Monday, August 28, 2017

Duck Eggs VS. Chicken Eggs

Duck Eggs VS. Chicken Eggs 

Here on the farm we have lots of chickens that lay many, many eggs! But we also have two ducks that lay at least one a day. We collect the eggs daily and we use the chicken eggs all the time, sometimes we have so much that we give them away to family. We haven't given the ducks eggs away yet because so many people prefer chicken eggs since they're just more familiar with them.  One question we always get is, "What's the difference?" 🥚





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Making of a Southern Farmhouse



The Making of a Southern Farmhouse


When the farmer & I were thinking about getting married we both agreed that a classic Southern farmhouse was the only option for us. Since I had background in design and decorating I told him to get us whatever kind of house he could and I could do the rest. I told him many time that he could buy us a cardboard box and I would have it looking like a farmhouse with some time and paint.

Then I got the call that changed our lives.

Kevin called one day and said, "I just bought us a house." Many women would be upset that they didn't get to see it before he bought it but I knew that however it looked, whatever condition it was in, I could rock it. I've helped contractors & clients in the remodels and renovations of DISASTERS. One of my old clients actually threatened to sue me if I showed her kitchen in any of my portfolios. Anyway, I said, "Okay, when can I come see it?" A couple weeks later the family had moved out and the house was ready for me to see what I was working with.

I walked into a lime green living room.


My stomach did a flip but I took a deep breath and continued my tour through the home. Leaf wallpaper in the kitchen, cabinets falling apart, holes in walls, rotting laundry room floor, holes in ceilings, it was a mess but not nearly as bad as some of the places I've helped redesign. So, I started planning. I spent many days standing in front of the paint section at Lowe's and buying the $3 paint samples (which seriously come in handy when doing crafts or touching up the walls).

Here's a few examples of the transformation the house went through those first few months: