It is extremely rare these days for a home to stay in the same family for more than a few years.  But what if I told you I found a dogtrot home built in 1852 that has NEVER left the ownership of the original family? Be sure to read to end for a BIG, BIG […]

Would you be brave enough to cut a historic home in half, move it approximately 15 miles, down winding streets, around power lines and water mains, across Interstate 20, and out to a dairy farm in the country? If there’s one thing I’ve learned about a home, it’s that NOTHING is impossible with a lot […]

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If you would’ve asked me 15 years ago where I’d be spending Christmas 2017, NEVER would I have told you in a beautifully restored 1926 cottage in the seat of Webster Parish.  Never.  I said more than once when I left Louisiana I would never return (to live).  But a funny thing happens as you […]

As the cottage is being renovated, more and more hidden treasures are revealed. Recently, Forrest, with Bolin Construction Company, was removing the flooring upstairs in preparation for new electrical and duct work. Tucked neatly in the floor joists, he found five crumbling sheets of paper, the top titled “Autobiography of Belle Howard Mayfield.”  As of […]

(Cross-posted from Honestly, in my entire life, I don’t think I’ve ever been as drawn to anything…much less a house that would capture my affection and undivided attention. I KNEW the Lord was calling me home.  Every time I visited my family, I soaked in the tall pine trees, azaleas and slower pace of […]

(Cross-posted from Famous. Last. Words. In 1995, when I graduated high school and went to college at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, I was SO ready to get out of Louisiana. “I will NEVER move back here!” I exclaimed.

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