Toward the end of spring right before the heat of summer kicks in, I am always in awe of the garden growth around here. It’s a total transformation from the dead of winter to full bloom spring. With all the rain we got this year, I wouldn’t expect anything less![Read more…] about Farmhouse Garden Porch
Decorating the Home
You can always go out to the store to buy some decor for your homestead or garden. But to me, there is nothing like using your hands, nature, and a little bit of creativity to bring beauty into your home. Join me as I share our farmhouse kitchen tablescape and some simple DIY ways to add rustic farmhouse style to any home.[Read more…] about How to Add Rustic Farmhouse Style to Any Home
We refreshed our living room space (and spent almost no money doing it!) to welcome a new season and to freshen up the space. It’s funny, how sometimes living in one spot for a long time can start to look the same. And just doing the smallest adjustments like moving furniture or repainting something can make a huge difference. Come see our farmhouse living room and how we refreshed it for spring.[Read more…] about Join me for a Simple Spring Farmhouse Living Room Refresh
Add some spring farmhouse charm to your home with this homemade wreath with sweet daisies. With two indoor cats, flowers on the table in vases become spilled water pretty quickly. So I’ve become a big fan of homemade wreaths and wall-hanging floral arrangements. Homemade wreaths are perfect because they are a way to display fresh flowers but kept out of reach of little ones. And, I just love making them 🙂 Learn how to make a spring farmhouse wreath with fresh flowers in this simple tutorial.[Read more…] about How to Make a Spring Farmhouse Wreath with Fresh Flowers
There is nothing like the first warm sun on your face on a Sunday afternoon after weeks of a cold, dark winter. As soon as the kitchen is filled with all that natural light, I start organizing it and getting it ready for spring. Ah, what a refreshing time that is. I gathered fresh food from our local farm stand, hung some herbs for drying, and of course put some cut flowers in a vase. Join me for a tour of our farmhouse kitchen in the spring![Read more…] about How to Add Spring Touches: SPRING FARMHOUSE KITCHEN TOUR
When our local coffee store posted on Instagram that they were giving away a free side table, I immediately thought of the perfect DIY project. I think that’s called having a DIY brain. Well for a few dollars worth of paint and not even an entire afternoon, I had myself a sweet vintage side table. If you’ve never refinished wood before, it’s easy! Keep reading to see how we did this DIY refinished antique side table for $10 and only a couple hours![Read more…] about How to Refinish Wood: DIY Refinished Side Table
Time to pull out the Christmas greenery! Every year we take to our own backyard or the local nursery to find some fragrant, beautiful Christmas greenery to decorate our Homestead for Christmas. This year I found 5 different Christmas greeneries to get in the Christmas spirit and decorate our home. To us, bringing in natural elements from the outside into our home is the best way to get ready for the Christmas season. Christmas greeneries smell good, they are beautiful, and I think they are one of the easiest ways to decorate the Homestead for Christmas.
Why Christmas Greenery?
For Christmas every year we like to bring the outside in and pull in as much Christmas greenery as we can to decorate for Christmas. We live in the Pacific Northwest where we have a lot of greenery, forest, lakes, rivers, and mountains near us. John and I are definitely nature junkies! We love being out on hikes and taking the kayak out in the summertime. So, it is only fitting that one of our favorite ways to decorate around the holidays is with Christmas greenery.
Christmas greenery looks beautiful with the dark green, white, and red colors. It also smells great! Pine is one of the main scents from Christmas greenery and it is as natural way to smell your house like Christmas.
We went a few local nurseries in the area and found 5 Christmas Greenery Ideas to decorate the inside/outside of our Homestead. You can also pull some pine branches from your yard if you have them. Get creative and use whatever you have available to you – that is part of the fun![Read more…] about 5 Christmas Greenery Ideas