Hello! Welcome to my journey through life, living the dream of my passion, ( DIY design and decorating, restoring and transforming this wonderful 100-year old Historic, Victorian Farmhouse ) This old house was built in a small city in Texas. Our neighbor bought the house in the 70’s, cut it in half and  moved it 25 miles to the country and put it back together again.We purchased it in 2003 and  the renovation projects have gone on now for 10 years, while working full-time ( and sometimes overtime) jobs with a 65 mile commute one way.We had no idea this would take so long and now realize that our work my never get done. We have a never-ending list, which sometimes is overwhelming, but as long as we take some time out to relax and enjoy ourselves along the way we will be just fine.  Recently, my husband Gary and I lost our jobs after  39 years of service, combined. I feel we’ve been blessed with the gift of time. Luckily, most of the really expensive projects have already been completed; the structural issues, the roof, replaced the leaky doors and windows , we’ve added insulation, upgraded the electrical and plumbing, the original heart pine floors have been re-finished, the front porch has been rebuilt and we added a new porch to the back of the house, we even had to install a huge culvert and build a driveway. We have lived in the house during the renovations. We have spent every available weekend, sick day, holiday, vacation time working on this house. It has truly been a labor of love.

Here are some sneak peeks of my future posts…

Our Country Kitchen Restoration has been featured here 😀Blogger Homes


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  1. Hi Cindy, Just stopping by to say how much I love your beautiful old home, your blog, and to thank you for adding my blog and voice to your “follows”.

    • It often surprises me how many Men are not the DIY type. I believe I got Lucky, he amazes me…
      Sometimes thou, he’s really just trying to save money, if he doesn’t know how to do something then he researches and learns how, and he always strives for perfection. He did the kitchen ceiling himself. He is making my dream come true! Thanks for visiting and sharing Heather, hope you will continue to follow and watch the progress.

    • Hey my dear friend :D, Glad you came by for a visit, thank you so much for the offer to help, currently I’m staining the front porch deck and stairs and Gary is back to work painting the north side of the house. You know you are always welcome at my home, see you soon! 😀

  2. Thank you for stopping by my link party last week. I’m looking forward to keeping up with your blog. Hope to see you at this week’s party going on right now.

    • Hello Judy, I’m a new follower, just linked up my Bathroom Renovation at your link party. You have a very nice home, again thanks for hosting and stopping by!

  3. To see your home in person was a real treat, it’s simply beautiful…To see the before pictures blows me away…Just amazing work…Audra and I completely gutted and restored/remodeled our old farm house in Michigan and this is really inspiring me to post some before and after pictures too…Yes, we know first hand what all is involved in a project like this, it’s a long haul and you better be ready…Well done you two, well done….

    • Thanks so much Paul and Audra, I’m so glad we inspired you to post your pictures, can’t wait to see them! Thanks for visiting and the lovely comment.

  4. I just found your blog and I love it! I bought a house that was built in 1957 about 7 years ago. It as literally falling apart and my husband and I are restoring it one floorboard and wall at a time. It’s a lot of work but we love it! I just wish I had taken more before pictures.
    I will be checking back with your blog for inspiration lots!
    Ashley Rane Sparks

    • Hi Ashley, Thanks for dropping by, So glad you are lovin my blog and thanks for following! Would love to see some of your pics as well…Hang in there, it is worth it!

  5. Your blog looks really cool. Hard to believe the difference in your home since you first bought it. I remember thinking OH MY GOD!!! When I first saw it. You have both come a long way and should be very proud of your restoration project. It is coming along very well. It really is a work of love and it shows.

  6. Hi Cindy, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I added your blog to my blogroll today, but your feed doesn’t appear to be updating. (It shows your last post as two months ago.) Just a heads-up, in case you didn’t know. Have a great day!

  7. Hi Cindy … you have done some really nice things to your house. Follow you on Bloglovin’ and hope to see more of it. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment on my Heat Lamp turned table lamp.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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