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Donna

Join Date:
2011-02-10

About
I am the creative director and merchandiser for a wonderful lifestyle boutique. When not at work, my husband and I spend our time renovating our 157 year old home.

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About 4 years ago we began the renovation of our home and moved to our 464 sq. ft. cottage nestled.. in our homes garden. My blog chronicles the ups and downs of home renovation, gardening, and.. living a creative life as elegantly as possible.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Paisley's first photo shoot with Give me props Photography and "I'm having a garage sale on Saturday"
    on Jul 9, 2014
    Hi everyone! Life here at the reno ranch has been crazy, crazy, crazy since I last checked in. We have 3 major projects in the house and two outside! If that were not enough....I decided to participate in the town wide garage sale.... THIS Saturday...
  • Inspiration from my Texas Shopping TripHi Ya'll! I have been so... busy working on numerous projects we have going here at home... I forgot to tell you about my Texas shopping trips! To start with, You might not know that I lived in Texas for more than 25 years before moving here to th...
  • Forget-me-nots, Flea Market Finds and a Peek into the LibraryIt's a rainy, dreary day here at home. I can't work outside in the garden so I thought I would bring a tiny bit of the garden inside. This sweet little flower is known as forget-me-not. An old fashioned favorite and one that I rarely see any...
  • The Lilacs are in Bloom, a Milestone Birthday and a new pair of boots
    on May 9, 2014 in Birthdays lilacs
    Hello my friends! Spring has finally arrived here at home and I thought I would share the view from my kitchen window. One of the main reasons I wanted to move the kitchen to what was our living room before the renovation was so that I could see...
  • And so it begins~The New Downstairs BathHello Everyone! I thought I would share a little bit about our current renovation project. One that has been a long time in the making., The downstairs bath. But before I do... here is a picture of my dining room mantle. It's so much prettier...
  • The Nursery Project
    on Feb 25, 2014 in Emmitt Paisley's nursery
    Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday! I had told you I would share Paisley's Nursery with you and that I will. I just wish that I had taken more pictures! Here's one of the few I actually have of the completed room. It all started way back when Apri...
  • It's Been AwhileHello My Friends! If you are reading this then my friends you truly are! It's been sometime since I was able to visit here with you. So....much has happened it might take awhile to work through this post! It started way back in October, soon after...
  • Home Again, Home Again...Jiggety Jig!Hello Everyone! I've been home from Tennessee for just over a week now but... Just getting over a terrible cold that I came down with as we were driving home. So many of you have emailed me asking about the Tennessee event... wondering how things w...
  • Herbariums for Tennessee
    on Oct 9, 2013
    Good Morning! We have finished loading and were about to pull out of the driveway... When I remembered... I had forgot to share one last post with you before I left for Tennessee! My herbariums! Most of you know how much I love to spend time in my...
  • City Farmhouse Event and clay pot candlesHello Everyone! We are now just 6 days away from the City Farmhouse Pop-up Barn Sale in Tennessee! I had hope to post more about what I was taking but I got too wrapped up each day and too tired at night to do so! So, I thought I would share...
  • Tinker House is Blooming!
    on Sep 12, 2013 in Autumn burlap pumpkins tinker house
    Hello my friends! I hope your week has been going well. I have been sewing and stuffing burlap pumpkins and pouring soy candles to take with me to the event next month. I've been so busy I nearly missed sharing pictures of the sweet autumn clematis...
  • Inspiration from a MovieHello Everyone! It has been another long day of pricing, sewing and painting but I really wanted to check in and give you a few details about the upcoming event that I am  thrilled to be participating in! We've just barely over 30 days before...
  • Think Pink
    on Sep 1, 2013 in baby girl! Paisley
    Hello my friends! I have been so busy preparing for the  City Farmhouse Pop-up Barn Event in Tennessee that I forgot to let you know that... It's a girl! This is a picture from our daughter's facebook page. It was taken on the evening of her g...
  • Expecting
    on Aug 9, 2013 in grammy new grandbaby
    Hello my friends! We've known for awhile now, but I thought I would share our blessed news! We are expecting...Our First Grandchild that is! Our Daughter, April and her sweet husband Russell are expecting their first child sometime in late Janua...
  • Hydrangeas
    on Aug 5, 2013 in hydrangeas
    Hello Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent most of yesterday  out in the garden clipping my hydrangeas. I carried several heaping basket loads into my kitchen. I can't believe that they have already started to turn. A sign...
  • Summer in Tinker HouseI really can't believe that it's already August! I have spent almost every waking hour outside in my garden this Summer and still... Have a ton to do! Yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning poor Tinker House! I had really made a mess in there...
  • On the deck, my quiet place
    on Jul 10, 2013 in deck Emmitt garden tinker house
    The past few days have been terribly humid so today... The thunderstorm arrived! Flashes of lightning, booming thunder, and gusts of wind swept through my garden for several hours this morning. After the rain... I headed out to the deck to survey the...
  • Hello Again!
    on Jul 3, 2013 in Emmitt fourth of July Navy
    Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and I can't get over how time has flown since I last logged into my blogger account! I know it's been awhile since I was last here... Life just took over and time just seemed to fly by. As I was putting some flags i...
  • Hello, my name is Emmitt
    on Mar 25, 2013 in Emmitt
    Hello everyone, My name is (Doc) Emmitt Brown/Jenkins and I have just arrived here on Church Street! I guess you can say... I'm back...back from the future! And I have seen that this going to be a blast! By the way, I'm a golden retriever! And.
  • Another Snow Day and Blueberry Orange Coffee CakeI awoke this morning to see that it had once again snowed here in Indiana! As the morning progressed...it grew steadily worse! I don't know about you...but in these parts That means playing hooky! You know...do stuff you wouldn't be doing ...

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