Welcome to Turtles and Tails! I'm so glad you stopped by my corner of the world.
I'm Barb and I'm addicted to DIY & crafting. Unfortunately, I'm also addicted to having a roof over my head and food on the table, so I'm stuck daydreaming about projects while I toil away as an accountant.
My partner in crime is my husband, Tom.
We work well together because he likes to wrangle the power tools while I take care of the painting and crafting. He's much better than I am at visualizing a project before we even start - I have to draw everything out and take measurements, while he just knows. He's also a mechanic in real life so he has a pretty good grasp of electrical and plumbing issues.
We round out the family with our two dogs, Chloe and Sasha.
Sasha, nicknamed "Little Dog", is a full Rottweiler and our resident goofball. I don't think anyone told her she's supposed to be noble and serious. She'll try anything to get Chloe to play with her and she'll fluff the dog beds and blankets just to make you laugh. While I can take 10 pictures in a row of Chloe and they'll all look the same, I have trouble getting one picture of Sasha that isn't a blur. That girl is a whirlwind. But she's also the biggest snuggler. She is always up for a hug or a belly rub. And at nine o'clock each night her energy switch just shuts off and she collapses with her head on your lap to sleep. She's 80 pounds, but she's still a lap dog.
When I started this blog, I thought it would just be about DIY and decorating, but I often go off on a tangent and post whatever recipe I'm trying out, our vacation photos, or a story about the dogs that I just have to share. I really love showing off our projects, even the ones that don't work out. And I try to provide step-by-step instructions when I can. Hopefully there's enough here to keep everyone entertained.
If you want to connect with me in other ways, I'm also on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. Or you could drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.