Hello, I'm Leslie
Over twenty-two years ago we bought our dream home, which I refer to as My 100 Year Old Home. The home has been in my husband’s family since 1969 and was built in 1915.
I love the fact that our three boys have grown up in the same home where my husband was raised. It’s changed over the years as we 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 we added a pool and remodeled our master bedroom, two upstairs baths, and the third-floor attic. Our last major remodel was when we updated my art studio (The Carriage House) and added an outdoor kitchen.
I can safely say we are done with the big remodeling projects (and yes darling, I hope you are reading this because I know seeing this in writing will make you smile). We have always preserved the architectural integrity of our home and I love that our kitchen was remodeled twenty years ago and yet most people think it is brand new.
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to change the décor of our house to “farmhouse”. I wanted to simplify our lifestyle and thin out the décor in our house. I was a huge fan of Fixer Upper (more about Waco in a second)) and I love Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse style. Happily, our “soft goods” remodel was easy and it provided me with a great neutral palette to try new home décor ideas.
I am a very crafty person and I have been making things my entire life. I learned to sew when I 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, I took up painting and ended up being a full-time artist and instructor for eight years.
In 2019 we bought a fixer upper project in Waco. Texas. We remodeled it and turned it into an Airbnb. It was a ton of work but by far my most favorite remodeling project.
I love entertaining, home décor, remodeling, crafts, and cooking and created My 100 Year Old Home as a way to share all of my passions. I look forward to sharing my new ideas, and discoveries.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.