Ways To Add Farmhouse Style To Your Home

I love cottage style, but more and more I’m leaning toward farmhouse decor. Not only is it very popular, but it reminds me of simpler times and treasured visits to my grandmother’s house when I was a child. Even though it was a simpler time, it was not necessarily easier.  My grandmother churned her own butter, raised chickens, canned her own food, “put up” food in her freezer, and purchased eggs from the neighbor across the street.  Not that I want to do that, but it brings to mind a more self sufficient time when things didn’t have to be Click Here To Read Full Post →

9 Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer

I was planning to decorate my porch for summer this year and one of the ways I get inspiration is to look at how other bloggers have decorated their porches.  I found so many great ideas and I thought I would share them.  Hopefully you will find some inspiration for decorating your porch this summer. My Favorite Porches: Hands down this porch from Hymns & Verses is my favorite.  I like to look at inspiration pictures and figure out what it is I like about it.  With this picture, I like the white furniture and white curtains. Then the pop Click Here To Read Full Post →

Home Decorating Ideas For Summer

I’ve been thinking about decorating my home for Summer.  And what better way to get inspired than to check out some of the home decorating ideas that were shared on the Summer Home Tours.  I get so many ideas from seeing how others have decorated their homes.  Don’t you? Favorites from the Summer Home Tours: This is one of the blogs I follow and I love the way Maison de Pax used dried eucalyptus clippings to add greenery to the room.  Such a simple way to add summer charm. I love what Refresh Restyle did with their summer mantle.  They Click Here To Read Full Post →

Container Gardening: Best Flowers To Use

A while ago I shared a post about cute container gardening ideas, so I thought it might be fun to look at some of the best plants to use in those containers. (If you click on a link in this post and purchase a product, I may receive a commission; but your price will remain the same.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Thank you for your support!) Pansies: Cottage At The Crossroads has used one of my favorite flowers in the galvanized tub below.  I love the way the color of the pansies look against the grey galvanized Click Here To Read Full Post →

Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover Ideas

I’ve been thinking more and more about making over our kitchen.  When we bought our house, a kitchen makeover was part of our plans.  The cabinets are what I call black.  They aren’t really black, but a very dark (“cheapy” looking) composite material.  Not very pretty. When I’m working on our house, I like to look at Pinterest and different blogs I follow for inspiration.  It makes it so much easier to imagine what our house might look like to see what others have done. Below are some of the ideas I’m thinking about for our kitchen makeover: Wood Floors: We’re Click Here To Read Full Post →

7 Ideas To Create A Relaxing Cottage Garden

When I think of a cottage garden, I envision winding paths with cute benches where you can sit for awhile and enjoy the summer sun and the sounds and scents of the garden.  I think of a garden with wonderful vintage flowers and something of interest around every turn.  A place to just relax and enjoy being in nature. Below are seven elements of traditional cottage style that you can add to your garden to create the romance of “days gone by” and at the same time create a special place to unwind, relax, or just read a book. (If Click Here To Read Full Post →

Container Gardening Ideas

Container gardening is one of my favorite ways to garden so I’ve put together a collection of container gardening ideas to use as inspiration.  Plus, it’s so much fun to see what others have done in their gardens. I like container gardening because it allows me to move flowers that are blooming around the yard and to add color to my porch and deck.  Not only that, but it’s so much easier to pot plants in containers using my potting bench instead of having to bend over to plant them in the ground.  And at my age, that’s an important Click Here To Read Full Post →

Snow Storm – Can’t Get Out Of The Driveway

It’s a good thing we had just been to the grocery store and stocked up on food because after the recent snow storm, we have over a foot of snow in our driveway and we don’t even want to try to get our little PT Cruiser out.  Now I know that most people would just shovel the snow out of the driveway, but at our age that would not be such an easy task.  Besides, since we’re both retired, we can just stay home for a few days in a nice warm house and enjoy the snow from inside. We’ve Click Here To Read Full Post →

5 Quick Ideas For A Clutter Free Home

Have you ever wished that you could have a clutter free home?  It seems that clutter around the house just happens.  It sometimes feels like it just materializes out of nowhere and it doesn’t take long for it to get out of control.  Today I’m sharing five quick ideas that can easily help you win the clutter war. Have A Place For Everything You know that old saying, “A place for everything and everything in it’s place.”  Well, when it come to keeping our homes clutter free, it really helps if everything has it’s own storage place.  Of course, the Click Here To Read Full Post →

Free Printable Christmas Tags

Have you started wrapping your Christmas gifts yet?  I even shocked myself and decided to wrap my gifts early this year.  The only problem was, I bought gift bags and boxes and forgot to buy tags.   Best laid plans….but I didn’t want to wait!  Who knows, I may not be in the mood to wrap them again until the last minute like normal. So, I decided to look online for some printable gift tags.  Oh my, why didn’t I think to do this before! There are so many free printable Christmas tags available online and they are so cute Click Here To Read Full Post →