1905 Farmhouse

Decor

  • A close up of a brown mantel against a white brick fireplace with a green boxwood wreath and multiple arrangments

    Spring Mantel Decor

    Mantels are one of my favorite things to decorate. In my opinion a mantel can be very forgiving with the decor that you use. So, I wanted to share my mantel decoration process. This Spring mantel decor DIY is something that anybody could replicate with things around the house or from items found at a […] Read more…

  • Master Bedroom Refresh Part 2

    I have not done a master bedroom update in a while so I figured to start the new year I would give an update on all our progress in this room. But first, let me take you back to what it looked like previously before we had done anything. I did a blog post several […] Read more…

  • 20 of the Best Christmas wreaths arranged in a collage with the words 20 Christmas Wreaths in the middle

    20 Best Christmas Wreaths

    What is better than a pretty wreath to hang on a front door or over a fireplace for the Christmas season. And what is even better is that wreath that has been beautifully handmade. I scoured through Etsy and found the 20 best Christmas wreaths all of which would look great and would make a […] Read more…

  • Giving Thanks board for counting down the month of November

    Give Thanks Family Activity

    Now that our kids are older I wanted to make them more aware of Thanksgiving and why we should be thankful for what we have going into the Christmas season.  So for the entire month of November as a family we are doing a 30-day give thanks family activity. Each day we will write down […] Read more…

DIY

  • A blue table with copper hardware on a dark walnut hardwood floor

    DIY Table Makeover

    This table has been one of my most favorite furniture makeovers to date. I gave this table a whole new look as part of the builder’s challenge furniture flip in Fall 2020. And I love, love, love it. I was given the table by a former coworker for free, it was one she was getting […] Read more…

  • A pink string art heart on a brown wood sitting on a mantel

    DIY String Art

    DIY string art has always been a fun looking craft that I’ve always wanted to try. So for Valentine’s Day this year, I decided to make a string art heart shape. I figured doing a simple shape as my first attempt was a good choice. So let me share the instructions with you all. And […] Read more…

  • A close up of two black shirts with an elf hat that says Santa's cutest elf with a pile of red pants to the right

    Matching Pajamas with Cricut

    Have you ever wanted to make your own family pajamas around the  Christmas season? It seems to be the new thing every Christmas season that the whole family is in matching pajamas, or at least all the kids are in matching pajamas. I decided this year to create my own with my Cricut. When I […] Read more…

  • A circular saw attached to a Kreg Rip-Cut Jig with a man holding the jig against a sheet of plywood

    How to Cut Plywood with a Circular Saw

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool. All opinions and thoughts below are my own. Please see my disclosure and privacy policy for more details Plywood can sometimes get a bad rap. But did you know that plywood comes in varying qualities? When I use to think of plywood I thought of the lower […] Read more…

Home Projects

  • Master Bedroom Refresh Part 2

    I have not done a master bedroom update in a while so I figured to start the new year I would give an update on all our progress in this room. But first, let me take you back to what it looked like previously before we had done anything. I did a blog post several […] Read more…

  • A side view of a kitchen with silver pendant lights hanging above the bar area

    Drop Ceiling Kitchen Update

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen. The previous updates are highlighted here: painting of our cabinets a couple of years ago. And then the removal of our drop ceiling in the kitchen 2018, but I haven’t really given an update as to what it looks like now. So […] Read more…

  • A wide shot of a bedroom with a window on the upper right and partially installed vinyl flooring

    How to Install Vinyl Flooring in a Master Bedroom

    Our master bedroom has been a work in progress from the start. It was very dated when we moved in, you can click here to see the entire post from before. There was brown carpet, unpainted white walls and it was the last room we ended up tackling. You can see the the master bedroom […] Read more…

  • A side view of a kitchen with a u-shape and a long island with a 1 foot drop ceiling above with fluorescent lights

    How To Remove a Drop Ceiling

    I am not sure what it was about the 80s, I mean don’t get me wrong, it was a great decade (I’m an 80’s baby!) but the home decor and design ideas from that decade were interesting, to say the least. The house I grew up in had green shag carpet, orange countertops and carpet […] Read more…

Garden

  • 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…

  • Useful and Helpful Gardener Gifts

    Winter time is for ideas, planning and preparing for the Spring if you are a gardener. If you live in the upper half of the USA like I do the winter is not an ideal time to be outside prepping for the Spring. Here we get rain, rain and more rain and then sometimes snow […] Read more…