Farmhouse Porch Curb Appeal Makeover Reveal

Farmhouse Porch Curb Appeal Makeover Reveal

I've partnered up with Lowe's Home Improvement to completely transform the outdated exterior of our nearly 100 year old home.

I don't know if I have ever been more excited to publish a post than this one right here!  I can't believe the difference this project has made for the curb appeal on our 1920's bungalow farmhouse.

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DIY How to Sew a Slipcover for a Wooden Bench

DIY How to Sew a Slipcover for a Wooden Bench

Learn how to make a slipcover to update an outdated bench of any size.

Did any of you 'born in the 80's' ladies ever watch a show called "Mama's Family" when you were a kid? I remember my sister and I watched it every night, around 9 P.M., before heading off to bed.

The show was about a hilarious, slightly dysfunctional, family with a quick-tempered mama.  

They had a sweet little neighbor, Iola, who would pop over from time to time to present mama with one of her latest sewing projects.  

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How to Strip Paint Off an Antique Wood Farmhouse Front Door

How to Strip Paint Off an Antique Wood Farmhouse Front Door

See how we restored an antique door, that had been painted three times, to its original wood finish.

As far as tedious projects go, this one may have been the worst.

Wait. Actually, the time I decided that every five panel door, window, baseboard, cabinet and crown molding in this ENTIRE old house should be RE-painted from off white to bright white, that was the worst.

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The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Pickles

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Pickles

This easy pickle recipe honestly seems like a pretty sorry excuse for a blog post.

I mean really.  How could anything with so few steps and ingredients ever be considered revolutionary enough to be worthy of your time, dear reader?

Well, if your garden overfloweth with cucumbers and/or you want to start incorporating more fermented vegetables into your diet,  I think you will love this super simple recipe. Honestly, it has been a game changer for me with my last few cucumber harvests.

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7 Tips for Growing a Cut Flower Garden and How to Make Beautiful Arrangements

7 Tips for Growing a Cut Flower Garden and How to Make Beautiful Arrangements

I remember a conversation a few years ago when a friend, who grew a wide variety of cut flowers in a very small space, told me why she didn't grow tomatoes and herbs. I was curious because, at the time, growing anything but vegetables seemed like efforts wasted.

I mean you can't actually eat flowers, my practical side reasoned.

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Summer Farmhouse Bedroom Tour

Summer Farmhouse Bedroom Tour

It's around this time every year that I become slightly obsessed with taking pictures of the flowers from my cut garden.

I love the soft colors of the cosmos I planted, and knowing they came straight from the yard just adds to the satisfaction.

I also added in some white zinnias and mint.

The first harvest of my little beauties called for a mini summer bedroom tour.

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