Lifestyles of the not-so-rich and definitely-not-famous.

Hi there.We're Rob and Kristi. We married in late 2008 and bought our first home shortly after. We started this blog to document our various house renovation and decoration processes, and it expanded to be a general creative outlet. We're having fun with our new home and definitely learning as we go. We are not professionals or experts, and we're also on a budget.  (You can read about our saving and spending plan here.) But we do have a passion for home improvement and are willing to roll up our sleeves and get working.

Our main reasons for blogging:
  • To inspire others
  • To help others
  • To share a piece of our lives with our out-of-state friends and family
  • Creative outlet

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Giveaways and sponsorships

Though we are contacted by agencies regularly, we not currently looking for advertisers or sponsorships. However we  are open to the idea of giveaways for our readers. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway, please contact us. In order to provide the most helpful and honest information to our readers, we are only interested in giveaways of products or services that meet our personal standards. No amount of money would make us recommend a product we wouldn't use ourselves.

Friend/reader submissions

We are always looking for reader submissions, so send us your:
  • Design problems (we'll try and help you come up with a solution)
  • Before and afters (art projects, room renovations, etc.)
  • Crafty ideas and handy tips
  • Photo tips and tricks
  • Anything else you'd like to share
Blog linking

And finally, if you are another blogger and would like us to link to your site, just drop us an email and we'll add you to our link bar. We love being part of a supportive and encouraging online writing community. We'd love to hear from you!

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