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life in the country

  • welcome home.

    about 4 years ago, we made the decision to move to round top. to move our families. our business. our lives. after looking in cities across the state far and wide for the perfect…

    September 24, 2013
  • destination: unknown

    for thanksgiving, we did what we always do. we did what is tradition in the sikes family. we went to our 3rd-generation family farm in arkansas. it’s kind of like a redneck prenup…when you marry a…

    December 3, 2012
  • mobile home.

    about a year and a half ago, we did this… typically our trailers are loaded with home decor. but this time, the trailer was loaded with a HOME. there’s a first time for everything…and…

    September 5, 2012
  • sanctuary of junk.

    there are some things you just can’t rush. pops’ buttermilk biscuits, sanding before the paint is dry, & constructing our junk headquarters. as junk conservationists, (that’s right, we’re not hoarders…we’re junk conservationists…it’s highly scientific. google…

    May 30, 2012
  • rebel child.

    there’s something about a photoshoot that i love. that we all love. it’s exciting. it’s new. for this shoot we were inspired by roadside stops and old merle haggard songs. dusty, crusty ole codgers and…

    March 19, 2012
  • grit.

    grit. amie and i were taught many things as kids…how to ride a bike, always say thank you, don’t skip school (oh wait, wrong family)…anywho, you get the point. but probably definitely (you like…

    March 8, 2012
  • why dream ordinary.

    there’s a little place here in round top that we love to go… with a little quote that we love to read… the round top library. a place for families, a place for peace.…

    February 29, 2012
  • if you build it…

    i remember the day i quit my  job as an academic advisor at TeXAS A&M…i remember sitting before my graduate committee, finishing my masters degree in health & nutrition…and then telling our department head…

    January 26, 2012
  • eastbound & down.

    our latest roadtrip took us eastbound & down. to the deep south. to the land of grits and fried chicken livers and good ole southern hospitality. GeoRGIA, the griswalds…errr, i mean junk gypsies are…

    January 17, 2012