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 →
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 →
OK… Confession time! I am still an absolute lover of modern farmhouse and rustic decor! Do you have a total farmhouse and rustic decor lover on your Christmas Gift Shopping List?! If so, then you will definitely want to check out these super affordable gift ideas, all for less than $30!
This list is compiled of really pretty pieces that are similar to what I have in my home, and of pieces that I do not have in my home, but totally wish that I did!
There is a really nice mix of wooden and metal elements, along with neutral pieces that can be used throughout anytime of the year, and also in pretty much any room in the house! Continue reading →
Is it just me, or do you also find that no matter how big your house, basement, garage or closets are, they always seem to get super full, super fast?! The more room you have, the more objects you acquire… Extra storage is hard to come by… Or is it?!
Even though I am always trying to clean and de-clutter, it still never hurts to have some extra storage space.
I myself, have a couple of hutches/buffets that I use for some really stylish and functional storage space. Continue reading →
Today we are talking all about benches! If you were able to tune in earlier this month, you may have caught my post on my DIY bench made from a head-board and foot-board…
I found this bed set at a thrift store for about fifteen dollars, over two years ago, in hopes of making a bench out of it… But with life and stuff (working, momming, snowmobiling and fishing), it just sat around in The Project Pile, for practically, forever. Well until this month, that is!
I finally dug the bones for that bench out and had at’er! I was so happy and excited with how it turned out, I kind of feel like I want to make another one, and another one… and another one!
That’s how I decided to take a look at some other bloggers’ ideas and projects, and let me tell you, there really are a lot of neat DIY benches out there!
It was a little bit tough, but I was able to narrow down all of these great ideas to my top ten favorite. Some are so pretty, some are so eclectic, some are rustic, and some are fancy… Basically, what I’m trying to say is, that there is a bench for everyone on this list, no matter what your tastes are!Continue reading →
This year just happens to be Canada’s 150th birthday — Can you believe it?! I really wanted to create something special in order to celebrate this year. I wanted to devise something that would look a little on the rustic side, and also look just as old as Canada, itself…Continue reading →
I’ve been dreaming of a burlap pillow with the silhouette of a deer head for quite awhile now, but wasn’t exactly sure of how to go about it… so, after a lot of contemplating (and a lot of procrastinating!), this is what I came up with:
The first thing that I did was measure and cut out the pillow on a piece of burlap. Since I don’t know how to sew, (did I mention my mother is a professional seamstress by trade? — A trait I definitely did not inherit!), I left about a 1 inch border of material to go all the way around the pillow so that I could hot-glue it later on.
Next, I found the perfect deer silhouette image online and printed it out. I then cut it out and traced it on to my burlap, and then colored it in with a black sharpie. (Remember to place a piece of paper or cardboard under the burlap so it doesn’t bleed through!)
Since I folded my burlap in half, I only needed to hot-glue 3 sides. During the hot-glue process I used a piece of card board to press the burlap edges together, so that the hot-glue didn’t burn my fingers!
This Ugly-Pillow Make-Over literally, took me less than 15 minutes! And I must admit, I’m pretty pleased with the results and cannot wait to make more! 🙂