Thursday, December 6, 2012

All Hands on Deck (Literally)

Let me just tell you about our backyard... It is amazing. Probably 95% of why we bought the house. Makes sense, right? It's minutes from the interstate, but it feels like we're in an enchanted forest. When we met one of the Fowler boys (previous owners) for the first time, he said something I will never forget... "We killed a lot of Indians in that backyard." Now, he didn't mean literally of course. Being the mother of a boy, this made me dream. Fast forward 5 years, to Levi and Will running around like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Wrong cowboys, but you get my point. I loved the idea of watching Levi play in that beautiful yard. The only problem... the deck was in bad shape! It was the best money could buy when they built it 50 years ago, but time had taken its toll on that old stoop. So, we got busy. Yes, we! I carried millions of boards from the garage to the deck. Well, maybe not millions, but it felt like it. Obviously, dad is the hero of this story. The deck is incredible. I just kept asking him "How do you know what to do?" I can picture the end product, but when it comes to actually building it, I am out!
Without further adieu...

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here is a quick post of a FEW of my favorite things about our home...

My Little Buddy playing in our backyard.

The morning view off the Porch

The amazing light my father-in-law helped me create 

Antique light fixture on the front porch

Wood pallet owl from Handworks

Rustic tin from the Old House Depot

Vintage screen pantry door from The Rusty Chandelier 

Like I said... these are just a few of my favorite things! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Little House Update

So, it's Sunday afternoon and I am working! I love my job, don't get me wrong, but I do not love working on Sunday! Desperate times call for desperate measures! (By the way, if you haven't voted on the cover of Premier Bride Mississippi, you have until midnight! Go to and the poll is on the left if you scroll down). This is my form of procrastination.

I thought I would post a few before and after photos of the house. Todays theme: Front of House.
I love all of the changes we made. It is just adorable! If you like what you see, I know a guy ;)

Thanks, Daddo, for making this mess of a house a true masterpiece!!!