Affordable Gift Ideas & Thoughtful Tips| My Favorites for the Farmhouse Kitchen

When it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that really counts, right?  Let’s not confuse affordable gift ideas with just being cheap, because it’s totally possible to give a really thoughtful gift without spending a fortune.

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Farmhouse Projects That Multi-Task

Are you a multitasker?  If multitasking was an illness, then I’d have a terminal case of it.  I’m always doing two things at once, and I try to make my farmhouse projects do more than one thing, too. No lazy projects in my house – they all have to work hard to earn their keep. Does this rustic shelf look familiar? Well, it started out as the prototype for the base of my DIY rustic handled crate. It was just a dry {Read More}

How to Make a Rustic Farmhouse Wooden Drawer Centerpiece Tray Out of Pallet Wood

Over my years of being a junker, yard saler, and flea market shopper, a lot of old wooden drawers have passed through my house.  Each one was different, but I loved them all. There was the big wooden drawer that I turned into a farmhouse cabinet. There were the drawers that I turned into storage shelves for craft supplies. And the really messed up drawers that got repurposed into fabulous wall bins. And the one I turned into a shelf {Read More}

Farmhouse Style DIY Decor Made with Salvaged Wood

A farmhouse wooden swing shelf, plus a collection of 13 DIY decor projects all made from salvaged wood. A few years ago, I made an Old-Fashioned Swing out of salvaged wood. On cool summer mornings when the birds are chirping, it’s the most relaxing thing in the world to pretend I’m a kid again, without a care in the world, and swing to my heart’s content. PIN IT! I looked out my front door at it a few days ago, and {Read More}

How to Build a Farmhouse Rustic Handled Wooden Crate from Pallet Wood

My husband recently restocked our supply of pallets, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with one of them – a rustic handled wooden crate!

How to Make Simple Farmhouse Decorative Pillows, a Few Tips & a New Video

In my opinion, some words should be eliminated from the English language.  “Throw pillows” is one of them, and only “decorative pillows” should be allowed. Let’s think about it.  The word decorative is an adjective.  It’s a harmless adjective that describes things. But the word throw?  That’s a verb.      And my family takes their verbs seriously.

15 of the Best Farmhouse Blogs to Follow on Pinterest

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It should be no surprise that I adore farmhouse blogs. I have one of my own, and I follow many others that I love and admire. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite farmhouse pinners on Pinterest. I didn’t choose any big business pinners, like Country Living or Joanna Gaines, although I love both. Instead I focused on bloggers who started out just like me … with a love for farmhouse style who wanted to bring that style {Read More}

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When a Chicken Gets the Hiccups

The strangest thing happened  in our chicken coop this week. My daughter went to do her daily egg collection and found the something weird.       Seriously weird.

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Make a Farmhouse Barn Quilt Block Sign with Step-by-Step Tutorial

Do you remember when I wanted a barn quilt, but I soaked in my bathtub while my son drew all the painting lines for me? And do you remember the time I had to patch 100 screw holes in my kitchen because I had drilled so many screws into the walls? Both of those stories illustrate something I’m embarrassed to admit …      I can be kind of lazy. But sometimes laziness pays off when I figure out an easier way {Read More}

How to Make Easy Stenciled Farmhouse Style Flour Sack Kitchen Towels In 10 Minutes or Less – Instant DIY Kitchen Cuteness Project!

Kitchen towels … can you ever have too many of them? Most of mine are pretty grungy from everyday use, so I don’t display them.  But every so often I treat myself to a pretty new one. I decided me and my kitchen were worth it.

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