Mike and CD


Welcome to CD’s Country Living. 

I’m CD and that handsome guy next to me in the photo is my hubby, Michael.

We said our vows six years ago on the sandy beaches of Mexico surrounded by our children and family.

One year later we became empty nesters.

Over the next couple of years, we spent most of our time fixing up the two story, 100 + year old home that I purchased prior to our marriage.

I won’t lie. One of the main reasons I bought the house was because of that sweet porch swing.

Unfortunately, an old house comes with a LOT of work, and it takes even more money.

Which is why we are doing it one room at a time.

In 2014 I decided to document our progress by starting this little ole’ blog.

Everything we did was on a budget, and that’s where my talented hubby came in.

DIY became a code word for “I come up with the idea and hubby makes it a reality.”


But I do assist on many of the projects, (like these stairs), and I LOVE to paint.

Which is why I’ve painted almost every room in this house, (some twice). 

The heavy-duty work though, well, that’s hubby’s department.

And he’s okay with that because….

I LOVE to cook,  and I”ve compiled so many tried and true recipes,  that I started to share those here as well.


And although I’m a novice gardener, I do find it so relaxing and yes, when it produces a beauty or two likes these lilies, quite rewarding too!

In the beginning, the only people that ever read this blog were family, but then I started joining in a few parties here and there, and boy did I meet some generous, sweet and oh so talented bloggers along the way!

They, along with my amazing readers have supported me so much along the way, that I can’t imagine being in this crazy fast-paced world of blogland without you all!

Unfortunately,  a year and a half ago I needed to take a break from blogging.

Life happened.


Health issues.

You name it, we experienced it.

Recently things are FINALLY settling down and I’m hoping to get back to blogging.

I do miss it and LOVE it so. 

But just so you know.

I’m not a professional decorator,  photographer, designer, or DIYer. 

I am a 50 ish wife, mother, and grandmother. Who LOVES farmhouse and cottage style, all things vintage, cooking, gardening and creating.

If you’re into perfectly ‘imperfect’ and you enjoy a laugh or two, then come along on this crazy journey with us!

Blessings and hugs,


























Andy (Mel’s hubby), Mel, Katt, and Shane