After months of searching and even trying to have someone design us a plan, we still couldn’t settle on something that we loved. We searched, searched, and searched some more. It became frustrating and I truly wanted this process to be fun! Finally we realized a house plan doesn’t make a home. What makes a home are the people in it. SO, we decided to find a plan that met our needs and move on.
One night I was searching online and came across a plan by Southern Living called Glenview Cottage. I immediately fell in love and so did my husband. It met all of our needs, and it was perfect! A lot of features of it reminded me of the house we live in now. This was funny to me because I’ve always said I wish we could just pick our house up and move it on some acreage. Then we found out it was an Eric Moser design and I loved it even more. I’ve always admired his simple and efficient design style.
A lot of the house plan we’ve changed around. The porch won’t look like this (we’re doing no rails), there are rooms moved, doors moved, windows added etc… we changed a lot to fit our needs and what flows best with our family. What immediately caught my eye was that wrap around porch!
Isn’t she gorgeous? I can’t wait to make this place home!
First off, Hi! I’m Kristin and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I live in Tennessee with my husband Casey, our precious daughter, and two dogs (eventually we want to add some chickens and goats in the mix)! 🙂
Like many farmhouses, they all begin with a story. I guess I should start off this blog with how it all began…
When my husband and I were dating, we always dreamt about eventually getting some land… somewhere to put down roots. We had been looking for “gently rolling, partially wooded and partially cleared” land for a while. You think that would be easy to find in Tennessee, ha! It was nearly impossible. People around here like to hold on to their land, then pass it down generation after generation. It’s so gorgeous here, who can blame them?! We searched and searched for what seemed like forever. I kept praying that God would show us the place that was meant for us.
In September of 2015, we were driving on some back roads and came across farm land for sale in a nearby town. It was gently rolling, partially wooded, and partially cleared. It had a tiny creek, and there were trees surrounding the land that went all the way to the top of a little ridge. It was close to everything and everyone we love, but far enough out that you have some privacy from city life (I’m a country girl y’all). We immediately fell in love and called the owner. I prayed and prayed that it would all work out if it was meant to be. Everything fell into place and a few months later, it was ours!
I still can’t believe this gorgeous slice of earth belongs to us. God has entrusted us with this land and my prayer is we take care of it to the best of our ability, all while glorifying Him. I hope you follow along on our home building journey.
Stay tuned, the next post will be about our house plan! 🙂
“By wisdom a house is built and through understanding is is established; through knowledge it’s rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3-4