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Welcome to Knick of Time!

I’m so glad you dropped in to visit!

There’s always room on the porch for friends and neighbors.  So have a seat, relax, and make yourself at home.

Upcycled dust pan welcome wall pocket |

My blogging journey began with my family and home.

IY rustic chalkboard frame with mason jar hanging flowers |

In 2010, as a stay-at-home mom who homeschooled her four kids on a very tight budget, I wanted to find a way to supplement my husband’s income by opening an Etsy shop selling vintage and upcycled decor.  This table was one of my early sales.

Cafe enamel top table |

I knew nothing about running a business and even less about photography, but as I became comfortable learning to write descriptions and take photos for my product listings, my thoughts turned to starting my own blog in 2011.

By necessity we learned to do all the remodeling and decorating of our old farmhouse in Missouri by ourselves, so sharing our projects on a blog seemed like a logical next step for me.

Several years later, we sold our Missouri farmhouse and moved in to another farmhouse in Illinois.

The house hasn’t been updated for many years, so one of the first major remodeling projects was the kitchen.  You can see what it looked like before and read about the project and the after photos here.

Read the story behind our antique cook stove here.

Antique stove in farmhouse Kitchen

Sometimes I share budget-friendly DIY projects made from scratch like these picket fence wall hooks.

Other times I love showing repurposed vintage decor like this antique flour bin side table.

But nearly all my posts reflect my love of farmhouse style.  This picture of flowers in an enamelware pitcher is just one of my free farmhouse flowers printables.

In 2015, I introduced my own line of Vintage Sign Stencils.  I design my own farmhouse style and inspirational stencils for use on signs, pillows, and many other types of home decor.

In 2016, I designed a farmhouse style wooden tote incorporating the Fresh Pie stencil and Flour stencil.  I shared the full tutorial to make your own and also began selling them in my Etsy shop.  To date my husband and I have made and sold over 50 of them.  I’ve been amazed at the response to them!

This farmhouse wooden tote has bread board shaped sides and a built in paper towel holder! -

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about me and the background of my blog, and I look forward to hearing from you too!  I read every single comment and reply to all questions, so I hope to hear from you and share your stories!

Vaya con Dios,