• DIY,  Q&A

    Q & A – Garden Rock

    Over the weekend we had 4 tons of gravel delivered to our property for our garden. We’ve had the chicken coop out in this space for a few years and it’s always felt like it was just a random building in a random place on our land. When we decided we wanted to do raised beds for a vegetable garden, Aaron came up with this idea! He said we should put gravel around the chicken coop and make a mini farm in that area. It created such an awesome space on our land!  Like many other people, I really didn’t know much about rock but I’ve learned a few things over…

  • 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…

  • From Karlee's Heart,  Lifestyle

    Using What You Have and Being Grateful

    This has been such a time of worry, sadness and anxiety. It’s been heavy. Even so, I have found a sense of grounding in gratitude and that’s come from using what I have. Honestly, it’s unlike anything I have ever felt before. It’s all in the little things. The other day I couldn’t figure out what to make us for lunch. I saw pasta and threw together a little pasta salad not using the ingredients I would typically use. I’ll tell you, as I dug through my pantry and fridge, I became so grateful for each item I could find to throw in a pasta salad. Some carrots that were…

  • DIY,  Homemaking

    DIY Raised Garden Bed

    Spring is officially here! I’m starting to get in garden mode! Last year I kept herbs, roses and hydrangeas alive. This year I’m gonna try added a vegetable garden to that list! Last weekend Aaron made this sweet raised bed for my vegetable garden. I’m SO excited to get to planting!  What we used: Materials: 6′ Cedar Dog-Ear Fence Boards Home Depot Cedar Fence Pickets  For the sides and the top lip, we used cedar dog-ear fence boards. Cedar is the perfect wood to build raised beds out of because it’s naturally resistant to moisture, rot, and insects. It’s sure to last many years. Cedar can be pretty pricey though,…

  • Lifestyle

    30 Things to do During Your Time at Home

    I know many of us are either on lockdown or self quarantining. I’ve decided to make the most out of the time at home. I’ve compiled a list of 30 things to do during the time at home. Hope you enjoy!  Bake Bread    Restyle a Shelf Using What You Have   Pull Up Weeds In Your Garden Beds    Go For a Long Walk    Start a Donate Pile    Make Your Bed Every Day    Enjoy a Cup of Coffee Outside   Order Some Plants    Facetime Your Family    Invent a New Recipe Using What You Have   Take a Long Bath    Start a Book  …

  • Decor

    Spring Shelf Styling

    Shelf styling was once a challenge for me until I realized I just needed to keep it simple! I usually freshen up my built in shelves once a season. This is my Spring look!  First thing I can tell you when styling shelves is to gather items that inspire you to change things out! For me that was a wood bowl, an old duck, and a new faux aloe plant. I usually lay out on my coffee table plenty of items I could use on the shelves and I shop from that gathering. All of these items have inspired me in some way for the season. This make the process…

  • From Karlee's Heart,  Lifestyle

    Our Recent Disappointment

    I wish I were writing this post with new happy news. We were bursting at the seams from not sharing with you all. In fact, I had documented hundreds of stories and pictures for my Instagram just preparing for the day we could announce. We were under CONTRACT for the house of my dreams. Really, it was the house of my dreams. In fact, with the intention of building one day, I had drawn a layout nearly identical on a piece of paper last spring. Little did I know that a house with a nearly identical layout already existed. This home was over 100 years old and had an old…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Valentine’s Dinner – Party of 6

    Whether you’re among 10 people or 2, it’s a day to celebrate love! Tablescapes are so fun for me to put together. So why not do a big table for 6 to celebrate!  For this tablescape I tried to use items I already had! I did purchase a few things like the peachy pink runner and jug holding the rose wine! Both of those were thrift finds though! Local thrift stores are a great place to go when shopping for a tablescape.  My inspiration for this table came from all the “fun romantic” feels! That’s why I used lots of lace layers, many roses and pink dishes! The cotton candy…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Lifestyle

    Princess Movies and Pink Snacks – Valentine’s

    Who doesn’t love a movie day with a marble tray full of PINK & RED snacks?! I know me and my lil sis sure do. It’s always a joy to have my 11 year old sister, Kelbee, around. I try to make things extra special for her so we came up with this little idea to go along with our Disney princess movie watching day. IT’S PERFECT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR! This whole saga began with a trip to the grocery store! Kelbee and I walked the aisles looking for fun bright snacks that are pink and red. I think part of the fun was picking and planning the…

  • Decor,  Items I Love

    Simple Way to Add Winter Decor to Your Home

    Are you still struggling with your “winter” decor? Don’t overthink it, babe! Here’s a quick easy idea for ya! Some of my favorite songs paint winter scenes with their lyrics. Many times we call them “Christmas Songs” but really they’re winter songs. Christmas is only the beginning of winter. Christmas is a Holiday, winter is a season. The song “Baby it’s Cold Outside” is winter. So many other songs are too! I remembered some of my favorite winter songs and turned the lyrics into wall art using letterboards! Now I can enjoy those sweet winter songs beyond Christmas through winter! There are so many songs with great lines for winter. Here’s…

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