About The Fosters

We currently call “The Pearl of the Mississippi” home, also known as Muscatine, IA.

Work brought Tim here first in 2014 at Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) as a Maintenance Division Engineer now Feed Recovery Division Engineer.

I later moved in 2015 which lead me to where I am now: Maxon Furniture, an HNI brand, selling and marketing office furniture.



While our 9 to 5’s can be exciting, we love nothing more than to create. Tim is my project guy. If I can dream it, he can build it!

With a fresh set of eyes and two people willing to put in some TLC, the journey to each room has been anything but ordinary.

You’ll instantly see that I love STRIPES! The name of my blog stems from my love of the ticking stripe. I truly believe you can never go wrong with a stripe when you love all things rustic and farmhouse.


– A few of our favorite things –

 Iowa State University – Green Bay Packers – Rosé Cider – Tacos – Brutal Honesty


Alongside each other and our two dogs, I think we’ve got just about all we need in life.