Welcome to Ordinary Heirloom Life. I’m so pleased to have you here. You may be asking yourself, “What is an Heirloom Life?” Do you remember how things were when you were growing up? There were so many traditions, life felt a bit slower and maybe a little easier. I want that life again! I want my family, you, and all my friends to enjoy that Heirloom life as well. I think it’s ok (maybe, for the best!) to intentionally slow down our lives. Here on the blog, I’ll share with you my tips for creating your own Ordinary Heirloom Home.
Who are the Brown’s?
My husband Allan, kids, and I have been enjoying calling Louisiana home for about two years now. Being West Tennessee natives, we both grew up as mostly city slickers. After we married, we lived in the hustle and bustle of Houston, TX for about a decade. At that time, you could find us each working, shuffling kids, or shopping- probably at Marshall’s or Target! We lived a typical life that was happy and successful. A career move brought us to Baton Rouge, Louisiana two years ago.
We bought our little farm just outside of the city of Baton Rouge. A few acres of land that we can do with as we please was exactly what we wanted. Since then, our eyes are wide with possibilities. We have space and room, friendly neighbors, and people all around us who value family and simple life. It is so refreshing and easy to love.
After getting our feet on the ground here at home, we’ve gradually added chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats and started building things we never dreamt that we could. I want to share all our projects with you! There are some hits and don’t worry, some misses too. It doesn’t always work out in DIY.
More about Sara
I love creating. For me, this includes so many things: cooking, home improvement, sewing, painting, building things- you name it! The process of a project is as exciting as the project itself for me. I love it all.
Cooking is my passion. Since I was a young wife, I have embraced my role as the cook in our family. All my family knows I’m usually in the kitchen. I always try to prepare real-foods for my family. For me, that means taking whole ingredients and preparing from-scratch meals. Don’t tune out yet! I also don’t like complicated, so I keep our meals simple- think meat and vegetables most of the time! Fermenting, tending my sourdough starter, and preparing simple wholesome meals are my true loves.
Trust me, I absolutely love to eat as much or more than I love to cook 😉
I love animals. Y’all. I love our pets so much. They are incredible companions, entertainment, and yeah- a little bit of work. We have 3 Great Danes, a Maltipoo, a cat, some fish, and plenty of chickens and ducks.
Sharing about poultry keeping is my thing. All poultry owners need trustworthy resources, especially when just beginning their flock. That being said, I am thrilled to see so many people starting small flocks of their own. I hope to be a resource for you as you start your flock too.
New! I’m diving into gardening. My mother passed onto me a deep appreciation for gardening around the home. Each year, she waited for spring to arrive and when it did, she flourished to life along with the plants as the days turned warmer. I’ll never forget the flower beds we planted and working together in the dirt.
Recently, I’ve made my own raised garden beds and I’m tending my own landscaping, always with her in mind. It’s easy to incorporate real-food ingredients into your cooking when you grow them yourself. Also, there’s not much more rewarding than watching something grow.