Create the perfect get-away by creating a relaxing, rustic, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat, in your very own back yard! Use this list of my favorite, charming, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas to help create a soft and relaxing atmosphere, by using natural elements, such as terra cotta pots, wooden lanterns, galvanized metal and lots of mixed shades of white.
Last summer we added a brick patio area to our yard, as a place where we can sit to keep an eye on our young children playing in their tree-house/sandbox/swing-set/play area.
This area would also serve as the perfect place to host my lovely fellow neighborhood-moms when they bring their children over to play. We often try to get together throughout the summer to sip a refreshing glass of Moscatto or Sangria, and of course let the children run wild! Continue reading →
Whether spaghetti, paint, chocolate, marker, ice cream or whatever… My little ones are always coming home with stained clothing. Instead of just throwing out this clothing like I used to, I have now developed an amazing stain removal process, that actually works! This process now saves me a lot of clothes, money, time, and waste!
Psst! Can you keep a secret?! Some who know me may already know this, but to be honest, I’ve just never really been that great at laundry…
I actually used to hate it, and well, although I still hate folding mostly, I am now obsessed with removing hard-to-get out stains! I now take it on as a personal challenge, and I love succeeding!
Believe it or not, I used to treat whites and lights as pretty much disposable clothing… wear once, mess it up, and then throw it out. However, that has all changed now that I have come up with the ultimate stain removal process! And I’m not talking just instant stains, I’m talking about those stubborn, old, set-in stains too!Continue reading →
These stylish, mossy, Easter Bunny Topiary Trees will add the perfect touch of Easter elegance to any home! Learn how to devise your very own Easter Bunny Topiary Tree with these really simple materials and easy steps! Plus join me for an Easter Blog Hop, as some of my favorite fellow bloggers share how they’ve gotten ready for Easter this season!
I’ve been wanting to try making my own topiary trees for awhile now, since some of the beautiful ones that I come across in the stores seem just a little bit on the expensive side. Since it’s almost Easter, and I’ve been needing to throw together an Easter project for this year as well, I thought why not try and blend the two! And well, this is what I came up with… Continue reading →
These Spring Burlap Printables are a really easy and cute way to update your home decor for each Spring! They are farmhousey-chic, and add a cute little pop of color mixed with a touch of rustic, to any area of your home! Oh, and did I mention that you can get your very own copies for free!
I’ve been trying to stay consistent with my burlap printables ever since I dreamed and devised up the first set. I loved them so much, that I keep re-creating the burlap look for the different seasons and holidays. I’ve been keeping them the same size too, so that I can keep reusing the same cute frames that I was able to pick up at the dollar store… Continue reading →
Easter is one of the best times of the year to decorate… Pretty pastel colors and cute little bunnies! This post is a round up of some of the best and most affordable Easter decor pieces for less than $25! Everything on this list is fairly neutral, so it will just fit right in with any of the Easter decor that you already own!
If you have happened to catch any of my other seasonal decor posts, then you will already know that I am a really huge fan of owning several good neutral pieces of decor for each season. I like to do this so I can reuse the same pieces each year, but switch up other aspects of my decor to get an entirely different look!Continue reading →
This quick and tasty feel better tea works as an excellent natural remedy! You can make it by simply adding just two ingredients to your favorite blend of tea. The best time to take it is when you start to feel the onset of a sore throat or sinus cold. It can also be taken during as well, to help provide some extra relief!
I like to pride myself on being part robot, and never-ever getting sick. Sometimes though, it is inevitable that the common cold will somehow sneak it’s way into my system.Continue reading →
Have you ever thought about making the switch to natural cleaners? Maybe you would like to, but are worried that they might not be tough enough to get the job done? Well, I finally decided to make the switch, because I just had to find out for myself. I’ve been trying and testing these natural cleaning products, and I can honestly say that the quality, has not been compromised!
Of course I’ve been wanting to make this switch and jump on board the “go-green-train”, but probably similar to you, I was scared that they might just end up being a big waste of money… However, since giving it a try, this has not been the case!
Ok, so now that we’ve established that these all-natural cleaning products actually work just as well as the not-so-natural products, here are some other reasons why I have not only made the switch, but am sticking with it:Continue reading →
If you are looking for a really quick and easy way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, then this very simple rustic “LOVE” sign is for you. It took about 5 minutes to make, and it easily transforms your everyday decor into something special for Valentine’s Day! (Also included in this article: A Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!)
Who really has time for decorating anymore, in this super busy world that we live in?! Well, not me… But I still love to do it anyways! I wanted to come up with something similar to the DIY Barnboard Bunny Family Art Deco that I made for Easter last year.
However, when I pulled out all of my supplies, my daughter Soffia decided that she was going to help. No matter what! She kept trying to eat the moss, and the paint, and she was grabbing everything off the table, so I kind of just went, um ya… I think I’m gonna do something a little bit easier!Continue reading →
This is a really, really simple roller-ball essential oils recipe! It’s blended mix of minty and soothing oils really helps to calm sore and achy muscles, as well as provide a very soft and relaxing scent to help de-stress at the same time!
Essential oils still seem to be all of the rage, these days! Have you tried them before? Do they actually work?! Well, I finally decided to find out for myself, and I must say that so far, I am really impressed!
Once in a while I get really stiff, sore and achy muscles in my neck and shoulders, so I decided that for my first essential oils recipe, I would create a very easy, sore and achy muscle relief blend! Continue reading →
Beautiful farmhouse-style faux foliage! Are you like me, and have a tough time keeping houseplants watered, luscious, and well, just plain alive?! Check out this list to find beautiful farmhouse plants for your home, that allow you to skip the work and skip the watering!
So many people have given me houseplants over the years, that I could quote-on-quote, “Could never kill, even if I tried!”… Well sorry, but the little guys just never really made it longer than a month or two! I think it’s one of those out of sight, out of mind kind of things, maybe?
I forget that my houseplants exist, then somehow they make their way back into my tunnel-vision scope of reality, and I then feel so bad for letting them get so thirsty, that I completely over-water them, and they end up dying anyways! Poor things! Continue reading →