2 Years Ago Today. . .


…I met this guy. Still the best day of my life.

About Daniel Kanter

Hi, I'm Daniel, and I love houses! I'm a serial renovator, DIY-er, and dog-cuddler based in Kingston, New York. Follow along as I bring my 1865 Greek Revival back to life and tackle my 30s to varying degrees of success. Welcome!

Follow me everywhere

Archives: 2010-2022

Popular Categories

This blog uses affiliate links. Sponsored posts are always identified clearly in the body of the post text and by using the “sponsored post” tag.

Leave a Comment


  1. 2.13.13
    Eddie said:

    How did you and Max meet?

  2. 2.13.13
    Mom Loves Mod said:

    A great reminder of what is really important in life, cheers!

  3. 2.13.13
    tini said:

    i know that feeling :)
    congratulations for you both

  4. 2.13.13
    misa said:

    you two are the best. <3

  5. 2.13.13
    Rebecca said:

    Love this.

  6. 2.13.13

    How sweet is this? And how handsome! Congrats on your met-a-versary!!

  7. 2.13.13
    ingrid said:

    Happy anniversary. Many more!

  8. 2.13.13
    eliza said:


  9. 2.13.13
    Greg said:

    This post and Max’s post on D*S are the sweetest things to cross my digital windshield in the past week. Thanks for sharing the love!

  10. 2.13.13
    Grace said:

    I can’t stand how cute you guys are. So much love for you both <3

  11. 2.13.13

    So sweet. <3 <3

  12. 2.13.13
    Kristin said:

    Best wishes, and many, many more.

  13. 2.13.13

    you two are so cute – congratulations!

  14. 2.13.13
    karin said:

    Aw, sweet! Happy two-years-since-meeting to you both!

    Carry on.

  15. 2.13.13
    joy @ OSS said:

    aww this is too adorable. i loved reading HIS side of thing on D*S.

  16. 2.13.13
    nicolezh said:

    Congrats! The best things in life don’t come in boxes. I am with my partner for 12 years and tomorrow will be the first V-day we will ever celebrate.

  17. 2.13.13
    JP said:


  18. 2.13.13
    jbhat said:

    Wonderful! Happy 2 years and here’s to many more years of 2getherness.


  19. 2.13.13
    sherry said:

    How wonderful! The best to you both!

  20. 2.13.13
    Michelle said:

    :) This makes my heart smile.

  21. 2.13.13
    Marci said:

    This post made my heart sing. You are both so adorable! Happy two year anniversary!


  22. 2.13.13
    Monica said:

    <3 So very sweet! Wishing you both all the best.

  23. 2.13.13
    Annika said:

    congratulations to you both on finding someone so cool and beautiful! :) hugs from Norway

  24. 2.13.13
    Kate said:

    SO sweet. I awww-ed out loud.

  25. 2.13.13
    Joy said:

    You guys are a bonafide e-lebrity couple. Much love to you both!

  26. 2.13.13
    Rob said:

    We are two men living together (for 33 years) with six rescue dogs. We have had a wonderful life and wish WONDERFUL for you. From reading Manhattan Nest, I would say that you are WELL on your way!!!!!

    All the best!!!!

    Rob and Rick

  27. 2.13.13
    Florian said:

    AWWWWWW! Hold on tight to that guy, he’s way cute! And he hasn’t dumped you on account of your lamp hoarding. I say he’s a keeper!

  28. 2.13.13
    Stephanie said:

    The day before Valentines? How sweet!k Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

  29. 2.13.13
    Sandy P. said:

    You not only lift my spirit with your humor and your awesome taste in decor, but also with simple beautiful posts such as this. I have a son your age that is straight and another son that is 18 and just came out. YOU as young as you are just gave me the strength to believe that everything is going to be ok for my son and that he will find a good person that cares and loves him. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary and may you both continue on this beautiful journey together. Blessings

    • 2.15.13
      Daniel said:

      That makes me really happy, Sandy. Your son is lucky to have a mom like you! Everything will be OK! :)

  30. 2.13.13
    Dana said:

    Congratulations! I’ve been rooting for the two of you and your adorable (fur) family!

  31. 2.13.13
    Tammy said:

    So cute!

  32. 2.14.13
    jasper said:


  33. 2.14.13
    Julie said:


  34. 2.14.13
    Cara Juras said:

    Cuteness deluxe!

  35. 2.15.13
    Jack said:

    Congratulations! And best wishes for many more happy years!

    • 2.15.13
      Jack said:

      wait wait. How a-DOOR-able! Aah I’m so proud of that.

    • 2.15.13
      Daniel said:

      You should be. :)

  36. 2.15.13
    Sara said:


  37. 2.15.13
    Michelle said:

    Will you tell your side of the story one day? Max did a great job :)

  38. 2.15.13
    Enrico said:

    Ciao Daniel,
    I stumbled upon your blog after reading Max’s story on DS. I’d like to wish you both all the best.
    PS: I saved your blog link into my chosen ones. :-)

    Cheers from Rome!

  39. 2.15.13
    Alexandra said:

    Shortest blog post ever to make me weep my way through a handful of tissues.


  40. 2.15.13
    SVen said:

    All the best for you two guys…Congratulations from the other side of the pond

  41. 2.17.13
    Farah said:

    i love you guys! SO cute! happy anniversary!

  42. 2.17.13
    Juliet said:

    Congratulations! Your cute family makes me smile.

  43. 2.18.13

    Congratulations! Isn’t love great! It makes you happy, work better and live fantastic! Love your posts!

  44. 2.18.13
    EmCoop said:

    I’m loving the love! Hope I can find myself a wonderful fella someday too :)

  45. 2.19.13
    Maria G. said:

    A simple but sweet post! So touching! It inspires me to reminisce of when I first met my husband too. Sometimes, when you have been spending your life together for how many years already, you forget about the first day you actually met. You forget the feeling although you know love was never gone. This was me five minutes ago, but posts like this make you remember and made me appreciate the years we have spent together. Wishing you the best!

  46. 2.23.13

    Congratulations! You two are just so handsome!

  47. 2.23.13
    Ben said:

    Oh hell, just get married already.
    Give a proper home to those poor bastard pups.

  48. 3.7.13

    I’m confused. I thought you have been married
    to Grace of Design Sponge for a couple of yrs.?

    Marilyn in Ohio

    • 3.7.13
      Daniel said:

      Wait…what?? HAHAHAHA. Um, no. I’m a boy who likes boys. Well, one boy, specifically, named Max, who works for Design Sponge and writes posts almost everyday. You might have read his post about how we met and not realized it wasn’t written by Grace? I’m not sure!

      Grace is a lovely person though, and a good friend. :)

  49. 8.5.13
    Rosie said:

    This post is too cute…