Hi there! We’re the Howards.

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I went to NC State University and Blake went to the University of South Carolina. We met in 2009 while interning at the greatest accounting firm ever Dixon Hughes Goodman! We remained friends for a year after our internships and started dating when we finished grad school. We work in separate offices so HR gave us the go ahead to fall in love. A year later we were engaged and then 3 months (yes, only 3 months) later we were married in the back yard of my parent’s house.


We got our first furry child (Finley) before we were engaged

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and adopted our second (Lola) shortly after the wedding.

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We added another member to our family December of 2014! Everly is fitting in just fine around here already!


Our house was built in 1941 and we love it! It has everything we could ever want…it just hasn’t been uncovered yet!


Come along with us as we transform our pre-war home into our dream home one project at a time! We don’t sound like the typical duo to be doing renovations but we each bring something to the table. My Mom is an artist and Blake’s Dad used to build homes. That’s about as far as our expertise goes but there’s always the internet so… it’ll all work out!
Hope to see you again!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Kathy Roberson says:

    Katie and Blake, I love your blog! The repurposing of the purple piece into the bathroom cabinet is awesome! Great job! I can’t wait to see what else you do to your new home.

  2. Katrina Cantler says:

    Oh I love your blog!!! You guys are so talented! I look forward to watching you chronicle your house transformation! More posts please!!!!!

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