Favorite Things and Movie Recommendations: May Edition

Favorite Things and Movie Recommendations: May Edition   I thought I’d try something fun and different this month.  I don’t know if I’ll do it every month, so you’ll have to let me know what you think about it. I’m going to share some of my recent favorite things along with some movie recommendations.

Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap

Pick some some fresh rosemary from your garden and make this Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap.  It smells so fresh and brings the garden indoors! Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap Rosemary Eucalyptus Soap is scented with 100% pure rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Supplies: (Makes 4 bars) 1 lb. Goat’s milk soap base Sprig of fresh rosemary Sprig of fresh eucalyptus 6 Drops rosemary essential oil 6 Drops eucalyptus essential oil Soap coloring (optional) Soap mold Spritz bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Fresh {Read More}

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse The birds will be singing for joy when you make this DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse for them! Inspired by my favorite red barn! Supplies I Used: Natural Wood Birdhouse – I got mine at Hobby Lobby (50% off with the app, but this one is similar) Weathervane Pick Dixie Belle Barn Red Chalky Finish Paint  Paintbrush How I Made It: I had to paint my birdhouse red if I wanted it to look {Read More}

Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper

Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper Did you know 2018 was designated the Year of the Bird by The National Geographic Society and several other prominent organizations? Now you do!  SO what can you do to help our feathered friends? you may ask.  I’ll show you!

A Fun Anniversary Antique Store, Target and Ikea Shopping Trip

Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.   It’s so hard to imagine that that many years have passed by!  It was my turn to decide what we would do for our anniversary and the only thing I wanted was to do some Ikea shopping, hit some antique stores along the way, and go out to dinner.   We don’t have an Ikea in our town, so going there is a special treat.

Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap

Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap  This Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap recipe is quick and easy to make, can be made with kids, and can be used right away.  It smells Springtime fresh too! If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know how much I love lavender.  Sadly, my attempts to grow it have failed several times.  But my motto is “never give up,” so I’ll try again this year. In the past, I’ve always bought lavender soap at the {Read More}

Magazine Features in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style and Homespun

Some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I had the pleasure of being featured in two magazines.  Normally I’d share that with you right away while the issues can still be found on the newstands, but I was going to therapy three days a week until Christmas and trying to finish my shopping.  So those features were forgotten about until my mom discovered the magazines in the bathroom! The good news is that one of the issues is a special edition of {Read More}

A Personal Update

Happy New Year! I didn’t want anyone to think I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth so I thought I’d give you an update. December was really busy with non-stop therapy and doctor appointments.  My sister was here for more than a week and she helped me with cleaning and organization and filled my freezer with many meals ready to heat up which is a huge blessing.   My son and his wife came and spent a few days with {Read More}

Knick of Time Fall Guest House Tour + 5 Easy Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

It’s Fall Guest House Tour Time! Happy first day of Fall! I’m so glad you dropped by. Can I start by asking you a question?

Lessons Learned on a Family Kayaking Trip

Lessons Learned on a Family Kayaking Trip Every year we go on a family kayaking trip.  I look forward to it every year.  Some trips are very memorable, like the time my sons climbed a short cliff and jumped into the water below and the year we stayed at a campground that had horrible karaoke music.  But this year, our family kayaking trip was memorable because I almost didn’t survive it. Literally.

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