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!
This season is our third season gardening at home. We have experimented with different watering techniques, plants, flowers, veggies, soils, … Continue Reading Hey Nashville! Do you need soil, mulch, or any other gardening supplies?
In November we decided to try forcing bulbs to grow in the middle of winter inside our house (see here). … Continue Reading Forced bulbs update
A few weeks ago I was craving pizza. We normally buy the materials to make our own pizza, including the … Continue Reading Home-made Pizza!
The hundreds of bulbs that we planted outside will take a long time to flower…but we want flowers soon!! Luckily … Continue Reading Forcing bulbs
Some of our favorite flowers are bulbs. Last year when we worked on our new landscape it was too late … Continue Reading Bulb attack!