so, i finally jumped onto the blogging bandwagon. i suppose it was only a matter of time. i was inspired by following my friend, katy's, blog. not only do i enjoy her posts about their home & life, but she follows some other really neat blogs that intrigued me. i realized there are lots of things i would like to share with my friends, family, & fellow bloggers about my adventures in domesticity & design.
my husband & i recently moved here to lafayette, indiana, & we bought our first house [which is a long, interesting tale for another time]. it's a 1964 storey-&-a-half brick home in the middle of the city. i love that it's in the city, mere minutes from everything, & shaun loves that it came with 3/4 acre in land! as we embark on the crazy journey of homeownership, we are learning so many things. for example, shaun is learning how to replace doorknobs & install deadbolts. [our house has five exterior doors, none of which had a deadbolt or shared a key...] since affording a home is a new thing, too, i'm learning how to be more domestic & economic. last night, i learned how to make my own laundry detergent for 25% the cost of brand-name detergent [also another tale for another time].
some of our stories are funny, some are educational, & some might be inspirational, if you like our style. my background is in architecture & design, so decorating is a passion of mine. but we just moved from a house half the size & with a completely different style, so adapting our furniture & art to the new house has proved challenging sometimes. and i'm loving it!
so, stay tuned if you're interested in housekeeping & homekeeping. for us, it's definitely a daily adventure. and welcome to the casteel casa!