Why did you start the blog?

I moved to the country with my family about 10 years ago from Dallas, TX. We bought the farmhouse and renovated it inside and out. I got lonely, started a blog and then wrote a book.

And now?

We’ve jumped back to the house I grew up in.

All that.

In that exact order. It’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait to see what the next chapters hold. Literally.

Where do you live?

We live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Go to Dallas and head north. If you get to Oklahoma you’ve gone too far.

How do I find where to buy things in your house.

I love to talk about shopping the side of the road.

And fleamarkets.

But occasionally I find really amazing stuff at really amazing prices at really amazing stores.

You can see all my bargains and shop my house here

and shop some of my favorites here.

What are the paint colors in your home?

I wrote an entire post on paint colors and how to pick the perfect paint color for your house. You can read all about it here.

You can also see how to choose paint colors for the entire house.


Here are my favorite white colors.

Here are my favorite gray colors.

Here are my favorite blue gray colors.


What camera do you use?

I use a Canon 70-d and a tripod. You can see some of my photography tips here and here and here.

And this is my favorite lens on the planet here.

Oh wait.

I kind of like this one, too.

I'm thinking about starting a blog--do you have any advice?

Yes. I love advice. Truly. You can read all about starting a blog here and how to make money from a blog here.

And here.

I also have a coaching group that opens up twice a year. You can see more about it here.

Do you accept guest posts?

At the current time, Thistlewood Farms is not accepting guest posts.

Can we work together?

I love partnering with brands and discovering new products to showcase. You can learn more about working with Thistlewood Farms here or e-mail me at thistlewoodfarms@yahoo.com.