Pretty pleased with this little part of our patio space.
• Unfinished patio.
• Pots of perennials I don’t know what to do with yet.
• Mixtures of veggies and herbs we’re trying to establish.
All of it in transition, but the combination of all of each in it’s own progress is what brings the beauty to me. It might be together for just this spring and summer. It’ll probably look totally different next year at this time.
But it’s beautiful now.
God grant me this perspective outside of this little space. The forgiveness, the grace and mercy, the courage to love myself and others when we are in process. Help me to know You and trust You more.
Reveal the beauty to me in the unfinished, sometimes messy, oftentimes raw process. 🌱 #foundinyou #foundinyourspace #foundinyoufarm #growthmindset #monday #process #makeallthingsnew #restoration #hemakesmenew...
| h a r v e s t | First garden harvest at the farm feels like a moment worth documenting.
Been working all day every day to get the garden transformed. Tons of weeding, ripping out, transplanting, tilling and building.
Calle and I have been dreaming, sketching, researching and designing what we hope for in the garden and it’s exciting to put shovels to those dreams.
Reminding myself that it doesn’t have to all happen the first year. Gardens are meant to evolve, develop, and expand slowly. Slowly isn’t a word that’s ever been used to describe me or my process. There is so much learning and growing happening this year.
Grateful to the Master Gardener for second chances, pruning, transplanting, and repotting. #foundinyou #foundinyourspace #gardengrow #watchusgrow #growthmindset #slow #gardenlife #meaningmaker...
| w o r d | I am not joking that I just spent 45 minutes ticked off, searching the notes on my phone and laptop, google docs, old journals trying to find this thing I wrote about Moses for a blog post I’m working on.
Then I stumbled onto this spread I made at a conference I attended in 2017. I just skidded to a stop.
Thankful for this discovery.
Thankful for a God who has been speaking these truths to me for 5 years now.
Thankful, I guess 🙄, for my thick head who needed to see and soak these messages in just as much today as I did back on March 2, 2017.
Share below if any of these are speaking to you too! #foundinyou #hesmakingmenew #heartwork #headwork #motivation #TRUTH...
| e a s t e r | We had a beautiful Easter weekend, celebrating with friends and family. Simple tablescape made perfect with these tulips from the Farmstand on 241! So pleased with how long they are lasting!! #foundinyou #foundinyoufarmhouse #foundinyourspace #tabledecor #springtime #tulips...
| c h o i c e | I just spent 2 hours this morning folding the 10+ loads of laundry that covered the rug and chair in our bedroom, changing our bed sheets, and cleaning our room.
Our bedroom that has been stripped of wall paper but still needs patched and new paint.
Our floors that got ripped up to the original floorboards but will wait for awhile for something new.
I made our mattress that still sits on the floor waiting for the bed that’s been in the box since November to be assembled.
Dusted that dresser that is not at all what I want to use in this room, but was what I had when we moved. So it works for now.
Those windows that will soon get replaced but for now get icy when its cold and are nearly impossible to open.
You see I could dwell on the fact that the lists are long and expensive, the projects are on hold while Scotty puts in extra hours at work.
Or I can choose to remember. Remember that this farm and home were still a dream last year at this time. Be grateful that in our bedroom, morning sunlight streams through, those plants are all still alive, all the pieces I’ve saved and the designs I’ve dreamed up in my head are coming together slowly but in just the right time.
I know I post pretty things, finished and completed projects. Sometimes it’s a good reminder that there is beauty in the process and it’s our choice which perspective we want to be our focus.
Here’s to the middle and choosing to love it! 🥂#foundinyou #foundinyourspace #foundinyoufarmhouse #masterbedroom #middle #process #makeallthingsnew...
| t u n n e l | Sometimes after a rough time, a hard day, an emotional situation I really need something mindless to decompress.
Like running the vaccum to see something completed.
Or turning on a fan just for noise.
Or driving with the window down and the radio up.
I think there is something to this and I’m working on a blog post about this. Like rest after finding the light at the end of a tunnel.
After a few months of processing, this past week something I’ve been struggling with just came to a major point. And this week at Wednesday church I felt at a crossroads. And then today during a celebration of life service I had to hold in my ugly cry because God was speaking so clearly to me. I got in the car and wept. Then took a nap.
I think I came to the end of the tunnel, so I asked Scotty for a 4 wheeler ride and told him I’d like to go as fast as possible. He agreed. 😏
Thankful for the ability to feel even if it is hard.
Thankful for a God who speaks through the ordinary, everyday. Thankful for the ability to decompress.
Thankful for new beginnings.
And thankful for this solid man who is down for whatever (especially if it’s driving fast) and a true partner for life.
| f a r m | Farming in general is no joke. Farming in winter is not for the faint of heart. Farming today in a storm, caring for heifers and cows and their newborn calves with winds like that means you’ve got to be savage.
Yesterday we worked to get the new pairs in pens near the barn so those babies could be sheltered for the upcoming storm. And tonight had to move a few new babies with their incredibly protective moms. Totally savage. Those moms terrify me. They’re scarier than the bulls.
Everyday I’m learning something new and everyday I’m impressed again by how deep the love of farming and caring for cattle runs in Scotty.
Tonight it was a thing to behold. 🤍 #cattleman #cattlefarmer #masonicvillage #winter #calvingseason...
| t r e a s u r e | It’s been a little while since I’ve been on the ‘gram. Took a sweet little social media nap, vacation, hibernation whatever you want to call it since closing the shop and it’s been
b l e s s e d. 😌😌😌
The last 3 months have been just what my mind, soul, body, and strength have needed. My family too.
I’d be lying though if I said I haven’t missed you guys and posting content. And so many times I wanted to share what we were up to. It was so important for me to give myself permission to take this break.
t r e a s u r e s
They come in all forms, shapes, sizes, conditions, and designs.
We’ve been on a literal treasure hunt since moving to the farm. Literally and metaphorically. As many doors, barn wood, windows and farmhouse style goodies I’ve found, I have also rediscovered my love for cooking, reading, hosting dinners and just plain being fully present with my family. Things I hadn’t realized I had given up for my business until I got them back these last few weeks.
As I’ve processed closing the shop and s l o w l y start imagining and dreaming the future of Found in You, I realize that not everything has to be a big splash. It’s ok to scale back and begin again. It’s ok if my focus shifts, things look different than the past. There is room for it all.
I’m truly excited for what the future holds for Found in You. I’m also so excited to start sharing some fun we’ve been having down on the farm!