Name: Chris and Kristen (Chris and Kris?  Yes, Chris and Kris.  And yes, its cute).

Location: Long Island, NY

How We Met: At a fashion show on 6/24/06.

Children: Oscar, a 15lb piebald long haired mini daschund.  Or in layman's terms, a wiener dog (Get it?  Oscar Mayer Wiener?)  And he keeps us just as busy as a terrible two year old would.  Maybe one day we'll get him a brother named Schnitzel.

Occupations: Chris - an IT Professional.  Kristen - a Home Furnishings Textile Designer (Its a good thing!).

Interests: Chris - golf, photography, and technology (Mac Fan-Boy).  Kristen - cooking, art, and reading.  We both love wine tasting.  Living on Long Island affords us the opportunity to go several times a year and enjoy the vineyards here.  If you're interested, email us and we'll tell you a few of our favorites.

Favorite Movie: Chris - The Godfather.  Kristen - Jaws.

Favorite TV Show: Chris - Lost.  Kristen - Anything the Discovery Channel has to offer.

Favorite Color: Chris - Blue.  Kristen - Green.

Favorite Food: Chris - Steak, Chicken Parm, and Kristen's Shrimp Scampi.  Kristen - Ice Cream and Salad.

Why did you start a blog?  We started the blog for a few reasons.  One is that we have a lot of cool ideas that we want to share...whether its how to refinish an old picture frame or how to cook a Lite (but delicious) version of Shrimp Scampi.   The other is that we just bought our first house(!) and wanted a way to keep our friends and family up to date on all the changes and decorating we do.  We figured this was easier than emailing pictures back and forth.

What is your blog about?  Our blog will cover basically all aspects of home life.  We'll be showing before and after pictures of rooms in our home as we re-do them.  Kristen will be posting cooking tips and recipes (Chris doesn't cook - he grills).  We'll link to other posts that we find neat and interesting.  When the ground thaws, we'll have some updates on the garden that we want to grow.  I'm sure the list will grow as time goes on but it sure sounds like fun!

How did you come up with the blog name?  We wanted a name that reflects both of our personalities.  Chris is the Nails part - he likes doing the "manly" work: knocking down walls, building things, electronics.  Whereas Kristen is the softer side of the name with Thread - she enjoys cooking, decorating, gardening, good design, and great color schemes.