ACCEPT: Five Minute Friday

But I don't want to. Please don't make me.   This can't be happening!   My brain cannot possibly process this situation.   I don't like feeling out of control . . .   START   If we live long enough, we experience a situation that makes our insides want to scream. We cry, we fight, we grieve . . . but ultimately, our only response — at least the only one that lets us get through the situation — ... Keep Reading...

EVER-EVOLVING AUTUMN DECOR {Will tried-and-true decorating tips work in my tiny house?}

  On the day I spy the first colored leaf, my mood starts to change as this October-birthday girl's thoughts turn to cooler temperatures and emblazoned branches.   This was the view up our driveway last Fall. It will look a little different this year.     If you happen to be a new visitor here, you don't know that, after living for over a decade in the big, historic home we renovated in the city, my Renaissance Man and I and moved to the farm to build our Finally Farmhouse. This year, at the top of that soon-to-be-Autumn-bedecked hill, sit our temporary living quarters.     Autumn decorating is interesting at My Place this year!   Honestly? I was just about to put the ... Keep Reading...

SUPPORT: Five Minute Friday

When I first saw the almost century-old house, there was a significant sag in its porch roof.   We bought the house—and began a renovation.     The house was built with two support columns on each side of the front door. But when we found the ol' gal, between those two columns, the porch roof sagged.   It didn’t have to be that way.   Underneath the porch, each side had three brick support columns. You see, the house was properly designed to stand straight and tall, but at some point in the building process, someone decided to leave off the two upper support columns. The visible ones that would have supported the roof.   I suspect that "someone" was simply living in the moment, ... Keep Reading...