My dogs (Elouise and Charlotte) and I moved into our first home — a small bungalow just outside of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin — on Christmas of 2015. A year later, Zac started bringing box after box into the house and decided to never leave. From then on, we’ve tackled project after project to make this house a home. A few things we’ve learned: neither one of us should be trusted to do math, we will never have an HGTV show for a multitude of reasons and we need a hefty monthly budget for candles and parmesan.