This whole thing has been a real doozy. For everyone that stuck with me while I worked on this, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s been torture to maintain radio silence while I’ve been migrating, and I have such a backlog of new posts and projects that I don’t know how I will ever catch up. But rest assured, there’s tons of new content coming your way. I gotta make up for a lot of lost time.
There will probably be bugs. Some existing content might be a bit glitchy. Some old content is gone; I purged a good portion of old blog posts that I felt were irrelevant. So if things don’t quite line up, let’s all just remain calm. It’s really all about the new content, am I right?
Also, I’m gonna change things up just a tad. I was a little direction-less before; aimlessly writing about whatever topic under the sun I felt like writing about. This is kind of the blessing, as well as the curse, of ‘Lifestyle Blogging’. But I’ve decided to reign things in a bit, tighten the focus. Focus is good. I lack it a little bit.
What were we talking about?
Oh yeah. The New and Improved Farmhouse38.com.
So how is the ‘new and improved’ Farmhouse38 gonna roll? Here’s what you’ll find:
First and foremost, I’m gonna dwell a lot on my love of farmhouses and farmhouse design. Not only am I going to continue sharing bits and pieces of our own farmhouse decor and renovation, I’m gonna start curating farmhousey goodness from ye olde interwebs (with proper credit, of course). Look for tours of other people’s amazing farmhouses coming soon. (And while I’m on the subject, if you or someone you know has a fantastic farmhouse to share, Please. Do. Tell.)
Additionally, the farmhouse garden is gonna get a lot of love. Why? Because I’m pretty obsessed with it. I feel rather emphatically that a farmhouse is not a farmhouse without some sort of cultivated green space. I mean, if we’re being real here, the darned house should be sitting on an actual farm, but for some of us, a little patch of garden is as farmy as it’s gonna get. It’s no secret that I dream of being a flower farmer, so expect to see a lot about my attempts to grow them in between and amongst my vegetables, herbs, and pollinator plants. And of course, expect many flower-arranging adventures and tutorials. You’ll undoubtedly hear all about the chickens, seeing as how they simultaneously make a farmhouse garden, and destroy it. So let’s all look forward to lots of garden project posts and photos, and also, I’ll be heading out into the world (in person, and via the internet) to find inspiring outdoor spaces to share with you guys.
Next up: I’m introducing a new twist on my ongoing cocktail enthusiasm. We spend a lot of time enjoying our farmhouse front porch (and back deck), and I’m not gonna try to pretend like we’re not usually simultaneously cocktailing it up. What can I say? Front porches just beg to be filled with friends clinking great drinks together. So I am launching a little bit of hashtag fun in the form of #frontporchdrinks. What does this involve, exactly? On the blog, it means I will be sharing lots of fabulous cocktail recipes, as well as our adventures finding other people’s front porches to drink on (decks, patios, backyards, barnyards, beaches–we’re not picky, we’ll drink outside with friends anywhere). Out in social media land, this hashtag means you can join in on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., and share your #frontporchdrink moments. Can’t wait to see what y’all are up to!
So that’s kind of the gist of Farmhouse38 from here on out. A little bit different, but mostly the same: my own special, citified version of farmhouse life.
With plenty of boxer photo-bombing, of course.