Hi! I'm Colette and I'm so glad you are here! Here's a little personal info about me and the blog.
I am a 30-year-old Civil Engineer from the Philadelphia area. I moved from Philadelphia to the suburbs in 2012 and started this blog to chronicle the building of our new construction home. Once we moved in I realized that there was still a lot of work to be done to make our new house a home, so I decided to continue my reporting on all of our house projects and endeavors. I love painting, building, measuring, DIY-ing and learning as I go.the house and my brother were actually featured on the DIY Network show Money Hunters. You can watch the episode here... look for the "This Old Townhouse" episode). Then we lived with my dad while our house was being built. And now we are finally settled our very own brand new house!
Greg and I share our home with our rabbit Peter, who has his own bedroom. No children yet, but I am Godmother of both of those cuties below. Greg and I are hoping to start a family soon, but in the meantime we are taking the advice of pretty much everyone we talk to and getting as much done on our house as we can before the kiddies come. Everyone assumes that a new construction house is completely "move-in ready", but we're finding there's still a lot of work to do... It's just a blank slate with not much character and I'm trying desperately to change that!
Some fun facts about me:
I have a boring 9-5 job so this blog is my creative outlet. I play co-ed soccer twice a week and it's the best two hours of my week... I really miss competitive sports! I am addicted to detective shows... Criminal Minds, , Hawaii Five-O, NCIS and Law & Order SVU are my favorites. (I have a serious crush on Elliot Stabler and I'm so bummed he left the show). I also have what some might think is an unhealthy love of vampires. I love vampire books, shows and movies... (but only the sexy ones, not the scary ones like in 30 Days of Night... that movie was just terrifying)! I need coffee every morning. I could eat pizza or mashed potatoes every single day (but I try not to). I have a fatal allergy to tree nuts. I hate cleaning. I love adventure (see below). I worry way more than any sane person should worry. My mom died when I was 24. She was my best friend. It's the most horrible and life-changing thing that ever happened to me. I miss her every day, but I try to stay positive and honor her memory. I love to laugh. Liar Liar is my go-to movie when I need a good chuckle session.
|Some of my favorite memories from our action-packed honeymoon in Hawaii|
I hope you will follow along as I journal all of our DIY projects. I am so happy you stopped by! Please stay a while and maybe even leave a comment or two :).