In November, 2001, I purchased a fixer-upper in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The house was tiny, 100+ years old, and on the cusp of being condemned – the perfect subject for honing my elementary construction skills.  My original plan was to work on the house while attending graduate school, flip it, make a few bucks, then go on my merry way.

But somewhere along the line, this little house became my home.

So, here I am, still renovating at a snail’s pace, creating more mistakes than successes, and not giving up –  yet. I have no long term goals; I just want to play and discover and create and enjoy every little revelation and evolution along the way.

Aside from renovating, I am an avid gardener and aspiring artist.  I am frugal to the bone, frightfully independent, and devoutly non-traditional.  In short, I just like doing what I do and have no interest in being anyone but me.

Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to vote. And call your mother!

– Carolyn


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    1. I love your artistic style, Katy. It’s so free-flowing and charming. I’m teaching myself to paint and am always looking for inspirational pieces such as yours!


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the flowers-related post, such as the botanical garden one ! Very nice pictures. I couldn’t find the like button, so I was thinking I would drop you a message 🙂

    1. Thank you, Gin! I love your posts as well – especially the flower photos. You have a very good eye, and I look forward to seeing more! And thank you a for telling me that you could like find the “like” button. I just realized that it only appears next to the post on the main page. It disappears when you click on the link. Good to know! 🙂

      1. You are welcome. I think it would be nice to like your posts, even the “old” ones. I hope you will figure something out ! Maybe you have to activate an option in your settings or parameters … I’m sorry I can’t help you 😦

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