Every season I like to decorate the homestead with natural elements and homemade items. Join me for a modern farmhouse summer home tour where I show you DIY summer decorating ideas that are easy and beautiful for any homestead this season.[Read more…] about Handmade Farmhouse Summer Home Tour | Beautiful DIY Summer Decorating Ideas
We’ve been feeding our chickens this homemade fermented chicken feed because it’s a natural source of probiotics, it wastes less, costs less, and they love it! Come get the recipe below.[Read more…] about How to Make Fermented Chicken Feed
In today’s update I’m sharing the progress of our front, back, and side yard, lots of pretty flowers and veggie pics, the chicken retaining wall, how to kill weeds effectively, and some funny stories in there too. Welcome to farmhouse garden update #2.[Read more…] about Farmhouse Garden Update #2
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
You know I’ve dreamt of being a farm to table girl almost my whole life, so the first time we bought a quarter cow was ever so exciting. It’s the best meat, from cows fed in your area, from farmers you can actually talk to. In this post I go into all the details about the benefits of buying local, how you can find the best meat near you, and what our quarter cow unload looked like. Oh, and I share 9 ways to start homesteading in the city. Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse![Read more…] about 9 Ways to Homestead in the City + Quarter Cow Unload!
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
If you are new to chicken keeping or just want to learn more about winterizing a chicken coop, you will find lots of good info here! When we got our chickens earlier this year, we did lots of research into how to keep the chickens safe and warm in the winter. We live in the Pacific Northwest where it gets cold and occasionally snowy in the winter. Here you will find some simple techniques to help winterize a chicken coop this winter, how to keep your chickens warm naturally, and some other natural chicken keeping techniques.[Read more…] about How to Winterize a Chicken Coop
This year we went with a Scandinavian Christmas theme full of fresh greeneries, cloved oranges, rustic wood, and an antique farmhouse feel. Being from Sweden, Germany, and Italy, John and I have a lot of European culture in our families and home. So to bring some of that in this year for Christmas was the perfect combo. Come see what we did in our Scandinavian Farmhouse Christmas Home tour.
In years past we have always kept our Christmas decorating pretty simple. We cut down our own Christmas tree, buy fresh garland and use greeneries from our yard, and wrap presents with brown and white craft paper. I use firewood for decor and pull out all of our woven baskets for blanket storage. This year, I wanted to do the normal traditions, but I also wanted to bump it up and add some true Scandinavian touches.
In this tutorial I will show the farmhouse entryway, the family & living room, the dining room tablescape, our office, and the front porch. Make sure to check out the video tutorial for the full tour![Read more…] about Scandinavian Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour