DIY Fun

A new face for an old bike

Another day. Another Craigslist find. This time, it was a vintage bicycle that I initially bought for Dan, before becoming educated on the difference between a man and woman’s bike (I know, I have a lot to learn). Nevertheless, I got the bike for him mostly because I secretly liked it anyway, so it all… Continue reading A new face for an old bike

DIY Fun

DIY Corn Hole and Washers

While we always have a larger renovation or project going on in the house, Dan likes to have his “fun projects” to work on on the side. This gives him a little getaway from the heavy-lifting work, and always brings out his creative side. This time around, the fun projects were making lawn games for… Continue reading DIY Corn Hole and Washers

DIY Home · Outdoor Space

Bar Stools and Bottle Racks

And back to the bar we go. While the bar has been in place since the Fall, we spent the past few months refinishing the rest of the garage space with paint, a new floor, neon lights and a dart board to create a fun summer hangout. But Dan’s never working on just one project… Continue reading Bar Stools and Bottle Racks

Home Improvement

Heating things up

Remember that story about the rush of emotions that I experienced when first stepping through the front entrance of our house. There were no pictures online, and aside from sneaking a peak through a few windows, we really didn’t know what to expect. It took all of two seconds before I knew we’d found our… Continue reading Heating things up

Our story · Outdoor Space

Keeping family traditions alive

The beginning of my childhood and the first memories I have revolved around the family business, Kapanek’s Pizzeria. My grandpa ran one on Bailey Ave in Buffalo, while my parents ran the other on Seneca St in West Seneca. We lived next door for a few years, and my siblings and I spent our summers… Continue reading Keeping family traditions alive

Our story

One year down, a lifetime to go

Today marks one year of homeownership. One year of adventures, one year of mishaps, and one year of driving our neighbors, our families, and of course, each other, crazy. I took some time the other day to revisit a few of our original blog posts. They were a good reminder of where we started and… Continue reading One year down, a lifetime to go

Restore

A new face for an old Singer table

The art of sewing runs in my family, but may or may not have stopped at me. I don’t remember a day that my Nana hasn’t been creative. Always building and making something out of nothing. And my mom, well, she sewed her own bridesmaid dresses. Pretty impressive, to say the least. While I have… Continue reading A new face for an old Singer table

Home Improvement

Refinishing our staircase

And now for a big piece to our puzzle. One that will make the house look much more put together. Finally finishing our stairs and banister. We really were working with a thing of beauty. A set of old stairs (creaks and all) paired with a beautiful banister that wrapped itself all the way upstairs. Looking… Continue reading Refinishing our staircase

DIY Decor · DIY Home

Picture frame window

This old house came with all new windows. Except for two in what we’ve deemed the back bedroom. These windows were circa 1930 and original to the house. They were made of solid wood and had that awesome pulley feature for opening and closing the windows. The only problem, one was missing a pane of… Continue reading Picture frame window