Friday, January 29, 2010

Take A Peak

HERE at what's in store at The Vintage Retreat at the Farmstead tomorrow, Jan 30th from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm!
Hope to see you there!!!
Farm girl Kelly

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More from the Iowa Home Show

Here are just a few more pictures from the Iowa Home Show...Got an old ladder laying around? How about using it to display your magazines.
Cozy up to the fire and relax...

It was a wonderful weekend.

Enjoyed meeting everyone!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sneak Peek of The Vintage Retreat

Click here for a sneak peek at what's in store for The Vintage Retreat at the Farmstead on Saturday, Jan 30th from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.
Come be inspired, shop, connect with kindred spirits and create. There is still time to sign up for classes and lunch, so email Sheila by Wednesday, Jan 27th at with your sign up information.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Back from the Iowa Home Show

We are back from the Iowa Home Show and I wanted to show a few creative shots of the barn the we transformed. The custom cabinetry was by Farmstead Lifestyle.
Above the mantel is a tufted upholstered panel. The antique furniture was reupholstered and given new life.
We are proud to announced that we won Best of the Best Home Show for 2010!
Thanks for all you wonderful Des Moines, IA women that came by... you were a hoot!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

Hanging with dear friends... treasures from White Cloud
Look what I found!
Reflections from some of the best of 2009.
Thanks to dear friends, Craig, Sheila and Chari.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Iowa Home Show or Bust

I am putting the final things together to head to the Iowa Home Show in Des Moines, IA. I am honored and excited to be the featured interior designer. I will be transforming a beautiful built barn, at the show, built by Barn Builders of Pella, IA into a comfy and cozy retreat.
Hope to see you this weekend, Jan 15th - Jan 17th at the Iowa Home Show!

Next week, I'll be posting pictures from the event.

Love from the farm, Farmgirl Kelly

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

As winter comes in the form of a blanket, its' soft white crisp snow envelopes us, quiets us, and slows us down.............then after it surrounds us with comfort and beauty it reinvigorates us with joy, wonder, energy, and excitement!

As I bundle up and venture out to care for our beloved horses, barn kitties and to shovel mounds of snow I get so excited about the beauty, freshness and new beginnings that have just arrived. With each new day, with each new season; an opportunity unfolds to start anew.

Take in big, long, deep breaths, think of new possibilities, dream new dreams, take time to visit with God, cherish and spend time cultivating memories with family and friends. Be creative, be productive and be bold to make a difference! As we start a new year, may we all take time to reflect, be encouraged and have compassion and forgiveness for our mistakes and shortcomings in ourselves and others. Then cozy up in that blanket in front of the fire for a while before we begin the journey again, with more kindness in our hearts towards our neighbors, more tenderness and respect for nature and every living creature and healthy balanced goals for ourselves! Here's to 2010! May you be the person that you were intended to be. Don't look back with regrets but look at lessons learned: don't look at the media, magazines and what the world says..........but look're beautiful. Look up, He's incredible and he knows what's best for you. Be still, to gain greater perspective and be refreshed. Then forge ahead, make a pact with yourself to have a ground breaking, spread those wings and fly, new year! Fill it with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Happy New Year! Give thanks, create and enjoy!

Love from the farm, Farmgirl Kelly