I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am that you’re here, reading about our adventures in ditching the city, how we’re making our builder-grade homestead into a beautiful farmhouse, while raising our 3 adorable kiddos.
I was always a torn between big city living and feeling the need to run in wide open fields with goats and corn. Andrew and I had always dreamed about trading the concrete jungle we grew up in, for wide open spaces in Chester or Lancaster County (Pennsylvania). We were finally able to do that right before we had our son, Andrew. Literally 2 weeks before we had him, I’m not even kidding you.
The farmhouse colonial style house we built is basic beige; we upgraded nothing during construction other than adding the front porch, powder room plumbing rough-ins in the basement, and recessed lighting in the kitchen. Every single thing in here is bare bones basic, and our dream is to add farmhouse rustic charm and character to this gorgeous blank canvas of a house up on a windy hill, with a big back yard, huge gardens, and the greatest views I could’ve asked for.
Andrew is my handyman and lovingly creates and builds all sorts of things you see on the blog, from headboards and kitchen islands to shelving units that double as tornado shelters. Seriously. He’s a police officer and detective by day, and a strong and kind husband, father, and award winning (my awards, not real ones) handyman, all the time.
I am a teacher (PreK through 4th grade) turned stay-at-home mom to 3 adorable little humans. Being a stay-at-home mom is one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given, and I am so blessed to be able to take their nap times and turn them into this blog and my Etsy shop.
The kiddos are the heart, soul, and mess of this house. Lillian (almost 6) is a lover of gardening, horses, swimming, and Kindergarten. Andrew (almost 3) is a sweet but rough-and-tumble kid who’s drawn to anything dangerous. Edith (1) is the proud owner of 3 new teeth (for a grand total of 5), and loves climbing on all the end tables and coffee tables.
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