Hello and welcome to the Retro Ranch Revamp, a blog I started to document the retro remodeling of our 1962 ranch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
The goal for our house is “Making it Mod-ern.” We want to keep our house looking retro while also making it more energy efficient and more colorful.
Hi, I’m Kate.
Graphic designer and Managing Editor for the popular blog RetroRenovation.com by day and part time home improver, interior designer, retro enthusiast, vintage bargain hunter, gardener, cook, artist, picture taker and the brains behind this blog on evenings and weekends.
This is Jim, my adorable husband and fellow owner of the Retro Ranch.
He is the muscles behind many a home improvement project and is completely supportive of every crazy project I get myself into. While Jim would rather be playing video games, reading or watching a movie from his collection instead of doing home improvement projects, he is always there with a cold glass of water, a wet paper towel, moral support, some muscle or right next to me with a shovel (if I ask nicely!) when I need him.
This is Leo.
Leo is quite possibly the star of the show, hogging many a blog post, or just popping into a picture to remind me that he hasn’t yet had his daily walk around the neighborhood. He loves his yard, tummy rubs, pets, doing tricks, playing fetch and tug, eating treats, bones and the occasional “people food treat” and of course long walks. He is always on patrol at the Retro Ranch, just in case any of those pesky squirrels ever dare to come over the fence.
This is Milton.
He is the epitome of the curious cat. Milton, or Milt as he is sometimes called will manage to get himself into and out of any sort of trouble, cardboard box or situation possible before you even realize what just happened. He is very friendly, comes when called (for pets or treats) and loves nothing more than to steal his brother Leo’s dog food.
This is Phil.
Yes he is wearing a tie. He only wears it for special occasions, but he also hardly ever lets me take his picture. Phil is about as laid back as they come (unless you take him to the vet), is friendly (unless you take him to the vet) and will come when you call him (unless it is time to go to the vet). His favorite activities are napping, napping in the sun, napping in a box, eating treats, getting pets and not going to the vet.