Oak Street Barn

Oak Street Barn 1870's farmhouse nestled in the city. Putting charm & life back into these old walls & listening to their stories. Stillwater MN.
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Dreaming of Zinnias and pet ducks! My favorite place to get my Zinnia seeds is the Dollar Store- I have had the best of ...
01/18/2020

Dreaming of Zinnias and pet ducks! My favorite place to get my Zinnia seeds is the Dollar Store- I have had the best of luck and they are much cheaper then anywhere else. I already have 20 boxes tucked away and can't wait to have a large border again this year for picking and for the chickens to enjoy for snacks!

What flowers do you like to grow in the spring? Will you get your seeds in the winter? Do you map out your garden beds with annuals and perennials? I've already started drawing out my garden plans and my landscape ideas so I can split and change up my front entryways~

Joyfully-

Ashleigh

Just a little country Christmas outdoor decor. With snow in the forecast I always try and use all the warm days to make ...
11/25/2019

Just a little country Christmas outdoor decor. With snow in the forecast I always try and use all the warm days to make the almost frozen yard cozy & inviting.

To keep things budget friendly I always trim my own greens and clip dried hydrangeas. I have kept my birch branches year after year & have sprayed ugly mix match lanterns red to add some pops of color.

Things I have purchased are dollar store poinsettias and sparkly picks, glittery red swirl twigs & glittery red snowflakes from hobby lobby & plastic ornaments to fill lanterns from Walmart. Year after year I add to my classic Christmas decor and it keeps things on budget and festive.

I have added to the spaces I decorate each year and it’s made it fun and approachable- doing a similar set up each year makes it less overwhelming and I can mentally divide the work load.

First year here I just did porch pots around the house, 2nd year was the same, third year we added in the fence & pine trees, and now 4th year we have added some glitz to the garden & flower beds.

I love decorating the outside for winter because it’s so cold for so long here and having something green brings me joy and pretty lights when the sun sets keeps me feeling cheery.

How do you keep your spirits bright during the winter? I recently had someone say I over due the holidays but I was reminded in my heart that decorating has always made me happy so it’s not work it’s simply fun.

Are you a baker, decorator, cook, event planner? What’s your favorite thing to do during the holidays?

Joyfully-

Ashleigh

Find the flowers- always. #thisolivejoy
11/17/2019

Find the flowers- always.

#thisolivejoy

I plan to be at the farmers market to shop tomorrow morning! How about you? What farmers market do you love to support?
06/08/2019

I plan to be at the farmers market to shop tomorrow morning! How about you? What farmers market do you love to support?

🌻New for kids a Sunflower contest 🌻
Pick up your seeds at the market managers table on Saturday, June 8th and go home and plant.

Judging will be in mid to late August!

Working on a neighborhood party and excited to be using this story for inspiration! Do you host block parties? I love th...
05/03/2019

Working on a neighborhood party and excited to be using this story for inspiration!

Do you host block parties? I love the idea of gathering community and loving on our neighbors. A lot of them I barely know and others I feel like are family.

I'm keeping things simple and am excited to see how it goes! I'm going to use butcher paper for the table clothes, get some rocks for the neighbor kids to paint and decorate and hide around town with kind words and encouraging phrases and table the idea of a community pantry. I'm leaning on the neighbors I know to bring loaves of bread and I'll make the base vegetable beef soup!

*If you want the graphics I have them and could pass them along so you can host your very own stone soup party*

Joyfully,

Ashleigh

01/21/2019
Goodful

Dreaming up what I am going to grow this summer in the garden! This year I am determined to master carrots and cucumbers and then I want to try spaghetti squash to go with all of the tomato sauce I make each year!

What are your hopes for your garden this summer?

Try one of these 5 roasted veggie recipes if you are trying to get more vegetables into your diet! ☺️

01/11/2019
Green Renaissance

"It's about the friendship really." My feelings exactly with my hearts desire for Oakstreet Barn and our seasonal gatherings.

There is no better way to start the day than an early morning sea swim. It's physical, mental, spiritual, communal - all wrapped up in a simple dip in the sea.

A group of women, who call themselves the 'Morning Swimmers of Sandagerði', brave the icy waters of the North Atlantic, along the coastline of the Faroe Islands, for their morning dip in the ocean. They go in every day of the year, sunshine or snow, unless a storm roughs up the water too much. And for them it is as much about connection and friendship as it is about exercise and invigoration.

To join our film making journey, visit www.patreon.com/greenrenaissance

Perfect excuse to visit Stillwater if you are getting a little bit of cabin fever. What other cute towns do you adore in...
01/03/2019

Perfect excuse to visit Stillwater if you are getting a little bit of cabin fever.

What other cute towns do you adore in your area?

On Saturday, January19th from Noon to 4pm, the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social at downtown Stillwater’s Lowell Park’s Mulberry Point on the St. Croix riverfront. The Ice Cream and Chili for the event is provided by Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop of Stillwater. Root beer will be furnished by Lift Bridge & Maple Island Breweries for root beer floats and the coffee is from the Daily Grind and Hot Chocolate from Tin Bins. The ice cream and root beer floats, coffee & hot chocolate are free to everyone; there will be a nominal charge for the chili.

Past to Present
Back in 1950 Stillwater businessman Gib Larson of Snowland Foods as well as other business people held the first winter ice cream social at the St. Croix Boom Site. Even though the temperatures were well below zero more than a thousand people came out and enjoyed the ice cream and the season. The event was moved to Lowell Park the next year and later it moved to Lily Lake. The event was sponsored at that time by the Jaycees and eventually faded away like winter into springtime. The event is free to the public and donations to the Washington County Historical Society will be accepted. For more information please call the Historical Society at 651-439-5956 or visit www.wchsmn.org.

It’s the gardener in me I’m already dreaming of how to make the vegetable garden a little more charming. This would do j...
12/30/2018

It’s the gardener in me I’m already dreaming of how to make the vegetable garden a little more charming. This would do just fine with a cup of sweet tea.

Boutique shopping from the comfort of your home! Check our holiday collection and receive free shipping on any order ove...
12/18/2018

Boutique shopping from the comfort of your home! Check our holiday collection and receive free shipping on any order over $100 or free porch pick up for you local gals!

If you want to make a booshie Hot Chocolate this year fill your mug with dark chocolate chips, pour over your cocoa mix, top with whip cream, mini chocolate chips for sprinkles, and a slip a full-size candy cane in for a little pizazz.

These girls had a little too much fun in their velvet tanks and drinking cocoa all day at Oakstreet barn! I hope you are having this much fun today too.

Joyfully,

Ashleigh

I have had so much fun doing private shows at my home and being with ladies shopping and talking and just having a good ...
12/18/2018

I have had so much fun doing private shows at my home and being with ladies shopping and talking and just having a good time!

Now it's your turn to shop and find a something special for yourself and or the ladies on your shopping list!

For all of you gals, I can bundle up and ship Wednesday, and or you can even try on yourself if you would like a personal shopping experience at my home.

All of the shopping details are included in each image. Please comment or message me: SOLD on any outfit you would like- mention your email, size, and color. Shipping will be a flat rate of $10 for all orders under $50 and free for any orders over $100.

Joyfully,

Ashleigh

See you girls tonight! Sweaters and hats and jeggings oh my. 7-9popcorn & hot cocoa barhallmark Christmas movie
12/16/2018

See you girls tonight! Sweaters and hats and jeggings oh my.

7-9
popcorn & hot cocoa bar
hallmark Christmas movie

Hi ladies! I want to host a last minute Holiday sip and shop at my home. I have some super cute outfits left for those H...
12/10/2018

Hi ladies! I want to host a last minute Holiday sip and shop at my home. I have some super cute outfits left for those Holiday parties you have coming up!

Would Sunday the 16th from 7-9 work best or Friday the 14th from 7-9pm?

Gonna send some invites out once I hear!

Joyfully-
Ashleigh

Such a fun event with so many wonderful women and inspiring ideas. Taking advice from Alex from Awaken Home Organizing t...
11/21/2018

Such a fun event with so many wonderful women and inspiring ideas. Taking advice from Alex from Awaken Home Organizing to keep things clutter-free and simple picking my favorite things to do for the holidays and focusing on that instead of everything else. Excited to serve the cocktails Julia taught us to make from Girl Meets Kitchen and loving seeing so many of the pretty pots that were made with Jennifer Stehr Designs at my friend's homes.

While the party has come and gone I do still have some pretty holiday outfits to shop and would love for you to swing on by. I will be hosting a casual ladies night and then beyond that posting some items on my Instagram where you can shop from the comfort of your own home.

Looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow and then full blow Christmas after that!

Joyfully,

Ashleigh

I think this covered a lot of what we talked about for our event Spruce and Sangria. How is your week going? I hope it's...
11/15/2018

I think this covered a lot of what we talked about for our event Spruce and Sangria. How is your week going? I hope it's feeling good and you're keeping your chin above water.

Happy Wednesday! For those of you wanting to do a ladies shopping night- would Saturday Dec 1st work? I am thinking I want to key it down a bit. Maybe a PJ party, with a Christmas movie, and some type of craft? I really want to make one of those beaded garlands and could order a bunch of supplies ahead of time. We could get Chicago mix popcorn and call it a night!

Let me know~

Ashleigh

I know what a busy time of year this is. It starts with school fundraisers and parent-teacher conferences and only continues to pick up speed—snowballing right through Christmas.

12 Days to a Simpler Holiday Season –> https://simpleasthatblog.com/12-days

But please believe me when I say it CAN be different this year. You can do less; the world will keep going around. And by slowing your pace and your mind, you’ll find so much room for the wonder of the season.

Thank you for the FUN day. Some of you I have only met online while others of you have been my friend for many years- to...
11/11/2018

Thank you for the FUN day. Some of you I have only met online while others of you have been my friend for many years- to all of you thank you for making this event so very fun.

Your creativity, your excitement and willingness to try something new, your overflowing compliments, your “oh yay- try it girl” shopping experience, your fist fulls of snacks and sips of sangria made for such a beautiful gathering.

To have women come together and focus on finding joy during the holidays, while taking an honest look at what and how they will make this the best year yet- it just was all so inspiring. I felt like everyone left feeling like thanksgiving and Christmas were going to be a little different this year and in all the good kind of ways.

Every time we do these it feels a little bit like the best of friends getting together for a girl day. And now that I have had you to my home, hugged, chatted, snacked, tried something new, & laughed with you lets just make it official and call one another girlfriends from now on.

Until next time- I am forever grateful.

Joyfully.

Ashleigh

Shop small, comfortable, and cute with all of these super pretty outfits! Most will be on sale this weekend at our holid...
11/09/2018

Shop small, comfortable, and cute with all of these super pretty outfits! Most will be on sale this weekend at our holiday sale on Saturday Nov 10th. So swing on by and see what we have to add to your wardrobe. Our holiday collection is dropping this weekend and should be everything you want for holiday parties, girls night out, or Christmas eve church.

Shop small, comfortable, and cute with all of these super pretty outfits! Most will be on sale this weekend at our holiday sale on Saturday Nov 10th. So swing on by and see what we have to add to your wardrobe. Our holiday collection is dropping this weekend and should be everything you want for holiday parties, girls night out, or Christmas eve church.

11/09/2018

Here’s a few of the pretties going up at our house!

Join us for a morning of making, shopping, and sipping! To start the morning out we will be putting together gorgeous ho...
10/22/2018

Join us for a morning of making, shopping, and sipping! To start the morning out we will be putting together gorgeous holiday porch planters with all the materials prepped for you. You just will need to add the final touches to make your planter one of a kind.

We will then be heading inside, our festive home, to enjoy a holiday Sangria provided by Alexis Bailey Vineyard, snack on a hearty charcuterie board and learn from two talented ladies. We will watch a fun mini cooking class from a talented food blogger on easy holiday appetizers and cocktail. Then we will get creative, with tips on gift wrapping techniques and keeping joy during the holidays.

We will have the trailer set up with all new holiday "junk" from a local vendor and our new collection of Holiday clothing will be set up in my studio space.

If you would like to come please let me know~ We are limiting the event to 20 women at 10am and 20 women at 1PM so please sign up right away if you would like to come. Mention below your time slot, and email so I can send a Paypal invoice to hold your reservation at [email protected]

Joyfully,
Ashleigh

Vendors:
Jennifer Stehr Designs
Girl Meets Kitchen
Awaken Home Organizing
Stillwater Garagetique Girls

***When we prepare the pots we will be in our barn, with space heaters, so it would be a good idea to dress warm- it won't take to much time but dress for the weather and then warm up inside!***

I mean they drop a Pumpkin filled with candy.... so you basically have to come!We'll be picking farm fresh apples all we...
10/04/2018

I mean they drop a Pumpkin filled with candy.... so you basically have to come!

We'll be picking farm fresh apples all week prepping for our farm fresh apple crisp! Pumpkin bars are gonna be frosted with a rich cream cheese frosting- and the fall sweaters and cute flannels are gonna be so fun to add to your fall wardrobe. I'm excited too, for some specialty vendors, showing up just for this weekend ONLY!

Cute crochet pumpkin hats & ear warmers, hand-lettered signs and serving trays, amazing farm paintings, and some killer pallet pumpkins for your front porch! We can't wait to see you there!

Shop small & PSL on.

Joyfully,

Ashleigh

Brother Earth Boutique, Art Dwellers, & JORD Truly & Fleming Creations

Top ten reasons to attend #StillwaterHarvestFest on October 13-14, 2018! Join us for a #SmashingGoodTime!
This year's Top 10 List:
10. Kid's Activity Area
9. Kiddie Tractor Pull
8. Eclectic Vendor Market - if you missed Sara's Tipsy Pies at the State Fair, you can find them here!
7. Pie Eating Contest
6. Live Music
5. Chili Cook Off
4. Beer Garden - NEW this year, you may enjoy your beverage throughout the event!
3. Pumpkin Regatta
2. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
1. PUMPKIN DROP from 100' crane

#DiscoverStillwater #exploremn #exploreminnesota #onlyinmn

09/30/2018
Eagle Brook Church

Loving this message- such good symbolism on preparedness for surviving hardship and experiencing fullness of joy and ultimately the love of God.

09/28/2018

I can't stand to keep it a secret any longer- this amazing artist Art Dwellers will be painting live at my boutique while I am downtown Stillwater at the 14th Annual Stillwater Harvest Fest! She will be painting a live art piece for my home! For those of you who have followed my story on Oak Street Barn you'll be sure to be impressed by the immensely personal touches she will be including in this commision. Her work is absolutely priceless- I hope you will come down and meet her and pick up some of her artwork while you are at it! Dreaming of all the farm animals in the meantime.

Oak Street Barn's cover photo
09/26/2018

Oak Street Barn's cover photo

http://thewildchild.co.za/woman-records-the-voice-of-a-sunflower-it-sounds-like-music-from-another-dimension/Scroll to t...
09/25/2018
Woman Records The Voice Of A Sunflower & It Sounds Like Music From Another Dimension

http://thewildchild.co.za/woman-records-the-voice-of-a-sunflower-it-sounds-like-music-from-another-dimension/

Scroll to the bottom and you will hear the song of Sunflowers. I'm always amazed by the beauty of creation and it's reflection of a loving creator.

Joyfully-

Ashleigh

While it is easy to assume that plants like trees and flowers are the stoic living decorations in your garden, it turns out that they pretty much communicate with each other through their own voice.

Thank you to each and every one of you who came out tonight and tried something new. You ladies showed up with girlfrien...
09/15/2018

Thank you to each and every one of you who came out tonight and tried something new. You ladies showed up with girlfriends in arm & excitement for all I had prepared. Each lady did so great with their sign- I loved how they all turned out a little different- tag me in your front porch pictures! We killed the champagne, pumpkin muffins, & devoured 2 pans of fresh apple crisp! Thank you for shopping small- like across the street small- for considering spending your Friday night with me and 35 other women who wanted to have a good night and a chance to celebrate fall and all the exciting things to come with the changing seasons. Until next time- keeping finding joy.
Ashleigh #thisolivejoy #makeandtake #farmstyle #ciderandchampagne #shopsmall #mobileboutique #travelingtrailer #fashion #homedecor #reclaimedwood #diysigns

Address

1015 Olive Street
Stillwater, MN
55082

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(651) 890-9911

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An occasional sale taking place the first weekend of the month in October, November, December, & June. Come check out locally made items like mittens, shabby chic furniture, jewelry, farmhouse decor, throw pillows, soy candles, aprons, and simply the cutest home decor and vintage-finds your heart can handle. From pumpkins in the fall, to plants in the spring we've got that Joanna-Gaines-Fixer-Upper vibe going strong right here in Stillwater MN. If you're along for the ride know we will be serving some of the best soups, sandwiches, and drinks around. We can't wait for you to pull up a chair around the farmtable and enjoy a homemade lunch in one of the oldest barns in downtown Stillwater. Like what you see and want to give it a try? Then join us for a class! From reclaimed wooden signs to shiplap coffee tables, DIY coasters, advent calendars, and succulent fairy gardens you're sure to meet some friends as we come around the farm table and make something with our own hands and connect with friends and new-comers alike. Conveniently located off of highway 5 and walking distance to downtown Stillwater, Oakstreet barn is the perfect spot to spend a girls afternoon or long weekend. The weeks when sales are not taking place you can book this gorgeous 2,000 square foot gem for your long awaited girls weekend. Outfitted with a gorgeous full kitchen, spacious bathroom, and large living and sleeping quarters you're sure to have a little taste of farm right in the heart of town. Just a rocks toss to Nelson's ice-cream, 3 blocks from the cutest little grocery store, Len's Market, surrounded by parks, and a sneaker wearing walk to downtown mainstreet you are sure to experience Stillwater in it's fullest. From an afternoon spent feeding the chickens, swinging on the oak tree swing, to reading a book under the apple trees your weekend bachelor party, mom's trip, or family stay-cation is sure to please just about everyone in the group. From great local breweries and bars, to foodie restaurants like Lolo & Greenroom, to kid-friendly spots like Leo's ice-cream parlor and the famous Teddy Bear park you're going to love your stay.

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I would have bought the whole pie after eating just one bite. This. Was. Amazing!! Glad I finally made it down for a Summer Tuesday!! You two are the best.
Visiting one of my pieces tonight at this great shop!!!