baileyridge  Hello and welcome to Bailey Ridge Farm. My name is Christy and I am a dreamer that will leap when logic tells me to think it over. It leads to a very interesting inner monologue most days. The Mr. and I are passionate about DIY and infusing a blend of rustic meets cottage/farmhouse elements into our new home.

We love a home with history …even if lingering remnants of the 80’s still overpopulate our farmhouse.

Recently with a big dream, small budget…sound familiar? We began our hunt for the perfect fixer-upper, but not just any fixer-upper, a farmhouse with acreage that our horses could enjoy. We learned quickly that big dream was more in line with an impossible dream and a small budget was really ‘scrounging about your purse for those few assorted nickels n’ dimes’ kinda small.

BUT! Perseverance won out! We are now the proud owners of Bailey Ridge Farm, a small little farmhouse with an incredible amount of potential. The journey is only beginning and I invite you to join us in the laughs, the tears, and the ingenuity of a shoe-string budget.

Now then…one more sip of sweet tea and let’s get started!

Cheers!

 

parkside   Hello out there and welcome to our Parkside Twin. I’m Elizabeth, a creative, imaginative, big-picture person. I usually let the husband work out the finer details, while I focus on the end result. There are moments when my imagination overtakes reality and can lead to some awkward moments, but that doesn’t deter me! I will find a way to do it, do it well and hopefully, within budget.

The hubby and I are very hands-on, doing much of the remodel work ourselves (even if it takes a few tries to get it right). While we are not master level DIY-ers, we’re eager to learn and willing to try new things. Our home style mixes traditional decor with modern elements for a fresh but (hopefully) timeless appeal.

This is our first house and we have put a lot of sweat and elbow grease into fixing up this quaint old twin. It might not be a dream home yet, but someday we’ll get there. In the meantime, come along for the ride and share with us in the tears and joys of renovating our home on a wing and a prayer and a budget so tight it would make a Hollander beam with pride.