The Biggest Decorating Mistake We Make

Whether you are decorating a bedroom, a ballroom, or a barn–for a wedding, a birthday girl, or simply to live in and enjoy, there’s one mistake that we continue to make over and over again…

Beauty Hunting at The Barn

Saturday our Barn was the happiest ever. It wasn’t perfect, which made it perfect. Because it was filled with Beauty Hunters. It was filled with friends who graduated from the Cozy Minimalist class and are now armed with the knowledge to create a beautiful home on purpose, with purpose. These lovely women know how to […]

A Fancy, Fun & Fizzy Popsicle Drink

This past weekend I had some friends over at The Barn for a Cozy Minimalist hang out time. I knew we needed a fun, girly drink to help keep us cool in the un-air-conditioned barn, so I mixed up some quick popsicle fizzy drinks…

That Extra Room You Forgot You Had

This encouraging and inspiring makeover post is sponsored by AE Outdoor, proud supporter of our gathering place at The Barn. When we bought this property a year and a half ago, I fell in love with the potential of the barn. The main thing we were looking for as we shopped for a house/land was […]

Why You Can’t Not Open that Door

Here in North Carolina it’s starting to feel spring-like. I can open the windows in the afternoon, and I’m starting to open doors too. Just this week I opened up the Barn Doors after a long winter. Who made this mess?! After months of being used as a storage unit (my parents are storing a […]

Give Your Man The Gift of Time

the pavilion & the barn When we bought this little neglected twelve acre farm & sawmill last year, we were either crazy or crazy. We neither farm nor saw logs. But we believe in the importance of creating something that grows people– much like a farm, and we believe in the value of strong foundations […]