about the author

Hey there, I’m Sara. The content creator and professional photographer behind this website. 

I grew up in New England with apple picking and a short drive to the ocean.

Maudslay State Park was one of our favorite family weekend destinations and where my husband met my parents for the first time.

I had a job at a photography studio that I loved! An old apartment with large windows and creaky hardwood floors. Our nicest piece of furniture was our futon that followed us probably longer then it should have.

Eventually the day came when my then boyfriend, now husband, said he was joining the military. The options were in or out and I chose in.

Together we have two beautiful girls and two sweet dogs.

We move from time to time and family weekends and gatherings haven’t happened the way I had once imagined. 

Instead, they’ve turned into backyard BBQs, welcoming new people into our lives, and every once in a while having to say goodbye.

This website is filled with our family experiences where we bring everyday DIY’s to our readers.

We focus on budget friendly home decor projects, seasoned with family favorite recipes and insider travel guides as we travel the country as a military family. 

We share our journey of turning this house into home. All while sticking to a budget.

Being a professional photographer with over 15 years of experience, I bring easy step by step directions to each one of our home projects and family recipes. 

I’ve loved turning this house into a home with each place we’ve been stationed and it brings me joy to see my readers get inspired to do the same with their own home. 

I believe that a beautiful home isn’t made from expensive furnishings but by getting creative with things you already have or may find second hand. 

Pair that with a warm home-cooked meal and a family walk after dinner, and you’ve create memories to last a lifetime. 

I hope you stay for a while and be sure to follow us for the most up to date projects.

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