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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DIY Tips and Tricks Tuesday: unique flower planters


A few weekends ago, I spent an entire day just planting flowers. It was a fun, relaxing day, but it also made our outdoor spaces look a lot better. We had a lot of dead, brown plants that needed to be replaced. I’m certainly no landscaper but I’m more than happy to share what I’ve learned.

1. Don’t settle for the cheap flower pots. 


In the past, I’ve used just the cheap pots that the flowers came in. Recently, I realized these flower pots were dry rotting, so I replaced them with these blue pots. While these look like expensive clay pots, they’re actually inexpensive resin pots from a local discount store. Not cheap nursery grade pots but not hugely expensive either.


2. Vary the heights of your plants 

Just like indoors, you should vary the height of your planters to keep the eye moving. Here I’ve used logs as plant stands.


3. When it comes to planters, think outside the box.

My grandpa gave me this old chair a long time ago. I painted it yellow, took the seat out, put a few old boards in the bottom of the frame, and then dropped a potted fern in it.


4. Choose planters that show off your plants

This little flower resides on our back porch. This simple, white flower pot lets that cute little flower be the star of the show. 


5. And finally, use an interesting planter that matches your decor.

This cute aqua planter came from Walgreens and it matches our porch pillows and rug perfectly.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and tricks. Have a wonderful day!

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Make it Monday: DIY personalized wall art and how you can make it!!


I saw something similar to this in a catalog earlier this week and immediately thought about how easy it’d be to make.

All you need is word processor and to download some fonts that you like.


My finished product looks like this, though I’m thinking of ordering it on a canvas.



I used Bookman Old Style for the big B and the “Boone,” but used Brush Script Demo for the “established,” and Bradley Hand for the year. Dafont.com  and Freefonts.com are a great place to get free fonts if none of these appeal to you. 

This printable is super easy and lots of fun to make. 


Now, where to hang it?

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Rustic Christmas Décor 

I guess you have figured out now that I love rustic Décor.  You won’t be surprised that I love rustic  Christmas Décor.

Here are some of my favorite rustic Christmas decorations.

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I did something similar last year with a crate, pine cones and lights.  I really like the mason jars though.

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I love this.  It’d be a nice alternative to a wreath.

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I could see these being used on a tree or as package decorations.  Aren’t these cute?

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Pine cone crafts always seem to turn out so well.

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Painted signs are my jam! These are fabulous.

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This would be so easy and so cheap to make!!

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I hope you have enjoyed my rustic Christmas round up.  Have a wonderful day and join us tomorrow for a Christmas planning binder.

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Super Fun Family Photos: A Christmas Round-up

That super cute picture is from two years ago.  Do you see how little my sweet Emorie was?

Now she’s five, we have another kid and it’s time to send out Christmas cards again.  I’ll admit. With a school age child and a toddler, I’m kind of at a loss for what to do.

If you’re in the same place I am, here are some great ideas I found on the WWW.

I thought these two were so creative and so cute.

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And this is just adorable.

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How about some cute sibling portraits?

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And if you have a Christmas party, or you just wanna have some fun, buy this:


I hope you enjoyed the round up.  What Christmas card photo  ideas do you have?

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Milkglass and Roses

Remember last week when I wrote about my grandmother and all the milkglass she brought me?

As i was writing that post, I couldn’t help but be inspired by some of the photos I found.

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I also fell in love with this pretty square vase that my grandmother brought.

I remembered I had these gorgeous faux flowers that once were in my daughter’s room.

When I put them together,   it was pure magic. OK, that might be exaggerating just a bit. But i really did love the result.

In what ways have you used family heirlooms in your daily Décor?

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Making an entry way when you have no entry hall 

Currently, our home has no mud room or entry way. When you enter the door, here is what you see.

We do have this lovely sofa table and mirror and I like how it looks in this space. What I don’t love is how the table catches everything and how the space is so boring. Just look at all that wasted space behind the front door!

Our plans for our home do include an improved Kitchen and laundry room, with the addition of a mud room. This could be years away, so we’d like to repurpose this entry into a mini mudroom of sorts. Here are some ideas I’ve found:

These would be awesome for behind the front door.

From “Downright Simple”

We don’t have a lot of room behind the door so this would be great.

From “Apartment Therapy”

We also talked of adding a hall tree on the wall where the sofa table is now.

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Or maybe this one, but in white:

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Either way, we are looking for something with a storage bench and an upper shelf. Something that looks built in.

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Once we build our new mudroom, we would repurpose this hall tree elsewhere.

What does your entry way look like?

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