Obsessions: 02.16.18

The Bachelor Winter Games started this week and we are LOVING IT! See everything we’re loving in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Bachelor Recaps

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Photo via ABC

We are all full-on obsessed with the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise/Bachelor Winter Games/anything Chris Harrison hosts. While we love watching all the shenanigans live, my favorite part is probably the recaps the next day, or same night for Wells’ Drunk Snapchat. I love reading Sharleen Joynt’s recaps because she has some inside info to share after being on Juan Pablo’s season. I can’t watch an episode without recognizing the way different scenes are edited together to make someone seem more like a villain than they probably were. My other favorite is the Vulture recaps. Ali Barthwell kills it with the witty commentary and I frequently LOL at my desk while reading these Tuesday mornings.



Geometric Quilts

Loving these geomeric quilts on Chairish. Can I make something similar? I think so but stay tuned if I try to pull this off.

chairish geometric quilts

1| Trans Pecos Throw Quilt  2| Topa Throw Quilt  3| Chisos Throw Quilt 

Channelling this Sketch

girlboss sketch

I saw this sketch on Girlboss earlier this week and I feel like she’s been my spirit animal. I can totally relate to wanting to swaddle yourself in a large blanket.


Not Dying in New Orleans

Hannah is in New Orleans for a Bachelorette party, so she is currently obsessed with not dying.


This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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Attaching a wood fence to a chainlink fence

As I mentioned in my last fence/gate update post, I helped Erika attach a wood fence to the chainlink fence in her backyard. The process was similar to when I converted a chainlink fence to a wood fence, except in this case, we left the chainlink fence intact. This method is a good option if you want to add a little more privacy to your yard or camouflage a chainlink fence while you wait to save up for a completely new fence. 

Gift Guide: Indoorsy

Struggling to find gift ideas for your favorite people? We’ve got you covered with our And Then We Tried gift guide! First up: your friends and family who are decidedly indoorsy. While we can’t claim to be experts on much, things to buy people who like to stay inside is definitely in our wheelhouse.

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Obsessions: 10.19.18

You wanna know what we have been decidedly NOT obsessed with in the past month? The blog. Womp womp. We’re hopping back in this week, but we’ll be posting a bit more sporadically for a while. Here’s hoping you all loved getting caught up on Michelle’s driveway gate plans yesterday. See what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

Fence Updates and Two-Panel Wood Driveway Gate Plans

Hellooooo, I’m thinking about fences again! You all had the pleasure of following along as I moved and rebuilt the fence in my backyard and then converted a chainlink fence into a wood fence along my driveway, and now it’s finally time to build that driveway gate. Of course, I can’t just build a driveway gate and leave it at that, I’ve also decided to cap the entire fence to cover up the dogear pickets and give everything a cleaner and more finished look. HOORAY!