welcome to the new fancy farmhouse. a place to find everything for yourself and for your home. grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile.

The Team


Ann | Owner + Sign Maker + Builder |

Ann handles all of the custom orders and is one of the DIY Workshop instructors.  She can fix just about anything...really!  She has always been super creative.  Meaning, she has always loved making and designing things.  Her kids love when it's their birthday because they know they will be getting a homemade cake beautifully decorated.  She has been married to Snooky for 30 years and they have four children, Brett, Natalie, John and Nicole. Without Ann, the mom, this dream job/hobby wouldn't be possible! Ann is a machine when it comes to building just about anything. From custom orders, to revamping vintage finds, you can always find her with some kind of tool or splinters in her hands.

Nicole | Owner + Sign Maker + Designer |

Nicole is one of the top designers and go-getters for workshop ideas  Like her mom and sister, she has always been creative and loved interior design.  She loves clean lines, shiplap and rich boxwood wreaths.  While not at the shop living the dream, she's a full-time phlebotomist at the local clinic.  She loves helping people and truly loves what she does.  She has a labradoodle named Ella who is sometimes at the shop helping us create.  Stop in and say hello!

Natalie | Owner + Event Planner + Backstage Person |

Natalie handles all the marketing, social media accounts and scheduling.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Business Administration with an emphasis in Event Planning.  She loves shiplap, cotton  and everything neutral when it comes to decorating her own space. When not at Fancy Farmhouse building, creating and designing, she's in uniform being a Correctional Officer. She truly loves what she does both in and out of the shop. She always keeps us thinking about the big picture, helping create marketing material for special events & appearances.

Joyce | Sign maker + DIY Workshop Instructor |

Joyce has been part of the Fancy Farmhouse Family since June 2016! She is pretty awesome in every single way! As one of the DIY Studio instructors, she knows everything about making handcrafted wood signs, design and color combinations. She's a true asset to this team and we are so happy to have her! Come say hello and meet Joyce by attending one of our famous FIVE STAR rated DIY Workshops!

Amber | Sign Maker + Inventory Control |

Amber jancy Farmhouse girl and started in August 2017!  She grew up in Dixon and has the cutest little boy! Amber & her little man love to craft! Amber has an affinity for making people feel their best.  She comes to us with guest care experience and is here to aid anyone in their needs with a kind and honest opinion.

Erin | Boutique Associate + Sign Maker + Apparel Specialist |

Erin joined the Fancy Farmhouse Family in July 2017. She has a great eye for fashion and her attention to detail keeps our apparel department on point.

Between taking classes at SVCC (she's studying to be a nurse) you can find Erin organizing back stock. Erin sees a job & gets it finished. Constantly helping the team keep track of our online inventory & making pretty signs, Erin is the glue that helps keep the boutique looking organized and beautiful!

Randee | Boutique Associate + Inventory Control |

Randee joined the Fancy Farmhouse Family in January 2018 and she fits right in! She is currently pursuing a degree in art and design, focusing on ceramics and printmaking, at Northern Illinois University. Between juggling work and her personal life, she finds her creative self spending time with her family! My family and I love to go hiking, being outdoors, riding ATV's, cooking out and all in all just being together. Anyone who truly knows her, knows how much she loves her pots and plants, and how a lot of her inspiration for her home comes from nature.