Our Living Room Over The Years

Oh boy… you’re in for a treat today, my friends. A few weeks ago when we got our new sofa for the living room, I was thinking about just how much this space has changed over the years. From the time we moved in 5 1/2 years ago to now, this room has seen four different couches, two new paint colors, six coffee tables, one wall opened up, and a million other smaller changes along the way, and it’s kind of crazy to think back on where our little farmhouse started and how far it’s come. There have been so many times this room left me puzzled on how to arrange furniture or decorate, and I’ve made some great decisions like lightening up the dark gray paint on the walls and also plenty of not so great decisions (…we won’t mention that teeny, tiny couch I bought once).

But as I look back through old photos of this room, I realize how much I’ve grown and my style has evolved and what an amazing opportunity I have to share with you guys that creating your “perfect” home is a journey and a process. It doesn’t happen overnight and takes a lot of trial and error, but if you love decorating like I do, you also know how rewarding it is when you get something “just right”. So today I’m taking you on a little trip down memory lane and sharing the evolution of our living room, because let’s be honest… everyone loves looking back on embarrassing old photos! These just involve less bad haircuts and more bad furniture choices… ha!

See how this small farmhouse living room transformed and evolved over the years from dark and dated to light, bright and beautiful! [Continue reading…]

Apple Turnovers

Delicious apple turnovers with a flaky pastry crust, apple cinnamon filling, and sweet vanilla glaze

Decorating our home and sharing that journey with you is one of my absolute favorite things to write about on the blog, but I still enjoy cooking and baking so much and miss coming up with recipes that my family loves and I think you will love as well. This year I've made it a goal to share more recipe posts on the blog again because as much as we adore looking at pretty spaces, we all have to cook for our families everyday, and I want to start … [Continue reading...]

DIY Side Table

How to build a simple, inexpensive table that is perfect as an end table or nightstand!

It's not something I talk about on the blog a lot, but if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably know that I opened up a little shop here in Indiana this past summer! My first love will always be blogging and sharing our home and decorating ideas here, but opening up a store where I can sell the items I love and use in my own home has been such a dream come true. I love coming up with beautiful, creative displays for the shop and … [Continue reading...]

More Seating in the Living Room

A beautifully bright living room that maximizes space and seating with a stunning sectional sofa for a look that is open, airy and spacious.

A couple weeks ago I was sitting in the living room on my laptop trying to answer emails one night, and I saw a big sale that was going on till midnight. Naturally I got distracted (no surprise there), and the next thing I knew I had ten windows open of different couches that caught my eye and were on major markdown. Since Christmas I've had in my mind that I'd like to play around with the furniture layout in the living room and find a way to add … [Continue reading...]

12 Ways to Style Kitchen Counters

12 beautiful ways to style kitchen counters

Kitchen counters can be fun to decorate, but can also be rather challenging. You want your kitchen to have lots of personality and style without adding items that just take up precious counter space and create visual clutter. Some of us are blessed with large kitchens and plenty of countertop real estate, and some of us are working with smaller kitchens where every inch matters. Either way, you want the accessories you choose to add purpose and … [Continue reading...]

Favorite Gray Paint Colors

The best gray paint colors for interiors - soft grays, bold grays, modern grays, warm beige grays and everything you need to pick the perfect gray paint color!

Have you ever spent weeks picking out a paint color, painted an entire room with it, and then realized you don't like the color? I certainly have been there, and it makes picking out another color even that more daunting. My sister and I were chatting recently about picking out a paint color for her living room, and after looking through dozens of colors, I realized part of the problem is the overwhelming number of options there are. Lots of … [Continue reading...]

A Look Back at 2017

A clean and cozy farmhouse master bedroom with tons of vintage charm

Hello, 2018. It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, and while this one has been full of ups and downs personally, I am so happy with where I'm at today and the possibilities for what the future holds. In a lot of ways when I look back on this year, I feel like I just sort of coasted when it came to the blog. The year prior I wrote and released my first book, which was such a HUGE project for me, and between wanting to slow down a … [Continue reading...]