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1905 Cottage Addition: Girls’ Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart giveaway

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls' Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart Giveaway. I've had so much fun working on the 1905 Cottage addition. We love living in our "new" old home. And this year I'll be talking all about the addition and sharing all the details - including the good and bad of turning a vintage home into a modern home on a budget. Today I am sharing my girls' shared … [Read more...]

14 Black and White Valentines Day Decorating Ideas!

This year I love black and white for Valentines Day! I love the simplicity of black and white. It's striking, neutral and timeless. With my Lantern Centerpiece: And easy 10-Minute Heart Pillows Here are 12 more ideas that I love using black and white for Valentine's Day!    Washi Tape Geometric Heart @ Homey Oh My What an easy way to create a dramatic … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers

02 I love to decorate for holidays. And it's even better when it's easy! Here is a way to make 10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers. I love to make pillow covers because it's easy to store them between holidays. You can take a pillow insert and use it over and over again all year with different pillow covers. Just store the pillow covers flat and they hardly take up any room! My … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with Black and White

I love Christmas but I also love putting all of the Christmas things away. This year I love black and white for winter. And I have a couple of big floating shelves in my family room at the 1905 cottage that are fun to decorate. So I pulled out all of my black and white things and I love the way everything looks for Winter. Black and white is a fresh way to decorate for the new year. Here are some … [Read more...]

Getting Organized – My Bedroom Work Space

When I was dreaming up the 1905 Cottage addition, I had some goals in mind for my bedroom. I wanted a space that had a few different functions. I wanted a big closet, a little area to do laundry and a work nook where I could check email in the morning and start my day. It has helped me in getting organized - my bedroom work space is just what I hoped! And since this is the first winter that … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: DIY Typographic Sign Tutorial

Hi friends, it's Marie from Blooming Homestead. Can you believe that Christmas is only a few days away? If you're looking for a fun, last minute handmade gift idea I've got you covered! As I've been out holiday shopping I noticed a popular trend in typographic inspirational signs and today I'll show you how to create your own for a fraction of the cost. This DIY Winter Sign not only makes a lovely … [Read more...]

Green and White Christmas Porch and Entryway at the 1905 Cottage!

Happy Monday!! I love December and getting my home ready for the holidays! decorating my porch is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Even if you don't have a porch, decorating your front door and creating a pretty first impression of your home is such a good idea. Check out the Green and White Christmas Porch and Entryway at the 1905 Cottage! I'm sharing my 2015 Christmas porch … [Read more...]

Lowes Holiday Makeover — Reveal in Macon, Georgia!

I have loved working with Lowes over the past few years on their blogging team: working on projects on my home, and more recently on my #1905Cottage. So when Lowes contacted me this Fall about a new exciting project I was super excited! They asked me if I would be willing to travel to one of my readers' homes and transform it for the holidays. Of course I couldn't wait! So I put out a call … [Read more...]

Using Basic Layering Pieces to Create 3 Different Holiday Tablescapes !

I love setting a pretty table for different holidays and occasions. And now that I'm all settled into the #1905Cottage, I am so excited to entertain my family and friends in my new dining room! And with so many big holidays coming up I thought it would be fun to try to come up with some tablescape ideas using basic pieces used in different ways for Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years. So I … [Read more...]