Here’s where the story of how we came to live in our house starts.
Well, no, I guess it starts back about a year ago when we decided to leave our life in the big city behind and move our little family of three back to my husband Chris’s hometown. Then there’s the part where we bought the big ol’ farmhouse out in the country, right near Gramma’s house so our 6-year-old daughter Kennedy can see her everyday if she likes.
But now’s the fun part; the part where we move in and get to work tearing apart walls, uncovering history and renovating our own home exactly how we want it, just for us. It’s about a simpler life, adventures in the country, and creating roots for ourselves and future members of our family.
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.