An Introduction

Hi there!

We’re Libby and Michelle, two sisters fumbling toward adulthood in Baltimore City.


We were lucky enough to grow up with the quintessential grandmother. We used to spend summers visiting her home in Maine where she taught us how to knit, weave baskets, harvest from her incredible garden, darn socks, braid rugs, and make preserves. She was an amazing woman who lived independently until she passed away at 91 and through her example we learned about the importance of frugal living and the satisfaction that comes with making things ourselves. We wanted to start this blog as a way to share our projects and insights that are based on the lessons we learned from her.

On Friday nights you’re more likely to find us working on an embroidery project than out at the club but we’re pretty satisfied with our grandma lives.

Practical advice for the old at heart