NaDa Farm {Part II}

My whole family had the privilege of meeting Anne Marie and her beautiful family last summer.

From the moment you step on their land you are enveloped in peace and beauty.

It is a rare treat to feel that so quickly.

They have the joy of raising their children on land.  Real land.  Something I very much wish for.

It didn’t feel any different this time.

Most of the joy of being at their sale is actually enjoying this life they have created together.

I know you will want to visit after seeing these photos…..

I guess we were also there for a sale:-)

OK…I bet you want a few peeks at the sale too!

Anne Marie’s husband did an amazing job of building walls inside their barn/shed to create rooms for the show.

Anne Marie and Jen stayed busy for months creating and planning the event.

All their efforts were truly appreciated.

I have to throw this  photo in….I know it is blurry but I love this photo of Anne Marie and two of her boys.

Such a sweet photo and very reflective of their relationship.

The highlight of the weekend {for me} was teaching an art class.

I love teaching so much and feel so honored each time I have the opportunity!

Those photos will be next.

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  1. Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria

    Jeanne your photography is beautiful and amazing! Yes, you made me feel like I could be there and I would love the opportunity to go one of these years…maybe next. 😉 I adore Jen and Anne Marie…what a gift to have spent time together. I love that photo of Anne Marie and her boys, it definitely shows the love and great relationship they have. So glad you had a great time and I am sure everyone loved your class! Thank you for sharing!


  2. mgriffin

    Absolutely gorgeous photos of a beautiful farm and family; it made for a wonderful set up for a sale!

  3. Melanie J

    OMG…where is this heaven that they call home. I love the lush green grass and the red barn. I think everyone should have a red barn. Can you say what state they’re in…just wondering where this wonderful piece of land is located. Im looking to move South for this very reason. A peaceful piece of land to make a home and raise my children without tons of distractions.

    Beautiful post.

    Lucky 7 Design

  4. paige

    knowing annemarie, i can just imagine the magical feeling at nada!
    girlie, i can’t wait to see your art classes!!

  5. Sheila R

    I love how you captured the serenity and peacefulness of Anne Marie’s beautiful farm. I so enjoyed meeting you and taking your class. You touched my heart with your words and beautiful spirit. Thank you for reminding me that it is never to late to follow my heart.

  6. Traci

    such a beautiful place. i want to move there. do ya think they would notice my yurt out in the pasture? that is a great photo of anne marie and her boys.

  7. Leah C

    Oh your photos are absolutely breathtaking! Nada Farm is a beautiful place to be…I’m so glad Sheila & I were able to be there…worth every mile of our drive:) And taking your class was definitely a highlight for me!! You rock, Jeanne:)

  8. Jen Osborn

    Can I just say, that it is a dream of Larry and mine to own a small farm just like this, and do camps w/ farming & art for city kids!!! I want to have chickens & veggies & things to do outside!

    Yay for the midwest farm life! I’m halfway there – we live in a small farming community, and once we get the kids through college it’s a SERIOUS go. You will so have to come help me 🙂 Doesn’t that just sound like a dream life {albeit full of hard work as the price}?

    Everything looks so beautiful 🙂
    I’m so happy you had this chance to come home and enjoy yourself!

    1. jeanne Author

      I hope I am invited out to teach! I would love it! Kelly and I have talked about so many dreams like this too!


  9. Lara

    so glad it went well! Your host is such a love—she exudes joy, doesn’t she?

    the teaching thing….loving it too…more than anything else! I bet you’re a wonderful teacher.

    miss you, sweet friend–

  10. Dawn... The Bohemian

    I’m SO enjoying the coverage of this amazing Event that Anne Marie Hosted… would have liked to have been there in person, but I shall have to enjoy it vicariously through the Posts of everyone who was fortunate enough to attend…

  11. Life with Kaishon

    What a beautiful farm! I LOVE the picture of her boys with her the best. that smile of hers is amazing. It says everything : ) Perfectly lovely shots. I am such a fan of barns and such!

  12. ann in indy

    I knew I should have figured out a way to go…next time! Looked like such a wonderful time and a wonderful place to be! I hope you will teach again so I can take the class! Thanks for sharing with us! Ann in Indy

  13. Anne Lorys-Fiona and Twig

    These are just such sweet, lovely images.
    I have been fortunate enough to get to know Anne Marie a bit better through our correspondence, and I truly think that she and her family are living, walking, breathing saints.

    Thanks so much for sharing these with us!


  14. shawn seay

    Love all of the photos. I had hoped to drive to a friends in Chicago so that I could go to the sale. That didn’t pan out unfortunately:( I love seeing all of the pictures!!! Wanted to let you know that I love your high/low idea. I’ve been doing that with our 4 girls, and it has been pretty neat hearing about the best and worst parts of their day.
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend:)

  15. Deb Plapp

    Hi Jeanne,
    It was so great meeting you, and taking your class. I had a wonderful time. Thanks for protecting me from the rooster. One of the young girls thought I was nuts when I said “I’m afraid of chickens.” She informed me it was a “rooster”, (which is what attacked me in the first place!) Thanks again! Deb

  16. Georgiann

    I used to frequent Anna Marie’s NaDa Farm blog….back in the day. I’ve been always wondering how she was doing after the sale of the farm. Thank you so much for the picture and the update.

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