Hi!  I'm Sheena, on the right and the resident writer around here.  I've got a passion for DIY, decorating, and music and my brain
                                                      running...seriously, catch it if you can.
Anthony is my main man and he runs the drills and saws, shares my passion for DIY, and is so darn good at turning our ideas into real-life nouns.  We've got five little sprouts that our world revolves around and that are pretty good helpers (or at least stay out of the way) when we're working our DIY magic. Yep, our hands are full but so are our hearts (so cliche, I know, but #truth).  Let's face it, we'll never be lonely...or bored for that matter.

Bean in Love was born late one night while Anthony was deep into studying for his masters' and I was, well, just
(insert crickets)
So, in an attempt to entertain myself and ensure productivity for ages to come, I started this here blog...and the rest is history.
Anthony is a youth minister and local director of Vagabond Missions and I work from home feeding people plus writing and sewing which monetarily means we have to survive on a pretty tight budget. As much as I'd love to be prancing around our casa in designer jeans and that expensive Lemon atheleisure stuff and said casa to be littered with Anthro and West Elm, that just ain't the reality.  
It's totally cool though because I'm always up for a challenge and that of a tight budget keeps my mind and creativity well-oiled.  So clearance racks and secondhand finds are faves around here as are cans of paint (oh what paint can do!) and my sewing machine.
But really, if I'm being honest, it's more than just boredom that brought this blog to life.  It's the desire to inspire and show you that, if we can do it, so can you.  We're out to prove that you can have a house turned home you love without spending loads of moolah or going into debt and we're two thumbs up for showing you how with detailed tutorials and guidance of the virtual type. Oh and did I mention, we aim to be 100% authentic. We're not down with sponsored posts or telling you about products we're getting paid to promote. Call us old-fashioned but twenty-first century influencers we are not. We're just regular old folks with a DIY blog and even if no one is reading, I'll be right here typing about how we popped the popcorn off the ceilings...
                                               or something like that.  :)   

So then...

I, Sheena, had two nicknames growing up - Banana which was short for Banana-wana-ding-dong and Bean, short for Bean-bop.  As I got older, Bean stuck and it stuck good.  Fast forward to shortly after we started dating in college at Franciscan U, Anthony’s household (think a more spiritual fraternity) brothers pinned him as Bean, not knowing that it too was my alter alias.  
Well, we tied the knot one freezing winter’s day and the two beans became “The Bean Team”, coined by the man of the relationship himself.  It’s cheesy, we know, but we’re going to run with it anyway.  So, whether you’re talking about him or me, we’re both two beans in a pod/sprout/field/whatever you wanna call it, we’re happy ‘bean’ in love, and we’re just trying to walk the narrow way, sharing our adventures as we go.  
Come along with us as we DIY our way through life with our five miniatures, power tools, a sewing machine, and lots of paint.  We hope you enjoy reading and we’d love to hear your couple of cents too or see any projects you’ve made come to life!  You can contact us at beaninlove@gmail.com

See ya around!  :)