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!


Today is husband's and my dating anniversary, and we're celebrating by taking a much-needed mini-vacation to the coast.  It is so hard to step away from the daily grind sometimes, and really feel like we deserve the time off... I'm sort of a workaholic.  But, I'm grateful that we can take this time to be together and remember what we were like 8 years ago!

(Horrible quality disposable camera) pics of us from the first year and summer we were dating...
(really makes you wonder, why on earth did it take me so long to get a digital camera?!)

And, just cuz they're scores better quality, here's some from the second summer... (wasn't life simpler in 2005?!?)
Remember Rainbows and American Eagle Rainbow knockoffs? Yeah, we were all over that.  I'm pretty sure we're also both wearing Hollister jeans and vintage 90's print tees from Goodwill. Wow.


So, while I try to relax and celebrate, have a good rest of the week and I'll see you back this weekend!  And in the meantime, remember we've got a giveaway ending on Saturday!

Have a good one!


  1. You look so cute in those pics!
    Happy anniversary and happy mini-vacations! Enjoy!

  2. Happy anniversary. you look so happy together. :-)

  3. Happy anniversary. you look so happy together. :-)

  4. Awww... Happy dating anniversary! Today's my hubby and my dating anniversary too! (Only it was 2 years ago, not eight) :-) Hope you guys have a wonderful time at the coast!

  5. Anonymous6/14/2012

    Awww, happy anniversary! You guys look so cute together! I think I wore Rainbows every single day of college... ahh, Southern California in the '00's... :)

  6. So sweet! Happy datingversary!
    Your Rainbow's comment--hilar. Oh 2005... :)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Oh my you guys are too cute! It's amazing to see how much you guys have changed - you keep getting prettier and prettier! :) Reminds me of my and my fiance - we also started dating 7 years ago when we were both just 14 :p Can't wait till our wedding next year!

    Happy anniversary to the happy couple <3 <3

    1. Aw, thanks! Yes, being married is the best! Congrats!

  9. Congratulations and enjoy! That hammock photo is so precious!

  10. Oh happy universery! Looks like you are a very lucky and cute couple :)

    Liebe Grüße!

  11. Cute Pictures. I met your dad Jay at the strawberry festival. Good times.




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