It totally amazes me at all the new blogs out there that I’ve never visited before. You too?
I happened to click on a link off of Twitter one day and ended up at a beautiful blog called Meadowbrook Farm. Having never visited before, I was immediately smitten by the beautiful photos that Teresa shared on her blog. I began reading about her family’s journey from the city to the country and how they ended up in an old farmhouse out in the hinterlands of Montana, miles away from life in the big city.
Her writing style is witty and welcoming and I’m in awe of her beautiful photographs. Even though my style is not so much cottagey or country, I love seeing those type homes. She sucked me right into the blog vortex.
Teresa is the mom to 3 strapping and handsome boys, all lean and very tall. Aren’t they a good-lookin’ bunch?
If there is anything that will suck me into a blog right off the bat, it is beautiful pics! Teresa is my newest photography hero and I’d love to get as good as she is. She told me that she only got serious about photography just a few months before she started her blog in the Fall of 2009. The girl is good! Since I started blogging, my interest in photography has grown leaps and bounds and seeing gorgeous photos like this just makes me want to get better and better. She has a honkin’ big-girl Canon 5-D and says she takes zillions of pics to get them right.
Prepare to be amazed and in awe of Teresa and her family’s story. It’s a good one! Here’s what Teresa says in her About Me page:
Nine years ago, I was a happily settled, cul-de-sac residing, suburban mom. I had Starbucks, shopping malls, and every other convenience known to man at my fingertips. Now I am a country girl living on a small farm 500 miles from the old neighborhood. My husband and I, along with our three boys, decided to leave the rat race behind for a slower pace and a simpler life. It was a leap of faith.Let me give you a little introduction to Teresa’s farmhouse and you can see for yourself. When they found the property in the Montana country, it came with a dilapidated old 1902 farmhouse. Originally, the plan was to build a new house on the property and they were going to live in the farmhouse until their new house was built.
That soon changed, when they fell in love with the house along the way and decided to make the necessary renovations in it so that it could be their forever home. And it’s a stunning farmhouse transformation. Their youngest son called it the Junk House and that name apparently stuck. As in “when are we moving out of the Junk House to a real house, mom”.
This is the house in its Before state. Cute and quaint farmhouse, yes? Lots of work, definitely. And here she is After. Quite the transformation, don’t you think? Wait til you see the inside! It took a lot of vision and hard work to get this house whipped into shape.Hallway BeforeHallway After! Can you believe the difference?
Wait! It just gets better. Dining room Before….And after. Teresa’s charming cottage style just oozes warmth and welcome.The kitchen changes are just jaw-droppingly beautiful….from this to….
See! What did I tell ya? Isn’t this a wonderful Before and After story? I think a magazine should get ahold of Teresa’s house and show it off.What a kitchen this is. Dreamy and so special.Stairway Before and Afters.
Teresa has gorgeous photos all over her blog, so I picked a few to share with you. Of course, you’ll need to go over there to see it for yourself.
Teresa’s Christmas pics were amazing.
She even has a greenhouse outside. How fun is this? She gardens too! OK, I’m officially jealous of Teresa’s talents. Not only amazing photographs, but she grows beautiful flowers too. Like this one of the front of her farmhouse, captured in the early morning fog. Ethereal. She bakes and takes yummy food photos too.Babies are not immune to her photos either. She practices on all sorts of people. This is just beautiful. She traveled to the South last year and visited Savannah and Charleston and took more awesome pics.
So, I’m gushing a little over Teresa’s fabulous photos, but really wanted to introduce her to all of you too. She doesn’t know me from Adam (except when I emailed her to ask if I could feature her blog), but when I see a special blog, I enjoy sharing it with all of you. And I do think Teresa’s talents should be shared.
So, go on over and say hello to Teresa at Meadowbrook Farm! Tell her I sent you.
You might want to get in on the discussion going on over there today too. You’ve gotta love a girl talking about Velveeta cheese.So what if Velveeta is fake cheese, my mama made the best grilled cheese sandwiches outta the stuff.
Flower Patch Farmgirl says
I’m thrilled that you featured Teresa! The first time I spotted her blog I clicked “follow” in a nanosecond, for the very reasons you described here. 🙂
kinga at blueloom says
What a great story. Their home is so warm and cozy. Love the family photo!
WOW! What an amazing transformation and beautiful home!!!
I’ve followed her for awhile now…I am in love with that kitchen!
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Love that you share about this great blog with us. I am always looking for those creative women who have made their old farmhouses so special and unique and beautiful for inspiration for my own. Not quite there yet!