Nice to meet you! I’m Kelin.
Somehow I always find tinkering around things extremely fun. I bought my first sewing machine right after I started working full-time in San Francisco, and that quickly became what I do in all my free time. I would sew in the morning before commuting to work, and sew after I get home until midnight – how crazy! I soon found out that there’s an online community and discovered other media for creativity such as watercolor, crafting, interior design… anything creative and DIY!
My passion for home and garden exploded as my husband and I bought our first house in the heart of Silicon Valley – a small 2-bedroom house(just under 1000 sqft). Although it was well taken care of, it’s probably renovated 80 years ago! So we have to update it to make it pretty and our own. It has really become my main drive to learn how to tackle home renovation projects by myself, how to design functional living spaces, and how to style a space beautifully.
This love for home decor has quickly side tracked me into gardening, as I had never thought I would be into gardening one day! I got addicted to researching on which cut flowers to grow, what fruit trees to get, how to set up drip irrigation, etc.
I’m still learning everyday about home, garden and DIY from this amazing online community, so I decided to document my journey over here on this blog and hope it will give you some inspiration and helpful tips too!
You can reach me at: hydrangeatreehouse(at)gmail.com
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