Sunday, November 9, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret:

We cheated on our house.
But only for an hour or so.

This property enticed us with its acreage, a pond, 
and two houses.
We were mesmerized with everything about it.
The location, the layout of the property, the pecan orchard
and the potential of what we could do there.
Being in the county, you're pretty much unlimited.

It was lust at first sight.

We studied it on google earth, drove by it,
got excited about it and planned out how 
our lives would be living there.
I knew where the chickens were going to live, 
where we would pasture our cows,
where the garden would be planted and
 where we would hold Barn sales.
And the pond situation was even figured out:
A crack in the overflow pipe.

Oh, it was perfect.

Except one thing:
The house.
Another complete renovation.

The house is a 1970's two story brick
set on a concrete foundation.

The second house is smaller which would have been
a great shoppe for me
but, it too is on a concrete foundation,

I still took pictures and we 
looked at it all with clear glasses
{meaning realistically}.


After we got home and looked at what 
we have  and have accomplished in our
home, we decided that we love it way too 
much to sell it and move on
to another big project.

We truly love our home and 
 created the perfect place for us.
We will stay firmly planted and continue to
make it our piece of heaven.
With the interior getting closer to completion
{there's still lots to do-trust me},
we will start working on the outside
yards and getting our fruit trees planted,
my potager designed
and build a small poulailler.

Once the upper level of our property is done, 
the Mr. can play with the woods and do
some clearing and maybe find a spot for a
little fishing hole.

So, it won't be too long before I do a 
Home Tour video {since I figured out how to
take video on my camera}.

Thank you for being here and listening to my
ramblings. I love sharing our story with you.

My next posting will
be full of surprises.

See you then!


  1. What a beautiful piece of property! It is good to see what is out there......we do this occassionally too but in the end always decide this is where we need to be. I can't wait to see the video home tour :o)

  2. Oh my gosh! What an amazing property! I hate having to be realistic. Ha-ha!

  3. What beautiful photos, but there is no place like home!!!


  4. It's a beautiful place...but so is your present spot. I didn't hear mention of my treehouse...don't forget!
    Have a great day. :)

  5. seduction is so seducing...but you have made the right choice for now. focus! :-)


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