Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Nostalgia trip! And, How to Wear DIY--that scarf.

Over the weekend, husband and I headed down the 100 miles or so to Eugene, where we went to school at University of Oregon (go ducks!).  I took Friday off work and we had so much fun relaxing and doing old favorite things on a quiet, foggy day in Eugene.

We went to lunch at our old favorite Thai place, where we went the night Jason proposed.  Had to document it!

Ta Ra Rin.  Reeeeeeeally good papaya salad.

Over by campus, we went to one of the greatest bookstores, Smith Family Bookstore.  This place is awesome.  It looks so tiny on the outside, but you head a couple flights of stairs, and you're surrounded by allllll these shelves.  It has lots of textbooks as well, being near campus, but has a great selection of other books, too.

I always remember the stacks in this place... every aisle, stacks of books on the floor!

We wandered around campus, too.  It was kind of magical to be there when all the students have gone home for the holidays, and it's the darkest time of year, and it was foggy.

We also stopped by the park where Jason proposed after a Pixies concert we went to more than two years ago.  It feels smaller than I remember it!

He recreated the moment...

We also stopped by Max's, the only bar in the world that I like.  That's not entirely true, but I do really like it, and I almost never like bars.

They always are playing great alternative music, and I love how they always have peanuts or popcorn or chex mix on all the tables!!  And chess boards.  Oh, how I miss Tuesday trivia nights at Max's!

So, we had a great time on our little mini-vacation.  And did you catch it?  This is a How to Wear DIY story, as well--that scarf, from yesterday??  Turned it into an infinity/chunky cowl look.  Wore it with this brown faux leather jacket I've been loving--Target for $15 after Thanksgiving, and chunky sweater tights and riding boots.  I was cozy!

Jacket: Target. Shirt: Old Navy. Skirt: Gap. Tights: Express via Marshall's. Boots: Steve Madden from 
Necklace: Forever 21. Watch: American Eagle. Cowl: DIY!


  1. I love how the scarf looks! And your hair looks pretty, too!(:


  2. Going back to my former campus is one of my favorite things to do! It just happens to rarely. Looks like a great trip down memory lane!

  3. I really love your striped top!

  4. Aaw, thanks! Yeah, it was fun!

    @Grace, I love that top... wear it all the time. Old Navy, super cheap! Worth it!!




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