When the Dream Comes True But the Reality is Slow & Ugly

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Remember the World’s Worst Barn?

It was one of the reasons we bought this property…because of the dream.

It’s starting to look much better. Ish. And I wanted to show you what’s been done so far, grab your coffee, I’ve got a ton of photos.

And if you are like me and spoiled by beautiful finished reveals that sparkle and shine and scream “TA DA!!!”, then today will be a rude awakening.

It’s not pretty. But it’s progress.

This is how most projects happen. It would be so nice if we could all have a bunch of HGTV moments with dramatic sheet lifting to reveal a perfectly staged finished product. But that’s not normal life. This barn is a metaphor for my life. Maybe yours too.

Three steps forward. Two steps back where I trip over myself on that last step and then look around to see if anyone is looking.

Can you handle the truth?

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How to Decorate for Any Party

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I’ve decorated for lots of events from weddings to book release parties to outdoor parties to blogger slumber parties, conferences and birthday parties. And I’ve noticed a trend. Here’s how I decorated for our last event, a Barn Gathering, and what I’ve learned… Pin It

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The World’s Worst Barn : Updated

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One of our goals before our big moving day was to clean out the World’s Worst Barn. The house we bought is about 1000 square feet smaller than our rental house. Plus, the basement and kitchen are both being renovated so we have stuff we need to store until we can use those rooms. Plus […]

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When we found this house, the house wasn’t really the draw. It was the whole package. Because we had a dream along with our family, we were thrilled to find a property that was an old sawmill. It had a handful of open tin roof structures, room to roam and an old green metal shed […]

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