Friday Favorites ::: Furniture Love


I'm sorting through the lovely furniture that we have stored from this wonderful place…..trying to decide what piece to paint and use in our laundry room that is SLOWLY getting a makeover. {You know, the one that was supposed to be finished by the end of August. Yeah. That one.} So, I have furniture brain. I love unique and beautiful furniture….especially pieces that are used not necessarily for their intended purpose. Here are some pieces that I'm loving these days. You can find them all on … [Continue reading...]

DIY Pressed Flower Art Wall

Creating a Pressed Flower Wall

   We had a great time last year redoing Lovely Little's bedroom. You can see that HERE. {I think it's the most visited post on here!} She is constantly adding and creating in her room…..she comes up with great ideas. I love watching her nest in her special space……and get inspired from her creativity. It was so hard to take pictures of this newest project of hers……the light kept bouncing off the wall. But it is such a neat, unique idea and is turning out just gorgeous in her room…,  wanted … [Continue reading...]

Autumn Fun …..


A few weeks ago our yard was full of teens for a fun autumn get-together. If you've been reading long enough you know that we quite often have a home full of teens….and love to have gatherings at our home. It's one of my favorite things to do…open our home for fun and fellowship. This was such an incredibly outstanding group of teens……and such a pleasure to have them here. I love lanterns…..eventually I'd like them all over the whole yard. We have small ones throughout the garden hanging … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Favorites!

A Few of My Favorite Things

   Over the past couple of  years I've shared several "Favorites" posts. I hope to share some more in the coming months….but I thought it would be fun to have them all here together in one post. =) You can click on the title of each to go to the post with all the details of what and where……. Favorite Cleaning Products Favorite Cosmetics Homeschool Curriculum Playlist 5 Great Reads A Few of My Favorite Things I A Few of My Favorite Things II A Few of My … [Continue reading...]

Simple Autumn Centerpieces

Simple and Natural Autumn Centerpiece

   One of my favorite things about autumn is that it's so easy to warm up the inside of our home with natural elements that are so easily available at this time of year. For a simple centerpiece for our farmhouse table this year I pulled together two vintage cheese tables, my favorite Cinderella heirloom pumpkins…... Used a vintage European grain sack for a runner {not even unfolded or opened up….it's literally the bag still intact}…... Used some small wood slices and wrote names on them … [Continue reading...]

Better Homes and Gardens ::: Creative Christmas Tree Themes


Good Monday! I'm so honored to be featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Creative Christmas Tree Themes for 2014! Our Christmas Tree of Memories from last year is a part of this great gathering of ideas from lots of talented ladies….. Be sure to head on over and check out all the other great ideas, too! CLICK HERE  Have a wonderful Monday…thanks so much for stopping by! … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Travel


These quotes sum up much of what I feel about traveling…….     Off for a little adventure for the next several days in one of my favorite places! Follow along and join me, if you'd like on Instagram HERE ! May you jot down some adventures that YOU'D like to go on! I'd love to hear about them! Happy Weekend~ … [Continue reading...]

Autumn Coffee Table Decor

Natural Autumn Coffee Table Decor

   I feel like I'm just popping in every now and then! I have so many fun things to share and document here that right now are on the back burner…..but there there. Simmering. ;) I shared our autumn mantel earlier this week…..and you could see a little snippet of the coffee table…. I enjoyed our summer coffee table full of seashells so much…..I thought it would be fun to use the same idea for autumn; and switch out the seashells for pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones. {Cinnamon scented, no … [Continue reading...]

Autumn Mantel Ideas

Autumn Cottage Mantel

   Slowly, slowly the inside and outside of our home are making a transition into a new season. The past several days I've felt like so much has been going on over the past several weeks that I'm afraid I might miss my favorite season! Seasons have a beginning and an ending. Sad when it's your favorite…..not so much when it's not. =) Just as nature has it's appointed seasons…….so does our life. When we are going through a hard one we need to be encouraged by the fact that just as it had an … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Tile Projects


   If you've been here for a while you may remember that a while back we redid our master bathroom …. you can check it out HERE. I shared how we did a quick and fairly easy makeover on our super ugly forest green bathroom tile with a special tile kit HERE. It has made an amazing difference…..and it's lasted over two years…no problems! Woohoo! {I have a lot of people contact me to see how it's holding up.} I created a board with several other fun tile projects on Hometalk HERE. Head on over and … [Continue reading...]

Autumn Front Porch Ideas {2014}

Front porch in autumn

I think October and November are my most favorite months during autumn. Things begin to get crispy and you can smell woodsmoke in the air.

This past weekend is the first time in several weeks that we have gotten to enjoy sitting on the porch since No. 1 Son’s accident.

It was good therapy.

When we are refreshing the porch for a new season I always shop our house and yard. Rearranging and switching out things that are already around in other places.

I love refreshing our home and yard for each season….it gives new perspective.

There’s no right or wrong way to do it……just whatever you enjoy and brings warm fuzzies to your heart.

{OK….are there any other 70’s/80’s people out there that remember the little fuzzy balls with vinyl sticky feet and googly eyes that were called ‘warm fuzzies’. They were supposed to remind you that you were loved and bring a smile to your face. I stuck those things all over my canopy bed….I thought my Mom was going to kill me!}

*Switching gears….back to the porch!*

I come back to this pinecone garland each year. I love putting it around our front door. Each year I say that I’m not going to use it there….but I always come back to it!

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