Get the Scoop: Favorite Paint Colors {Part Two}

Jennifer- City Farmhouse- Favorite Paint Colors_2

Did you love the favorite paint color picks from yesterday? KariAnne, Emily and Shannon definitely know how to pull a scheme together! Today, you're going to want to have your pencil and paper ready to go again. Jennifer, Lucy and Jamie are stopping by for part two of this series to share their current favorites, and their inspiration pics are going to leave you feeling inspired, I'm sure! Here goes... Hi there, my name is Jen, I write … [Read more...]

Get the Scoop: Favorite Paint Colors {Part One}

Emily- Emily A Clark- Favorite Paint Colors_2

You may recall the bloggers' favorite paint colors series I hosted two summers ago. It actually doesn't surprise me that it continues to be one of the most popular series on the blog of all time. I mean, paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space in very little time. Yet, selecting just the right color for a space can be so daunting. If you've ever had paint color swatches taped to your walls for weeks and still … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza Paint Project Picks

Aqua Vintage Drink Cart

Happy Monday! Can you believe it's June already? We had a late start to spring, but I'm happy to see everything is finally greening up. I always look forward to this time of year when our crabapple tree goes into bloom. So pretty! A big thank you to everyone who shared their Outdoor Paint Projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza last week. So many inspiring ideas! Today, I thought I’d share some of the most popular projects. Vintage Metal … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza- Share Your Outdoor Paint Projects!

Weathered Chippy Bench Makeover

It’s the final installment of this year’s Outdoor Extravaganza, paint projects! Finally, the weather cooperated this past week and I was able to put in some good hours outside. At the end of each Outdoor Extravaganza I can’t believe how much progress everyone has made! Sometimes all it takes is a little accountability to finally get projects crossed of the to-do list, wouldn’t you agree? Yesterday, I showed you what I did with the bench I salva … [Read more...]

Weathered Bench Container Garden

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A couple summers ago, I discovered two weathered benches in an old shed at my parents' farm that I decided to bring home with me. I managed to paint the larger one a bright yellow color for the Outdoor Extravaganza last year, and it eventually made its way to our front porch. The other smaller sized bench ended up being shoved under our deck and somewhat forgotten about. Last week, I finally pulled it out in an attempt to give it new life as part … [Read more...]

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift with Jar Printable

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift

With May Long Weekend  just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we'll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside for far too long, I'm praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine! Aside from the usual bottle of wine, I find it's always nice to show up at a party with something that makes the hostess feel greatly … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Seed Packets

Saving Lupine Seeds

Throughout summer, I deadhead most of my flowers to encourage re-blooming. However, once the calendar turns to September, I allow many of them to go to seed, usually resulting in new plants popping up the next year. My lavender garden, for instance, started with one tiny plant that now fills an entire section of our front flower bed. That's what I love about these self-seeders. With that being said, there are some plants I only want a select … [Read more...]

Container Herb Garden Ideas

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With warmer weather finally arriving, I've shifted my attention to outdoor decorating and gardening as much as I can. Over the weekend, we were able to rake the front lawn and clean up the perennials in the front flower bed. Thankfully, my son is home from his first year of college and was a big help. I remember when he used to get out his little plastic gardening set as a toddler and get down to business (I think making more of mess than … [Read more...]

DIY Roman Shade Using Spoonflower Fabric

Spoonflower Fabric Projects Collage

When we first moved into our current house more than 10 years ago, I had lofty ambitions to create custom window treatments for every room. I managed to sew drapery for our living room, kitchen, and dining room, and even sewed a roman shade for our bathroom. Then, the busyness of life got in the way and those plans came to a halt. For years, I've wanted a patterned roman shade in my office, but paying the hefty price for a custom one was … [Read more...]