• Decor,  DIY,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    Fall Island Centerpiece

    Hi, friends! It’s  fall and I’m so excited to share this beautiful centerpiece arrangement that sits beautifully on our kitchen island. For all you decorators out there, if you’re planning to make a centerpiece for fall this year, I totally suggest investing in a pretty vase. I personally invested in this large vase because I felt like the vase is a piece I’ll be using season to season, all year long! Inside the vase are stems! Stems like this are a great way to add a festive fall touch to any space. I used a combination of stems to add a variety and mixture to the centerpiece. Some I’ve had for years that are…

  • Homemaking,  Items I Love

    Kitchen Organization Essentials

      ORGANIZATION BINS (SET OF 2): I love these clear containers for the fridge! They are also stackable and come in a set of 2. We keep our drinks in them in the fridge, and even snack bars in the pantry cabinet. These are perfect for so many places. BAGEL CANISTER: I never knew there was such a thing! It’s genius, don’t you think? This food storage container by Better Homes & Gardens is perfect for keeping your pantry and countertops clean. METAL LAUNDRY BASKET: This laundry caddy has a large compartment and can hold , standard spray bottles and cleaners and small compartments are great for sponges, brushes, gloves, and rags. EGG HOLDER: This egg holder provides a…

  • Decor,  DIY,  Homemaking,  Items I Love

    Photo Wall Art

    What better wall art than pictures of your beautiful family? Weather it’s you and your fur baby or significant other or maybe you’ve got a million grandkids, those beautiful faces are sure to brighten your walls and heart! For a while I sadly got away from using pictures of us as decor in our home. So I decided to make up for that lost time in a big way! Poster size, babe!!  Yep, I had poster size pictures of me and Aaron printed! Of course I chose two of my favorite pictures. One of us taken for the GRAM in the garden with my iPhone and the other is a…

  • Decor,  Homemaking,  Items I Love

    New Curtains in the Bedroom

    Sometimes a space just needs freshening! Curtains can be the magic to making your space come alive again! For the past few years we’ve had drop cloth curtains in our bedroom. (You can read how to do those here) I’ve loved the “airy” look of drop cloth curtains in our bedroom for the past few years but now I’m wanting to add more warmth and depth.  I know “it’s just curtains” but it made such a big difference in our room that I just had to write about it. The pattern on these curtains is subtle and I love that but what really made a statement is something that was actually an…

  • Decor,  Homemaking

    I Bought a Gold Velvet Chair

    I love gold! It’s one of my favorite colors. This old velvet chair was at my local thrift store for $30. SOLDDDDDDD! I originally bought it for my booth but now I’m thinking it has found a home in my home. Gold I love a pop of richness in a home. Gold is a go to color for me. It brings warmth and classiness to a space. If your space is feeling cold, add a bit of gold! Ha, I didn’t mean for that to rhyme! But it’s true!! The tuff and velvet really add charm too! Cleaning the Vintage Chair I gave it a good cleaning with an all…

  • Garden,  Homemaking

    What’s in our Garden

    Aaron and I planted a garden this year! (You can read more about it HERE) It’s been such a joy to watch grow! I’ve had lots of questions about what all we’re growing so I figured I’d make a list! Here’s what we have in our first garden!  Vegetables/Fruit  Cucumber  Big Boy Tomatoes  Grape Tomatoes  Romaine Lettuce  Garden Peas  Okra  Bell Pepper  Strawberries  Blueberries  Flowers/Herbs  Knockout Roses  Lots of Roses  Sunflowers  Boxwood Basil  Tarragon  Lavender  Rosemary  We have lots more herbs and flowers in the side lawn off the kitchen. This is just a list of what’s in the garden!           

  • Garden,  Homemaking

    Our Garden

    2020 has been a challenging year for so many. But I can say one good thing came out of it! Our sweet garden. This is my first real garden. Last year, I started with some herbs and hydrangeas and that really built my confidence. This year I went with a full on vegetable garden and lots of flowers. Aaron built us some raised beds (Click HERE to see how you can build some raised beds too!) We had lots of time at home and I had a new hobby and he had a design for the whole space.  In the early days of planning our garden, I asked Aaron “where…

  • 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,…

  • 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,  Homemaking

    Mantel Refresh

    Finally… finally! We were able to hang a picture on our mantel. It’s been a struggle to figure out how to hang anything from this faux stone. But Aaron figured out a way! After nearly 6 years of daydreaming about what I could hang on this stone, I decided to hang an old pasture print. I love the detail of the gold frame against the white stone. It makes for an awesome contrast. Honestly, the picture is a bit small for this space, so I needed something to fill it in! So I went outside and clipped a large branch from a tree in our yard and put it in the extra…

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