I spent much of my childhood on a farm in Iowa. I loved having space to roam and explore as a kid and I always look back on those times with fond memories but as I grew up I imagined myself as more of a “city girl.” So when we moved to Nashville I was excited to become just that. What I didn’t expect to love was that Nashville has given us a perfect mix of city life with a small town feel…gorgeous rolling hills, lush landscapes and peaceful open spaces. Over the last year we started to feel this small little dream growing…to build a home on acres of this gorgeous land. To have space to grow our own organic garden, space to have some chickens, space to enjoy a nice fire outside with friends, space to breathe and enjoy the quiet life, space to invite people to enjoy that life with us.
If you follow me on Pinterest and you’ve seen anything that has to do with linen, reclaimed wood, farm sinks or chickens…it was probably me, dreaming up our little home. This little dream that has turned into such a big dream….
Get a little glimpse from this Pinterest board I’ve been spending way too much time on. Right now we are on that part of the journey one might “affectionately” call…searching for land. So far it has felt like searching for a needle in a haystack but I am so excited to be sharing this crazy adventure we are on. Building a home where we can grow (ourselves…and vegetables!), breathe in lots of fresh Tennessee air and welcome lots of friends & family to do the same!
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Kristyn……just for you……A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes. Your dream will come true sweet girl. We’re so excited for you and can’t wait for your dream to come true :)
I meant to put Matt’s name in that post too…….but pushed the button too quickly! You two are going to have an amazing home…….just remember the “patience” part during the process. Oh, and I do think you should consider a pot-bellied pig!! Much love across the miles :)
click your heals dorothy and you’ll find your home before you know it. Best of luck.
I just love your vision…it is the essence of faith-filled, healthy beauty….not only the home, but the seed of hospitality that nurtures sharing the gift! God will use this home, for things you are dreaming now…and for things you have yet to dream. Enjoy the planning…and I want to sign up for the FIRST batch of organic eggs! :) P.S. just found out in Nolensville that we can have a chicken coop…seriously considering…