Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Feature Plus Exciting News & a POLL!

Several months ago, I was contacted by Country Sampler magazine and they wanted to know if they could feature a few of my quilt block projects for their Farmhouse Style magazine.  It’s one of their specialty publications that my projects have been featured in several times. Here are the sections of the magazine that my projects were featured in. Below are my large barn quilt block stencils featured on wood wall decor.  You can see how I made them HERE. {Read More}

2018 Year in Review

In this post: A 2018 Year in Review I’ve got to admit that 2018 has probably been one of the toughest years of my life.  I spent the first few months going to therapies after my stroke.  In other ways, it was a really good year. Now on to a round-up of my posts and projects. In January, I shared a Repurposed Window Stocking Hanger that I wasn’t able to share in December due to the stroke. I also shared {Read More}

How To Make An Inexpensive DIY Gallery Wall

How to Make an Inexpensive DIY Photo Gallery Wall When my mom came to visit a few weeks ago, I had a few pictures on the wall in the guest bedroom which looked great.  But it needed something else.  I decided to create an inexpensive photo gallery wall with fall-themed decor. Here’s how it looked when I started.  It looked good, but there was a ton of empty space under the photos. I don’t do empty space!

Incredibly Beautiful DIY Farmers Market Chalkboard

I’ve been wanting to share the final project of my bathroom remodel, but we’ve had grey skies for several days in a row.  So I’ll wait for brighter skies to take pictures.  Instead I’m going to share with you my DIY Farmers Market chalkboard, which I’m head-over-heels in love with! How to Make a Farmers Market Chalkboard: Watch the video or get the directions below. Stain or paint wood chalkboard frame, if desired.  (I stained mine.) Remove transfer backing and {Read More}

Easy DIY Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter

Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter Life in farm country has its ups and downs depending on the weather. The situation around my farmhouse has been looking grim for the last several weeks because of the severe lack of rain.  

Going for a Walk Ramblings

First of all, I want to thank all you who follow me on Facebook for leaving nice comments during my first Facebook live.  I screwed up several times (and mispronounced Couture!)  It was definitely a learning experience, but I talked myself into it and wanted to be more brave.  I don’t know if I’ll do them often, but I felt good once it was done.

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!