Hi there! We’re Kari and Chris and we recently moved to Kari’s hometown of Harrisburg, Pa. After building our first home — everything was new and perfect and clean! — we decided to go for a more mature home in an established neighborhood when we relocated in February 2017.
For whatever upgrades-to-builder-grade we did in our first house, it was nothing compared to the work that’s needed to transform our second abode. We wanted a place to track our progress as we scrub, paint and refresh our new-to-us home. And when we’re staring up at the dated 1990’s ivy stenciling still on our master bedroom ceiling, we need a reminder of how far we’ve already come.
Full disclosure…We have five college degrees between us, but we’re not very handy (ask us sometime how we didn’t mount IKEA cabinets and paid someone to hang our Roman shades). We’re excited to change this, though, and we’re pretty sure that with this house we’ll learn to master the basics. Or at least figure out when to give up and call a pro.