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Friday, April 1, 2016

Our Open Pantry

I was so excited when Sweet Hunter agreed that we could add on to the kitchen.

All I asked for was 8-10 ft. 

I wanted a walk in pantry so bad.

But I needed a bigger kitchen also.

Sweet Hunter wasn't sure this was gonna work.
He was worried about the roof line.

I was so happy to see the roof and the studs going up!

But the day I saw my kitchen door go in, I knew it was really happening.

Then it was ready for the vinyl.
But it had to wait until they did the whole house.
Either way, I got my bigger kitchen and my pantry.
Since I didn't have a room to have a separate pantry,
I decided to do an open pantry on the wall of my kitchen.
This shelf holds all my pastas, spices, snacks, nuts, beans etc.
I am so thankful. I wanted a place to store some appliances, my canned goods,
 and basically everything that would go in cabinets.

I love it because I can see it all and it is right at my fingertips!
What do you think about my open pantry?


Friday, March 25, 2016

The Kitchen: Before & After

This is what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.
Remember, it was built in 1887 but this kitchen had been updated in the 70's!

It was o.k. But not what I wanted.
I wanted more of a farmhouse look.
I saw the potential though. I knew I could use those cabinets.

This is what it looks like now.
We added on about 10 ft. and I was happy happy happy!
 

Those are the original cabinets. I just redid them.

We put a new granite countertop in.
I never was a fan of granite but I have had it in
2 houses now and I love it!

 Sweet Hunter wanted me to have an island!
I love it!
He had it custom built.
I wanted a pantry but could not figure out
how to have one so I did an open shelving pantry.
I absolutely adore it!
I will show you more on the next post.
Have I told you that I love my farmhouse???
Well, I do. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

For This Baby You Prayed


Remember 2 years ago when I asked you to pray for our daughter because she had a high risk pregnancy? 
You can tell I haven't blogged much!!!!

They told us that something was wrong.

It was a very trying time for our daughter and her husband. 
It was scary for us all!

He is a perfect, happy, little 18 month old boy!!!

There is power in prayer!

Hudson Reed
Birthday: 9/12/14

He is absolutely perfect!
What a blessing he is!
Thank you for helping us pray!!!
 
Again, I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in Heaven.
Matthew 18:19

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Our Forever Farm

I'm Back!!!!!

Well, I have debated in my mind about coming back to my blog but I miss all my blogging friends that are not on facebook. So here I am. I am going to try to catch you up on what all we have been up to.  I don't know how often I will pop in but I am going to try because I miss it so much.
 
 
So, just in case you haven't seen the farmhouse we bought. Here it is.
It was built in 1887.
We fell in love with it the first time we ever saw it.

We knew we would want to remodel
 because that's just what we do.
(smile.)

Not only does it have 49 acres with it,
but we also border a beautiful river.

After negotiating for several months and closing on the farm,
the owner had already put in a garden.
It was just a bonus!

This is us the day we closed on the farm.
This was the first day of a beautiful journey.
We call it
"Our Forever Farm."

This is our barn way up on the hill.
This is one of the things we fell in love with.

So, we have actually lived in our farmhouse now for 1 year.
We bought it 2 years ago.
We spent 7 1/2 months remodeling.
So now that's the update making a long story short but
I will be telling you all about our journey so far.
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We are living proof that this verse is so true.
 
Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Moved

We have moved my blog to facebook! You DO NOT have to join facebook to see my blog. It is called OUR FOREVER FARM! Here is the link: www.facebook.com/vshoates
 Hope to see you there!!! I miss you all!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Our Fireplaces At The Farm



This fireplace is in what we are going to make the living room.

This is the back side of that fireplace
which opens up in to what we are going to use as the dining room.

This is the left side of the fireplace in the dining room.

This is the right side of the fireplace in
the dining room looking in to the living room.

This is looking at the dining room fireplace.
On the left was a closet and on the right was a little hallway that led
you in to the living room.
It also had a little closet.

This is when we started opening it up.
We have a plan.


This is the same wall as the above picture but on the living room side.
Look at that old wallpaper.
Notice the fireplace in the living room?

Back on the dining room side.

See how we have opened the right side. You can see the closet is
gone and opened up in to the living room.
 
This is what it looked like once we got everything opened up
and all the stuff off the fireplaces.
Look at that 120 year old brick!
 
Then we had to make some decisions.
We were told by professionals that
the fireplaces were not safe.
Notice the chimney.
So we started from the chimney down
taking this beautiful fireplace down.
It was kind of sad because this was the focal point
of the living room and dining room.

Going.

Going.

Gone!!!!
I said I was not going to show any projects in the farmhouse
until I could show you the finished product but this was such a
big thing, I decided to go ahead and show you this!
We were sad about this but it had to be.
We have plans for another fireplace and now that
we made the decision..................................
We are excited!
 
 
And just so you know.......
Those 2 fireplaces are not the only ones.
We do have another one in the breakfast room!
It will look different when we get through with it
but hopefully we will not have to tear it down.
We are making progress on the farm house and will be showing more soon!
Did I tell you we are in love with our farmhouse?
 
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Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17