Welcome to my life.
My name is Lise. I'm living a sort of a double-life. By day I work as a designer and creative director, and by night and weekend, I am slowly (SLOWLY) remodeling a 1950's cinderblock bungalow in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I share the bungalow with my husband (Adam), my daughter (Delilah), My newborn son (Marcel), 2 dogs, and a cat.
I started this blog to help motivate me to finish all the projects I have started, am planning, and am dreaming about. I thought maybe someone else would be interested in seeing me flail about.
I'm a designer, not an architect, or a contractor. This is about working with what you can get, and not about the exact right way to do things. Oh and did I mention that we have NO money? Watch as I drive my husband insane begging, borrowing, and stealing (not really) to make our little house over one excruciating project at a time.
To be clear, this is NOT a lifestyle blog. Here's a list of things you aren't going to find on Constructress:
A flawless home, or the appearance of one
Apologies for said unkept home/hair/clothing/child/husband/face
Obviously staged and/or misleading photos.
Products that cost more than tuition to a bilingual Montessori preschool
The technically correct, best way to do anything
Silly stupid wall "art" that says something vaguely inspirational, sentimental, or cutesy like "Live, Laugh, Love"
However, here are some things you can expect:
More curse words than you can shake a fucking stick at
Taking the easy way out
Funny stories about my dogs
Thrift store finds
The occasional photo of my husband half-naked
Me sometimes really nailing it
Cameos from people who have actual skills and talent
Probably a dog turd at some point
Left-wing libtard propaganda from a stupid entitled snowflake
A truly fool-hearty amount of self-confidence