1905 Farmhouse

Decor

  • A Thanksgiving wreath made up of orange, yellow and brown leaf cutouts with a thankful cutout hanging from the center of the wreath

    Thankful Thanksgiving Wreath

    Several years ago I created a thankful family project that used an old frame and tablecloth from my Grandma. I wanted to recreate this project just with a different idea to have it become a thankful Thanksgiving wreath instead. I thought it might be fun to switch up each year whether we use the wreath […] Read more…

  • Terracotta Decor for Fall

    One of the biggest decor trends right now is the use of terracotta in your decor. When I first thought of terracotta I think of the simple terracotta flower pots that are in almost every garden center. This earth tone has been used for centuries out of necessity from the clay of the Earth. And […] Read more…

  • An above view of a vacuum storage bag not yet used

    Home Organization Ideas for the New Year

    After the holiday season has come and gone it feels good work on some home organizations ideas. If you are like me then it feels good to de-clutter all the spaces in your home and find organization ideas that work for your family. I wanted to share several of my favorite organization spots in my […] Read more…

  • A close up of two glas jars with silver pipe cleaner snowflakes suspended in water

    January Decor: DIY Crystal Snowflakes

    With Christmas over it’s always hard to go straight into decorating for Spring in the house. I always like to keep some type of wintry decor out on display. I have a snowman collection that I like to keep out through January but the rest of the house just feels plain without something that says […] Read more…

DIY

  • A close up of a rotting deck board

    Deck Replacement Idea: Plane Existing Boards

    The covered front porch of most homes is the first thing that welcomes guests into your home. The goal is the keep the porch as welcoming and inviting as possible. Sometimes that is difficult when the porch boards and railings have seen better days and could use a little curb appeal update. Our deck had […] Read more…

  • A close up of terracotta colored herb markers stuck in potting soil

    Container Herb Garden DIY Clay Markers

    Polymer clay was one of my first craft projects that I got started with in middle school. I use to make Christmas ornaments and little figurines. I still have some of these and it is fun to look back to see how far my skills have come. I still have some of my polymer clay […] Read more…

  • A maple yellow round table with blue legs and mismatched chairs

    Painted Kitchen Table

    Furniture makeovers are kind of my jam. I love to take a used, discarded piece of ugly furniture that was a steal of a price and transform it into a beautiful piece of modern furniture for a home. I have done this with several furniture pieces in our own home, including a bookshelf, china hutch, […] Read more…

  • A red, white and blue fabric wreath hanging on a white door against a blue wall with an American flag on the lower right of the wreath

    DIY 4th of July Wreath

    If you are an avid crafter like me then you probably have a stash of fabric scraps for that one craft project that you might need them for in the future (craft supply hoarders unite!) Well I decided to put my fabric stash to use at one of my monthly craft nights that I host […] Read more…

Home Projects

  • A close up of a rotting deck board

    Deck Replacement Idea: Plane Existing Boards

    The covered front porch of most homes is the first thing that welcomes guests into your home. The goal is the keep the porch as welcoming and inviting as possible. Sometimes that is difficult when the porch boards and railings have seen better days and could use a little curb appeal update. Our deck had […] Read more…

  • How to Fix Epoxy Countertop Blemishes

    this … A while back we finished the epoxy countertops for our laundry room as part of the One Room Challenge. And I had mentioned in that blog post about one of our cats jumped up on the countertop before the epoxy had fully cured. So today I wanted to share with you how to […] Read more…

  • One Room Challenge: Laundry Room Reveal

    The final week of the One Room Challenge is here and that means our laundry room is complete! Almost. Haha. All the big changes are done but I still want to make a cushion for the shoe bench and I have some touch up paint on the ceiling to do and to add the main […] Read more…

  • A bank of blue cabinets with gold hardware, a white marble countertop with a stainess steel sink and faucet on the left and a grey tiled backsplash

    Farmhouse Laundry Room Backsplash: ORC Week 7

    Week 7 is here for the One Room Challenge. I still can’t believe it’s already been seven weeks. It feels like just yesterday that the challenge started. But the laundry room is so close to being done. I had been looking at my before pictures and seeing how far this room has come feels like […] Read more…

Garden

  • Cut Hydrangea Care Experiment

    Over the years I have heard several varying methods to keeping cut hydrangeas fresh in a vase longer. And if you are anything like me then this information has overwhelmed you with not knowing which method works the best. So I decided to put this to the test. I did a cut hydrangea care experiment […] Read more…

  • A green plant in a blue and green pot sitting on a shelf

    Indoor Plant Tips for Care and Growth

    Indoor plants can cause a love/hate relationship with their growers. Some plants can be very finicky and some can take some lack of care every now and again and they will still bounce back. I wrote a Houseplant Guide for Beginners and wanted to add to that with these indoor plant tips. These tips will […] Read more…

  • A stack of five colorful floral books pictured close up

    5 Great Flower Gardening Books

    I love, love, love, love flowers! All flowers, big, small, wild or not. Once my husband and I moved into our new home after getting married I started filling the yard with bulbs, perennials and lots of annuals each Spring. And once we moved here to the farmhouse I started doing the same thing. But […] Read more…

  • A close up of a white pot with a green aloe vera plant sitting on a shelf

    House Plant Guide for Beginners

    Indoor plants and house plants are all the rage right now. And to be honest I love it! I’ve always been someone that had a house plant of some sort in the house. And it all started with my Grandma giving me a cutting of one of her plants. I’ve highlighted my house plant guide […] Read more…