Tag - first year
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Living Your Dreams

Living Your Dreamsfeatured

Are you living in survival mode? We are often asked, “Why did you move from your beautiful “finished” Victorian home in the city to a shabby little fixer-upper farmhouse in the country?” The answer to that question may surprise you: with Bryarton Farm we broke out of survival mode and started living our dream.

Scroll Arm Chair Makeover

Scroll Arm Chair Makeoverfeatured

  Believe it or not this unique little chair was a roadside find. Although one of it’s scrolling arms was broken and all the seat’s caning was gone I saw potential in this chair. Enough potential to pull over on the side of a busy road to dig it out of a large trash pile.

Dining Room Spring Update

Dining Room Spring Updatefeatured

From food prep to family fun a lot happens around our farm table, making the dining room the hub of our home. In the absence of a real kitchen, we converted a vintage bookcase into a kitchenette by simply adding a skirt to hide the microwave, toaster, etc. It is just one of the most recent updates to the dining room. Take a Read more

The Truth About Mom

The Truth About Momfeatured

  Though sharing décor inspiration and bits of our sweet country life are what our blog is all about, my home rarely looks like the lovely shots my husband takes. Today I wanted to share an honest look at our farmhouse and chat with mothers of  small children. I hope to give some encouragement to moms who are struggling to meet Read more

Living Room Spring Update

Living Room Spring Updatefeatured

  After doing a little spring cleaning at the farmhouse, I thought we should share an update of the living room. We really haven’t changed much. It is the simple things like fresh-cut flowers from our yard in an old ironstone pitcher that spruces up the place.  Take a look at our cozy abode in spring’s bloom.

Consider the Wild Flowers

Consider the Wild Flowersfeatured

We have almost lived on our little farm in Kansas a year, yet we are still amazed at the wild, untamed beauty of this prairie land. Cami Grace is in awe of the wild flowers that have sprung up overnight. She loves to pick roadside bouquets for mommy.

My Princesses

My Princessesfeatured

With the birth of our second daughter, I (Michael) have been thinking more about my role as a father to these 2 beautiful little girls. I came up with 5 ideas that I want to implement in my relationship with my girls and I am interested in starting a discussion with other parents—especially fathers with girls—to talk about this Read more

Meet Avonlee Rose

Meet Avonlee Rosefeatured

It’s hard to believe that one week ago our little princess Avonlee Rose came into the world. A lot has happened since then and the swirl of events that make up her story are something we will always treasure.