Do you have romantic plans this weekend for Valentine’s Day? Or are you more like me where the holiday is more about the chocolate and less about the romance? For the first time in many years, I have a special present for hubby. Normally we don’t do much to celebrate Cupid’s holiday so I think he’ll be surprised. I’ll let you know what I got him after the holiday is over, just in case he’s reading my blog.
Speaking of the holiday, my friend Janet at Shabbyfufu created a beautiful Valentine’s tablescape. She always has such beautiful flower arrangements.
Some of you know I’m giving my bedroom a makeover with bead board, new paint colors, and a new bed. The bead board is up and the painting has begun. I’m also thinking of adding a Shaker peg rail, which got me to thinking about adding one (or more) in the kitchen too. Grit and Polish recently shared five kitchens with peg rails that I think you might enjoy.
The peg rail is a nod to my growing desire to get back to good old country style decorating. I’m finding myself drawn even more to the simplicity of older homes and less cluttered rooms. Amanda’s sweet little farmhouse is pared back for winter. I’m especially loving the wallpapered fireplace wall. She also has an charming Instagram account, too.
In the spirit of Shaker country style, check out this mustard yellow kitchen that’s so very warm and inviting.
Speaking of country style homes and decor, would you ever live in a timber frame home? This 1575-square-foot Newbury model by PineRidge Timberframe has loads of curb appeal and beautiful beamed interiors. They have other models you might want to check out, too.
Normally I share a dessert recipe at the end of my Friday Finds, but this week I’m sharing a Baked Honey and Mustard Butterbeans recipe. I keep reading that you should eat more beans so when I find a good bean recipe, I have to try it. I’ll be making this one over the weekend. It looks easy enough. It says to turn the oven to 190 degrees Celsius, which is 375 degrees Fahrenheit in case you decide to make it, too.
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