Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!
I’m Amanda – I live in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, and I’m a big believer that you don’t have to be an expert or a designer to make your home beautiful. And, I’m here to teach you exactly how easy it can be!
I started Love & Renovations back in 2011 as a creative outlet and a way to encourage myself to work on making our house a home. All these years later, it has turned into one of my biggest passions to help people learn how to tackle projects around their house without a lot of DIY know-how or experience. I love to share easy, affordable DIY projects, inspiration for your home, and tips and tricks for keeping things organized.
I believe perfection is overrated and that you can do anything you want to your home, as long as you’re brave enough to dive in.
10 Fun Facts
1: Once, we were flown to New York City to be on the Rachael Ray show.
2: I didn’t pick up a power tool for the first time until 2017 – this was the first thing I ever built!
3: My favorite television show of all time is Gilmore Girls, and I’m staunchly Team Logan. I am also fully prepared to fight about it, if you’d like.
4: I don’t like peanut butter.
5: The biggest thing I’ve ever built is this playhouse camper in our backyard. The build I’m most proud of, though, is our living room fireplace!
6: My husband does all of the cooking in our house (which brings me great joy) but I love to bake. We take chocolate chip cookies particularly seriously around here.
7: We love board games and are constantly giving recommendations. Click here to see some of our current favorites.
8: My favorite drink: half and half tea from Sonic. That’s half sweet, half unsweet iced tea, and if you’ve never tried it, you’ve never lived.
9: I love to run for exercise. I completed my first full marathon in December of 2022!
10: Getting dressed up is fun, but if I had it my way I would live in a cozy sweatshirt and leggings. See some of my current favorite clothes here.
Want to browse around a bit? Here are a few of the latest DIY projects and ideas from the archives!