thehomestead Photos & Videos

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The lil cuzzies 21st and the big cuzzies haka tautoko, our whānau representing every opportunity to connect with each other and the traditional practices of our tupuna. You’ve grown into a kind and caring, big hearted man cuz, go follow your dreams and make them a reality. Tangata ako ana i te whare, te turanga ki te marae, tau ana. A person who is taught at home, will stand collected on the Marae. A child who is given proper values at home and cherished within their family, will not only behave well amongst the family but also within society and throughout their life. #familytime #kawititwentyfirst #haka #thehomestead #kerikeri

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When the Homestead deck turns into the ultimate space for that special intimate occasion 🙌

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#ravioli. Its the little things - like having the tools to make your own pasta - that make me really happy, and thankful. . "There is something about very cold weather that gives one an enormous appetite. Most of us find ourselves beginning to crave rich steaming stews and hot apple pies and all kinds of delicious warming dishes; and because we are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough. ~Roald Dahl. . #asanuoskitchen #homemadepasta #ravioli #foodie # Italian #living #frommykitchen #thehomestead #foodandwine #foodglooby #hautecuisines #roalddahl

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Now I know why I like working out at home so much!!! I had to drive about 1/2 mile to the hotel gym this morning... It was dark, my car was cold and the gym itself was cold!! Yuck!! I much prefer my warm, cozy home!! But I got shoulders and arms done today! One more day to go!!

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‼️GIVEAWAY TIME‼️The Homestead A to Z ships from the printer this week!! Illustrator @courtneysievers.paintings and I are so excited that we're giving away a Youth Small Homestead T-shirt, a $50 gift card to Omni Hotels & Resorts (which can be used on any Omni property), and, of course, a copy of The Homestead A-Z!🤗🙌🏼📚 ***To enter*** 1. Like this post 2. Follow @atozchildrensbooks and @courtneysievers.paintings 3. Tag 2 friends in the comments Contest ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. CST. We will randomly choose one winner! (US 🇺🇸 residents only please!) Good luck!!🍀👍🏼

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‼️GIVEAWAY TIME‼️The Homestead A to Z ships from the printer this week!! Author, Katie Porterfield and I are so excited that we're giving away a Youth Small Homestead T-shirt, a $50 gift card to Omni Hotels & Resorts (which can be used on any Omni property), and, of course, a copy of The Homestead A-Z!🤗🙌🏼📚 ***To enter*** 1. Like this post 2. Follow @atozchildrensbooks and @courtneysiverspaintings 3. Tag 2 friends in the comments Contents ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. CST. We will randomly choose one winner! Good luck!!🍀👍🏼 (US🇺🇸 residents only please!) @atozchildrensbooks

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2 days ago

Beautiful sunny day in Fish Creek today!

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3 days ago

There's nothing we love more than sharing our property with our lovely guest, and even better when those guests are wonderful friends. Photo credit @jenniferennion

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Serving Gear

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4 days ago

Chef Elrika’s Mini Meal: Seared Salmon with lemon aioli, pickled red onion & asparagus tips

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4 days ago

Fresh is best....as in picked straight from the patch or still warm from the coop. Spring is an abundant time of year here and nothing makes us happier than seeing guests enjoying all we have to offer

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Long time, no see! We spent 6 long days harvesting and processing our 3 pigs and they were our biggest yet: 290, 330, and 340 for a total of 960 pounds of beast that my husband and I man-handled without the use of equipment. If you have ever tried to budge over 300 pounds of dead weight in the mud, you haven't lived 😩 We have now harvested 16 pigs ourselves here on our farm, and it is still one of my most favorite things to do (I should have been a butcher I think). Our butchering week was eventful and included (but not limited to): (1) a new pully system that failed us 3 separate times where the cable that we used to hoist and lower these monsters for scalding jumped off the pully, one time while the pig was in the water 😬 (2) my husband split his head open (3) a lamb nearly strangled herself to death in our electric netting, (4) an ER visit for me due to a bad reaction to medication. 💆 And after all this fun, we immediately left for a long overdue visit with my in laws for 4 days. Now that I am back home, there's bacon and hams and a whole lot of sausage making to do. I have a bunch of videos that I will be going through to share on the butchering process for those interested, they will be in my stories this week. 🐖 I hope you are all doing well!

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4 days ago

Plate organization with a view while on a weekend getaway!

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5 days ago

Congratulations Charlotte& Moutray! Exquisite wedding weekend @ #thehomestead. Thanks Pam & Payne!

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6 days ago

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear #hunting #hunt #huntbc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #huntingwithhusband #huntress #wildlife #conservation #muledeer #huntingseason #wildgame #womenwhohunt #shootyourownfood #organic #nohoromones #nature #respect #ethical #love #cooking #outdoors #hiking #deerhunting #thehomestead #thehomesteader #homesteading #momlife

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Slip into that something cozy and head out to explore Boerne and our @hillcountrymile. So many fun events going on every weekend this month! We have you covered this season. EAT. DRINK. WEAR. • • • • 📷: @wayfarerphotography_

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1 week ago

💫 A year ago today we opened the door to our new home for the first time, and so many doors have opened since. Manifesting this dream into reality impacted me on a soul level. 🕸Growing up below the poverty line, scarcity complexes have ruled my thoughts and life. Being homeless in middle class suburbia teaches you how to be invisible. It teaches you how to kill off parts of yourself to adapt and assimilate to the point that you actually lose yourself. Living at the mercy of other people's time, homes, schedules, vehicles and money can leave you feeling like a caged animal in your very existence. You'll become anyone or be with anyone to escape it. My trauma and mental illness have kept me from believing in myself; believing in my capabilities of success as a functional adult. April of 2017 I had to drop out of my junior year at MTSU because my health took a severe turn for the worse. A shitty situation lead to Ryan and I kicked out of our house and living with his brother. So many doors closing. When Ryan told me he had the idea to buy a house I laughed and told him not to be dumb. I never ever believed I could actually own a home. He told me he was going to call some people about what we would need to make that happen. It turned out it was actually very possible, but I didn't want to even let myself get excited or happy because I didnt believe it would come true. After a few days of talking about it we started looking at houses and found this one the very first night. Ryan promised me we would find something and I wouldn't have to move ever again unless I wanted to. That's when my inner child spoke up. I needed it. I wanted it. How do I make this happen? I became so obsessed. For weeks I dreamed of waking up to sunshine in my bedroom window. The yard for rosey to run and I could plant all the flowers I wanted. A place to have a baby. I cried heart-aching tears for it. I was gonna get it. 🌟Ryan and I have been very privileged with help, but this blessing was manifested and achieved all on our own. A part of me, was made whole this day. The girl who's moved 50+ times is settled, for now. And happy. • • • #Scorpio #October #Home #healing #tennessee

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Yes, I'm baby big, I'm fat because I love food & I'm falling out of places I don't care to acknowledge. But I don't care. Who says that when your pregnant you can't still do the things you love? Suprise had been my horse since I was 16 & this is her third baby we just pulled off of her @ 6 months to be weaned. There isn't a soul who couldn't ride her & I dare anyone to try to challenge me on that. You don't have to like the things others do; but so long as they're being safe there is no reason they shouldn't be able to do what they love while preggers. Lord only knows once babys here how long it'll be before being able to do it again. #livelaughlove #pregnant #7months #thatsmygirl #painthorse #happyfriday #country #proudmom #lovemyhorse #barefoot #beautiful #lookatthemrolls #loveit #ownit #becomfertableinyourownskin #thehomestead #neverletanyonedullyoursparkle #cowboyinbaking #whosaysyoucant #showthemyoucan

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We asked, and you answered...congratulations to @bgr.construction for creating the winning home for this year’s People’s Choice Award! @hrdesigns2018 also played a huge role in this home and deserves a round of congratulations as well for the fantastic designs inside! Thanks to everyone who voted and for continuing to support the Parade of Homes. We look forward to a fantastic parade with you all again next year! . . . #Repost @hrdesigns2018 with @get_repost ・・・ After months of hard work and dedication to this beautiful project it all came to a close tonight and with the cherry on top finale of, taking home the The Peoples Choice for Most Outstanding Home Overall Award!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 So excuse the long post because I just can’t help it!! @bgr.construction it’s been such a great ride, and I can’t wait for everything and anything the future might hold for all of us, including our amazing support group of loved ones, especially @ropey11 and @rey.reed . These kinds of projects are tough on families and we couldn’t do any of it without you all! Also wanted to give a major shoutout to all of the subcontractors who worked on this project, there is too many to name and I’m sure I would miss several but you know who you are and your work is greatly appreciated!!! And a HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to support the @cvparadeofhomes and voted for us! We couldn’t be more grateful and thrilled to know you loved it as much as we did. Until next time.....😬😅 . . . . #cvhbaparade #hrdesigns #interiordesign #visualdesign #interiorandexterior #thehomestead #bgrconstruction #cvparadeofhomes2018 #utahparadeofhomes

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Heritage Harvest Pop Up

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Country comfort is at the heart of Old Schoolhouse hospitality, the Stables is waiting.......what are your plans this weekend?

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After months of hard work and dedication to this beautiful project it all came to a close tonight and with the cherry on top finale of, taking home the The Peoples Choice for Most Outstanding Home Overall Award!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 So excuse the long post because I just can’t help it!! @bgr.construction it’s been such a great ride, and I can’t wait for everything and anything the future might hold for all of us, including our amazing support group of loved ones, especially @ropey11 and @rey.reed . These kinds of projects are tough on families and we couldn’t do any of it without you all! Also wanted to give a major shoutout to all of the subcontractors who worked on this project, there is too many to name and I’m sure I would miss several but you know who you are and your work is greatly appreciated!!! And a HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to support the @cvparadeofhomes and voted for us! We couldn’t be more grateful and thrilled to know you loved it as much as we did. Until next time.....😬😅 . . . . #cvhbaparade #hrdesigns #interiordesign #visualdesign #interiorandexterior #thehomestead #bgrconstruction #cvparadeofhomes2018 #utahparadeofhomes

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Jill and Adam brought both of their families together on August 4th. Jill mentioned how she wanted a video so their kids would be able to watch it and relive the day with them. I made this film with their new family as the focus. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Full video in IGTV.

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We love getting creative with corporate events! Whether it’s an executive retreat, breakout session, or team building activities, the Homestead can provide full service event management, from catering to rock climbing stations. 📷: @katehow

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It’s a bit grey and gloomy tonight but still so beautiful here and the rain is doing wonders for the parched earth

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Here’s a Hump Day pick-me-up moment of zen for y’all from this weekend during a walk around the Homestead. It’s been a crazy few days, but I’ve got loads of great content coming down the pike. In the meantime, hop over to the blog for what’s been happening lately, what we’re loving, and what we’re reading! #LinkInBio . . . #weekendlinks #newpost #omnihomestead #magnoliatravels #thehomestead #virginiaisforlovers #virginia #ontheblog #gold #linkinprofile #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblog #757collective #blogpost #fbloggers #loveva #styleblogger #golflover #golfisfun #golfcourse #cascades #golfshot #fromwhereistand #instagood #golfstagram #golfswing #golflife #bloggerlife #instagolf @omnihotels @omnihomestead

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Even the morning glories on the chicken coop find this weather confusing 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Coffee’s on! ☕️

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#throwback. . My boys picked these wild blueberries from open fields in Martinsville, Maine. Our friends own 45 acres of lush coastal forest, their own vegetable gardens, wild berries, apple trees, and infinite natural bounty. In about 20 minutes we were able to fill two pints of berry goodness. This summer we immersed ourselves in nature: long hikes, spent hours on the beach and lakes, the boys learned to swim, and of course we ate our fair share of ice cream. These "just be" moments were so good for the soul! . . . . . #asanuoskitchen #family #travels #food #blueberries #wild #nature #foodphotography #education #foodglooby #f52grams #thehomestead #farmlove #maine #martinsville #coastalmaine

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Find yourself a husband who will order warm chocolate chip cookies + a glass of milk to the room and share a banana split with you the next night on your anniversary trips ♥️ I’ve been eating relatively healthy this pregnancy but can justify an extra dessert here and there since I’m not drinking my usual glass or two of wine on nights like these! • #mommydiaries #inspiremyinstagram #littlestoriesofmylife #raisingthefuture #photosinbetween #honestparenting #rawmotherhood #ourcandidlife #babyontheway #simplify #busymomlife #youtubemom #beautyinsimplicity #survivingmotherhood #sahm #myhonestmotherhood #marriagefirst #thirdanniversary #thehomestead

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Making some time for a little rest & relaxation this week after a busy and fun few days hosting and checking out all the events @escapeartfest had to offer over the weekend! Did you catch any of our local artists at work or attend a workshop? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #oldschoolhousemilton #destinationnsw #unspoilt #boutiqueaccommodation #homeawayfromhome #southcoastnsw #miltonnsw #miltonnswsouthcoast #southcoaststyle #countrystyle #discovernsw #thestables #theloft #thehomestead #lightandbright #airbnb #interiordetails #interiordecor #weekendbreak #beourguest

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🌳🌾 Fresh air, dirt, fields & freedom to roam. This is why we moved here; for the kids. :: Freeling :: South Australia :: ©Violet Ashes 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Freeling #SouthAustralia #Spring #views #BarossaValley #adelaidephotography #JSAR #myson #dirt #kidsoutdoors #TheHomestead #countrylife #freedom #outdoorlife #SamsungS9 #20092018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 💻: violet.ashes.wordpress.com 👻: VioletAshes [Snapchat] 🐦: VioletAshes [Twitter] 🎶: violet_ashes [Spotify] 📌: vi0letashes [Pinterest] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The photo that started it all 🙌🏻 If you’ve been wondering why “Magnolia Stripes,” it was all inspired by classic style, ticking stripes, and southern hospitality, which are all represented in this pretty photo at one of the greats, the Homestead. If you’re a new reader/follower, welcome!! I’m so happy to have you here as a part of our Insta family 🤗 Magnolia Stripes brings beautiful entertaining to y’all in an easy and accessible - and always elegant - way to make everyday living just that much more chic! I love sharing little bits of my world with y’all and love getting to know you, beautiful readers! Hope you have an absolutely fabulous week! 💕 . . Fun fact: this was literally one of (if not the) first photos I posted here! . . #dcblogger #magnoliastripes #magnoliatravels #southernhospitality #thedcbloggers #kindcollaborative #entertaining #darling #instagood #blogger #hosting #instahome #igdc #homestead #thehomestead #virginiaisforlovers #acreativedc #exposeddc #mydccool #bythings #thatsdarling #homedecoration #darlingmovement #darlingweekend #washingtondaily #interiorstyling #decoration #homesweethome #interiorinspiration #igersdc @omnihomestead @omnihotels

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