Vlog: Yellow Brick Home IRL with Manhattan Nest (II of II)

 See part I of this vlog series right here! Let’s have a fireside chat! Early in our visit with Daniel, we did an Instagram callout for questions, and in part II of our hangout, we’re sitting around a (crazy smokey) fireplace with beer, vodka and Campari. (And, apparently, lots of LaCroix.) We’re answering your […]

Vlog: Yellow Brick Home IRL with Manhattan Nest (I of II)

 See part II of this vlog series right here! Daniel came to visit! In this vlog, we’re spending the day with our good friend Daniel from Manhattan Nest. We bounce around Tree House and its neighboring ‘hoods in Harbor Country, Michigan, eating waffle fries, digging through antiques and making chili. We burn the bottoms […]

How We Spent Our Palm Springs Babymoon

I’m 30 weeks (!) along as of today – what! – and we were determined to book a little getaway before I was too far along into the third trimester, too deep into our Tree House renovation and too close to the holidays. We’re also celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary tomorrow (and 14 years of being together!), […]

The Week’s End

We started The Week’s End as our own personal motivation to take a step back from the DIY and soak up Saturdays and Sundays the way we imagine most do – eating pancakes, catching a movie, walking street fairs and (my personal favorite) sitting on the couch with not a thing on the agenda. I […]

Our Tips + Tricks to Documenting Travel

I have to laugh at the photo above, taken on our way out of Albuquerque during our recent cross country road trip. I was two seconds from falling off that rock, and Scott had a death grip on my hand. My flailing arm wasn’t so much of a grand statement as it was a finesse (if […]

Getting from A to B (aka The Big Wrap Up): Route 66

A large part of our early dating days were dominated by curious conversations; we’d daydream about where we might live one day, what cities we wanted to explore together and how many pets is too many pets? We’re still figuring out the answer to that last one, but one thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to take […]

Driving Route 66: III of III

We’re sharing our 2,500+ mile road trip down Route 66 from Chicago to LA. See Part I and Part II! Using Flagstaff as home base for another night (and after chowing down on the most delicious pizza and gelato from Pizzicletta), we detoured from Route 66 to see the Grand Canyon – just a hop, skip and […]

Driving Route 66: II of III

We’re sharing our 2,500+ mile road trip down Route 66 from Chicago to LA. See Part I and Part III! BETWEEN OKLAHOMA CITY AND SANTA FE. The drive from OKC to Santa Fe was, by far, the longest leg of the journey with a straight 10 hours in the car. Neither of us have ever been to […]

Driving Route 66: I of III

We’re sharing our 2,500+ mile road trip down Route 66 from Chicago to LA. See Part II and Part III! I feel like we’ve been gone a thousand years, and yet, not long enough. We returned from our Route 66 adventure Sunday evening, and we promptly squeezed, smooshed and kissed every animal face in this house. We’ve been playing […]