My Secrets to Awesome Chalk Art

This post contains affiliated links. Toilet paper was not the only thing in high demand during the pandemic. As most people were confined to their homes, outdoor activities were a must for sanity. I particularly noticed bikes, bike parts, swimming pools and water toys were scarce. I panicked a little when I realized sidewalk chalkContinue reading “My Secrets to Awesome Chalk Art”

The Mistakes I Make as an Over-Thinker

I am a planner by nature. So there is no wonder why I have my “where do you see yourself in 10 years” mapped out like the United States. As a former event planner, project manager and strategy enthusiast, my brain works with thoughts of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and opportunity. Today started out as anContinue reading “The Mistakes I Make as an Over-Thinker”

5 Steps to Building a DIY Ranch Style Fence

A while ago I was at the property staining and sealing the fence we had built. It was the hot Louisiana summer but I didn’t mind the sweat that day. The sun was shining but the oaks were creating the perfect shade and breeze. It was quiet. I was alone. I couldn’t hear anyone around.Continue reading “5 Steps to Building a DIY Ranch Style Fence”

6 Reasons the Outdoors Saved Us During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A few weeks after school closed and learning was transitioned to home, we were on the Louisiana lesson for my daughter’s preschool.  It happened to be crawfish season and my Dad had been harvesting them. We decided to take the kids on a farm-to-table field trip. From four-wheeler to pirogue we set out on ourContinue reading “6 Reasons the Outdoors Saved Us During the Covid-19 Pandemic”

How We’re Going to Build a House with Little Money and Lots of Hope

A little can go a long way they say. According to some things, it can only get you so far. Well, that’s about what we have when it comes to house funds. We all know it takes a lot of money for new construction. Especially in the area you wish for. The perfect scenario youContinue reading “How We’re Going to Build a House with Little Money and Lots of Hope”

What is Meadow Haven and Why You Should Follow This Blog

It’s too good to be true. Really. We own a little piece of heaven on earth. If you want to hear the way it has changed our children’s lives, then you’ll want to follow along. If you want to see every step to designing and building a modern cottage farmhouse, then you’ll want to followContinue reading “What is Meadow Haven and Why You Should Follow This Blog”