Launched in 2017 as a community for home decor enthusiasts, DIY-ers, homeowners, and home dreamers, Concrete and Lace is a quickly growing community of home decor enthusiasts from around the world. If you love binge-watching the DIY network or the lumber aisle at Home Depot gets you excited, you’ll fit right in here. I cover everything from small, quick updates to complete renovations (I tore down a huge wall in my house just a few months after moving in!).
I’ve always loved interior decorating, DIY, and home improvement. I think I could watch DIY Network and HGTV 24/7. My parents raised me with no fear of power tools, and my Dad is proud that at a super young age, I could tell the difference between a Phillips and flat head screwdriver. I knew no fear of home improvement projects, and longed for the day when I would own my own home. Luckily, we purchased our current house in March of 2016 and dove right in!
I started this site as a way to document all the changes we would be making to our home and share it with those I care about, but it’s grown into so much more than that. I just don’t think home improvement should feel hard or scary, and I’ve enjoyed helping people around me finish projects and dream big. I’m no magic homemaker/master carpenter/amazing DIY goddess – I’m just fearless, I guess.
Part of it is having a great support system – I married my high school sweetheart, Aaron, in 2013 and we welcomed wonderful Emma in 2017. AND! We are looking forward to the arrival of our son in July 2018!
Aaron and I moved to Austin, Texas the day after we graduated college in 2014, and settled into our careers. He’s a web developer, and I teach high school choir in a local public school. After a few years of renting and staring at what I thought was the ugliest colored trim (oh if I had only known!), we decided to buy a house and ended up where we live now. Though the bones were great, our little abode was truly hideous (ALL GOLD TRIM I’M LOOKING AT YOU) and we’ve been slowly updating it ever since then.
My newest venture into the home design world is helping others find their home’s potential. If you are interested in hiring me to take a look at your room and offer some solutions, shoot me an email! I’d love to help out and feature your space on the blog.
Other than that, I’d love to chat with you wherever you are! Head over to Facebook for exclusive content, catch up with me on Instagram (I love insta-stories!), connect with me on Twitter, or check out what I’ve been digging lately over on Pinterest. I can’t wait to talk with you wherever we meet up!
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