Lowe’s Maine Makeover | Day 2

Lowe's Front Yard Makeover in Portland, Maine. #lowesmainemakeover

The 2nd and final day of our Lowe’s “Bleak to Chic” makeover in Portland, Maine kicked off with a much-anticipated garage door installation!  Deanna’s old green garage door was replaced with a stunning new Pella Colesburg carriage style garage door from Lowe’s, making a major statement and giving her home a beautiful boost in curb appeal.

ATG&D Dream Home | Floor Plans

ATG&D Dream Home - Floor Plans

It feels pretty surreal to say that G and I are currently building our dream home. After a year of planning and some uncertainty if this was ever going to happen, there has been a lot of self-pinching lately now that it’s official and we’re moving forward! I’ve already showed off our beautiful lot, and now here’s

We’re Building a House!

The future site of our new home in Cambridge, WI.

It is now safe to say our status as residents of my in-laws’ basement has an end date – we’re building a house! It all started about a year ago as we were searching for a house in Cambridge, WI.  We were convinced the perfect house for us did not exist so we were hoping

Lowe’s Maine Makeover | Day 1

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Did you see last week’s front yard makeover reveal post?  It was jam-packed with before and after photos from the recent “Bleak to Chic” home makeover in Portland, Maine that I was so excited to be a part of with Lowe’s!  So many details went into the project that I couldn’t possibly cover it all in one post,

Lowe’s Front Yard Makeover | Portland, Maine

Lowe's Front Yard Makeover in Portland, Maine featuring a new paver patio, outdoor decorations, Pella carriage style garage door, and trim-free landscape edging.

I’m so excited to share with you the results of our recent front yard makeover with Lowe’s! Deanna Emery was our homeowner selected from Portland, Maine – one of the cities hit hardest by the past winter – to receive a front yard refresher because she personifies the Lowe’s message of “Never Stop Improving.” Deanna

4th of July Party Food


This is typically the time of year when I’m pulling out red, white, and blue-filled bins of decorations and creating a Costco list for 4th of July party food to feed 50 people – but not this year.  Thanks to our recent move, there will be no 2015 ATG&D 4th of July party (unless you want to come over

Did I Mention We’re Moving?


Hi everyone! I’ve just returned home from beautiful Portland, Maine where I was working on a Lowe’s Spring Home Makeover, and I cannot wait to share the final reveal with you all! If you’d like to see some “in progress” pictures, be sure to check out the hashtag #lowesmainemakeover on Instagram. It’s been a fun,