Introducing The Farmhouse!


Occasionally pigs fly. And lightning strikes twice.  And sometimes, if you’re really, really lucky, you find your dream home (or perhaps it’s the other way around and your dream home finds you…).

That’s my roundabout introduction for quite possibly the most exciting sentence ever written here on the Grit and Polish. We, family of renovation-loving gypsies, are about to settle down. 

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That’s right! After approximately one thousand renovations and one thousand moves over the past eight years, we found our home. Our dream home. And I’d call it our forever home, but forever is a long time and I’ve learned to never say ever or never when it comes to our family and houses 😉

Our home is old (of course) and big and beautiful (if you don’t mind me saying…) and it needs a little bit work (naturally). But it’s not in Seattle.

So…we’re moving out of the city, 90 miles east, to the small town where Garrett and I grew up and fell in love. Back to the town where our parents still live.  We’re moving to Ellensburg WA.  And my goodness, my heart is so full with all of it.

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A very happy Friday to you all!



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  1. Absolutely stunning! I can’t wait to see what you do with the place.

  2. The bucolic plague just set in! Congratulations on this new chapter in your lives!

  3. Heather says:

    Congrats! The place looks beautiful.

  4. So amazing! I’m excited to watch this new journey unfold! Thanks for sharing

  5. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see pictures of the interior and how you put your touch on it. Congratulations!

  6. What a gorgeous house! And welcome back to Eastern Washington! We’re from the west side originally but now live in Richland. There is so much to love on this side of the mountains.

  7. Oh, my gosh, what a stunning new house to make your own. Love your inspirational blog. Cannot wait to see more “before” pictures. And the yard, the big trees! So happy for you all to make the move to such a spacious house and property. I grew up at the end of a street with wide open spaces thru the gate–acres and acres of it with farmland, a creek, wild blackberry vines, wildflowers, woods, and an island reachable when the creek was low enough. Oh, if only all children could grow up in nature like this.

  8. That wraparound porch is dreamy. I see a comfy chair, pillows, lemonade and a good book.

    What a nice path your journey has taken!

    • Thanks Catherine! I am imagining reading lots of good books there too! Perhaps children’s books for now, but hopefully someday, novels too.

  9. I photographed your home for the listing; you’ve done a beautiful job on it! Rob

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