Three Months at the Farm


This photo pretty much sums up the last few weeks of our lives. Dust. But progress. This little house is getting a workover like it’s never known. And it. is. a. mess. Everything in my life right now feels very chaotic.

I know I’ll look back at these monthly round-ups (see month one and two) and feel better once I remember the mess that it was.

Here’s where we are three months after purchasing our little fixer-upper…


DSC_8361that wall art never happened, I took it all down to the basement 10 minutes later.





























I took the rest of these photos this morning–progress!






Also, thank you all for your insight on my counter top question, you all are pretty much the smartest people on earth, I have a call into the show room so I can make a final decision and will be stopping in to double check on things this week, I’ll let you know how it goes!



  1. I spend my days covered in dust so I understand how annoying it can be but on the other side of the dust is a beautiful place.

  2. It’s coming along!

  3. that picture of Chad with his hands on his hips staring down…cracks me up. love seeing the progress.

  4. Aww, how wonderful for you♥

  5. I’m so enjoying the updates on your exciting journey! Thank you for sharing and keeping it real. :)

  6. It will be great. In the meantime, you’re enjoying the beauty of your surrounding nature. Nice.

  7. We. Feel. You.

    Though we have our whole “one room at a time” approach, there is much dust and disruption nonetheless. Our saving grace has been our shopvac + hepa filter and drywall filter bags. It’s saved our marriage. :-)

    The house is lovely and looking great.

  8. I love this post. . .we too bought a fixer-upper this summer. I look at it and still see so many things that need done. Sometimes it’s just good to see how far we have come. =) You all are doing an amazing job and I know the end product will be worth all your hard work. God bless!

  9. stop it. I die. Look at those gloriously beautiful photos! These are the things memories are made of! LOVE it all and can’t wait to keep following along! ;}

  10. Jennifer Ashlock says

    It’s coming along! I bet your “yard” will be ao gorgeous with snow!

  11. I love the how you tell the story through your photos….just when looking inside reaches this fevered pitch of chaos ….ahhhhhhh…. the soothing outdoors… It always amazes me when I look around during my day how I see the inside jumble of colors and disorganized stuff as a mess while the very same with outside plants and trees is soothing… Your farmhouse’s progress is amazing!!!

  12. Although I am finding these posts quite a few years after you wrote them I sincerely want to thank you for taking the time to share your true experiences with your fixer upper. When I met my boyfriend he was living in a run down 1920’s farmhouse on 10 acres of land. It was a constant work in progress, dirty and unfinished but had so much charm and potential. After two years of having the sanctuary of my clean, decorated and semi put together house to escape too when the projects and imperfections got to be too much, I have moved out to the farm full time. I have only read through a handful of your posts about your experiences with your farmhouse fixer upper but I greatly appreciate how real it is. Yes, there is dust everywhere! Living in the mess can be such a challenge but so rewarding and fun to embrace the future hopes and “DIY” projects. Thank you for being so inspiring and relateable.

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