A Farm Winter Wonderland

Sometimes when I’m deciding if I should write about something I have to really think about if people will actually care about it or not.  Today’s post though is mainly for the Almen family.  It was such a beautiful day at the farm.  It’s like the sun and the land were showing off and daring … [Read more…]

BELIEVE You Can Make This Sign Knockoff

Sometimes when I am looking for decorating inspiration I like to look through some store ads and websites.  I love getting Pottery Barn and Pier 1 ads in the mail.  Every once in  a while I will splurge and buy something but most of the time I like to challenge myself to recreating it instead.  … [Read more…]

Bring Some JOY to Your Front Step

Ok so sign number 2 of the week is SO easy.  Anyone can do it – I promise!  Here it is: First get a board of the length you desire.  Next you can stain it if you want.  This would be super cute on a naturally greyed old board though too.   I just used … [Read more…]

A Message From My Good Friend Buddy

Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign…. I saw the sign…. Give me a sign… Signed, sealed and delivered… Ok do you see where I’m going with this?  Or at the very least have I got one of these songs stuck in your head?  Yes… you’re welcome 😉 If you haven’t then  I will just tell you…It’s … [Read more…]

Christmas Countdown

Who still does the holiday paper chain countdown?!  We do! I make them color each strip just to make the project last longer too – I know slave driver right? We usually take a link off every night at bedtime.  Well last night we forgot and my early riser daughter woke me up at 5:00 … [Read more…]

Our First Holiday Porch

It’s Christmas time!!! It’s after Thanksgiving now so I can officially say that without fear (I hope) of someone wanting to punch me.  I LOVE Christmas time.  I’ve been on a decorating high.  We still haven’t got our tree yet – we get a real one so my sensible husband makes us wait until the … [Read more…]

A Family Picture – the Outtakes

I shared some family pictures we had taken this past weekend on Facebook land.  I’ve been wanting to get a nice family picture for forever now.  We take really fun ones of the kids all year long but usually they are just individual ones.  Its that elusive family picture I was after.  So in case … [Read more…]

The Front Porch

You know we have been having a lot of chats on my porch and it has occurred to me that I don’t have my porch on my farmhouse tour yet. So please grab drink of your choice and settle in for a bunch of pictures of the story of our porch makeover. Seriously we took … [Read more…]

A Holiday Season Reminder

The holidays are upon us! I am beyond excited! So as we enter the holiday season here is a good reminder to myself and to any family out there with kids. Adjust your expectations and enjoy the moments as they come. Don’t try to force it. We all have the Norman Rockwell dreams but I’m … [Read more…]

Reading Nook

One of my favorite things to do as a child was to read so I love watching my kids discovering the joy of reading as well. I really want to encourage it as much as I can. When I was younger I always loved to find fun spots to read in. I would climb trees … [Read more…]