Since Hayden, my sidekick and assistant for the past 4 years, moved to Manhattan in July, I have been riding solo. I spent the first few months without her, moping around, convinced I would never find anyone who could take her place. But it’s a lotta work prepping and teaching every single workshop by myself. If you have ever hosted a class alone then you know how valuable an extra set of hands are.
I had talked to a few potential replacements but I just didn’t feel like they were the ones in my gut. You know that feeling. I started to pray for the perfect person to help me. That’s how I found Hayden after all.
And BOOM. Just like that, I got a text message from Holly, a past student and adorable customer who I just love. She asked me if I was still looking for someone and I basically asked her to start right then.
She been working with me for 2 weeks and I know, down in my toes, God placed her in the perfect place.
But here is how I knew I picked the perfect person for the job.
She sent me a picture of her Jadeite dish collection. And I nearly fell out of my chair.
Do other people hire employees based on their favorite serving ware? Probably not, but I think it’s a solid recruiting strategy.
Also, it needs to be said we both have miniature sized feet and hands. Both of hers are smaller than mine! Everyone makes fun of my small hands and finally I have met my small hand match!
I’m thinking we were separated at birth.
After Holly snapped a few pictures of her house I begged her to come let me photograph it.
She was such a good sport and said yes. She even let me haul both of my little boys with me during the shoot.
Soul sisters I tell ya.
Holly and her husband purchased this 1923 Farmhouse and did all of the demolition themselves. They designed the entire home and you can tell. Each and every corner is special. I am popping the “before” pictures of the house at the end of this blog post.
I don’t photograph with the lights on very often, because I prefer natural light, but I made an exception for this farmhouse.
The arabesque tile is stunning and looks unique at every angle.
She has the perfect mixture of rustic and glamorous elements throughout the entire house.
Can we just have some pantry envy here?
You know you are truly an adult when you have pantry jealousy and ask for new panties for your birthday.
I have reached that point and I’m not sad about it.
This pantry is making me set some #pantrygoals for my next house.
Isn’t this chalkboard saying so sweet?
Chartreuse is my favorite color. Of all time. I keep saying I am going to create a custom color in this hue. I have NEVER met another person who’s favorite color is Chartreuse.
Another confirmation that Jesus took the wheel on this prayer request.
Many of the original doors from the house were sprinkled throughout the redesign. It’s those custom touches that make this home show stopping.
And just when I thought I was done taking photos, she showed me her master bedroom, and I had to snap a few more pictures. That headboard is stunning.
I love that Holly and Trey have been slow to decorate their newly renovated farmhouse. I am a slow to finish decorator too. There is something so satisfying about carefully curating your home vs. buying a bunch of stuff you don’t love just to fill a space on the wall.
Let’s take a peek at the Before picture of this 1920’s Farmhouse before Holly and her Hubs got their hands on it.
Please show her some love and leave a comment on what you are loving about their new to them Farmhouse!