1905 Farmhouse

Decor

  • 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…

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    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 Hello Fall Sign

    Fall is just around the corner, and what better way to decorate your home, than with a DIY hello Fall sign. I’ve never really hung signs up for Fall but this year I decided one was needed in the dining room. I’ve had an old framed piece of a quilt that I got from a […] Read more…

  • A close up of a black sign with white lettering hanging in a laundry room

    How to Make Stencils with Cricut

    Did you know you can use your Cricut machine to create your own stencils? This is one of the things I use my Cricut for the most. One of the reasons is because I have an Etsy shop but I have also found that I love using it for my own personal projects, and in […] Read more…

DIY

  • 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…

  • A five shelf wood shelf with a small drawer sitting on the floor

    Oven Cleaner Shelf Makeover-Did it work?

    Have you seen the latest craze to take over Instagram? Using oven cleaner on wood furniture to strip off the old finish to reveal the raw wood below? Well I decided to try this method on an old shelf that my Uncle had given me to see if it would work. The shelf had obviously […] Read more…

  • A watercolor flower on a white background in a brown frame hanging on a white door

    School Auction Art Project

    Today I am making a large flower portrait as part of my daughter’s second grade school auction art project for their class. They go to a private school and every year the school has a an annual auction dinner. And each year every class does some type of art project where the kids have to […] Read more…

  • A close up picture of a black tshirt with a light brown bleach spot with the wording "happiness is camping"

    Heat Transfer Vinyl Cricut Camping T-Shirt

    Camping was one of my favorite activities as a kid, I have fond memories of all of our adventures from when I was a child and into the teen years. So we take our children at least a couple times a year as time will allow to go camping. When our next camping trip was […] Read more…

Home Projects

  • How to Fix Epoxy Countertop Blemishes

    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 fix an […] 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…

  • A side view of a blue painted cabinets with gold hardware

    ORC Week 6: How to Paint Cabinets for a Smooth Finish

    Week 6 of the One Room Challenge is here and I cannot be more excited about it. This week was all about the cabinets and repainting the original wood cabinets in the laundry room. These cabinets are solid wood and still had the old knobs and hardware. We had updated this room a little bit […] 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…

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    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…