Hello friends! So glad you could come and meet me At the Picket Fence today for my stop on the Finding Home Farms Fall Tour.
If you are coming over from The Handmade Home, welcome, welcome!
Well, friends, this is the final installment of the home makeover series we’ve been sharing for the past few days. Or, more accurately, this is the final installment…for now!
So, here’s the thing. I’m a crier. I cry over obvious things like sad movies or sad news or when I get my feelings hurt.
I cry when I think about my kids getting older or when they had to have shots at the Doctor’s office. I’ve cried over pretty much every single Hallmark commercial as well as almost every episode of Little House on the Prairie.
But in all of my years of being a crier, I’ve never cried over a home makeover.
That is, I hadn’t until the day I walked into my friend Kara’s home after it had undergone an extensive remodel.
A few years ago, our dear friends Kara and Caleb felt a stirring in their hearts. They lived in a gorgeous home which they had custom built in a beautiful neighborhood they loved. And yet, they couldn’t deny that the Lord was calling them to a different way of life.
They wanted open space.
You know what? I don’t live in a farmhouse. Or a cottage. I live in a traditional style stucco house.
And I like it. Really I do. Actually, I like it a WHOLE lot and I’m incredibly, incredibly grateful for it. But, lately, I’ve noticed that you never really see my kind of house on Instagram or Pinterest or Facebook or…anywhere, really.
And sometimes that makes me feel a bit left out. Just a bit.
Oh friends do we ever have a treat in store for you today!! Are you on Instagram yet? If not, we HIGHLY recommend it! You see, Facebook is so wonky these days. Are we right? Sometimes you see things, sometimes you don’t. But on Instagram you get to see everything! And that is where we met our new friend Wendy from the blog Life on the Shady Grove. And not only did we fall in love with her absolutely beautiful home but we have been so blessed by her incredibly warm and welcoming spirit.
So, without further ado, let us introduce you to Wendy and try not to drool too much as you take the tour of her gorgeous farmhouse inspired home.
The other day as my daughter was happily chattering away to me about all of the latest in her 2nd grade world, my ears perked up when I heard a familiar phrase. She was describing how a friend felt about something (obviously my mind was wandering just a bit!) and she said with great emphasis “Mommy, she doesn’t just love it. She LOVE loves it!” And I had to smile.
Happy, happy Saturday! We are so excited to show you another amazing home today in our ongoing Parade of Homes Series!
This week we are welcoming the incredibly talented Shannon from AKA Designs who also happens to be one of our newest sponsors here At the Picket Fence. We know you will love her home as much as we do so let’s get to the tour, shall we?
“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope
Welcome, welcome dear friends! I’m so glad you are here! Now imagine me handing you your favorite seasonal beverage as we settle in for a nice little respite in the midst of this crazy time of the year.
You know, there aren’t many children who can say that they literally do go ‘over the river and through the woods’ to get to their grandparents’ home. But mine can!
And as you go through the gate…
Down the narrow road covered in leaves…