This blog started in 2009 as “Backyard Long Haul” to share my backyard stories with my sisters.  Then for two and a half years, I didn’t post anything after phase one of our backyard makeover was complete.  I started blogging again in 2012 when we started renovating our current home.  Now this blog is a mixture of posts about home renovations, home decor, gardening, landscaping, arts and craft, and our little family.

I’m Sharon.  I love working with my hands and creating things.  Before trying something new, I’d watch a few youtube tutorials and think “easy peasy”.  Of course, more often than not, it’s harder than it looks but I still enjoy the process and love sharing it here.

I’m married to KT.

Our fur-babies are no longer with us but for a long time, our home was terrorized by Monster baby.  He was intelligent and oh-so mischievous.  He knew how to open the refrigerator so we had to use a child’s safety lock on it even before we had kids.  He was fiercely independent and I suspect he always thought himself a cat.

Our Sugar bear was as sweet as her name.  She was a big girl with a small dog complexion.  She was as obedient as they come and it had nothing to do with discipline.  She was extremely camera shy and the few decent pictures we can get of her showed her in all her goofy glory. She was also our Logan’s best friend. Losing her was extremely hard on him.

Logan is our firstborn.

Ander is our younger son. I haven’t gotten around to sketching a picture of him, other than the bundle in my arms.  But trust me, this boy has personality.