Lori and Tom's Website

Welcome To Our Website!

Hi there, and welcome to our website! I'm Tom, and I and my wife Lori couldn't be more excited to share our journey with every visitor to this site and to connect with all of you. We're here to share stories, ideas, and resources with others who have the same hobbies and passions as us.

We're both very much into the outdoors, and during the summers, we love to spend some weekends away from home to go camping, kayaking, and fishing together. Not only that, but when we are home, we're always doing what we can to stay active and enjoy our hobbies. For myself, one of my biggest hobbies is woodworking. I particularly enjoy making furniture. There's just something about taking an idea and bringing it to life in your very own home that captures my interest unlike anything else. I've built several pieces of furniture in our home and have even sold some pieces to others!

Lori's passion has always been gardening. Her enthusiasm for it is infectious, and she treats our yard as a canvas for her beautiful art. More specifically, she's very passionate about rose gardening, and she's the most knowledgeable person on gardening in general that you would ever meet. We work great together as a team: I recently built a bench for her garden as a surprise for our wedding anniversary, and she loved how it fit with the color theme she was going for at the time!

The two of us originally met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, back in 1983, where we were both born and raised. We were both history majors at the University of Minnesota, and we met when we were placed in the same group project, which was focused on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Fast-forward to many years later and we've been married for close to 20 years and have two beautiful daughters and two golden retrievers that we couldn't imagine a life without. Our two golden retrievers, Finley and Tucker, are almost as adventurous as we are!

We decided to start this website to share our experiences with and love for our passions and hobbies, including gardening, woodworking, the outdoors, and so much more. We hope that you'll continue to follow along as we keep this site updated with resources, experiences, and more.