• flagstone and stone walkway along the back with a hosta garden

    Stone Walkway around our Farmhouse

    I am a bare feet in the summer, slippers in the winter kind of a girl :).  The last thing I want to do when I am taking our crazy dog out is get my feet or my cozy slippers…


I’m Tara, a mom of four, completely saved by grace who loves to renovate, decorate, garden, craft, cook and dance. Please follow my family and me as we make our 3rd fixer upper… (a century old farmhouse)… our home one DIY project at a time. Learn more about our journey and our family.


  • Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper!

    Before/ After Farmhouse Fixer Upper – 2016

  • Learn how we created this DIY built in kitchen desk and new homework station in our kitchen

    Our DIY Kitchen Desk & Homework Station

  • Fall decorating Ideas- Home for fall e-book

    Home for the Fall – e-book – Fall Decorating Ideas

  • Learn how to make a Mason Jar Lantern in under a minute with simple supplies you have at home perfect for a nighttime summer garden party.

    Mason Jar Lantern – Simple DIY and a How to Video

  • Learn how to light up your summer deck or patio for an evening garden party - NO ugly extension cords required!!! #BalsamHill #SummerHousewalk #LightUpTheNight2016

    Light Up the Night – Summer Garden Party on the Deck

  • Dresser with mirror -antique farmhouse dresser redo

    Antique Farmhouse Dresser Redo

  • This is hands my absolute favorite key lime pie recipe! It is easy to make and perfect to eat for dessert in the hot days of summer.

    Key Lime Pie Recipe: Perfect for Summer

  • farmhouse summer tour family room croquet balls

    Farmhouse Summer Tour



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  • Shells make the perfect summer decorating accessory, especially in the summer! Come see how I use them to decorate our farmhouse and learn to make a clamshell wreath of your own

    How To Make A Clamshell Wreath

  • homemade strawberry freezer jam

    Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

    Stone Patio DIY Fire Pit & Wood Beam Benches

  • Summer Home Tour - 2015

    Summer Home Tour – 2015

  • Patriotic Sign DIY

    Our 4th of July – Patriotic Sign DIY

  • Summer Garden Tour - 2015

    Summer Garden Tour – 2015



  • How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

    DIY – Velvet Acorns for Fall

  • 8 tips for fall decorating on a budget

    8 Tips for Fall Decorating on a Budget

  • DIY Closet Shoe Cubby

    DIY: Closet Shoe Cubby

  • Bailey's Caramel Apple Cocktai

    Bailey’s Caramel Apple Cocktail – Perfect Fall Drink



  • Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

    Final Reveal – Ryan’s Built in Boys Blue Bedroom – One Room Challenge Week 6

  • Come check out how we added bead board to our son's bedroom

    DIY – Bead Board Ceiling

  • DIY Wide Pine Floors & Review

    DIY Unfinished Wide Pine Floors & Review

  • Foyer / Entryway Table

    Foyer / Entryway Built-In Table

  • Before/ After Home Tour

    Our Before / After Home Tour 2015

  • DIY: Lattice Fence for Privacy

    DIY : Square Lattice Fence for Privacy

  • DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

    Stone Patio DIY Fire Pit & Wood Beam Benches

  • My Kitchen Pantry - Organizing in the Kitchen

    My New Kitchen Pantry – Kitchen Organization

  • Come check out the Pallet Barn Door We Made using only 2 Pallets!

    DIY: Pallet Sliding Barn Door

  • Come see how we transformed our former master closet into a spacious bedroom for our son with lots of built ins!

    Final Reveal: Tucker’s Room: Boys Bedroom Remodel

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    DIY Farmhouse Table…Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Table

  • Learn how easy it is to make a magnolia wreeath whether you are using dried or fresh leaves #wreath #diy#craft http://lehmanlane.net

    DIY How to Make a Wreath using Dried Magnolia or Fresh Magnolia Leaves