For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted a fixer house. I didn’t want a new house that was all proper and straight and totally lacking character. I longed for a house with quirks, odd angles and tons of potential. Not that my children and I didn’t live in plenty of quirky houses over the years, they just weren’t THE house. But I knew it was out there, and when the time was right, it would come.
It didn’t come until 2001 and when it did, it came with a bonus; an awesome loving man to share it with. We found this 1928 farmhouse in November of that year and have worked on it since. It was a mess when we got it with trash everywhere and completely overgrown, but as I walked around and saw all that was there under the debris and blackberries and admired the rose that rambled along the old fence, I knew that this was the home of my heart. As soon as we got word it was ours, I named her Rosehaven.
Ken and I were married here in the Summer of 2002 in front of our family and friends. What a fitting way to start our lives in this wonderful old house. Over the years we have worked hard to make this our haven. Everything we’ve done has been on a budget and if you look over the site, you’ll find tutorials to help you create your haven too. Really, it’s easier than you think!