• Food

    Braised Chuck Roast With Balsamic Glaze

    Growing up in the Midwest, organic, grass fed beef was the only kind my family ate. Every year, we would raise calves from bottle-fed to adulthood before filling our freezer. Nothing like getting up at the crack of dawn to feed your calf before school! But it was worth it! Then I moved to Florida. While grass fed beef is available here, you will pay a premium for it and…

    March 20, 2018
  • DIY's

    DIY Door Knobs

    After finally settling on which door style we were going with, I began searching for the perfect door knobs. Very quickly, I found the ones I loved at HouseofAntiqueHardware.com. Only $141.90…per door! We have quite a few interior doors in our new house, so at $141.90 a piece, that would add up VERY quickly! However, I have dreamed of having glass door knobs with a trim plate since I was…

    March 15, 2018
  • Food

    Banana Muffins

    Though this blog’s primary purpose is to follow the design and build process of our farmhouse, as much as I love to cook, food is going to appear from time to time! I hope no one minds! Today I had several bananas turning so I decided to whip up my banana muffins. This recipe is the most delicious one I have ever tried. I have been using it faithfully since…

    March 6, 2018
  • Our Build

    Farmhouse Bathroom Tiles

    As I have said before, we have been planning this build for a long time. Specifically over the past two years since we found our land, we have been working very hard on the design process while waiting for our construction to permanent loan to go through. That is a long time to design! Along the way, we have changed our minds a million times, questioned our decisions and even…

    March 5, 2018
  • Our Build

    What is a Farmhouse?

    Acadian, Contemporary, Mediterranean…there are countless architectural styles to choose from when designing a house. At the moment, Farmhouse is quite popular. You see things labeled "Farmhouse Decor" everywhere you go and antiques are all the rage. Though I am building a Farmhouse, it has absolutely nothing to do with its current trendy status. Since childhood, whenever I envisioned myself in my dream home, it always had a wrap around porch…

    February 28, 2018