Monday, December 14, 2009

So much to do....

So little time! Having just finished the house and partially moved in (which is way more difficult than it know being stuck between two places, neither of which has all the things you may need at any given moment) things have been hectic to say the least. Add to youngest child's birthday is tomorrow (she'll be two), and my sister is getting married at my house this Sunday coming, that's right, in like 6 days. I feel like I will never get everything done, but I know, deep down inside I know, everything always comes together and works out. I don't know how, but it does. Even when I feel like minutes and seconds are worth hours to complete something, it always manages to pull off like everything was planned to the "T". So, I know at this time of year, everyone has lots and lots going on. But, know, in the does always come together!!! Have a great Monday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let's go back to the beginning

In March of this year, I thought my wildest dreams had come true (and to some extent they did). An old farmhouse (built in 1901 to be exact) had come on the market sitting on 5 of the most beautiful acres I had ever seen. I was beyond excited and basically had to have this place. So, we bought the house and land with the intention of restoring the old farm house. We went into the project wearing rose colored glasses and came out pushing bi-focal coke bottles up the bridge of our noses. To make a really long story short, the old house was in major disrepair and was not salvageable. So, we pushed up our sleeves, saved what we could from the house (some really nice beams from the old grist mill that was once on the property), and opted to tear the old house down and rebuild in the same spot. After pushing our way through a lot of red tape from the county, we started on OUR farm house at the first of August. My husband and I decided that I would act as our general contractor in order to save money and assure that everything was done just the way we wanted it. As of today, we have been in the house for 15 days. We endeavored to make it look like an old farm house even though it was brand new. I even designed the floor plan to assure that the farm house vision we had was just what we wanted based on how we live as a family. I have learned A LOT more about construction than I ever thought was possible. After all is said and done, I am VERY proud of OUR farm house and am very excited to share lots about all of our ups and downs with you. I am going to start taking pictures today and will share them with you in future posts. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A new beginning

I started a blog when we found our property...a beautiful farm house built in 1901 on 5 gorgeous acres surrounded by creeks (that's right...plural...two different creeks that joined on our 5 acres). That was march 2009 and today is December 2, 2009...9 months later. Nine long months. Since that time, we have torn the old house down (don't judge a book by it's cover), built a smaller (and much safer) house and named our property and future life...Creeky Hollow Farm. I feel the need to start this blog as a way to close the door on the old house and focus on our future. I have lots to share about our life and home...I hope you will join me on our journey.