1905 Farmhouse

Decor

  • 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…

  • A close up of a pink depression glass soy wax candle in a white milk glass tray with faux Christmas greens

    Easy Christmas Table Decorations

    Each year I look forward to changing up the Christmas decor on my dining room table and last year I “shopped” around my house for items I could use without purchasing too many new things. (I snapped the pictures but never had a chance to get this post written before Christmas was over!) I wanted […] Read more…

  • A pin image with text overlay that says 5 online thrift stores for home decor

    The 5 Best Online Thrift Stores for Home Decor

    A lot of the pieces in my home are vintage or thrift store finds. I have a huge love and passion for all things vintage or old and interesting. But I don’t always have the time to go out to a thrift store or garage sale or yard sale to find some of the pieces […] Read more…

DIY

  • 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…

  • Two art canvases sitting next to each other, one black, one copper with green puzzle piece wreaths, one with the words holly jolly Christmas and the that says Have a Happy Christmas

    Simple Christmas Craft Using Puzzle Pieces

    If you know me you know that I love going to thrift stores. I love finding new ideas or new ways to use items from thrift stores in my decor or to find a new use for the item. I find it hard sometimes to pay full price for something that I know I can […] 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…

  • A close up of a burning soy candle in a green depression teacup glass with a glass chicken in the background sitting on a blue and white tablecloth

    DIY Soy Candles

    I am a crafter at heart and trying new craft techniques and projects is always exciting. I have always wanted to try DIY soy candles but I think I was always worried that it was gonna be a huge investment and something that I wouldn’t make very often. But I have been doing a lot […] Read more…

Home Projects

  • 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…

  • A view of a brown closet door shut with brown carpet an the end of a bed sticking out to the right with a door open in the far right of the picture

    Help Update our Master Bedroom!

    Guys, I am almost embarrassed to show you our master bedroom. It’s just so sad and so not us. We literally moved our beds and dressers in and filled the closets. No paint, no curtains, nothing has been done since we moved in a year and a half ago! But that is all about to […] Read more…

Garden

  • 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…

  • A picture of a dirt row that has been hoed

    Growing Ranunculus Flowers

    Did you know that Fall is the time to plant your Spring bulbs? In fact I have a previous post about what bulbs are great to plant in Fall for spring blooms. But today I am going to go over growing ranunculus, as I have found these are a little more finicky than most traditional […] Read more…

  • What Type of Bulbs to Plant in Spring

    Aww, the sun has made an appearance, when stepping outside I no longer have the chill of cold air cutting through me. I can just sense the change in the seasons is upon us and it is glorious! After receiving snow the first Friday in March it is welcome to see the sun and be […] Read more…

  • Starting Flower Seeds Indoors

    You may have seen my recent posts about starting vegetable seeds indoors. Well this year I am going outside my comfort zone and starting flower seeds indoors too. Over the last year or so I have fallen in love with all the beautiful flowers from a specific place called Floret Flowers. They are a company […] Read more…