SALVAGED TREASURES: New old finds for our Finally Farmhouse

Happy new week to all! Before catching you up on the Finally Farmhouse, I must say THANK YOU to everyone who's shown such wonderful support for the Valentine Project I posted about last week. You simply have no idea how the little gift of a Valentine can make such a difference in a young girl's future! If you missed it, click the link and check it out. Go ahead. I'll wait.   Transformation. Restoration. Second chances.   I'm a big fan.   Since my last post focused on the life transformation of precious young girls, today's focus isn't even in the same league—but it's a whole lot of fun!   Renaissance Man and I have been salvaging treasures for our in-the-works farmhouse.     This ... Keep Reading...

The Valentine Project: YOU can transform a life in 5 minutes

TRANSFORM a life? In 5 minutes?   Highly unlikely under normal circumstances — but there's nothing "normal" about these circumstances.   Let me tell you a story . . .   They began life as little girls living in poverty; a reality which, by itself, does not equate with a bad home life. But these little girls weren't just poor. They were abused, exploited, abandoned.   They were children for only a very short time before their innocence was lost.   By their 12th birthdays, many of them were prostituted—often by their own parents. Drugs, alcohol, and theft were their norm. Exposure to murder wasn't unheard of.   Today ... Keep Reading...

Finding The Perfect Farmhouse Floorplan: Harder than I thought! I almost gave up . . .

Last time we met here, I was struggling to get a farmhouse design out of my HEAD and onto PAPER.   The 2x6s were closing in on me. How's that for a little house-building humor?   Actually, if I'm totally honest, my struggle went further back than that . . .   I thought I'd design our house from scratch. I thought I knew which rooms I wanted where.   I thought it would be easier than it's turned out to be. ... Keep Reading...