Skip to main content

Lucky

I have been so wrapped up with the old farmhouse that I have been pushing everything else to the side.

I have a half finished post about the flea market, that I need to complete so I can show you all my other awesome finds for the house!

And do you remember this post? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I posted that the day before I got the message about the old farmhouse being for sale. It's about time I show you the finished project!

I also just got back for a whirlwind business trip and would love to share some insight from that adventure!

Aaaannd, I have the most amazing, spectacular, wonderful, first time garden and I would love to share some recipes and photos from 'The Year of the Garden' as I am calling it!

But today all I can think about is the new/old/farm house, so that's what you get!

First off, I am confusing myself saying, the old farmhouse, or new house or new/old house or saying our current house, so let's clear that up.

When the Hubs and I went on vacation to Alabama earlier this year, we were driving by the beach houses and they all have names; The Get-Away, The Nest, Sophie's Place, The Love Shack, you get the idea.

I have always wanted a house with a name. I'm just crazy like that. I pointed out the names to the Hub's and because he loves me and let's me do odd things if they make me happy, he came up with the name, "Lucky Enough."

So from here on out, I will refer to the old farmhouse as the Lucky Enough house or probably Lucky for short, cuz that's how I roll. I have plans to make a sign with 'Lucky Enough' on it to hang on the front porch!

Now that that's settled, I'll let you know what I've been up to at the Lucky house.

Since the Hub's got the site mowed the other day, I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably cool weather and started taking down the barbed wire fence that needed to be removed to make room for the house.

Let me just say, it is like sacrilege around here, to take down a perfectly good fence. They are so hard to come by, and the Hub's winced a little as I started ripping out staples. But the fence will get redone in a new layout around the Lucky house.

After I finished ripping out the staples, the Hubs came out and helped me roll up the wire and pull up the wooden fence posts. We will reuse almost everything that came out after we get the house done and know where we want the new fence at.

It took us three days, but we only worked a couple hours each day. The girls loved playing in the tree grove by the Lucky site. At one point my one year old was riding around on the four wheeler with her Daddy and the three year old was laid out, on a coat in the grass, wearing a halter top dress, my sunglasses and writing in a notebook. I guess we know who she takes after!

It feels good to have a project crossed off our lists. Step by step, right?

Last week I called the contractor to set up a meeting. Now answer. I left a voicemail.

I also called the lumber company, got direcetd to voicemail, and left a message there as well.

That was on Monday. I tried the contractor again on Thursday but didn't leave a message that time. This is Sunday.

That's not a good sign. They've always been on the ball when returning my calls. I am telling myself not to get worked up. Remain calm.

The Hub's and I have done about all the work we can do until I hear from our contractor, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for a first ring answer when I call tomorrow!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

A sneak peek from my business trip!

 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Crate and a Challenge

One of my favorite blogs is having a Pintrest Challenge. They do it a couple times a year and its just a fun time to challenge everyone to complete a project they've pinned on Pintrest. I've been wanting to get in on the action, but never found the time. Oh yeah and a little thing called, I don't do Pintrest. It's not because I'm not interested or I don't think I'll like it. I'm terrified of it! I already spend too much time perusing my favorite house app and a bunch of blogs I follow, and Facebook. If I added something as captivating as Pintrest, my house and kids may just go completely uncared for. So in the spirit of playing along with the Pintrest challenge I thought I'd share our headboard that I made a couple years back, loooong before I started blogging. It is by far one of the projects I am most proud of! Almost three years ago, the hubs and I got a new bed, a giant sized, California King! It came with a frame, but no headboard. We had alrea…

Summer Lessons

Making our house feel like home in the summer feels more chaotic to me than the slower months.

November through March, when its dark early and bedtimes come swiftly, meals are slow cooked all day long, and warm light comes from houses in the evening hours, just naturally lends itself to an aesthetic of quiet and calm.

At least for me.

Summer lends itself to late nights out, days where we are only home long enough to drop piles by the door, eat and leave a mess on the table, dirty more clothes than a small country in a matter of days, and the chaos of home just seems unsettled and rushed.

I am going in circles most days, feeling like I am not accomplishing anything and yet spinning and spinning and trying to not tip over. 
And yet...
And yet, a couple times a month someone asks me “How do you do it all?” 
I feel like I am that analogy of a duck on the pond, I look calm on the surface, but underneath my feet are kicking like crazy. And really that is just on a good day, most days I feel…

When Marriage isn't Easy

The words that I want to say about marriage have been tumbling around inside my head for a very long time, but I have never hit publish because of fear.

Fear that you might think I am being judgemental. Fear that my words would hurt someone. Fear that you would see my vulnerability. Fear that I would be misunderstood.

Before you read on, know this: In no way do I think that someone in an abusive relationship should have to stay. There are MANY reasons people choose to leave a relationship, and I respect those who are strong enough to do so. Not every marriage will last and I do not judge anyones choices! This is intended for those who are dealing with the 'everyday' hardships of marriage and need a little encouragement that they are not alone.

With that said, I have struggled to put into words the right mix of joy, pain, heartache and faith that it has taken to get my husband and I to every anniversary.
But what I have learned in my years of writing, is that every time I get …