Faith & FamilyThe White Buffalo Story – Part II March 20, 2017Happy Monday, y’all! I’m so excited to be diving into Part II of our family’s story today. I can’t tell you how much y’all’s love and support on last week’s post meant to me. Getting comments that some of our story is already resonating with y’all or that it’s bringing you hope amidst similar circumstances literally makes me tear up! I’m a firm believer that God writes our stories. We have to be willing participants for Him to work, but He so clearly has written a story of adventure in freedom in our lives that we could never have created on our own. And hearing examples of Him doing similar works with you guys is just awesome! If you missed last week’s Our Story Part I, make sure you check it out first! It’s the foundation for everything to come. You can watch that video by clicking below: Re-living this through telling you guys our story has been so powerful for me. Last week, it was crazy to remember those wonderful early days of discovery where we developed our love for renovation and our family started to take shape. But it was also a time of darkness and despair where we were drowning in debt and literally saw no way out for our family. As God so often does, He stepped into that impossible situation and provided a way out that still blows my mind. Not only did it address our issue, but it built on the passion and gifts He was cultivating in us to renovate homes, taking something broken and hopeless as we felt during those days and out of it, making something new and beautiful. Okay, y’all, let’s do this! Watch this week’s video, Our Story Part II, to hear more about how God started changing our impossible situation. In the last two videos, I’ve talked a lot about that first house we got that was so defining for us! It was a rancher a bit out of downtown that had been a former frat house. While it didn’t take the large-scale reno that our last two houses have, it was a big project for us at the time. We painted, started exploring our style, renovated two bathrooms, and really created a home. And more than anything, it was the birthplace for the adventure and vision that has changed everything about our life: our renovation and paying down debt journey, me starting the blog…so much of our life today kick-started there. Does anyone want to see some old photos of that first house?? There are still some posts up from that time if you go allllllll the way back in my archives. Man, that was a life ago, y’all! I’ve come a long way when it comes to my style, what I love, photography, etc. But it was so much fun to look back and see where it all started. You can click below to see some of the rooms this super young newlywed did in that very first house when she was just learning to create. MASTER BATH: LIVING ROOM: MASTER BEDROOM: SUNROOM: GUEST BATH: It’s so amazing to look at these and see how much my style has changed and evolved as I’ve experimented and learned more about what I love. But it’s also so cool to see the beginnings of things I love today in those spaces. Anyone spot some items that are STILL in our house? There are several things in those pictures that have made an appearance in all three houses so far! There was so much gray and tan in this house! I’ve mentioned it, but now y’all see proof…I loved me some neutrals back then! I definitely have embraced and added more color as the renos have progressed. My love affair with white walls was taking shape here though! And our love of rustic design was in full force here. Now, we still love it, but it’s more of our foundation and other things are layered on top. I’ll share more about each house as they come up in the videos! Thanks for joining in on our story, friends. It’s been a fun journey and it’s an honor to share it with y’all!