Why I Blog...

My whole world changed in 2007 when I married the sweetest man ever.

We bought a nice house near the city, did some remodeling and called it home.

But the nagging thought of his 1902 farmhouse in the country just kept popping into our minds.   There was history there..... a history that deserved to be told. 

So we packed up and moved to the country for a time and began the long process of peeling back the years.  

Originally I started this blog thinking I would chronicle the progress of our remodeling projects.  But the more I wrote the more I realized I was the one being transformed on the inside.  Changed forever by the new life I have found in this small town.

 We may have picked up our belongings and put them in a new house, but I am the one that has been moved.  Moved by the realness of the people here and the closeness of the community and the extraordinarily ordinary things that happen here everyday. 

So that's why I blog!  To tell the story of how an old house became new again and in the process a middle-aged woman got a little older and maybe a little wiser too.

....and that's what this blog is all about renovation on the inside and out!


  1. Love this! Who'd have thought you are really in mid-life before we really begin to 'grow' and I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. I'm a new fan!

  2. Hi Lynn - I came upon your blog while looking at "A country farmhouse". I can totally relate to starting a new task while in the middle of an existing one. I guess that's how we get many things done at once :)

  3. Hi Lynn, Thanks for the inspiration! We started over 5 years ago in small town Michigan. An 1884 farmhouse on 12 wonderful acres. Unfortunately the home's identity was lost to volumes of 1970's "improvements", but we're committed to restoring all that was lost. It's a lot of work, but all worthwhile things are. We can't be the greatest nation on Earth when we're abandoning, or tearing down the hand-built homes of our ancestors, and replacing them with homes of inferior quality and materials. Hopefully more people will connect to what you've discovered. Blowing life into something of value is an investment in ourselves. Thanks! -Warren