• DIY,  Lifestyle,  Q&A

    We Bought a Stock Tank

    That’s right! We went for it and invested in our own stock tank for a swimming pool! One day we definitely want an in-ground swimming pool, but this will do for now. We really wanted something to enjoy this summer, so we took the plunge! Details The tank can hold up to 700 gallons, and it’s 8 ft wide + 2ft deep. Only about $400 from Tractor Supply! I feel like we’re going to live in it on the hot days, so the price was totally worth it to us. We also bought a filter for it, but it hasn’t come in quite yet. I’ll keep you posted on the filter details.…

  • Decor

    Compost Inspired Centerpiece

    How beautiful is this centerpiece?! This is one of my favorite DIY projects to date inspired by Martha Stewart’s compost pile. She cleaned her garden and combined her clippings into an old basket. It was such a simple to-do since I used what I already had at my home! The only item I purchased for this project were these stems from Target that added a bit more detail. Decor Made Easy: If you know me, you know I am a big fan of keeping things simple, budget-friendly and full of nature! That’s exactly what this project consisted of. A little bit of new, a little bit of used, and a whole lot of nature…

  • Decor,  Items I Love

    Shop My Deck

    Outdoor spaces are one of my favorites to shop for and decorate. They’re also my VERY FAVORITE to enjoy this time of year. After recently painting our deck ( you can read more about that here ) I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post linking all of our deck decor! Some of these items are a splurge while others (like the LED outdoor solar light fixture) gave a nice BANG for my buck! Alright, here’s the items and links for our deck decor! As always, these items are affiliate links. Thank you so much for shopping through my links!!

  • Decor,  DIY,  Homemaking

    Painting the Deck

    I painted our deck! I had a lot of questions on how I did it, and let me tell you, it was simple! So, I figured I would round up everything in a blog post. It’s absolutely amazing the difference this afternoon project made. Type of paint I used a paint called Advanced Deckover by Behr. When purchasing this paint you’ll find it comes in different textured finishes. I chose smooth. Color There were lots of beautiful color options. This time I picked Rose Beige. It’s the perfect rosey neutral! Never be afraid of paint colors! It’s just paint! How I painted You might be surprised when I tell ya,…

  • Classic Cottage Co.

    Tips for Your Antique Booth Reopening

    The store our vintage booth is in was closed for weeks. Leading up to the store closing, customers were in panic mode and holding tight to their wallets (they weren’t spending money.) When customers don’t spend money, small businesses don’t make sales. It was a tough time because as a business, we still had expenses yet were making no sales. Sad day. Scary day. Our governor reopened retail stores and the antique store reopened May 1st. Therefore, my vintage booth opened!  It was exciting to reopen yet it was stressful because we immediately needed to make a profit. It also felt weird to jump back in after taking over a…

  • Decor

    Decor Stacks Up!

    There is a simple art in stacking items. I love the repetitiveness of like items on top of each other. If you look closely at our home, you’ll see this is a trend throughout our spaces. It’s easy to do, especially in the kitchen! A lonesome item might look out of place until it’s grouped with others. For example, one or even two old ironstone plates would look odd on a shelf but collect a stack of ironstone and you’ve suddenly got a statement in your decor. Not to mention they’re fun to collect so this gives you an excuse to keep collecting! Who knew old white plates stacked high could look…

  • Homemaking,  Recipes

    Aaron’s Burger Tips

    Okay ya’ll, it’s Aaron writing this one. And I’m here to tell you that my absolute favorite food in the world is a hamburger. The combination of fresh juicy beef, cheese, vegetables, any toppings or sauces you love, all on a delicious soft bun??? How can that not be the world’s most perfect food??? Let’s get right into it…   The Homemade Burger Problem If you’re like me, you have a favorite restaurant where you always order a burger. Somewhere that makes their burgers so thick, so juicy, and so flavorful. But then when you try to make a burger like that at home, you get a chewy, dry patty…

  • Decor

    Bringing Outside Inside

    A few days ago I noticed our unruly privets starting to bloom white. I absolutely LOVE white florals. I’ve spent many minutes the past few days admiring them. Finally I decided to enjoy them inside in our home too! I snipped an armful of branches and dropped them in a glass jar  of water. Now I have a fresh look in the dining room and it was free! Do I know how long these will last? I have no clue. It could be a day or it could be three days. Either way we’re gonna enjoy them! Why not? Like I said they were FREE!! (So long as you don’t…

  • Items I Love

    Favorite Planters

    One of my favorite items to shop for this time of year are planter pots. Beautiful plants deserve adorable pots. Also, they can really add a great charm to a space. I’ve spent many hours shopping for the right planters this year. Here’s a few of my favorites!  If you’re shopping for planters right now, I hope this blog post helps! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

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