I’m Jessica Beals. No, not the actress. That’s Jessica Biel. She married Justin Timberlake. I married that guy… Kevin Beals. We’re new(ish) homeowners, newlyweds, and puppy parents. Our house is a 1940s bungalow located in Dallas, Texas. It’s no mansion, but what it lacks in space it makes up in character and just-plain-cuteness. When we started looking for our first home in early spring 2011, it was the first home we found. After looking at several others, we decided we were smitten. We made an offer, it was accepted, and April 1, 2011 found us standing on the stoop with keys in hand.
In real life, Kevin and I grew up in small Midwest towns. We love Jesus, Indianapolis Colts football, sushi, and our nieces, Emma and Isabella. We’re both engineers (he’s electrical and I’m mechanical) and graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (GO FIGHTIN’ ENGINEERS!!) in Terre Haute, Indiana. When we’re not DIYing on the Little House, you can find us cycling, pretending to be beer snobs with our friends, or cooking up something tasty.
The Little House gets a lot of its heart from our three furry children. Fievel, our oldest, is a frisky gray tuxedo cat. We adopted him from a rescue shelter, but strangers beware: Fievel is more protective of the Little House than either of our two puppies combined.
Indiana “Indy” Beals is our middle child. She’s 85 lb. Lab/Great Pyrenees/Something mix that is all love. She loves to swim at the nearby lake. Her favorite treats are remote controls and new underwear. She was also adopted from a rescue shelter.
Her sister, Rosie, is another rescue. Rosie’s much more chill than her sister (usually). She wants nothing more than to have you rub her belly as she stares at you with those great big Coonhound eyes.
We’re excited you’re here to share our journey with us! We’re no experts or professional bloggers, but what we lack in experience, we make up for with