Wednesday, November 16, 2016

5 Benefits of Line Drying

When I was little we had an old clothes line hanging out back behind a shed in the yard. I don't remember much about it except finding it when I was about thirteen while looking for my skateboard. There were vines wrapped all the way up it, wild flowers grew at the bottom and honestly at first I thought it was a thing to hold the flowers up while they grew. Ha! Anyway, line drying clothes is an art of homemaking that seems to be dying down quickly. I've seen one of two up near the farmer's other farms that are further in the country but other than that, its quite rare to see a clothesline out back.

With the "move in date" getting closer and the farmhouse slowly coming together, I'm beginning to think of how we will do things around the house. Yesterday I spent the day packing, cleaning and doing laundry and honestly the laundry part was killing me. I had so many sheet sets to wash before folding them all up. If I had a clothesline I could've just hung them up and it would've been alot quicker.

The area the farmhouse is in isn't the most secure. People walking the streets make me nervous and people flying down the street going at least 80 mph make me even more nervous. So when it comes to things outdoors I don't want to have alot of nice things until I really get to knowing the area and the people in the area. So, what I'm thinking is using a clothesline for my sheet sets and the actual dryer for our clothes. It'll save on alot of time and electricity. Here are 5 benefits to line drying:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rising with the Sun

The Guest Bedroom at the Farmhouse
If you go to the right places when you go down South, you can find some of the most nostalgic moments. Like this one.

I was in the farmhouse waiting on the farmer to get home. I decided to go into our future guest bedroom. I sat on a the rug in the middle of the room and looked out the window for the farmer's truck. That's when I saw this view.

There's something about lace curtains with a sunset or sunrise in the background that makes me feel like I've stepped back in time. It's one of those feelings that makes you just want to put a bed in the room and go to bed and wake up with the sun.

Once the farmer and I finally get some moving done I have big plans for that room. I'm going to move my full size bed into that room and use it as a guest bedroom and also my own little office/study so I can focus on "Lady of the Farm". I've been neglecting you so bad lately but I've been busy at work. By time I get off my inspiration and motivation is close to gone. I don't want to write because I feel that I have to, I want to write because I feel inspired to.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

What now?

With the farmhouse slowly coming together I have been super duper busy getting as many hours at work as I possibly can. Working this much will really get you to thinking, not about quitting but more like, ‘What do I want to do with this life of mine?’ Three years ago, if you had asked me what I wanted to do with my life I would’ve given you my six page plan of where my life was headed and what I wanted to do with it. I would’ve told you about my dreams of being an architect, having my own firm, being known for my wonderful interior design ideas and on top of all that I’d be a real estate tycoon. I’d be able to design, build and sell your homes. But once that dream faded, I was left asking myself, “What now?” I must say, I wasn’t too sure until these past couple weeks.