Like-minded, fearless and young—a first-time home owner paired with an up-and-coming contractor set out to bring a water-damaged house back to life.

Follow along as they try to think of everything, from solutions to tricky layout dilemmas to designing a well-planned house with charm in every corner.


14 Responses to “About”

  1. sunny July 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    thanks for sharing the link to your blog! I will subscribe so I can watch the progress. Good luck!!

  2. LA July 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I love this. Congrats on the place and I am so glad I get to see what a beautiful place I am sure this will be. Good luck!!! XOXO Leigh Anna

  3. Kaye Hurta July 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I am inspired beyond words as I read your blog! Don’t stop.
    It’s like reading a good book – as soon as I finish one “chapter” I can’t wait to start the next.

    Send your blog to HGTV!! They need you!

    You are a “Renovation Renegade”! Go girl.


  4. Shela-Lyn Boxberger August 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    You would give the new Design Star a run for her money….love the vintage and industrial look (coming from a girl with a huge chicken incubator as a sofa table, a chicken carrier on my wall for a shelf and a 100+ year old farm house table in my kitchen 🙂 – no telling what can show up in one’s house with some imagination! And you’ve got it! Can’t wait to hear what your walls say next!

  5. Shela-Lyn Boxberger August 31, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Ok – LOVE the photo spread of book pages – fun to read – visually appealing layout. You should be submitting everywhere! BH&G, Southern Living, HGTV, HomeLife, Traditional Homes, Woman’s Day, etc…etc…DIY Network….go for it girl and let God land it where only He can!

  6. Shela-Lyn Boxberger September 1, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Darling video – can’t wait to see the end result! Save a spot on one of those swings for me! I’m convinced in heaven I won’t even need a mansion – just a porch and swing with some flowers to swing, sing, and praise God! 🙂

  7. Scarlett September 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Hey Amy!,
    I ran across a customer of mine’s barn wood furniture website. Looks like some pretty neat stuff. Figured I’d pass this along to ya!

    • aj September 2, 2010 at 12:37 am #

      I LOVE this stuff. Thanks for the link. And, thanks again for all your help yesterday—I really appreciate it! So glad I got to meet you.

  8. Shela-Lyn Boxberger September 3, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    As a woman who has 7 fireplaces as part of my home (one which is two sided but that one is outside where I have no worries of cars crashing) :)…I say pick what’s behind door number 2 – (sorry that was a bit Monty from Let’s Make a Deal)….I mean door option #2. Love the arches – looks tres’ chic French which I’m all about. Repose Toi Un Peu (I used to have that painted on one of my fireplaces and the translation is supposed to be “Linger Longer” – perfect by a fireplace don’t you think?) Yes – I live in the desert where temps reach 120 degrees sometime in the summer…but oh oh oh when a fire is lit – so is my sense of home. Cheers to you and the many deLIGHTful memories to be made by your fireLIGHT where you can stare out those doors and see the moonLIGHT.

  9. Cortney February 22, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Amy! I love, love, love your blog – and your home!!! Looking forward to following your progress. 🙂

  10. Vince Vawter March 28, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    My daughter said she met you at a conference in Nashville. She’s with Scripps Networks. She recommended your blog. It’s nicely done and informative. I’m over in the Knoxville area and do a back-to-the-land blog. You might be interested: http://www.deerfielddiary.blogspot.com. Keep up the good work and we’ll be reading.

  11. Shanda Davidson August 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Found your blog through Pinterest. As an architectural historian, I am so appreciative of people who take on the task of bringing a historic home back to life. Plus, bungalows are my fave. I’m your newest follower!


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