I love finding new homes oozing with farmhouse style. I think it’s no secret around here that I love anything with a farmhouse flair, and I’m sure you probably feel the same way, which is why you are here or why you stick around my little corner of the web. When I started this blog “farmhouse style” was yet to be considered a term, but I think it has poured a strong foundation over the last year or so in the world of interior design. To continue to share my love for farmhouse style homes, I wanted to create a home tour series where I share with you a “new-to-me” home that oozes with charm and character, and quite frankly I just can’t get enough of! [Read more…]
Ummm yes, you are reading that correctly! We got chickens. Well technically we’ve had them, but they’ve never made an official appearance on the blog or Instagram for that matter. You may remember in my previous post I mentioned we made an addition to our family, and by addition I mean 5 tiny, fluffy, cuddly chickens. We always talked about having chickens, but I never thought we would actually take the plunge, but after having them for a few months I’m kicking myself for not doing this sooner. And we haven’t even made it to the egg laying phase yet! [Read more…]
I think we can all raise our hand in agreement that at one time or another we have been in Target and left with more than we anticipated buying! I for one have to avoid that place some times for that reason alone. So many times though #targetdoesitagain and hits the nail on the head for their decor. We all know the feeling in the store, but have you shopped Target online lately? I was browsing their site the other day for a client, and while I have felt over the last few years Target has upped their game in the home decor department, I was surprised at everything they offer online now. So instead of keeping all these goodies to myself, I wanted to share with you 10 trendiest lights from Target! [Read more…]
I still remember that “AH-HA” moment I had when I finally came up what I was going to do with this antique headboard. A friend of mine, who knows my love for antique furniture and to spruce things up, handed down this beautiful antique spindle headboard to me in the fall. It sat in our barn over the winter, and pretty much every time my husband went in the barn he asked what I was going to do with it. I think he wanted it out of his way, but there was no way I was going to let him get rid of it. I knew it would be used for something fabulous, I just didn’t know how I wanted to use it yet. And then, the “AH-HA” moment. I will turn you into a bench. Well not me so much, but the hubby. I was convinced I could do this project solo, but he keeps me on painting duty, so I will do my best to show you how we turned this antique headboard into a bench.
Well I know things have been a little quiet around here lately. Between starting summer vacation with the kids, finishing up some projects, and working on things on the back end side of this cheery little blog, I haven’t found much time for writing posts. Rest assured though I have some big things planned, and big things coming your way to not only make your experience here more enjoyable, more user friendly as well. [Read more…]
I will be the first to admit, awhile back when I thought about decorating with wall paper I immediately thought of the 70’s and 80’s wall paper that we instantly remove when updating a space. However, wallpaper has come a long way, and can also be the easiest way to add your own personal signature to your space. Whether it’s permanent or removable, there are a lot of options with wall paper now. It’s no longer that dated wall covering we all cringe at the sight of. I know there are still some people who stop me dead in my tracks if I mention adding wall paper, so I wanted to do a round up and show you some beautiful ways wall paper can be added to enhance your decor. I also have a FUN giveaway at the end with Graham & Brown wallpaper, so stay tuned!! [Read more…]
Happy Summer Friends! I’m so excited to be teaming up with almost 30 bloggers this week to share our summer spaces with you, along with Birch Lane and Country Living Magazine. Living in the northeast, with bitter winters, it’s no surprise that summer has us begging to stay outside as long as we can. [Read more…]
So I had been toying with updating our kitchen island for a while. I feel like I have been debating for over a year, and finally decided to pull the trigger. Because what’s the worse that can happen, I don’t like it and I can paint it back white, RIGHT?! So I finally decided to take the plunge and update our kitchen island, by painting it a bold color, and it was so easy. [Read more…]
Ohh friends we have been so busy these last few weeks. With finishing up projects, summer approaching, and end of school parties. Today officially marks my sons last day of first grade, and he is so sad to see his school year come to an end. He loves going to school, which he so did not get from me, so we have some end of the year celebrations planned for him today! But before we get to partying, I wanted to hop on real quick and let you know about a FREE webinar I’m co-hosting TONIGHT! [Read more…]
It sure feels like summer is in full swing now. With only 2 more weeks left of school, and temperatures staying consistently warm, the memories of winter are fading fast. I’m so excited to be teaming up with some of my friends today for another edition of 10 Minute Decorating. You can see the entire tour at the bottom of the post, but first our front porch decorated for summer! While I tend to keep the decor on our front porch at a minimal throughout the year, primarily because it’s narrow, summer is the one time where I will elaborate a little bit in the space. [Read more…]
If you told me 5 years ago, that I would tell people that I was a blogger, I would have looked at you like you had 3 heads, and said “What in the world is a blog?” “Is that even a real word?”. LOL. Well It’s safe to say that yes it’s a real word, and yes – I am a Blogger. I am blown away and totally blessed by how fast this industry has grown, and is excepted. Now don’t get too far ahead of me, I still have people that think I just right a diary – ONLINE – for everyone on the internet to read. Well I wouldn’t say everyone reads it, but I have passed the mark of just a few loyal family members reading it. I can honestly say that the people I have met through blogging have been the most encouraging, and supportive, in this crazy network of creative people I now call friends.
Welcome friends to our Celebrate Summer Home Tour, hosted by the talented Julie Blanner. Yesterday was Day 1, and you can catch the beginning HERE, and if you are coming over from Liz at Love Grows Wild, then welcome! I’m so glad you here! It’s funny for me to look back through past home tours, because no 2 are the same. Even though I love my neutrals and I have the same color palette for most of them, there is a different flair on each one. Even the transition from Spring to Summer, I like my home’s decor to reflect the season changing outside. If you are new here than let me give you the 30-second welcome! We live in New England, in an 1846 farmhouse that we share with our 2 kids, ages 5 and 7, and our latest addition 6 chickens! My favorite color is white, just ask my kids, and while Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for, I think summer suits our house best. Everything just feels right, if that doesn’t sound to cooky at all. Oh and when I’m not on here, you can find me on Instagram (@roomsforrent)!! I have a little more on that later too, but first lets get on with the tour.
I am so excited today is finally here, because I get to share our Patio Makeover with all of you! We have been working hard to finish this space, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! Today I’m joining 9 other talented bloggers in our #10days10patios tour sponsored by Joss & Main, and featured by Country Living Magazine. [Read more…]
I know I don’t share a whole lotta personal stuff here on the blog. Every now and then it seeps out, and I would like for it to start to seep out a little more. Sometimes though, if I’m being honest, I get stuck when sharing more personal posts that don’t have all the pretty photos to follow. I know that isn’t the only reason you guys are here, but I think I have put myself under an unrealistic exception of needing to always provide beautiful room shots. Don’t get me wrong, it’s something I love to do, it’s just not something that I always do. So today I don’t have any pretty room shots for you to look at, instead it’s just me and you friends. Friends chatting over coffee I’d imagine, and a conversation I longed for as a mom of too tiny people not to long ago. [Read more…]
I am so excited to be joining my friends today for another round of 10 Minute Decorating ideas. Todays topic is all about decorating with flowers real & faux, and there are so many gorgeous ideas, make sure you catch all the links to each post at the end of mine! Not only is it fun to team up with everybody, but decorating with flowers is one of my favorite things to do. A few years ago I made the switch from rewarding myself with chocolate or candy to rewarding myself with flowers if I reached a goal that week, or was celebrating something. It instantly made my home more cheery, and my waistline thanked me for it too 🙂 So today I wanted to give you some ideas of easy ways to decorate with flowers around your home, and it doesn’t matter if they are real or faux. [Read more…]