How to Make a Wildflower Bouquet

Have you ever noticed how amazingly beautiful wildflowers look alongside a country road?  They're not artfully arranged according to a certain plan, but rather, they're haphazard and colorful and look better than any store-bought bouquet. I love to bring these fragrant wildflowers into my home, and you can too! See how easy it is to make a wildflower bouquet. And the best part is ... it's free! Clover runs rampant along our country roads … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating: 6 Tips to Bring the Outdoors In

Today I'm doing 2 things.  One - I'm sharing 6 tips for creating a cohesive spring decorating look in the dining room.  And two - I'm joining some of my favorite bloggers for a spring tour and each one of us is providing a tip or how-to. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing the tour! The links to everyone's spring decor is at the end of this post, but for now,  here's the plan I followed to add a bit of spring in my … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Color in Upstate New York

Today's charming home hails from Upstate New York and was built in 1849, so it has all the charm of yesteryear. Inside, it's filled with colorful flea market finds and outside, this charmer has a view of Vermont's Green Mountains. Farmhouse Living Room by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder A chippy blue hutch takes center stage in the family room next to a cushy chaise lounge. A stained glass window hanging on the wall hints at the color … [Read more...]

Bird Prints Vignette with Free Printable

Is it spring yet? We still have a few weeks before welcoming the new season and today I'm participating in a spring printables vignette party that my friend Kristen from Ella Claire coordinated. You can visit all the other ladies in the party (links at end of post) for plenty of spring decorating inspiration. I'm sharing a bird prints vignette with free printable for you to download to make your own springtime art for your home! I paired my new … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Bathroom Ideas

Did I ever tell you the story of how a simple clawfoot tub inspired me to purchase a house? About 16 years ago when I was a single mom with 3 kids, I decided to check out an old farmhouse for sale that was featured in a local newspaper. I really wasn't in a position to purchase a house, but a girl can dream. It was a cute house but I kept thinking it was out of my reach. But then the realtor opened the door to the farmhouse style bathroom with … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Unexpected Elegance

This is the last Sunday in September and I can't believe how quickly this year is coming to a close! I also can't believe I've been featuring my Charming Home Series for 6 months now. Seems like it started just yesterday. Today's tour is a fun one (aren't they all?) as I'm featuring Angela from Unexpected Elegance. Angela's living room has all the right touches to it. Tufted furniture, a painted mantel, baskets, and pretty plants. All the … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour 2014

Welcome to my early Fall home tour! I'm honored to be sharing my decor with a group of other amazing bloggers this week (you can see the links to their Fall home tours at the end of this post). Since it's still September, I'm transitioning into Fall decorating. I plan to add more autumn inspiration to my home throughout October so I hope you'll come back and visit if this is your first time here! So come on in ... I'm so glad to have you … [Read more...]

Country Style Fence Ideas

One of these days I would love to get a new fence. I like our rustic style fence in the backyard but it's really more shabby than chic. I found a collection of pretty, country style fences on Houzz for inspiration. Let me know which one you like best! Traditional Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts Here's the typical white picket fence. I've always adored houses with a picket fence out front. And I … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ At Home on the Bay

Hailing from the coast of Maine, it's no wonder Mary's home has a pretty coastal vibe. You'll find loads of decorating inspiration in her charming home at At Home on the Bay. Mary recently moved to Cleveland but today's charming home tour showcases Mary's Maine home. Colorful pillows line up playfully on Mary's living room couch. She has a great way of mixing colors without a room looking cluttered.   Mary's entryway is fun and … [Read more...]

Summer Decorating in the Family Room

Once summer rolls around I like to lighten up my home decor and this year I've been in the mood to add color. I recently added some fun color to my front porch and like it so much better now. The next room to get some fresh summer decorating was my family room. Can you tell the main thing I changed in here? If you guessed the wall clock, you're absolutely right! It became the inspiration for the rest of the room changes.   I spied the … [Read more...]

Creating a Cozy Home

Old Man Winter is out in full force and most of us are huddled in our homes trying to keep cozy. I try not to make my winter decor too heavy. Instead, I like to use candles and a snuggly throw or two. The first thing that comes to mind when creating a cozy home is to add blankets and pillows. Lots of fluffy things to keep you warm on a cold winter's day!   At my desk, a chenille throw adds softness and provides warmth if a draft comes … [Read more...]

Charming Older Home Tour in Dixon, Illinois

One of my favorite things about blogging is the wonderful people I get to meet online! So many of you have left wonderful comments and each one is treasured more than you will know! Recently one of my readers emailed me to let me know she's selling her home and wondered if I would share it. One look at her adorable, well-kept house and it didn't take long for me to respond back with a resounding YES! I think you'll find her home to be loaded with … [Read more...]

Embracing the Farmhouse Kitchen

When I think of farmhouse kitchens, I think of my grandmother and also Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show. Remember the episode when Aunt Bee and Clara entered the pickle contest and Aunt Bee's pickles tasted like kerosene? Just like Aunt Bee's kitchen, my grandmother's was simple yet comfortable. It's where all the important conversations of the day took place. Her kitchen was truly the heart of her home, which is the same characteristic I try … [Read more...]

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