Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I 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!

Check out our house tour!!

Today is an exciting day! Our full house tour is featured in today's cover story of The Oregonian's Homes and Gardens section in an article I guest wrote for them!

You can read the whole thing here and check out the complete gallery of images. They sent a photographer out and we spent more than 2 1/2 hours taking pics of the house. Of course not everything made it in, but you can see a bunch of DIYs I've shared in action around the house. The title of the piece is "DIY, low-cost decorating puts a personal stamp on a Beaverton townhouse"--yep, that sounds about right!
Source: The Oregonian

I'm so excited to be among the Portland homeowners who've been in the Homes and Gardens section, which I've been reading for years. And hey, I'm a professional newspaper writer now! ;) And, it's time to call the house "done," at least mostly. Every day I think of something new I want to do to it, but usually minor. I knew I'd be working on this story for months before I decided the house was ready, but it'll never be totally done, right? ;) I love how it looks in the story, and every day when I feel so grateful to live here and love our home! (And thanks again to Adi Edlen of Garden of Edlen for helping with the styling the day of!)

Update: The Oregonian has now added a second gallery for our tour, of close-ups and DIY projects!


  1. Wow! Congrats on the feature!

  2. Congratulations! It all looks so wonderful and it's fun to recognize a few projects from your blog. Enjoy! :)

  3. Wow, I'm so impressed and jealous :)

    You two did such a great job...a dream house I totally would love to live in!

  4. Anonymous2/23/2013

    You must be so excited not only to have your home, style and craftiness recognized but to also have written the piece yourself. It is very well done and your home is lovely. A huge congratulations!

  5. Also, I love that your mom commented on the original article. ;P

  6. It was a wonderful feature and beautiful job. Very inspiring. It was such a treat to read this morning. Thank you.

  7. Ohhh, congratulations!! That is some incredibly exciting news :)

  8. Congratulations! How exciting! Your home is absolutely stunning. I love your use of gray and white. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. Congratulations, Suzannah! That's so exciting! :-)

  10. This is so awesome! CONGRATS! I just went through your DIY posts on decorating your home and I'm super inspired - but I have no clue where to start!? Did you start by looking at pictures of your stuff? I wish that I was as crafty as you were with a sewing machine - I can do the other things - but I want to make curtains!

    1. Aaaw, thanks! Well, I've been collecting images and pinning things for ages, and I keep a running list for when I go to thrift stores or anywhere so I can pick up things the house might need. You could totally make curtains!

  11. That is so exciting! I'm definitely going to go read the article and look at the pics of your lovely home! :)

  12. Wow this is amazing! Congratulations! -- Michelle @ Hummingbird High

  13. It's official, you are a style celebrity!



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