Prayers, Putty, and Patches

Still diligently working on the renovations around the house. We had an insurance inspector come to take pictures of our home. I'm so glad they didn't call to schedule, so I just had giant garbage bags I was filling with debris. Lord willing, we won't be penalized for purging our garbage; it's not our natural … Continue reading Prayers, Putty, and Patches

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Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Farmhouse Renovations Progress

Busy, busy, busy! We've been cleaning, and repairing, and updating like crazy! We got the barn wood plank wall up, and I started filling the seams with joint compound. I had the idea to pipe it in like frosting and then smooth it with a little bitty putty knife, which worked exactly as easily as … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Progress

Farmhouse Renovations Continued

This series of projects that has hit us in quick succession has been draining for me. Not because I've been doing a lot of work, because I haven't been. But the clutter of mid-project work is just overwhelming for me; it heightens my anxiety because nothing is where it should be. The dining room floor … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Continued

Dining Room Paper Floor

So white is not a color for this clan of mine. Nope. We're too... Well, I was going to say messy, cruddy, and mucky, but we'll go with rugged... We're too rugged to pull off white. White is a color for pristine, childless, petless, showplace homes. So, we (and by we, I mean I, because … Continue reading Dining Room Paper Floor

Farmhouse Renovations Continued

I realized that all you lovely people haven't seen our basement since it was gutted. Well, actually, you've never seen our basement. Because it's a little scary down there. So I thought I'd take you on a post-deconstruction tour. This is what it used to look like in one of the storagey areas. Dark, scary, … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Continued

Farmhouse Renovations!

You ever have a dream about something in your future, and you think, "Yes. This is exactly what I want." Well, that kinda crystalized for me. I mean, I by no means dreamt that the ripping out of the baby poop green carpet would come after we'd already been moved in for 3 years. Nor … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations!

August Homestead Update

Today's been cool so far y'all. All the babies were awake before 7 so we all did our morning Bible time. Read from Matthew 21, and sang a bunch of hymns together. Different than my desired slow-burn start to the morning I prefer, but still good. Just louder and busier. I made a big ol' … Continue reading August Homestead Update

Cleaning the Basement

I feel yucky. Even with a mask on, I spent maybe 30-45 minutes cleaning in our basement and my allergies went nuts. Yikes. I had asked my husband what it would take to get that space useable, and about how much time... He said, "whenever you can go spend time down there and come back … Continue reading Cleaning the Basement