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 →

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.  It’s so much easier to use my potting bench instead of having to bend over to plant flowers in the ground.  And at my age, that’s an important consideration. Not only that, but it allows me to move flowers that are currently blooming to prominent places around the yard and on my porch and deck. I always like to see what other people have done, so I’ve put together a collection of container gardening ideas to use as inspiration when planning our container gardens. I love this idea over at 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 →

10 Christmas Tree Ideas

I love seeing how everyone decorates their Christmas trees this time of year.  There’s so many great ideas that I always find something new I want to try on my own tree.  So, I put together a collection of 10 Christmas trees from some of my favorite blogs to inspire us. I love the pops of red berries and the burlap tree skirt over at Ella Claire. I don’t know what I like best, the Christmas tree over at Salvaged Sister & Mister or all the cute things she has under the tree. The Little Red Brick House tree has just the right touch of Click Here To Read Full Post →

Fall Decorations: Home Tours

I love home tours and being able to see all the different ways people decorate their homes.  So, come along with me as we visit seven of my favorite blogger’s homes and see all their fall decorations . Vanessa over At The Picket Fence talks about how getting out the fall decorations heralds the start of the fall season for her.  And just like when she was a little girl, her daughter now eagerly awaits the inaugural lighting of the orange ceramic pumpkin candle holder that used to belong to her Mom.  I enjoyed touring her beautiful home, but more than that, 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 →

Fall Front Porch Ideas To Inspire You

Since the weather has turned colder and rain is on the way, I started thinking about fall decorating and a good place to start is with the front porch.  Of course, the web is the first place I go for inspiration and I found seven fall front porch ideas that I thought I’d share with you. Refresh Restyle decided to keep it simple utilizing mums and pumpkins, both easy to find at your local store.  It was a good choice because they seem to pop against the brick entry.  I also love the fall wreaths which look great against the brown Click Here To Read Full Post →