24 Days of Christmas: Country Christmas at Walmart

My ideal weekend is spent with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Lately, when I walk through the Christmas section at our Walmart, I see so many decor items that I love! I’m very into farmhouse style, and Walmart’s Christmas inventory this year is chock full of it. I thought today I’d share a list of lovely farmhouse Christmas items that I hope to buy the day after Christmas…when it’s 50% off! 🙂

  1. Christmas Tree LED Illuminated Sign , $25

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How cute is this??

2. Merry Christmas sign, assorted sizes and prices

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I need this on my porch!!!

3.  Decorative pillow cover, assorted sizes, $4-$20

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I really need two of these quirky pillows (“You serious, Clark?”) They’d be super cute in my family room.

4.  Red plaid Christmas throw, $20

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5. Red berry Christmas wreath, 38.94

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There are also a number of rustic themed ornaments I am after. What things do you plan to buy after Christmas?

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24 Days of Christmas: A gift-wrapping round-up

For today’s installment of 24 Days of Christmas, I have decided to share a roundup of great looking Christmas gifts. This is an area where I really struggle. I am terrible at wrapping presents and even more terrible at making them look nice once they’re wrapped. My grandmother always wraps beautiful presents- I’m always jealous 🙂 I went to Pinterest looking for inspiration and what I found was too nice not to share with you guys.

One thing I really want to do differently this year is put a little more creativity into my Christmas gift wrapping. Usually, I just buy whatever wrapping paper looks the best with my tree and go from there. I have found some very cute ideas on Pinterest this year and I can’t wait to try them out 🙂

1. Four Corners Design: Not one, but FOUR really unique and interesting ideas for wrapping gifts. She actually even uses an old map and some old fabric for a bow!

2. Dishfunctional Designs: She has some great ideas, including using old sheet music, using photographs, floral sprigs and chalkboard paper. Lots of great ideas here!!
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This lady uses vintage buttons and boxwood to decorate her Christmas packages. Plus, her home looks like something out of a magazine.
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So much inspiration here, but this polka dot package caught my eye.
I hope you have been as inspired by these pretty packages as I have. Now, on to do some Christmas wrapping!
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24 Days of Christmas: Wood Slice ornaments, a Christmas roundup

Wood Slice Ornaments

I am loving the rustic charm of wood slice ornaments lately. There are so many of them out there, and they’re actually pretty easy to make. I decided today I’d share a Pinterest round-up of my favorite wood slice ornaments from Pinterest.

  1. I love this one from A Muse Studio because it’s so simple and cute.

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These ornaments are actually embossed. I would put these on a tree with some cute little woodland creatures and white lights. Aren’t they cute?

2. These snowman faces would be perfect to make with kids. Actually, everything at Made to Be a Momma is perfect to do with your kids.

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How cute would these snowman ornaments be on a tree with white lights and some silver and blue glass balls? I love them! I also love her idea of using them as gift tags on presents.

3. These photo transfer wood slices from Landeelu are great, and they’d be an awesome grandparent gift.

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4. How about these custom ornaments from Forage Workshop on Etsy? I am thinking of ordering a few of these myself.

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I hope you have enjoyed this Pinterest round up. I cannot wait to show you which wood slice ornaments I decide to make.

And P.S.: Home tour coming tomorrow!!!!

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Farmhouse Friday: decorating with salvaged doors


I don’t know about you, but I love old house doors. My Pinterest boards are filled with repurposed door projects. I’m actually on the search for an old door right now so I can do this:

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And an old screen door for our pantry.


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I thought today I could show you some of my favorite old door ideas from around the web.

How awesome is this hall tree made from a salvaged door?


Dishfunctional Designs
And what about this photo display?


Interior Barn Doors
I need this bookcase in my life.


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I love this garden arbor made from salvaged doors.


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And as a shower door in this bathroom? I want it!


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I hope you have enjoyed looking at these ideas as much as I have! Now, I’m gonna go cruise Craigslist and find some doors! 

Have a good weekend. 

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Farmhouse Friday: Front porches

In today’s farmhouse Friday, I’d like to talk about a farmhouse tradition: the front porch. Front porches are for rocking chairs and porch swings, good conversation and cold glasses of iced tea. Though our current house doesn’t have a real front porch, our back porch serves the purpose. Below is a round up of my favorite farmhouse front porches from Pinterest. Let’s admire them together!


Finding Home Farms

How perfect is this porch? I love everything about it, but I especially love that furniture. The house color scheme is pretty perfect, too.

The Little Hermitage
I didn’t just pin this one for the porch; I loved the yard as well. It’s about as perfect as you can get! That sidewalk. The porch furniture. The porch itself! 


House Beautiful
I love those rocking chairs and big ferns! So lovely!


Farmhouse Made
Oh, man! The double lanterns, the green door, that antique screen door, the ladder…can someone put this exact porch on MY house?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of Farmhouse Friday. Have a great weekend!

 

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Farmhouse Friday: Mudroom 

There are many things about my home that I love, but there is one thing I wish we had: a mudroom. Here is a round up of some particularly lovely farmhouse mudrooms.


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Is this perfect or what? Those lockers! Those baskets! Galvanized metal! It makes me giddy because it’s so perfect.


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I’m loving the shiplap and the slate floors, along with the warm tones of the wood bench. This mudroom seems small but still very spacious. 


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How about this one? Brick floor and a lot of natural light WITH that light fixture? I’ll take it!


Talking of natural light: check out this beauty. This is more of a laundry room than a mudroom but I had to share it for the black door and windows, the shiplap, the wood floor AND the jute rug. Such beauty!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s FARMHOUSE FRIDAY. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Farmhouse Friday: Farmhouse Kitchens

Every Friday, I like to share something farmhouse related . Sometimes I share farmhouse decor at local stores, but sometimes I share farmhouse rooms from Pinterest. This week I’d like to show you some farmhouse kitchens I’ve been crushing on.


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I love the simple beauty of this kitchen. From the white cabinets to the neutral colors, this kitchen is warm, cozy and inviting. It has a lot of high end elements, but doesn’t appear fussy. And how pretty is that Roman shade?


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This white marble kitchen is lovely! I really love those open shelves and that subway tile backsplash. That range hood is speaking to me, too!!

What about these two kitchens from DIY Decorator? 


I love a kitchen with a large island, interesting lighting and lots of natural light! The paneled backsplash adds a lot of warmth to the room, too.

Next week I will be sharing farmhouse fireplaces. Have a wonderful Friday!

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Designing my dream living room with Arhaus

A few weeks ago, a representative from Arhaus contacted me and asked me to create my dream living room. 

I was able to find several living room furnishings on the Arhaus website; in fact, I probably could have created three dream living rooms! Arhaus has a lot of different options, whether your style is contemporary, traditional or modern. You can find the Arhaus Furniture page right here.

My dream living room has a fireplace, oak beams and shiplap walls, and would be found in a 100 year old farmhouse. 

I found this picture on Pinterest, but unfortunately, I couldn’t find an original source.


If I were going to furnish the room above, it would look like this. All of the furniture, the rug and the drapes are from Arhaus. The paint color is Simply White by Benjamin Moore.

Because a couch is an investment piece, you should probably choose a neutral color. This sofa, with its skirting and rolled arms, fits right into my farmhouse theme. I absolutely love that buffalo checked chair! I’d buy two of them to compliment the neutral sofa, and provide more seating. The rug and draperies are also neutrals, but they pair nicely with the checked chairs. A neutral throw adds a layer of softness to the room, while throw pillows add a pop of color. This room looks cozy and comfortable but also nice enough to be formal. The furniture from Arhaus is absolutely perfect! 
Shopping guide:

 Sofa.  Chairs. Drapes. Area rug

Throw.  Pillows.  End tables.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my dream living room! What does your dream living room look like?
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Farmhouse Friday: milk pitchers

I love decorating with milk pitchers. For many years, this farmhouse staple was used for serving milk to hungry families, not for decorating. I thought for this week’s farmhouse Friday I’d share a roundup of Milk pitcher decorating ideas.

This metal milk pitcher is being used to store kitchen utensils.


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Is there anything prettier than simple blooms in a white pitcher?


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Simple greenery looks amazing as well.


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This pitcher with cotton stems is lovely as well.


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In my own house, I have three IKEA pitchers corralling my kitchen utensils.


How do you use pitchers in your home?

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Farmhouse Fridays: favorite farmhouse bedrooms

 

This week, instead of sharing five things I love or a roundup of farmhouse style merchandise, I’m going to kind of combine them. Today I’m sharing my favorite farmhouse style bedrooms, as seen in magazines and on Pinterest.

I love this shiplap headboard and the ticking stripe duvet.


              Cotton Stem Interiors 

This next room is so pretty. I love an iron bed, but I also really love the tray ceiling and light fixture.


                 Our Vintage Nest

There isn’t anything in this bedroom I don’t love, but there’s just something about that beam and those lace curtains.


                  Love Grows Wild
The old door and the ceiling beams got me. Love this pretty room!


          Dreamy White Lifestyle
I like the colors in this room, but those sconces just make the room.


                    Best Homes

What farmhouse style bedrooms are you coveting? 

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