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Stephanie Abbott is the blogger behind Abbotts At Home. Her blogging adventures started in late 2016. Stephanie shares new DIY projects, furniture builds, woodworking plans, home remodels, and crafts every week. Get the full story below and scroll down for her top DIY projects and woodworking posts.
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I started off as a craft-loving kid in Cincinnati with a dad that owns an HVAC company and builds custom homes now and then. So, I grew up visiting job sites and in a home that had constant DIY projects happening. As a teen, I helped paint and assist with lots of projects. We had to do things like paint our own rooms and install duct work as part of a grounding, which I’m sure I deserved. 😉
I guess I picked up a few skills from my dad and the decades of watching This Old House with him probably helped too. Thanks Dad (and Bob Vila, wherever you are)!
In my 20’s, I did some furniture remodeling for my apartment, then flipped a few homes while working full-time as a Software Developer. But got tired of basically having 2 full-time jobs and put all my tools in storage for a while.
Then in 2009, I moved from Cincinnati to Orlando with the plan to spend my life there. Yes, I’m a huge WDW fan. After just 6 months my boyfriend, who was living and working in Egypt at the time, changed all that. He proposed to me in front of the pyramids at Giza. Who could have ever imagined that?? It was a big surprise and a wonderful proposal that changed my whole life.
A year later, we married in Orlando and I was off to Cairo to live without a job or any idea when I’d be moving away from Egypt. But this was just as the revolution was starting in Egypt and things were changing in Cairo. We decided to move to the US just a year later. I was happy to be home and ready to start a family here.
Now, I am a SAHM and wife to a smart, funny and devastatingly handsome Englishman (that should earn me some points, right). We currently live in Houston, Texas with our beautiful, amazing boys. When I get a few minutes away from the kids and constant cleaning (kidding, not at all kidding), I work on remodeling our home and the hundreds of other DIY projects I dream up.
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I plan to continue blogging about woodworking and turning this house into our dream home. I’ll probably start flipping houses again and/or buying rental property once the boys are in school.
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