My husband, Levi, has several talents… One of them being quite the carpenter. At the early age of 19, he purchased a DUMP – I mean our home… 🙂 But only his eyes could see the jewel through the mess.
This was just the beginning. Levi didn’t know at the time, but only a short five years later, his roommate would in fact be his wife (lucky me!) This was when Levi first bought our home. I am so proud of what my hubby accomplished in order to prepare for our future – even when he hadn’t met me yet!
My, how much things have changed….
Levi and I got married April 20, 2013. Since we started dating, our finances have been a huge part of our lives. We LOVE a good deal, but more importantly – a budget! Everything we do is strategically planned and budgeted. (And not every project is a success story!) We understand that our home won’t be the same as our folks, who have been decorating and fixing up their place for over 25 years, but we are happy with our own unique “Nest”.
Our Nest is our lodging place, a retreat, a comfort, our home. One day we plan on growing our Nest, but for now we are content fixing up our place and living free. I plan to share our LOVE for home projects, fixer-uppers, sewing and crafts, everyday maintenance, tips/tricks, other improvements, and the making of our nest – The Wood’s Nest.
Here are some more photos from Levi’s initial purchase in 2009…
And here are just a few “after” shots when he finished his remodel a few months later (with some help from family)…
This home has come a long way, but there is always room for more improvements!!