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Inspirational Orchard

Inspirational Orchard

Last fall we went to what will surely become an annual tradition: apple picking at Carter Mountain Orchard!  We met up with our good friends there and had an awesome time. They have hundreds of acres of things growing for you to pick– not just apples.  You can pick pumpkins, peaches, pears, and other fruits...
Floors Are Refinished!!

Floors Are Refinished!!

  David and I had the most amazing weekend in Nashville, Tennessee visiting his sister and brother-in-law for Memorial Day!  We left on Friday night and spent Saturday, Sunday, and most of Monday relaxing with them and seeing their beautiful city.  We got home really late last night and were absolutely thrilled that our contractor showed...
Nursery Inspiration

Nursery Inspiration

I’ve been dreaming about our little baby’s nursery for a few months now– talk about surreal!– and thought I’d share some of my favorite nursery ideas with y’all today! Originally, I really wanted a cream and white colored nursery: very serene, very neutral, and very… well, boring.  David said he didn’t like that because it...
Not Always "Coming Up Roses"

Not Always “Coming Up Roses”

I decided to write this post to share with y’all that renovating a farmhouse is not always progressive, despite the many posts I’ve written about our progress.  Overall, I am very proud of the work we’ve accomplished in the past ten months, but it has NOT been easy.  Or, to put it another way, renovating a...
Lightning Better Not Strike Twice

Lightning Better Not Strike Twice

  On Thursday after work, I arrived home to a huge branch off a tree.  It was raining and I’d heard we were supposed to get 4 inches of rain in one afternoon, but I hadn’t heard anything about thunderstorms.  My first thought was the guy we’d hired to trim all of the trees did...
Inspirational Farmhouse

Inspirational Farmhouse

My friend Lizzie sent me a link to the most amazing farmhouse renovation: http://gardenandgun.com/article/homeplace-new-life-tennessee-farm It’s from the magazine Garden & Gun, which has become one of my favorites recently.  I love the opening sentence of this article: When Bob Doyle and Alex von Hoffmann signed the deed on a century farm in middle Tennessee, they faced...
Moving the Spigot

Moving the Spigot

  When we bought the house, there was no backyard fence (we had one installed before we moved in) and the “lawn” tumbled onto what became the side field.  The side field had a little outhouse– see the above photo– and a wonderful water spigot.  We decided to build the fence with the spigot on the...
Guest Bathroom Update

Guest Bathroom Update

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!!!!!  I’m so excited to join your club soon.  🙂 Things have really been happening here in the past few days.  The faucet for the vessel sink finally arrived!  The sink is installed in the bathroom (along with the toilet), and we hung the mirror and installed...
Planting New Dawn Roses

Planting New Dawn Roses

On par with feeling the baby’s first kicks a few weeks ago, our wedding day was probably the happiest day of my life.  It was perfect– our closest friends and family together with us as we said our vows under a beautiful arch made by my cousin May. Is my cousin talented or what?!  I...
Taking Apart the Cutesy Doorway Arch

Taking Apart the Cutesy Doorway Arch

  So the doorway to the sunroom from the kitchen has always kind of bothered me… it never seemed to fit in for an 1850 farmhouse. (Sorry these pictures were taken at night– not the best I know!) Out of curiosity more than anything else, David started prying the wood boards off to see what...
Prepping Our Crib!

Prepping Our Crib!

A very exciting package arrived in the mail recently!!   That’s right– our first purchase for the baby– the CRIB!!!– is here! I love the look of four poster cribs but they’re usually so expensive so we settled on this one made by Delta:   It was only $171 but it wasn’t exactly what we were...
Turning Antique Dry Sink Basin Into A Sink

Turning Antique Dry Sink Basin Into A Sink

A few weekends ago, David and I decided to take some time to peruse an antique shop while we were driving home from somewhere (I don’t exactly remember where we were to be honest).  We happened upon the most amazing find– an antique dry sink basin for only $80! We somehow got it home in...
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