Thursday, February 22, 2018

An Inspiring Home Renovation Story: The Morrow House {Part 1}


You may remember this home's charming exterior (pictured at the end of this post) from Season 5, Episode 1 of Fixer Upper. Joanna Gaines commented on the house, "I feel like a dog with a T-bone steak, I am like please give ME the T-bone steak!" She wanted to get hold of this house. However, the first-time home buyers on the episode, who were shown house hunting with the Gaines', selected a different home to suit their needs. 

We don't often get to see what became of the other homes. 

But today, I'm excited to share with you what became of this historic home, thanks to its visionary owner, Amy, and decades of dreams. When I first saw pictures of the home on Instagram, I was compelled to find out more about it. This house is not only stunning, but it has got soulThe story of how it came to be does not disappoint. Enjoy...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Farmhouse Style Home Office Makeover



It's official. I have completed one monthly home improvement task that I had written down in my 2018 planner: making over my home office area. Never mind that I had written it down as a "January" goal. ;)

Sources can be found at the end of the post.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sundays at Home {Link Party}


Welcome back to Sundays at Home! Because of you, this weekly party is growing in
 participation and inspiration. Thank you!

Before we jump into the party, here's what your hosts have been up to this week...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Flowers on the Porch and French Market Baskets...


Hi Friends ~ I hope you're enjoying the week and had a nice Valentine's Day. 

Valentines Day is always a happy morning for me, decorating the breakfast table and putting out little surprises for our three sons to remind them how much they are loved. This year though, had a slightly different feel as the boys literally hobbled down to the table. Two boys have (small) broken bones - one has to wear a big boot on his foot, and the other has a splint. The third son was on day three of a fever. 

Mama said there'd be days like this...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This Weather is for the Birds... {Keeping Chickens and Ducks}


We'd just gotten home on Sunday, and our youngest (8) could hardly ditch his church clothes, for a pair of shorts, fast enough. You see, it was February and sunny in Seattle... something to be celebrated! Never mind it was 44 degrees (and a winter coat would soon round off his "snow day on top, beach day on bottom" look).

And then to add to the seasonal confusion, all the leaves on the ground may lead you to believe it is fall. We're a little behind on fall clean-up. Truthfully, it always takes us until spring with our little-by-little approach.

Still, the sun was shining and we felt so alive and free... 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sundays at Home {Link Up Party}



Thank you for joining us for Sundays at Home! Today we spotted some green buds on the vines, and our daffodils are several inches tall... spring is on its way!

We hope you enjoy the weekend and have a happy Valentine's Day this coming week!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

What Does This Windmill, Rolling Cart, and Olive Bucket Have In Common?


Did you guess what the windmill, rolling cart, and olive bucket have in common? 

They are all old, with obvious signs of wear. 

Are you drawn to timeworn treasures like I am? If you are, you probably agree that there's something comforting about these one-of-a-kind, imperfect finds from the past. They've got character and soul, and inspire creative backdrops for living. Use them as intended, or repurpose them in an unexpected way. Make them pop against more modern finishes, or blend them with other vintage decor. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Our February Farmhouse Family Room...



With the turning of the calendar to February, it's officially spring - - next month! ;)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sundays at Home {Link Party}


Welcome back to Sundays at Home! I hope you are all staying healthy this winter. I'm sharing this picture of our front porch because if you're like me, you're really beginning to look forward to warm, sunny days!

We're glad you've joined us, and hope all the inspiration in this link-up party will brighten your February day. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

They Inherited a 1905 Farmhouse, All Its Contents, and 125 Acres (Part Three)

It's been almost a year since we've checked in on Katie, whose family inherited a 1905 Texas farmhouse, all its contents, and 125 acres of countryside. If you missed the first two posts, you're going to want to get caught up first! 

(Find Part One here and Part Two here.)

And now let's hear the latest from Katie...

The farmhouse currently in the renovation process.
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