We are Tom and Sarah and for nearly 30 years we have been buying homes to renovate, live in and eventually sell. We are true "do it yourselfers". I work on the designs and my seriously skilled husband does most of the work himself. We both have full time careers. I am a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Specialist and work within real estate communities to assist real estate Investors and Tom works in the legal field. We both share a passion for renovating homes, so on nights and weekends we create what we love, which for the most part are spaces that are casual and rustic with a touch of European charm. We love the entire creative process associated with a home renovation, DIY projects and especially enjoy the salvage and antique excursions to find just the right pieces that can add character and soul to a home. Our current project is our home on the Monterey peninsula in California. This little house inspired our design style- European Farmhouse, and this blog, where I share its story, along with our projects and adventures while renovating and creating our home.