Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Dream Begins...

Leaning Shanty Farm is my dream.

It has taken me many years to figure out what that dream even was. For years, it was to be on Broadway. Some days I want to be a writer... Other days I want to be a stationer... Sometimes I want to be a stylist...

Finally, I began to think about the things in my life that really made me happy...excited even.
  • Holidays (especially Halloween & Christmas)
  • Special Events (my own & other people's)
  • Making Pretty Things
  • Sharing Pretty Things
  • Writing/Creating
  • Being with People who love these things, too
Why not marry all of them together? Combine these things that I love and all the dreams I've dreamt so far, along with the hubby's dream of having a farm again?

Thus began Leaning Shanty.

I say "began," but in all reality I am many, many years away from actually having this farm. I'm currently living in central California (though I'm a native Kentuckian), with only a bit of backyard, but a neighborhood & neighbors that most people dream about. So, until that big move, I've decided to start planning and dreaming away about Leaning Shanty Farm and what it will be one day.

If you'll indulge me, I'd like to share this with you...along with adorable things I come across on the internet and the best bits & pieces of my favorite magazines, home design and what I'm writing.

Welcome to Leaning Shanty...Can I get you a cup of coffee?

*edited & reposted


CR8ON said...

Did you design the page header? It's really, really good!

Abbey said...

Oh C - How I wish I designed the header. I actually found it on But maybe one day I'll be able to do it. I'm hoping to take a few photoshop and illustrator classes soon... We'll see.

PS Totally enjoyed your commercial about your house flooding!!! ;)

CR8ON said...

You saw that damn thing? It's been dogging me for about a year and I hate it. My head looks twice as fat as what it actually is. >:0/
BTW, don't waste money on classes. Adobe produces books for their programs called Classroom in a Book. They're broken up into lessons and I know for a fact that teachers take their lessons directly from these books. So essentially you'd be paying 500-1000 bucks for lessons taken from a 40 book. Even cheaper when you get a used one on Amazon!

Mom said...

Dream, dream, dream . . . what you can see is what you can make happen.

cwelkley said...

I've already booked my room and ordered room service. You do have room service, right? :)

Joobie said...

You would be one damn fantastic B&B runner. I look forward to the day your dreams turn into reality!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful place, I'm ready to come. I love it!
Merry Christmas to you and Drew!
A. Margee