Schoolhouse Design – Rustic and Farmhouse Styles are Speaking to Us!

We are getting closer to starting the interior renovations and I’m thinking about the overall design for the schoolhouse and all the finishing touches. This is the super fun part! But eek, so many decisions to make!  Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re working on! Key Words for Design -Rustic -Farmhouse -And of course… Continue reading Schoolhouse Design – Rustic and Farmhouse Styles are Speaking to Us!

2018 in Review and What’s Up for 2019

2018 in Review A lot of things happened in 2018! For the school house it was a year of preparation and planning. For our family it was a time of changes big and small. Two of my sibling graduated (one from high school and one from grad school). Gramp and Em officially have an empty… Continue reading 2018 in Review and What’s Up for 2019

You Asked, We Answered! Gramp’s Old School is at the Front of the Class Answering Your Questions!

We all know renovating an old building is super exciting and you can’t wait for every riveting twist and turn about Gramp’s window restoration, or how I’ve been stalking old school houses and dragging my feet sending in Part 2 of our National Register application. The drama is real folks! It’s been so long since… Continue reading You Asked, We Answered! Gramp’s Old School is at the Front of the Class Answering Your Questions!

Back To School

Back to School It’s that time of year! I realized this year four family members (including myself) are heading back to school. Sarah Tefft took a teaching position at the Perkins School for the Blind in their new College Success program. Philip will be starting pre-school next week and I just registered for a small… Continue reading Back To School

Summer Fun and Winter Prep

Summer is Here The heat has gotten to me and I’m delusional with projects in both houses, summer trips, and a new found addiction to auctions and estate sales. We’ve been in the house in the village for about two months now and we absolutely love it. The location is perfect, the layout is wonderful… Continue reading Summer Fun and Winter Prep

I’ve Found My People: The Country School Association of America

Country School Association of America Early on in the school house renovation I discovered the Country School Association of America (CSAA). If old schools are your thing (and they are way my thing), then it’s pretty cool! At first I just read their website and Gramp gave me one of their books. Now I’ve had… Continue reading I’ve Found My People: The Country School Association of America