~ bring a bit of The Farmhouse with you after every visit ~

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Still Lifes...Packing up the "beach cottage"

Well it's bitter sweet...

We're starting to pack up our little "beach cottage" rental
for the BIG move to The Farmhouse.
I can't believe it's been almost nine years since we moved
into our little shingled shack. It definitely doesn't seem to fit
on the street anymore with all of the houses around us
being remodeled & doubled in size. It seems that the house
and us have run our course on Ash Street.

That being said, we're going to miss this place.
So many amazing memories...

all the improvements that we made

our gorgeous garden beds that we built
and provided us so much nourishment over the years

bringing little Buckaroo and Samantha Sue into our home
(our adopted cat and dog)


all the great parties with family and friends. 

A picture journey through our beach cottage"

Cheers to CHANGE!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's time to LAUNCH!!!

I know it's been a while since I've sat down to write a post, but things have been a bit crazy over here at Tin Roof Farmhouse!  We've been busy packing up the "beach cottage" ~ pictures to come, making arrangements for the big move, wrapping up things at my "day" job & basically freaking out a bit that we're actually picking up & moving to the country. Scared & excited all at the same time...

But I was able to squeeze in a Wedding Fair this past weekend... 

I have to admit I was a little leery of a Wedding Fair, but it had a few things going for it...

~ It was at an art store
~ There was a panel of cool vendors speaking
~ And...its focus was on handcrafted & DIY elements

If there was any Wedding Fair that whispers Tin Roof Farmhouse, this seemed to be it...

So, I ventured into to the city in the rain to see how I could be inspired and maybe even make some connections to grow my business. If all else failed at least I could look at pretty paper goods.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised...

First off, FLAX Art & Design is an AMAZING art supply store. So many goodies to lose your money on or maybe just to get lost in the aisles staring at pretty paper, stamps, paint brushes or whatever it is that inspires you.

But more importantly I was able to meet some amazing women doing such inspiring work...

{Locally Grown Weddings}

An amazing collective of green-focused vendors working together to create "beautiful, delicious and unforgettable memories." I'm hoping to collaborate with this awesome team to provide some unique rental pieces for future events they create.
Who knows what 2014 will bring...


Madeline {By Madeline Trait - floral & event designer},
Stephanie (not pictured) {chef stephanie - caterer}
Sadie {One Big Fish Green Events - event planner}

{BB Style}

Providing styling assistance for your daily wardrobe or specifically your wedding day. How fun is Brianne's job?
I'm hoping to be able to work with her on
some fun engagement photo shoots. 
We'll see what's to come...

Brianne of BB Style & her cute booth

Other amazing vendors that were included in this fun Wedding Fair 

{11stories} ~ {Yellow Owl Workshop} ~ {Hello!Lucky}

A pretty package of an embossed card & stamped tag

And a fun little photo booth self portrait

Cheers ~ Erica

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A New Journey...The Farmhouse

We bought our "farmhouse" almost two years ago now and have been coming up to the foothills almost every other weekend to work &/or play. We are by no means close to completing the remodel, but things finally aligned for us and we are ready to move up here full time.

This is truly our happy place!

We're so excited to start living our dream
instead of just dreaming it.

We have a ton of work to come but we couldn't be more thrilled at the opportunity and adventure that lies ahead.

I am excited about so much that's to come:
  • waking up in the trees (our own little forest) every morning
  • finishing some projects (post to follow) & starting some new ones I've pinned on my project inspiration board
  • being able to focus full-time on Tin Roof Farmhouse (more-to-come on that soon!)
  • slowing down our life a bit
  • organizing, working & playing in my new craft room / office
  • exploring our new community
  • having friends come up to experience our dream
  • creating plans for our garden beds & hopefully a chicken coop
  • creating a rustic, cozy, unique home we call The Farmhouse 

Follow along as we stumble through our dreams...