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Simple Summer Mantel Using Found Items in Your Home

Simple Summer Mantel using found items in your home. The older I get the more I appreciate the idea of a simple life. I love finding joy in small things. As I have been decorating our new home I found things around the house that are meaningful and I made a little Summer mantlescape with them. In the new house there isn't much wall space, so I had the mirror from my living room at the … [Read more...]

Family Room Beachy Organization Console

Family Room Organization Console and $100 Walmart gift card giveaway. Last week I had the FUN opportunity to travel to Iowa and tour the Meredith Headquarters - home to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine! It was incredible to see all of the behind-the-scenes action as well as preview the beautiful items coming out in the BHG Live Better line for the next year. I will be posting more about … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Succulent Garden

Modern Industrial Farmhouse Succulent Garden. I've had a love affair with succulents for the past couple of years. I think it's because I have a black thumb and I kill regular plants LOL. I can still kill succulents, it's just a little harder to do. Seriously though, I love the way succulents look. At the cottage I used an Ikea step-stool to display succulents in my family room. In … [Read more...]

Patriotic Wood Tray DIY and giveaway

Patriotic Wood Tray DIY. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games start in just a few weeks. We love watching all of the events and are so excited to throw a little Olympic party to celebrate! Of course we enjoy seeing all of the athletes from all over the world, but since we live in the US we are rooting for our home country to win. I thought it would be fun to make a long serving platter with the USA … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Farmhouse Projects Part Three!

You've all been sharing so many amazing projects inspiring the decor around my new house! Here are... 18 More Farmhouse Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * How to Fake a DIY Plank Look @ Cherished Bliss DIY Faux Wildflower Wreath @ A Pretty Fix DIY Farmhouse Table @ Setting for Four Farmhouse Bench Building Plans @ Refresh Restyle … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Nook

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Nook. You know how when you move you have everything all planned out? Where all of your furniture is going to be placed and how it's all going to look? So did I. Then I moved in and nothing really fit LOL. My dining room table at the cottage, which I love, is way to big for my kitchen eating area. And my rugs were too big for the rooms. But I ended up having a fun time … [Read more...]

Make a Summer Outdoor Room

Make a Summer Outdoor Room. I may be a little obsessed with those mattress bed swings - is that what they're called - that are all over Pinterest. The ones that hang from the ceiling. I've wanted to make one ever since we did the Daybreak Blogger House about four years ago. So when we moved into our new home and I saw that we have TWO covered porches I was so excited. And in the move all of my … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Farmhouse Projects!

Anyone who's taken a peek inside the #1905Cottage knows that I love Farmhouse style decorating, from sliding doors to natural wood decor! Here are... 18 Farmhouse Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Sawhorse Console Table Entryway Display @ Design, Dining and Diapers Industrial Cart Coffee Table @ Refresh Restyle DIY Fixer Upper Magnolia Wreath @ Jolly and … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Painted Projects!

It's never a bad time to add a few pops of color to your decor! Here are... XX Painted Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Fabric Painting Tips @ The Magic Brush DIY Carousel Jewelry Organizer @ The Navage Patch Ombre Painted Dresser @ I Heart Naptime Pantry Makeover @ Re-Fabbed … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 15 Ways to Decorate With Plants!

I wouldn't be able to keep any of the plants in my house alive if it weren't for my less forgetful kids. That doesn't stop me from loving to decorate with them, though! Here are... 15 Ways to Decorate with Plants from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Herb Jar Hanging Garden @ Crafts Unleashed Candlestick to Plant Stand @ Dazzle While Frazzled Create Your Own Kitchen Herb … [Read more...]