Somewhere along the way, we decided we wanted to do it all and do it all perfectly. We uphold the perfect image, raise perfect children, and chase perfect dreams on perfect journeys. But chasing perfect has left us exhausted and empty. By slowing down and making intentional choices to simplify, we can choose what matters and step off the hamster wheel. Grace Not Perfection is a life-giving standard… Continue reading A dresser of grace, not perfection
My girl Jenn has been waiting on me for MONTHS to transform a couple bedroom dressers for her. The wait however isn’t ALL my fault. Here’s the thing — Jenn simply can’t make up her mind. 😏 First she wanted the colour ‘Bee’s Knees’, then ‘Cheesecake’, then ‘Vanilla Frosting’, and most recently ‘Jitterbug’. I however can’t… Continue reading JUST for YOU my girl!
When I was lucky enough to come across this once loved but since forgotten dining hutch, I had every intension of restoring it so that it could continue its’ life in someone’s dining room… however things don’t always go as planned… and that’s neither always a bad thing. 🙂 It dawned on me one day… Continue reading Once dining hutch, now ensuite cabinet
I feel pretty special, and maybe even a lil’ spoiled! I’ve acquired many personal shoppers in the past few months — my Mom, some sis-in-laws, my couster… heck, I even have one of my daughters’ teenage friends keeping her eye open for thrift finds for me! Ha! And I thought I’d never have a personal shopper!… Continue reading Enchanting Corner Hutch
What makes your ❤ beat fast, your palms sweat, your knees weak, and your breathing rapid? Well for me, it’s my Farmer (a.k.a. my hubby)! There’s jus’ somethin’ about a strong, hard-workin’ man covered in mud, oil, and cow s#!t that does it for me! And on the rare occasion that he gets all cleaned… Continue reading Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk
Although I do love my perennial garden, and I enjoy annuals in the years I find the time and $ to put some in… my favourite flowers are wildflowers. ❤ You see, wildflowers don’t have to be planted precisely and in the right type of soil, they’re not delicate — very robust rather, they’re not… Continue reading Country chic character and sweet imperfections
My 43rd birthday recently passed by, and although I certainly didn’t need, want or expect any gifts — as always my Mom asked me “What would you like for your birthday?”… and as always my response was “Absolutely nothing Mom, I got everything I need, nothing that I don’t.” AND… as always my Mom got… Continue reading I got everything I need, nothing that I don’t
I couldn’t be more thrilled today! I received word this afternoon, that I’ve been selected as a 2017 guest blogger for Country Chic Paint! I am over the moon in LOVE with their exquisite products, and am thrilled to help spread the word and share in the immense goodness! So what does being a Country… Continue reading This calls for a glass of wine!
So we have this laundry room — in the middle of our main floor, that you have to walk through to get to any other room in the house — and it’s like the ugliest laundry room ever. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very thankful we have our laundry room, however it truly is dreadfully UGLY! BUT… I knew… Continue reading Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
4.5 years ago I wrote my first blog post, inspired by my Farmers’ words “It’s JUST a BARN“. Although those words didn’t stop my tears from falling that emotional day we tore down our old red barn, the few rustic items we salvaged from it most certainly helped me through it — including 2 interior doors that were in the former milking parlour: Although we stored most of… Continue reading Almost demolished, repurposed barn door decor