love. This blog is where I talk about all the house stuff we do, mostly, plus sometimes about kids and dogs and cats and travel and random things I’m interested in.
Here’s a goofy picture of me and Dave. I’m married to him:
Dave is a high school math teacher who also enjoys making things out of wood. He doesn’t enjoy tiling at all, but he’ll do it sometimes anyway, because he’s pretty great that way.
We have four boys: Ari, Milo, August, and Abe. Here they are (along with the dogs, Rory the terrier and Fiesta the beagle):
When I’m not blogging or doing house stuff, I homeschool those boys up there, foster dogs, and go to the thrift store.
If you’re new here, you might want to check out our house tour or my shiny new project gallery (still a work in progress)…..there are tabs for both of them up top there. And if you like what you see, I’d love it if you’d sign up to have posts delivered by e-mail, or maybe follow me on Instgram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.