Meet Leslie

Welcome to my 100-year-old home.

Seventeen years ago we bought our dream home. It was built in 1915 and my husband’s family bought the house in 1969. It’s definitely our forever home. I love the fact that our three boys have grown up in the same home where my husband was raised. We have remodeled the home three times and they were very big projects. The first 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 so we have been lucky. Our seventeen-year-old remodel is still in style. Thank heavens.

In December of last year, 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 will admit I am a huge fan of Fixer Upper (I have been to Waco three times since the show first aired) and I love Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse style. Happily, our “soft goods” remodel has begun and I have loved every minute.

I have no idea why, but 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, and jewelry making. Finally, I took up painting eight years ago and I have been a full-time artist since 2012.

I plan to do all of the decorating and work myself and I am excited to share this journey with you. Thanks for joining me!

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 100-year-old home:

my kitchen, of course!

Favorite memory in my 100-year-old home:

nightly dinners around our antique farmhouse table.

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