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

Friday, January 24, 2014

New for 2014

It's been almost 3 months since we moved up to
The Farmhouse permanently...

Sometimes it feels like we just got here & then other moments
it feels like we have never been anywhere else. We have
settled into the chaos & are loving our new life.

As I reflect on the last couple months (& years) & look to
the future I have so many ideas I want to share with all of you.
Although we have a ton of work on The Farmhouse itself
(which I'll share as the progress moves along), I'm still
hoping to have some time to spend on some fun DIY projects ~
the plan is to complete & share at least one a month.
This is about all that I can focus on right now while we're
still trying to get all of the mechanicals of this ol' place
up to 21st century standards. Since we've moved, we've gotten
our propane tank installed...

We also installed a 2500 gallon water holding tank
& updated our well pump & system...

Thankfully, we upgraded from my iPhone hotspot
to legit internet service...

And we're almost ready to switch the sketchy electrical system
that is linked to a telephone pole literally a few feet away
from our kitchen window to a proper 200 Volt system
attached to our garage wall...

And although these aren't sexy projects or pretty images that
I normally post about, as is with life, these are the
important projects that need to be completed so we can move on
comfortably to the good stuff. And, this gives my sweetie
peace of mind allowing him to sleep through the night without
stressing about the house burning down, the well pump breaking
or the propane running out.

Luckily, I have also fit in some time to do some exploring & picking in our new community ~ here's a bit of what I've found...

Follow on Instagram to see what's inspiring me daily.

So here's a little look-see into some of the projects I'm hoping to tackle & share here on the blog in 2014:

  1. lots of furniture re-hab projects ranging from painting tables, to making headboards & trying to upholster/slipcover a few chairs
  2. a few garden/outdoor projects including composting-made-easy, outdoor shower/tub project & if we're lucky garden beds, a chicken coop &/or a greenhouse
  3. room-by-room updates...first on the list to unveil will be my crap craft room, which will hopefully be followed by our guest bedroom (which is sooo close to complete) & the laundry room
  4. I'm hoping to get a little crafty once I have a functioning craft room / office, so who knows what projects I'll be inspired to tackle, but plans right now are DIY tutorials of celebration flags, roman shades & wreath-making

I feel blessed that I'm able to create & enjoy
this little slice of heaven up here
in the foothills of California
with my husband & all of our little critters.

~ Happy Friday all & enjoy the weekend to it's fullest ~
Cheers ~ Erica

Check out my first blog post 2 years ago &
see what started this journey...

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