Meet Elizabeth From Elizabeth Simkins Blog

Country Farmhouse Living

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Hello, I’m Elizabeth!

I am so glad you are here! I am a wife and mother who loves to share what is going on at the farmhouse. DIY’s, From Scratch Food, Home Decor, building our farmhouse, and our simple, country lifestyle.

After renovating our first farmhouse in town, we sold it and have moved out to the country to grow our farm dreams. We are working towards building our dream farmhouse.

Follow along as my husband and I build our dream farmhouse, raise our family and share our simple life in the country.

Our Family

My husband and I began dating in 2014 and were married in 2017. Fun fact, we got married one month after our engagement! We were both full time students and part time employees but somehow made it work.

We began our debt free journey almost immediately and worked on paying off student loans. We have paid off over $75,000 in student loans and car debt. We are not done yet but are working diligently on consumer debt. 

In 2018 my husband Keith and I purchased a starter home in town. We spent three years in town learning the basics of cooking, DIY, and renovating. 

Life got rocky in 2019 when we were expecting our first baby. At 14 weeks along, we lost the baby after a missed miscarriage. This is a topic that is dear to my heart. 

In 2020 we had our first baby, a baby girl named Ila Dawn. She is such a light in our lives and has influenced our journey. You will see her from time to time on the blog because she is momma’s girl and with me always!

We have just sold our first home that we bought in 2018 and moved to the country to be with family and grow our farm dreams. 

While it is not much a farm yet, we have 16 acres owned by family. On the property we have two ponds, a smaller barn and a larger barn. Read about building our farmhouse here and creating our farmfoodfamily and this simple life of ours. 

Our Farm

Truth be told, our farm is very, very small currently. Our 15 acres used to have cattle, horses, chickens, gardens and goats over its lifetime but now only has a garden.

After moving from our farmhouse in the city to the country, we are working to build our farm from the ground up.

Read about our farm progress here!