a little on our {lately}

Hello friends,

It has been crazy around here lately to say the least.  We have had some major changes on the farm which have occupied nearly every second of the day the last few weeks.  While it has been a bit stressful it has mostly been exciting and the beginning of a pretty amazing adventure.

One side effect of these changes is the excitement of planning a few projects that I have wanted to do for some time now.  As these projects have been on my mind for a few years I have collected some photos for my idea board.  First up, the french doors and deck off of our kitchen that I am dying to get put in so that we can enjoy many meals outdoors this spring, summer, and coming autumn.  I feel like I have been searching for the right doors forever and have yet to find them.  One problem may be that I can’t seem to decide on the exact look that I want…  case in point:



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And then there is what goes outside…


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(I think this last outdoor photo, minus the placement of the fireplace is currently winning…)

I also want to do something with the littles’ room, seeing as we have never done anything esthetic to their room.

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And then there are the gardens.  Over the past few years we have talked about what we would like to do with the property- hedges and gardens and running water and trees to add. I want the property to feel more private with lots of green and plants that invite birds to live here.  I want it to feel lush and quiet and peaceful.  I will be posting all sorts of things on that journey in the coming months, but for now, I am sort of loving these:


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For our family, our hearts reside in our home.  We spend a lot of time here together and we plan to be here for a very long time.  Investing our time and energy into this place is something that really gets me excited and motivates me- I hope you will come along for the journey!


{all images found on my pinterest boards.  every single time I tried to link them and save it deleted them.

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9 Responses to a little on our {lately}

  1. All these changes sound so exciting. I’d love to see the photos once you are done :-). With your eye for aesthetics, I am sure everything will turn out beautifully :-)

  2. Those are some amazing pictures!!! I so want an yard that has many gardens and a potting shed and loads of greenery:) Only problem I have a husband that just has no interest:(
    I can’t wait to see what you do!!!

  3. YOu know amidst the hustle and bustle of the weekend I was thinking of your family…. don’t know what prompted it but just wanted you to know you are being thought of. :) Love the ideas! We are tweaking little things here too but don’t think this will be our forever home… and we are okay with that! So here is to our “now” homes and making them comfortable for where our families are currently in their lives!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. all wonderful and exciting plans!! Your garden inspiration photos make me yearn for the lush, wonderful gardening conditions of the west coast (I recently moved from Vancouver Island to Calgary). My new zone 3 gardening environment is posing quite the challenge!

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