Saturday, September 10, 2016

Finding Home Again...

Two years ago this month, we started this journey to move downtown,
partnering with a local developer in restoring this long abandoned 1903 beauty,
and making it our home. 
We had no idea of the upheaval of this process!
Yes, I have helped numerous clients through the years make a new house a home, 
but with my own house it was a different story!
 I wasn't aware of how much my home and farm grounded and gave me life.
It was my safe place in a scary world,
an "introvert bubble" of the Shire for my inner hobbit.

Having deep roots in one neighborhood brings such comfort to a family
because you are embedded 
and through that there is much security and community.

But we knew we were suppose to move and with that we had to trust--
ourselves, the process, what we are being led to do.
So we had to keep looking back and remembering
how this had all come about, so we could keep moving forward
when doubt would seep in.

The love it takes to resurrect something dead back to life and flourishing is all encompassing.
We have been in the thick of it for the past few years and weren't able to share--
we were just surviving, struggling to hold on.

But now the dust has finally settled, our construction days are done,
we've gotten through the worst of it and we are thrilled to be downtown,
exploring our neighborhood, walking to everything and 
we are finally able to grow things again. Woot woot!!

This transition has been hard but good.
Changes like these seem to disturb your soil and expose you,
showing you your weaknesses,what's important and what's not,
 and if you're honest with yourself, 
this brokenness can become beauty and your fear becomes courage. 
This is where we are in our journey, our story is still unfolding, 
but we are thankful.

Here's a little peek to what we've done on the outside.
don't worry there'll more updates, including the inside and the gardens,
plus upcoming events and classes.

We are looking forward to doing what we love again!

October 2014

March 2015

May 2015

September 2016


  1. So great to hear from you, Caroline. I've missed you! I can't wait to read more about your downtown adventures!

  2. Can't wait to see the inside...hint, hint...:)

  3. oh sweet friend...thank you for sharing.... you are beautiful and courageous and model so much to all of us. I applaud you to the moon and back. lylah

  4. So glad to see you are blogging again! I knew you were working on something special!

  5. So excited you are back. The place is looking great. Can't wait to hear more about your adventure.

  6. Caroline, You are such an inspiration. I can only imagine the range of emotions you experienced given the scope of change. You are the epitome of grace under fire, and I am happy for you that you can now enjoy the fruits of your labor. It will be wonderful to see what you have created.

  7. So glad you are back!

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