We’re a 50something couple who bought a 126-year-old Methodist church in southern Wisconsin that renovated into a home. Tyler, who completely renovated one home and partially remodeled several others, knows the difference between a jigsaw and a band saw and he knows how to use them; he’s the real brains of this operation. Monica, the author of this blog (and three books), is just the grunt labor and, on good days, the window dressing. She’s got big ideas, though.

The project began in November 2017 and looks to last eighteen to twenty-four months.

This blog is like a long episode of “Fixer Upper,” complete with before-and-after pictures and great ideas for transforming your own space. Plus, you’ll get to know a couple of wild 50somethings who get excited by reclaimed wood and deals on Craig’s List.