Who We Are

Who We Are

We’re not really your average family… but then again, maybe we are.

We’re Eric and Lauren Murrell, a nerdy married couple with two young kids: Jovie, our little girl with a big personality, and Jack, our mischievous little boy.

Like many of you, we dreamed of having the opportunity to build a custom home and create a beautiful place for our family to do life together. After years of planning (and many, many more years of saving), we’re blessed to have that opportunity this Fall. We couldn’t be more excited to move into our quirky new home in the woods just outside of Nashville, TN.

What makes us different? Like I mentioned above, we may be one of the nerdiest couples you’ll come across. We’re typically the guinea pigs for every new piece of technology, from smart phones to cloud services, wearables, and even entertainment. We tend to be the family that’s always thinking outside the box.

That leads us to building our smart home; we’re passionate about organizing and improving the lives of our family with all of the tech we can get our hands on! This blog serves to document our journey.

Uniquely Qualified

I’m a web developer who has been a passionate fan of the future since I was seven. In addition to coding sites and developing WordPress plugins, I also serve as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large Nashville church. The quest to reach our community with the best news on Earth is a driving motivation to explore every technological advance and startup can think of.

Lauren is a meticulous designer with an incredible eye for detail and elegance. Her work on countless brands, campaigns, and book covers make her an excellent judge of practical design and purity of form.

Together, we feel uniquely qualified to embark on this journey together, exploring all options in search of beautifully functional additions to our home.

Our goal is to search through the jungle of landing pages and spec sheets to shed light on products that are great for every family.