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One Year Blog Anniversary

TARA

I am a mom of four saved by grace who loves to create. I have been rearranging furniture, doing home craft projects, collecting antiques, shopping yard sales and flea markets, and digging in the dirt since I was a very little girl. Creating brings me so much joy, I can’t imagine being without a project to work on :). For more than 12 years my extremely handy husband and I have been fixing up our old houses as well as helping many friends and family do the same. I have had many stories to tell way before I started blogging about it!

A former dance major and thrift store worker I am now a stay at home mom and part time gymnastics coach. You can almost always find me covered in paint, hair up in a dancer’s bun, wearing my gardening boots. I love old houses, white paint, antiques, comfy chairs, pillows, and flowers everywhere inside and out.


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JASON

Jason spent his summers growing up fixing up old houses with his dad who was a builder in Colorado.  An IT professional who moonlights as a DIY guy and the most even keeled guy I have ever met.  He refuses to buy anything he can make himself especially if it is made of wood.  Jason has a passion to remake furniture and I have yet to see him turn down anything free.    He is always up for going out to eat, cooking delicious food at home or saying up late to watch a movie or a marathon of TV shows with me and the kids.  Jason loves to play sports and coaches our sons soccer and basketball teams.  He is also extremely competitive and loves winning at board games whether he’s playing a 5 year old or 50 year old:).   Most importantly he is an incredible father and husband to the kids and I who loves God.




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Please follow along with us as we renovate, decorate, garden, cook, and dance alongside our family and our crazy labradoodle in a century old farmhouse in Pennsylvania where we are making this house our own one DIY project at a time.  Our blog posts have been featured at the Huffington Post, House Beautiful, Hometalk, Thrifty Décor Chick and many other popular blogs.

Meet Moose - Our Australian Labradoodle

Not sure where to start, check out our House Tours Page!!!

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22 Comments

  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com said:

    Happy to find your blog through our link party! Happy to find it! 🙂 Look forward to following!

    May 11, 2015
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      Hi Kendra! I am so glad that you stopped by:) Thanks so much for hosting the Your Turn to Shine link party:). Have a great day! Take care, Tara

      May 12, 2015
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  2. said:

    Tara, my cousin sent me the link to your blog this morning and I’ve been glued in front of this monitor ever since – love all the reno work and DIY ideas and EVERYTHING! So happy to have discovered your little corner of this thing we call the Interweb!!! All is grace!

    May 19, 2015
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      Wow Susan, thank you so much for sharing that with me! That is incredibly sweet and thank you so taking the time to read my posts:). Have a beautiful day, take care, Tara

      May 19, 2015
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  3. Tara, I’ve just spend the last 30 minutes browsing through your home tours/room makeovers. I think Tucker’s room is the cutest kids room I’ve ever seen. The rest of your house is gorgeous too and that fire pit in your yard?!! Seriously,, to die for. Can’t wait to see what you do next :).

    July 14, 2015
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    • said:

      Wow Amy, that is an incredibly kind thing to say!!! I am honored that you took the time to stop by and check everything out!!! Thank you:)

      July 14, 2015
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  4. Just found your blog through the feature on 11 Magnolia Lane. Adding you to my blog roll! Hope you’ll stop by and check out my very NEW blog The Delighted Dwelling!

    July 23, 2015
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      Hi Caitlin! Thanks so much stopping by and for following along! I will be by to check your blog out, thanks for the invite! Take care, Tara

      July 24, 2015
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  5. Hi Tara, I just found your blog via The Sundays at Home Link Party and have had a wonderful time browsing around. My husband and I also enjoy doing DIY projects and would much rather do things ourselves rather than pay someone else to do it. Therefore, I have loved seeing all the amazing transformations you have done! I too am a blogger, gardener, crafter, seasonal decorator and love making some fun meals and family memories in the kitchen. I will definitely be following along as you continue on your journey. Congratulations on the well deserved a Liebster Award. I suspect that your blog will not be small for long.

    August 30, 2015
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      Hi Dorene! Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my blog and for taking the time to check everything out! I am excited to check out your blog (hopefully soon:) we sound like kindred spirits:). Thank you so much for following along! I hope you have a great week. Take care, Tara

      August 31, 2015
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      Wow Tracey! That is such a surprise, thank you so much for nominating me! I will definitely check it out, take care, Tara

      November 9, 2015
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  6. said:

    I really admire your passion and fortunately you have met your real soul mate who has got same interest and passion as yours.I am sure you both are going to do something brilliant and I am really looking forward to it.You have blessed with a four beautiful children.Best of luck for future!

    March 16, 2016
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      Thank you very much for your kind comments Richard!

      March 19, 2016
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  7. Lois said:

    This is so great, what a great description of your beautiful family, and great pictures of all of you.

    April 6, 2016
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      Thanks so much for following along Lois!!!

      April 9, 2016
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  8. said:

    Such a cute blog! From one Tara to another! 🙂

    June 10, 2016
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by Tara!

      June 16, 2016
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  9. Carissa said:

    Hi Tara!!!
    Love everything about your blog! I have searched high and low for the ceiling fan from your sons room (with built in bed) can you help me please? Thank you!! Can’t wait to follow your beautiful work!!

    February 22, 2017
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  10. said:

    Hi, Tara, I found your website through the One-Room Challenge. I love your farmhouse boy’s bathroom. I’m wondering if you would give me permission to use a photo from your reveal post in the next “Second Tuesday Art Walk” – a round-up post that I publish on my blog on a monthly basis. The photo would include credits and a link to your post. Let me know if that works for you! Thanks so much!

    September 14, 2017
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      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our boy’s bathroom Heidi! You have my permission to use one pic with a link back from our farmhouse boys bathroom reveal for your round up post. Take care, Tara

      September 18, 2017
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