From the Ground Up: Building a Dream House---and a Beautiful Life---through Grit and Grace

From the Ground Up: Building a Dream House---and a Beautiful Life---through Grit and Grace

From the Ground Up: Building a Dream House---and a Beautiful Life---through Grit and Grace

From the Ground Up: Building a Dream House---and a Beautiful Life---through Grit and Grace



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Built by hand. Built to last. The best dreams start with love.

Noell Jett’s home is more than a farmhouse. It’s a testament to overcoming challenges, working side by side with those you love, and learning to say yes to your dreams again and again, even when the world says no.

Growing up in poverty, in a family with extremist religious beliefs, Noell Jett knows what it’s like to work hard to survive. When she married Daniel and they began a family together, she discovered the joy of working hard to achieve her dreams.

In From the Ground Up, Noell shares the unbelievable story behind her 3,700-square foot custom farmhouse—built by hand and savvy influencer marketing—and the key strategies she learned about never giving up. With beautiful photos, reflections questions, and Noell’s trademark DIY tips, From the Ground Up offers

  • a vision for living beyond the confines of your past,
  • inspiration for home renovation on a budget,
  • tricks to make influencer marketing work for you,
  • spiritual insight into finding true freedom, and
  • encouragement to take that life-changing leap of faith.

From the Ground Up is a powerful reminder that following your passion is worth a few sacrifices along the way. After all, some dreams are worth giving it all you’ve got. Why not follow yours?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400230310
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Noell Jett is the creative force behind the popular Jett Set Farmhouse, where she and her husband Daniel, along with their four children, share their lives, DIY tips, cleaning and organization hacks, recipes, homeschooling advice, and their home building journey with their millions of followers. They are currently building their second farmhouse in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Melissa Ferguson is the bestselling author of titles including Meet Me in the MarginsThe Dating Charade, and The Cul-de-Sac War. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and children in their growing farmhouse lifestyle and writes heartwarming romantic comedies that have been featured in such places as The Hollywood ReporterTravel + LeisureWoman’s World, and BuzzFeed. Follow Melissa with over 765,000 other subscribers at Instagram: @ourfriendlyfarmhouse; TikTok: @ourfriendlyfarmhouse; Threads: @ourfriendlyfarmhouse; or newsletter on her personal website:

Table of Contents

Foreword Liz Marie Galvan ix

Introduction: You Can Turn a No into a Yes xiii

Chapter 1 Rich or Poor 1

Chapter 2 When the Going Gets Rough 15

Chapter 3 Finding Relief in the Midst of Discouragement 29

Chapter 4 Learn on the Job 41

Chapter 5 Instagram: Where It All Began 55

Chapter 6 Beauty on the Inside 69

Chapter 7 Dust Yourself Off After Rejection 77

Chapter 8 Finding Happiness in the Midst of Uncertainty 89

Chapter 9 Accept Help 101

Chapter 10 Oh, Marriage 109

Chapter 11 Building a Brand from Scratch 121

Chapter 12 Trolls and Insecurities 145

Chapter 13 Monetize Through Social Media 155

Chapter 14 Patience and Peace 169

Afterword: Chase Your Dreams 177

A Note from the Author 183

Questions to Ask Yourself 187

Acknowledgments 197

Notes 201

About the Author 203

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