Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A-Tisket, A-Tasket... A Bench and Market Basket

I've been listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday for decades, so I couldn't resist the "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" post title. Now if only I could figure out how to have the song play when you open this post... (Please pretend, or hum along.)

Speaking of music, some people play musical chairs... I prefer musical benches. This bench has moved from the yard, to the living room, then into the dining room and it now resides in the entryway. Living the life of a gypsy.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wood Rounds Fireplace Insert DIY {Farmhouse Style}

Hope your day is going well!

I wanted to share with you a recent change I made to the fireplace mantel in our dining room. Obviously, this is not a functioning fireplace. I brought the mantel into this room to add some interest and depth. If you've been here before, you might remember that we used to have a canvas curtain hanging inside the mantel. I was ready for a new look...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sundays at Home #159

Welcome to Sundays at Home! Forgive me for showing off our freshly-laundered (bleached) slipcovers. It's just that in a house full of busy boys, they don't stay sparkly-white for long. :)

I hope you had a great week! We are finally getting a good stretch of sunshine here in Seattle, and I can almost taste summer. I hope the sun is shining on you too. 

Let's get this party started...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wood Berry Basket Favors {Farmhouse Style Entertaining}

Hi Friends! This past weekend, I hosted a small Mother's Day lunch for my mom, sister, aunts and cousin. I thought I'd share the simple farmhouse-style favor I used that is especially fitting as as we head into the summer months...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rome, Italy (in Pictures)...

Don't be jealous of me.

Be jealous with me.

It was my husband (not me) who recently spent some time on business in Rome. The pictures he took sent me dreaming of Italy, so I thought I'd share them with you...

Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY Grain Sack Wall Hanging {Easy and Affordable Farmhouse Decor}

You already know how I feel about grain sacks. 
Do you love their sense of history, craftsmanship, simplicity and texture like I do? 

If you do, then this DIY is for you... 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sundays at Home #157

Hello, friends! I hope you have had a great week! 

Ours has been busy but good. We've had a few beautiful days (do you see that sunshine coming through our windows?!) and we were able to get our vegetables planted in the garden. (Hooray for small victories!)

So happy you've joined us today for Sundays at Home...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ducklings and Chicks ~ So Happy Together (So Far!)

Hope your day is going well!

We recently took the plunge and along with nine chicks, brought home three little ducklings. We've been keeping chickens for three years now, so we somewhat know what we're doing when it comes to chicks. Each spring, when we start talking about getting chicks, one of our boys has been faithfully asking for a duck. I wasn't sure if it was realistic since we don't have a pond or creek on our property. And, I wasn't sure how chickens and ducks would get along.

So I started asking around...

Monday, May 1, 2017 Feature and a Few Fun Junkin' Finds...

Hi Friends! Happy new week...

Could you hear me screaming from where you live? I was so surprised to see our porch on! Country Living magazine has been a favorite of mine for years, so it was such an honor to be featured on their site, in the article 27+ DIY Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Summer. You can read it here.

Courtesy of Country Living
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