Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Country Livin'

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my little cousin and by little he's half of my age and towers over me...  came outside and brought me the hat.  he though that it would look better.  i'm not going to argue.

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Tank: Heylee B., Jacket: Gap (similar, love this one), Jeans: Banana Republic Factory, Shoes: Converse

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live out in the country.  My grandmother lives about a 1.5 hours west of Chicago.  I was born here and so were both of my parents.  Her beautiful home is in a small town and just outside of it she has an old school house in what I'd call 'farm country'.  The school house borders 100+ acres of land with other farms surrounding it.  it's beautiful.  farm land for miles and miles...  Every tractor or truck that drives by would kindly wave as they were passing.  good ole country folk. i love it.

One of my fondest memories as a child visiting here was for one Christmas time, but the other was coming out to the school house and the family gatherings.  Us kids loved to play especially on the old merry-go-round.  Maybe not the splinters in my butt, but the rest of it.  Similar merry-go-round here.  All of us cousins played on the old merry-go-round this past visit, but there was no sitting on it.  Maybe it was that memory of the splinters, but we all spun around on it.  standing only.  

Joe and I talk about moving one day.  Maybe not to farm country, but somewhere in the mountains.  maybe not even too far from where we are now, somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina.  We both would love to have some land.  10+ acres or even 100 if we could afford it.  We would love to have privacy and relieve us from any dumb Home Owners Associate rules.  Maybe a log cabin with a small creek nearby so we can listen to the trickle while swaying back and forth in our handmade wooden rocking chairs.  Every year we'd see the fall foliage beginning to change right before our eyes, with a snow as early as November.  A big ole wooden fireplace and a place to hang a cast iron kettle over it to make stew.  wow am i old and getting caught up on a tangent.  A girl can still dream right?  I just hope this one comes true.


  1. I'm sitting at work and I read this post...Amanda, I imagine every single words you wrote!!!
    Can I came to USA to say hello to you, one day?
    Have a nice day!

  2. Hi Amanda, I could imagine it and it would be a dream place also for me!:) Looking very pretty! Kisses! xo

  3. You look beautiful, and it was so lovely to hear from you over on my blog, thank you so much for stopping by! I completely understand the being busy...totally there myself lately! :) Also, I love the mountains of NC, especially Asheville...I used to take road trips there while in college in NC, just beautiful! :)

  4. Very nice look!! :)

    Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

  5. I love your outfit! I'm not a big fan of converses, but you work them very well!

  6. Can I come visit your cabin one day? Sounds like the perfect getaway to me. We have the same dream, but in Kiawah Island near Charleston.

  7. Alright, you can't even talk about huge little cousins until you get hand me downs from your ten year old cousin! Because...that happened to me in real life.

    You look sooo pretty, I love the outfit.

  8. you look pretty and yep the hat was a great touch ;) I'm not a city girl, but I'm not a country girl either...I would love to live by the beach somewhere...that would be my dream land to own

  9. love the top! xox

  10. so cute! i often think i'd like to live in the county but not too sure if i'd last very long!

  11. I think it could definitely come true for you! I go back and forth about this. Part of me wants to live way out there where we have tons of land...and then part of me wants to be right in the middle of things so I don't have to travel far to get anywhere.

  12. I would love to live in Blowing Rock or outside of Asheville. I do love the mountains, but for now...Raleigh will have to make do;)


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