A boy met a girl…


A 16 year old boy named John met a 15 year old girl named Amanda. They were young and in love.  A few years passed and they had a baby, Jocelyn.  John became a teacher and Amanda became a nurse. They had two more little girls, Emma and Olivia.  In between the hoopla and craziness of work and family life, they purchased a home in Bowie, Maryland.  It was here that they developed an insatiable urge to fix, improve, and DIY the heck out of their new home.  As they got close to finishing their first home, they packed up the dog and the kids and moved to a new house close to Annapolis in anticipation of starting all over again.

My name is Amanda and I’m a housaholic.  Thankfully, John is a housaholic too.   You’ve heard a bit of our story and we’d love to open our doors and show you around inside. This blog is a space to keep our projects.  We cannot stop doing projects and we love it.  Our date night equivalent is a late night of wine and building materials under the light of the moon… and maybe a spotlight or two.  Cheers!




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    1. Thanks Aunt Ginny! It’ll be fun to look through the blog down the road and see the roads we’ve taken up to that point in our lives.

  3. Just showing Ryan all of your projects. He is very impressed! You guys have done such a great job, I’m so jealous of your skills!! You’re inspiring me to turn our garage into my own workshop (I’ll probably fail miserably).

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