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Monday, October 19, 2015

Oh My!

And it is ours!
We gained custody of our building last Thursday
and finally got to do something with it this weekend.
Bruce headed over Sunday morning with a 
friend and started deconstruction.

By the time I had arrived (after my morning work at the pumpkin patch),
half of the dining room had been finished.

I am certain that the tongue and groove had been there for
many, many years because it is extremely thick and heavy, 
and although we are very adamant about
preservation, we needed/wanted to peel back the layers to 
1. strip the place of it's disastrous, unsafe electrical (wow).
2. assess any damage so it can be repaired properly. 
3. expose the brick for our rustic style.

After removing some of the wall between the dining room and kitchen,
it was discovered that there may have been a fire in there at one time.
Although not charred through, there is definitely some remnants
of seared wood. Bruce also found some areas where the wiring 
was exposed and had been arcing on wood. There is/was A LOT
of exposed, open ended wire in that place!

As the guys worked on that, I ran back to the house 
(a minute and a half drive) 
to pick up the weed whacker and other garden tools.
One of our pet peeves is the amount of grass that
grows in the sidewalk cracks and gutters.
Bruce bladed the sidewalk and I went around
the building picking up trash and weeding it.

Yeah, it's not there anymore.

Power washing comes next. :)

Cleaning things up makes such a difference.
I suppose that is why I don't mind doing it.
Instant gratification!

It's a new day and new things to work on.
I'm headed to my work but my mind will be there,
at that gem that is getting some new life.

I'll continue to update because this little
bakery is just as much yours, as it is ours.

xo, Amber


  1. How exciting Amber! I know it will be wonderful <3

  2. Finally your comment box works! I love the brick underneath! That building is going to be a showstopper. I am so excited for you guys. It's amazing! xoxo

    1. We're going for the rustic glam. Bruce is anxious to build our counters and displays. We pulled a corner up of the carpet and it's concrete so if it's all in decent shape throughout the dining area, we'll be staining and polishing it.

  3. This is the cutest building ever!!! We are all so excited for you and Bruce and the new adventure. I must say, I am a little bit jealous. A dream come true. HUGS

    1. Thank you Rita! We are very excited about this place. Although we have lots of work ahead of us, I can visualize the finished product. In the meantime, there are SO many things to think about and do! :)

  4. WowHoo! Beautiful brick! You will do your magic! Cant wait for the doors to open! xox Maryjane

    1. Oh, Maryjane, I cannot wait either! My poor kitchen is jam packed with racks and such. It will be nice to move it into my baking kitchen. When I bake at the pumpkin patch, the whole place smells so good. Can't wait to be the reason it wafts through the air in town!

  5. I can't wait to see this all done and ready to go, Amber. How exciting for you. Finally!!! You are getting to do what your heart desires. xo Diana

    1. Although I never knew my heart desired to bake for a living! Our God is a mighty God as he puts us where He meant for us to be. I am still in disbelief how this has evolved and sorta just fell into my/our lap. Something to be said for praying for guidance. A LOT. :)

  6. That place is a gem and so lucky it belongs to you. I am so excited to see where you go. My oldest daughter is doing the same thing and I'm thrilled

    1. Oh Gina, that is awesome to hear about your daughter. Please keep me posted on her journey!
      We are beyond excited about this building. I hope we can create memories similar to what the old cafe was. This place has changed hands several times but hopefully, we'll be there for a very long time. Hugs to you sweet friend!

  7. I am SOOOO excited for you! What and ADORABLE building! I cannot wait to see what you do with it all. I know it will be beautiful! Seriously so happy for you Amber!

    Blessings to you,

    1. Thank you sweet Missy! Bruce and I still look at each other in disbelief then laugh. What a crazy road we have traveled. Faith and perseverance and LOTS of praying on my end. I know with my whole heart He brought this to be. I hope you girls can come for a fun Southern excursion because we will have an amazing time.


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