Hi there, it’s Marie!

I’m all about houses, fitness, and everything that goes along with them, as long as it doesn’t break the bank.

I’m passionate finding clever and wallet-friendly solutions to improve both my home and body, so I can live a better and happier life. Let me tell you, the journey isn’t always a walk in the park, but I firmly believe in putting in the hard work, staying consistent, and striving for better in every way possible. Trust me, it pays off!

My goal is simple: to inspire and motivate everyday women to take matters into their own hands and DIY their way to a home and body they absolutely love. No need to shell out big bucks for contractors, coaches, or fancy meal-kits. Let’s do this together!

Where I Come From

Throughout most of my life, I resided in Germany, where I grew up. With a background in chemical engineering, I was fortunate to have multiple chances to pursue education, work, and travel internationally. In 2013, I was presented with an opportunity to relocate to Houston, Texas by a chemical company, and that’s where I currently reside and work. It was in Houston that I crossed paths with the love of my life, Isaac, who is now my husband. Together, we form a family of four, which includes our two adorable pups, Meeko and Rwanda😉.

My DIY Journey

I have a deep passion for house hunting, moving, or even just browsing through properties on the market. The prospect of relocating to a new place fills me with excitement, as it represents a fresh start brimming with opportunities for something better.

In 2018, I finally achieved the milestone of becoming a first-time homeowner. The house I purchased was quite old and required extensive remodeling throughout. After obtaining quotes from various contractors for the job, I weighed the options and found it logical and compelling to embark on the DIY challenge instead.

We took on the entire process ourselves, from demolishing to plumbing and interior design, all while juggling full-time jobs. It was a demanding endeavor, but we persevered. Three years later, armed with a collection of tools and newly acquired skills, we were ready for our next project: transforming an ordinary builder-grade new construction house into a haven we could truly call our own.

My Passion for Healthy Living

In addition to honing my skills in DIY projects at home, I’m incredibly passionate about fitness and have a deep love for food. It took me years of trial and error to find the perfect combination of workout routines and nutrition plans that suit both me and my body. 

Listen, every body is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all plan. But what I know for sure is that staying consistent and putting in the effort every single day is the key to success. And let’s not forget about having fun! Finding a way of eating and working out that you enjoy is crucial for keeping up with it and getting the results you want.

Come along with me and dive into my ever-growing blog where I share all things Home DIY and Healthy Living.
Get ready to be inspired by this journey of transformation making our lives so much better.

Life’s short, so let’s enjoy the journey and strive for a little better every day.

~ Marie

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