Thursday, January 8, 2009

In my dreams...

This is my cousin, Robin's, new (very old actually) Georgia farmhouse that she and her family are renovating. After many years of deliberating, their prayers were finally answered and this gift was given to them. I have to say, when I first heard the news I was a teensy weensy bit jealous because I have a slight (ok, major) obsession with farmhouses. And not just the house itself, but the way of life it offers. I have always imagined my kids (Jack included) running around on a large plot of land with not a care in the world. This is such a precious way to raise children. I, on the other hand, am not complaining or ungrateful for living on the beach, but I do value a simpler way of life. One that is free of mental clutter and insignificant things in the grand scheme of life. She and her husband will be raising their five (yes, FIVE) girls here in an effort to preserve this simpler way of life I am speaking of. Five girls and a coop of chickens. (Personally, I could do without the chickens, unless I didn't have to clean their potty mess. In that case, I would keep them).

I love the black shutters and the black and white awnings over the windows. This is such a classic home. I would not change anything on the exterior. Maybe just some fresh paint.

They have added a new walkway since and are re-painting the outside a grayish blue color. (I would have left it in it's glorious white state, but that's neither here nor there :) ).
So what do you think? How about this simple way of living? Could you give it all up for some peace and quiet? In my utopia, I would keep my beach house and have this one on the side. Split my time 50/50. I just can't imagine anything better. I'm really a simple girl at heart.


Pink Wallpaper said...

how nice! i am from GA and I sometimes feel the same way...packing up and moving back to a "simpler" life...although, having the beach 5 min. away is great too!!

annechovie said...

Looks like a great house Kara! I lived in Georgia for almost 19 years and my brother has built a new farmhouse there with his wife and kids and it's gorgeous. But, for me personally, I would take the beach life here in Florida over rural Georgia anyday.