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Renovating this little 1940s cottage has been so rewarding. Now that I’m at the finish line, it’s time to start sharing some of the amazing after images and spaces.  When I started this renovation project in Minden, Louisiana back in the fall of 2019, I intended for it to be a flip. The plan was […]

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 […]

farmhouse kitchen, farmhouse style

Hey everybody! First of all, to aggregate everything about the new cottage on social media, I’ve decided on the hashtag #CottageonFort!  The new cottage sits at the edge of the Minden Historic Residential District on Fort Avenue, and y’all KNOW I like to keep things simple, so thus #CottageonFort it is!  Hooray!  You’ll be able […]

Surprise you guys!!!! Guess what?! I’m renovating another adorable, cozy cottage! HOORAY! I’ve been very vocal since the completion of my cottage of my desire to begin another project.  And y’all, I’ve been looking and looking EVERY SINGLE DAY since then. Last December, I had the most adorable little cottage under contract, but once I […]

Have you ever had the opportunity to watch dry bones come alive?  I’m guessing not physically as Ezekiel witnessed in Chapter 37 of his book, but hopefully you’ve figuratively experienced something dead and dry being brought back to life! If you’ve never been a part of such a story, it’s an AMAZING experience, ESPECIALLY if […]

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