Ok, so we can’t DIY EVERYTHING that our house needs. Just like these projects back in 2017, there are a … Continue Reading Before and After: Three New Doors!
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
I’ve had wallpaper on my mind for over a year now thanks to blogs like A Beautiful Mess and Young … Continue Reading Wall Paper Mural – Before and After
We scored two beautiful Christmas posters today for less than $10 at Scout in NULU and decided to make our … Continue Reading DIY: Wood Poster Hanger Tutorial [video]
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
Lest you think Javi has spent even one day this entire year without SOME kind of project in our house, … Continue Reading (Some) Home Improvement 2019
Javier’s mom and sister are in town from Chile for three whole weeks! We’ve been packing in all kinds of … Continue Reading Bernheim Forest in the Fall
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
I just posted this story on my instagram account but thought it would be fun to share with everyone. If … Continue Reading Aura Aura portrait
Three months since our last post and here we are, almost five months pregnant with our second girl!!! I thought … Continue Reading Baby Girl #2: Goldie Louise Rodriguez
It’s a long weekend for Javi and it’s been a good while since we’ve been on an adventure outside of … Continue Reading Visiting the Bernheim Forest Giants
I finally found a tiny block of time in my day for a little blogging, so I asked Javier what … Continue Reading A Short History of Nearly Everything (since September)
Back in 2012 Javi and I wrote a post about how we made DIY Big Face Posters for my dad … Continue Reading DIY Big Face Poster – Reprise
When we moved into our house last year we tore out carpet, painted, redid the stairs, replaced 18 windows, and … Continue Reading We swapped our carpet for vinyl planks and EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL.
Last year I was 36 weeks pregnant with Penny when we went to the KY State Fair…5 weeks away from … Continue Reading End of Summer Adventures
Composting is great for the garden and beneficial for the environment in general as we reduce the amount of trash … Continue Reading Pile Composting: How and Why
Uh yeah, you read that title right. Javi is one of those people who comes up with an idea and … Continue Reading Javi Published an E-Book on Orchid Care!
We are currently in the middle of our vacation week and Penny has gone through a number of firsts over … Continue Reading Penny Firsts and More Vacation
We made it! We did a cross-country flight with P and I didn’t freak out from turbulence (because there wasn’t … Continue Reading Seal Beach Vacation 2018
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