Use these tips to choose the perfect area rug for your space! We are in the third week of the One Room Challenge and it was an exciting one! We got a lot done and it's exciting to see it all come together! To see progress on the other Guest Designers, check out the ORC blog here! Check out Previous Posts ORC Week 1ORC Week 2 Our area rug arrived last Friday, giving us just enough time to get it laid out and flattened (after being in a tight roll) before the furniture arrived ... Read More about Tips for Choosing the Perfect Area Rug – ORC Week 3
Use these tips to create the perfect tablescape for your guests! Do you love to entertain? Do dinner parties get you excited? Then you're in the right place! If you're like me, part of the enjoyment of hosting guests is getting to decorate for the occasion. I love creating a beautiful tablescape to make friends and family feel special. I usually design the theme around a season or holiday to compliment the calendar or event, but you can also design it using your favorite colors or ... Read More about How to Create the Perfect Tablescape
Build this high-end looking TV Console for around $400! Welcome to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge (ORC)! Last week we revealed that we are participating in the Spring 2020 round of the ORC and chose to finish our living room for the project! You can read that post here. To see the progress of other guest participant's spaces, check out ORC's Blog here! One Room Challenge - DIY TV Console Our first project in this space was to build a TV console. We had been using this entryway ... Read More about DIY Farmhouse TV Console – ORC Week 2
You'll love this affordable farmhouse-style potting bench! We have been loving the warmer weather! It's been great to spend more time outdoors. We've been spending a lot of time on our backyard because it was a MESS. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. At some point, someone gave it some love and planted some beautiful trees and gardens. But the previous owners let the weeds and overgrowth take over and it was looking pretty ... Read More about DIY Potting Bench with Storage
We are so excited to be participating in the Spring 2020 round of the One Room Challenge! Have you heard of the One Room Challenge (ORC)? It's a biannual event, typically in April and October (moved to May this year due to the pandemic) that features 20 chosen Featured Designers who have six weeks to transform a space in need of some love! What's really cool is that they allow you to register as a guest and participate in the challenge, as well. Better Homes and Gardens is the official ... Read More about One Room Challenge Spring 2020 – Living Room Week 1
What to think about when choosing kitchen lighting Originally posted August 5th, 2019 I can't believe August is here! The older I get the faster the years seem to fly by. Eric and the kids start back to school next week. He's busy finishing up our small kitchen reno and is installing the tile backsplash as I write this. But today I want to talk kitchen lighting! This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. This budget-friendly ... Read More about Choosing Kitchen Light Fixtures – What to Consider
Easily add vintage farmhouse touches to any style of home with these tips! My style has evolved over the years, but I've always been drawn to timeless vintage styles from homes to decor to cars. The first home we purchased was built in the early 1900s with beautiful original hardwood floors, antique doors and knobs, and all the charm that comes with that time period. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my disclosure policy here. Early on in our marriage ... Read More about 15 Ways to add Vintage Farmhouse Style to any Home
DIY Vintage Farmhouse Corbels I love corbels! They're pretty and versatile and add so much character to a space. Whether they are part of your fireplace mantle, used as bookends, or adorning either side of a doorway, they add a touch of vintage beauty to any home. Repurposed Farmhouse Corbels We had these corbels leftover from when we redid our fireplace. Our house was built in 1972 and the corbels are original. But you can find vintage corbels at antique shops and online (try Etsy!) if you want ... Read More about DIY Vintage Farmhouse Corbels
Achieve a flawless finish when you paint your trim with Valspar Door and Trim Enamel! Painting trim is one of my least favorite things to do. We've owned four homes and had to paint the trim in the last three of them because the original trim was dated and it wasn't in the budget to hire it out. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. After our last move, I promised myself I wasn't going to buy a house where the trim needed ... Read More about Valspar Door and Trim Enamel Review + How to Paint Trim Like a Pro!
You will love this deliciously moist banana bread! Banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread...I love bread! There's nothing better than the smell of homemade bread in the oven. My kids come running when they hear me pull it out, fresh and hot! They can't wait to cut into it and add a slab of creamy butter! Today I want to share with you the most amazing banana bread you'll ever taste! This recipe has been in my family for years. I get TONS of compliments when I bring it to share ... Read More about The Best Banana Bread EVER!