simple fall dining room decor

you guys.. otto slept from 10pm-4am and then again from 5am – currently sleeping. what did i do to deserve such good luck? maybe baby boy is starting to realize his parents are so much more fun when they’re rested. and when they’re rested they can do more fun things like play with fall decor. […]

the goodness of people

my answer to everything lately has been “a few days ago” even though it might have been yesterday or two weeks ago. it’s hard to keep track of what happened when. we’ve been in the general floor for… a few days now and have been adjusting quite well here. i look at the general floor […]

the rest of the house

we’ve been slowly chipping away at this house now for what will be three years this labor day weekend. sometimes i look back and the progress seems so slow but we made an intentional decision to not just “quick get the house done” and take our time, see how we utilize the rooms and work […]

new couch for screen room

i am nesting like a fricken crazy person around the house and no matter what i do nothing seems clean enough, organized enough, anything enough. i had a mini meltdown with joe last night because i said we are just moving $hit from one room to another! and of course it was all his fault. […]

Sheep Nursery

our first step in getting started on the nursery was to call the exterminator. glamorous i know. and once that was all taken care of (listen, farmhouse problems aka field mice).. once that was all taken care i felt like i could move on to getting started taking care of the nursery. it was a […]

backyard work

this week the heat has been absolutely sweltering. we put a portable ac unit in our bedroom to keep the air circulating but our room is lofted so it doesn’t stay that cool. however it’s cool enough to making sleep somewhat comfortable. i’m looking forward to next weeks 70 degree temperatures for sure. this past […]

new garden

we are about 90% complete with putting in our 2017 garden. we worked our butts off this past weekend getting everything tilled up (thank God for my dad’s tractor) and getting the soil ready. i picked up all my plants from the greenhouse up the road who so graciously started my seeds for me. knowing […]

pentwater progress sliding carriage door

today is a big day for joe, goldfish and i. we are heading to the specialist today to meet with the surgeon that will be working on little goldfish when the time comes. to be honest i’m not 100% sure what this appointment is going to involve but we are both going into this meeting […]

screen room in transition

ok so yesterday we discussed the slate flooring in the screen room and it was overwhelming how many people said keep the slate! after much thought though, it just doesn’t go with the vibe i’m going for in that room. i have decided to not make any permanent changes but to go with either the […]

covering slate

so i posted on my instagram the other day about working around the slate in our screen room area. much to my surprise a lot of people seemed to really like the slate?! who would have thought. i actually don’t mind the slate floor. it’s very practical for this room that gets a ton of […]

keeping busy

so while we are playing the waiting game we’ve been doing out best to keep busy and occupied and keep our minds away from digging too much into any sort of worst case scenarios. easier said than done i guess but in all seriousness if you want to remain distracted, buy an old farmhouse. we’ve […]

another screen room renovation

if you read my post from yesterday you know there is always something when it comes to old houses. a few weeks ago i went to get a head start on our screen room by giving it a fresh coat of white paint and i noticed that water was leaking in from the ceiling (it […]