Well hello there friends! Let me start by saying "Welcome"!!! We are so glad you're here! Grab a mason jar of wine and we'll tell you a little about ourselves...
It all started in college.
I'm from small town Southern Illinois and Charlie is
a transplant from Northern Illinois. We both attended Southern Illinois University and shared a few classes together. We met, and the rest was history.
I knew Charlie was different from the moment we met. He asked me to decorate his basement bedroom. He lived with 4 other guys and had the largest space. He basically had a bed, a TV, a desk and a bathroom. He got me at "decorate"....
We were married in 2010 and welcomed our baby girl Paisley in April of 2012.
We're your typical small town family. I work with my Dad at our family owned business in my hometown. Charlie is a police officer, also in my hometown. And we live on my family farm ground in a pole barn house we built ourselves.
We started Bonfires and Wine in 2012 as a way of documenting our journey. It's been more fun than we could have possibly imagined! Our goal is to live a happy life, day by day, spending time with family and friends, all while attempting to make our little tin house into a DIY masterpiece we can call a HOME. (As in masterpiece, I mean a budget friendly, trial and error attempt to create some down-home southern beauty!) We learn as we go and we make mistakes, but we have a blast along the way.
Hopefully through this B&W adventure you'll find ideas, inspiration and without a doubt some laughs. Thanks for stopping by!