Farmhouse Renovation-Part 3

Today I’m sharing an update on the farmhouse renovation! If you need to catch up, check out these posts: Farmhouse Renovation-BeforeFarmhouse Renovation-Part 1How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen DesignFarmhouse Renovation-Part 2, 5 Ways to Add Historic Charm to a New SpaceFarmhouse Design Series-Powder Room

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Farmhouse Design Series-Powder Room

It’s time for another Farmhouse Design Series! Today I’m sharing the Powder Room! The farmhouse renovation is moving right along! So far, I’ve shared our exciting news, farmhouse renovation-before, the farmhouse renovation 1 and the farmhouse renovation 2, the kitchen design, and how to add historic charm to a space.

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5 Ways to Add Historic Charm to a New Space

Today I’m sharing 5 ways to add historic charm to a new space! If you’re new or you’ve missed some of the farmhouse progress, take a look here: Farmhouse Renovation-Before, Farmhouse Renovation-Part 1, and Farmhouse Renovation-Part 2.

I love all of the charm and history in our farmhouse! From the hinges and knobs to the beautiful banister, these features remind you of all of the history and life that has happened under this roof. One of the challenges is keeping the historic feel in the “new” parts of the house. If you remember, there was an addition put on in the late 70’s. This addition isn’t the front entrance of our home, but it will be the main entrance.  It’s really important to me that you feel the 1890’s farmhouse charm as soon as you walk in! So let’s get started!!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I’m so excited, because I’ve been nominated by Nathalie at “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She has great ideas and tips for parenting and working with little ones!

What is the “Sunshine Blogger Award”?

It’s a peer recognition award for bloggers who are positive, creative, and inspiring.  There are a couple of rules to this award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate at least 11 new bloggers to receive the awards and ask them 11 questions
  • List these rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo

Answers to Nathalie’s Questions:

  1. Name 5 things you would like people to know about you?
    1. We bought my grandparents’ farmhouse and we are in the midst of a major renovation!
    2. I love home decor, crafts, organizing, and adding just a little sparkle whenever I can!
    3. I’m an speech-language pathologist, and I’m almost finished with my doctorate in special education.
    4. I grew up on a farm and was a 10 year 4-H member.
    5. I love James Dean and have quite the collection of memorabilia!
  2. What is the last book you read?

  3. What is your favorite food?

    • That’s a tough one, but I love sweet tea and southern food. It’s too hard to pick one.
  4. What was your favorite subject in school?

    • Science classes (I wanted to be a vet all through middle school and high school)
  5. What inspired you to become a blogger?

    • I’d tossed the idea around for a while, but wasn’t sure what I would share…then we bought the farmhouse and with a little nudge from my husband decided that I could share that journey and so much more on my blog!
  6. If you had a superpower what would it be?

    • Be in 2 places at 1 time…so I could get work done and enjoy time with my friends and family all at the same time!
  7. If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?

    • Every living person and living creature would feel love.
  8. What is your favorite quote?

    • “You can’t win sitting in the bleachers!”-My dad
  9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    • We’re living on the farm with a few animals and kids running around, doing what I love and my doctorate is finished!
  10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

    • Disrespectful, mean people.
  11. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

    • I’ve never been to Europe, so I’ll go with that!


Small Town Living USA

VA Farmwife Life

The Made Dwelling

The Farmer’s Daughter Bakes

Carefree Mermaid

Happy Swizzle

Bath Tub Rings & Artsy Things

The Mommiest Hobbyist

It’s a Southern Life Y’all

Penlights to Pacifiers

The Season We are In

My Questions:

  1. What are you passionate about?
  2. If you could spend the day doing anything, what would you do?
  3. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  4. How did you get started as a blogger?
  5. What tv show or movie could you watch over and over?
  6. What’s your favorite season?
  7. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
  8. What is your favorite meal?
  9. If you had to pick, sunrise or sunset?
  10. What is your favorite quote?
  11. Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled?

Thank you so much Nathalie for nominating me! This was so fun!! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me and found some new bloggers to follow!



Farmhouse Renovation-Part 2

I’m bringing the next phase of the farmhouse renovation your way today! If you need to catch up, check out these posts: Farmhouse Renovation-BeforeFarmhouse Renovation-Part 1How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design.

There’s been a lot happening at the farmhouse and I can’t wait to get you up to speed on the renovation!

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How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design

Farmhouse Design-The Kitchen

I’m starting the farmhouse design series with the kitchen! The renovation piece of things can get overwhelming, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at the plans I have for the kitchen design at the farmhouse! Continue reading “How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design”

Farmhouse Renovation-Before

It’s finally time to fill you in on the farmhouse renovation and the progress so far. I’ve shared how the farmhouse became ours’ and a few of the special original touches that I can’t wait to embrace here.

Russ and I spent a lot of time deciding what would be the best fit for us now and in the future. It didn’t take long to realize that the next step for us was to buy my Nana and Papaw’s farmhouse. My favorite part is that my grandparents worked incredibly hard to fix that old farmhouse and make it their own. My mom and uncle grew up there and our entire family has so many special memories in that home. Russ and I are so excited to add to that very special home’s story!

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Bedroom & Bathroom Renovations

Here are the final rooms in our home, the bedroom and bathroom renovations! These rooms were easy compared to the rest of the house. Today I’m sharing the three bedrooms and two of our three bathrooms. If you want to see the other changes we made to our home, check them out here: entry, living room, dining room part 1; entry, living room, dining room part 2kitchen; laundry room.

I’ll show you the rooms when we moved in and how they evolved over time.

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Our Girls’ Trip to Charleston and Folly Beach

Mom and I snuck away for a few days to enjoy a little trip to Charleston, South Carolina! We actually stayed at Folly Beach and had the perfect mix of the beach and the beautiful, historic city!  I thought I’d share a quick recap of our trip and tell you about our favorite things around the area. None of this is sponsored, so I’m just sharing my honest opinions and recommendations. Continue reading “Our Girls’ Trip to Charleston and Folly Beach”