HELLO, I’M LESLIE
Leslie is the author of the book, A Home to Share, and the popular blog and Instagram, My 100 Year Old Home where she shares her passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. Twenty-four years ago Leslie and her husband Dave purchased their dream home, which Leslie refers to as their My 100 Year Old Home. The home, built in 1915, had been in her husband’s family since 1969.
Leslie loves that their three boys have grown up in the same home where her husband was raised. Of course, the family home has changed a lot since they bought the home from Dave’s parents. They have remodeled the home three different times (and they were very big projects). The first remodel was the kitchen, family room, two downstairs baths, and the outdoor patio. A few years later they added a pool and remodeled their master bedroom, two upstairs baths, and the third-floor attic. The last major remodel was when they updated The Carriage House and added an outdoor kitchen.
In the summer of 2013, Dave and Leslie bought a beach house in Ventura, California. They remodeled the home immediately and then decided to expand the home in the spring of 2022.
In 2018, they also bought a fixer-upper home in Waco, Texas. The home underwent an extensive remodel and is a short-term rental located a mile from the Magnolia Silos.
Leslie blogs seven days a week about home decor, entertaining, remodel projects, cooking, and DIY crafts.
One of Leslie’s favorite pastimes is crafting and she has been making things her entire life. She learned to sew when she was eight, which was followed by knitting, crochet, macramé, embroidery, quilting, decoupage, stained glass, glass bead making, jewelry making, and making paper flowers. In 2012, Leslie took up painting and became a full-time artist and instructor for eight years, until she created My 100 Year Old Home.
Leslie loves entertaining, home décor, remodeling, crafts, and cooking, and created My 100 Year Old Home as a way to share all of her passions.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.
YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND ME:
in my craft room! I love to decorate, sew, craft, paint and anything else that qualifies as a DIY!
FAVORITE ROOM IN MY
my kitchen, of course!
FAVORITE MEMORY IN MY
nightly dinners around our antique farmhouse table.