Sunday, January 22, 2012

First Post Ever!

Champ waiting for us to come home by the pond - Summer 2011

Welcome to "Designing Acres".  I have long awaited this day as I have read and been inspired by many blogs out there in the blogosphere.  Thanks to my graphic designer daughter, I can now say with confidence that I will post long as she is sitting here ready to assist!  I'm sure I'll get the hang of this, but until then - thank you Kristen.

My husband Tom and I have been married for 28 years.  We have two grown children.  Our oldest, Kristen is married to her favorite tall redhead and they have a loveable chocolate lab named "Chloe".  Our son Dan just recently graduated college, passed the CPA exam, and just purchased his first home.  We also have a chocolate lab named "Champ".

In 2010, my husband and I purchased 72 acres of land.  In the last 19 months, we built our dream home and it is a work in progress both inside and out - hence the name "Designing Acres".  While I am choosing paint colors, fabric designs, pillows, etc., Tom (aka "Citylogger), can be found out on the trails cutting wood, mulching and blazing new trails, and thinking of many projects.  We love Sundays with the family, whether it be fishing by the pond, walking the trails with the dogs, or watching football and enjoying Tom's chili.

Most days, I can be found teaching my fun and energetic fifth graders. They keep my on my toes!
I hope that this blog will be an outlet for me, and a way to chronicle our adventures.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Woohoo!! Great job Mom! Can't wait to read more :)

    1. Thanks so much! Can't thank you enough for your help:) Trade you dinners for design tips?