Living and loving the simple “dirt road” life is our passion.  Off the beaten path,  into the country is where our stress drifts away.  A strong heartbeat for “well-loved” things to incorporate into our home…..inspires my “junkin’ trips.”  With a hearty love of faith, family and friends….you might often find me cooking a new recipe in an iron skillet, hugging my husband and our children, or scratching behind the ears of a Millie Jane or Suzie.  Welcome to our stretch of the dirt road.


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  1. thank you for you lovely website…as we live in our little humble community of Ava…i read your articles while waiting for my little boy&hubby to get hair cuts at “Gibb&Todd’s” barber shop…
    How blessed we are to live in such a beautiful place…moral standards still apply here…with ole fashioned folks who help…care and know each other by name…Praise God for the Ozarks !
    I love this place…and Every dirt road we have!!!

  2. Whitney sigler said:

    I just love your blog and on IG. You make my day brighter. Thank you

    • Whitney…Thank you sweet friend. Your comments on IG are always so precious. It is my pleasure to be just a tiny bit of help if I can. Thanks again. Big hugs to you. xx k.

  3. Christine cole said:

    I just found you on Instagram. Was reading your blog. Enjoyed it. Your home is beautiful. I go to Amazing Grace holiness church. Where do y’all go?
    Have a blessed week.

  4. Melanie Norman said:

    Hi! I absolutely love love love your blog! It give me daily inspiration and really helps be to learn how to see the beauty in every part of my life ever day! You totally inspire me as a mom and wife myself! I have a question for you.. I have three kids 12, 7 and 3.. And I am desperately trying to make sure they are hearing and receving in Word of God at home since the attend public schools… But I want to make something they delight in doing as opposed to making it a chore.. I would love you input! Also.. One more question promise!! With my 12 year old daughter, the hormones are starting to get out of control! She is generally a well behaved child, but lately she has been talking back and giving me and her father a little attitude. Any suggestions there? Thank you so so much!!

    • Melanie….Thank you so much for the kind words. They touch my heart and make blogging worth while. The main thing that I try to do with our kids is show them that Jesus is a daily part of all that we do. He is the MAIN member of our family. We attend a Bible believing church and they get a solid foundation in that vein. I am a firm believer though…that it all begins at home. We try to have devotions with our kids too. Sometimes we fail at that. I have learned that parenting can humble you like nothing in life. Gods grace covers all of that though and I am so thankful. I have been delighted of late though because our older children are picking up their own daily devotion habits. That was a huge turning point in my teenage years. As far as hormones…whew! Hang in there mama…and big hugs to you. Lots of patience…eek…and remembering how hard those years are helps a lot. Lots of hugs and also a healthy bluff…that it will only work…your way…is about all I have learned. If you find something better…let me know. 😉 p.s. Prayer changes things. Sometimes I tell them to go find a quiet place to talk their behavior over with God. ❤️

  5. Hi Kelli!

    I love your pretty home and am wondering if I can feature it in my “Charming Home Series” that runs every Sunday and showcases a variety of styles. If you’re agreeable, you don’t need to do anything other than give me permission to use your photos on my blog. I will write about what makes your home beautiful and will include several links back to your blog, of course.

    Here’s a link to a page on my blog that lists the home features I’ve published so far so you can get an idea of what it looks like. No pressure … just let me know if you’re interested. Thanks!!


    You can email me at jezuri@ymail.com

    • I would love that!!! Feel free and thank you for the kind words. ❤️

      • Thanks, Kelli! I’ve scheduled your home tour for June 7th!

      • How fun!!! I will check it out!!!

      • Hi Kelli, Just a reminder that I’m featuring your charming home on my blog tomorrow! I know my readers will love it!! Jennifer My Blog: Town and Country LivingMy Blog on FacebookFollow Me on PinterestFind Me on Hometalk

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      • How exciting!!!! I can’t wait to see! Eeeeeeeeep! 😉

  6. Eve West said:

    Town&Country Living is one of my favorite blogs and I was so happy to discover yours there! I absolutely love how inspirational yours is and your home is gorgeous! I’m a new subscriber& excited to have your words & farmhouse ideas infuse my life! We just bought our first home , farmhouse style ,so your blog is the perfect new addition!

  7. Hi!
    Curious when we can expect the Etsy shop to open?!
    Thanks!! Getting excited,

  8. I would Luv your tomatoes 🍅 jam, n the wash cloth pattern if that’s ok….
    Thanks so very much

    • I think that I found that on Pinterest. I don’t think I have a recipe. Lol! There are lots of dishrag patterns on YouTube. That is where I learned. 🙂

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