Dreaming of Daffodils and Daisies.


As you know, our farmhouse is lacking in the landscape department with only a small strip of flower bed across the grande front porch. And since creating a small berm in between the piers of the entire home in hopes of preventing water draining underneath, it is apparent more than ever that we need some plant friends.


In my mind, I’m envisioning beds similar to this spectacular spread from farmhouseforfour on Instagram.


I love how their flower beds are created around a simple, winding flagstone path. Our front porch demands something with this sort of “wow” factor. Don’t you think?


We have picked out stone from Jim Stone in Baton Rouge and hope to create something similar for our front and side porch area leading to the driveway. I have such an affinity for stone and am really looking forward to adding touches here and there in the next year. A more whimsical landscape is really what speaks to my soul, flowers similar to sweet, blissful, country gardens like these from Better Homes and Gardens:


Can’t you just see beautiful flowers in a rainbow of colors creating a beautiful border around the entire home? I am itching to get out in the garden, till the soil and add new life to our farm. These are the days when the weather is cool and I miss my garden at our other house something fierce!


The bell in the picture made the move with us to Zachary and is getting a mini-makeover this week. I can’t wait to reveal the final product with you soon.

I have so many creative ideas stirring inside that I’m about to burst at the seams.  Here are a few Pinterest ideas rolling around in my head right now for around the farm:


As you can see, I have a bohemian gypsy spirit running through me. I’ve tried to be simple and use neutral colors but my zest for color and eclectic style ends up peaking through every time.

My patience is being tested once again as we tackle current projects, proceeding to the next priority, leaving little time for my creative endeavors. But I know we will enjoy lush gardens and my artistic desires around the farm soon enough. Patience, grasshopper.

In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming of daffodils and daisies…

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Welcome! I am the bayou gypsy, born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although I have spread my wings in the great cities of Austin, Seattle and Delray Beach, the bayou state kept calling me back home in 2007. Thank goodness for the pull back home because that is where I met and married my husband, Andrew. We relocated to 7 acres in Zachary, LA and have started life on a farm. It's the land of bayous, fishing, hunting, four wheelers, trucks, nutria, deer, cows, three rescue pups named Abby James, Dixie and Gypsy, two rescue horses named Sparkle and Freedom, 20 chickens, 2 turkeys named Leroy & Luann and everything else southern. I have started this personal blog to chronicle our new found farm life, the battles and blessings of our ongoing infertility, our recent adoption and the exciting adventures this bayou gypsy and her cowboy get into on the regular. I dabble in a little bit of everything and will share it all with you one wild ride at a time. Come wander with me...y'all!

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