This year we finally decided to update our kitchen! Our house was built in the 1930s and the kitchen was … Continue Reading Farewell to our 90s Kitchen
Almost 8 years ago, young Leslie and young Javi were walking around the Nashville Farmer’s market when we saw a … Continue Reading Our StoryCorps Experience
I come from a country where, like America, eating red meat is the way to go. A few years back … Continue Reading Our New Plant-Based Diet
I have so many childhood memories of my home in Punta Arenas, Chile. One prominent memory is spending a ridiculous … Continue Reading DIY Kitchen Nook with reclaimed lumber – Part #2 / The Table
One of my objectives when I changed the floors of the second story of the house was to save as … Continue Reading DIY Reclaimed lumber Kitchen Nook – Part #1 / Bench with storage
A few months back, a friend brought me a gift after he visited our local lumber yard. He found a … Continue Reading Side Table made of Osage Orange
The Los Rodriguez Mansion garden has officially exploded. When I started building this garden and ordered the soil, I was … Continue Reading How Trench Composting Fixed My Garden Soil
A cookie table is a table specialized to hold cookies…right? Ok yes, that too, but the name actually refers to … Continue Reading Handmade Walnut Cookie Table
Not everything in Los Rodriguez life is glamorous…actually, there is not that much glamour in our lives, period. We try … Continue Reading Five Tips to Prevent Flooding in your House
After preparing the woodshop space, I needed to build a woodworking bench. The important feature about the bench I wanted … Continue Reading My Moravian Workbench
I have wanted a workshop in our house for a long time, but I haven’t found the right space. Our … Continue Reading Javi’s Workshop
As we continue to prepare for the arrival of Penelope by fixing up the house, preparing the nursery, attending parenting … Continue Reading Bilingual Parenting!
Most people know that I love orchids and, fortunately for me, Leslie developed a love for the plants too (although … Continue Reading Caring for Phalaenopsis Orchids
In the past year or year and a half, I have become very interested in growing orchids. We rescued … Continue Reading Has anyone seen a Rodriguezia venusta around?
So, back to where I left off: I had these 5 huge logs in the backyard and I wanted seats … Continue Reading Fire pit seats
A couple of weeks ago our neighbor across the street decided to cut down a big tree from the front … Continue Reading One person’s trash…another person’s project idea!