Favorite Gray Paint Colors

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 choices are great, don’t get me wrong, but narrowing down so many different shades and hues can be difficult to pin down that perfect color you’re looking for.

Our conversation really started making me think about how I go about picking paint colors, what some of my favorite go-to paints are, and ways I could help make it simpler for you to go through the color selection process. For the last ten years I’ve been trying out paint colors and plenty of the wrong ones, and I decided it would be a really fun series to start this year sharing my favorite paint colors so you won’t have to sort through hundreds of paint swatches at the store!

For me personally, I love simple white walls, and my little farmhouse is full of them. They make the house feel so clean and bright and are the perfect backdrop for just about any style decor. But I know that white walls aren’t for everyone and that many of you would love some help picking out other colors too. So this will be a great way for me to recommend a bigger variety of paint colors that will hopefully spark some decorating inspiration for you!

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! [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...]


Christmas Lights at Night

The magic and serenity of Christmas lights at night in this beautiful farmhouse

Here we are just days away from Christmas, and I find myself wanting to savor every moment of families gathering and evenings around the Christmas tree and holiday traditions and the joy on my boys' sweet faces. The holidays can be hectic and at times stressful, but I think there is nothing more peaceful and serene than our little farmhouse all lit up on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to arrive. The glow of the tree and candles burning all … [Continue reading...]


Christmas Entryway

A simple winter white entryway decorated for the holidays in a beautiful farmhouse

It's hard to believe that we're less than a week away from Christmas now, but I think I'm just about ready. I have a few stocking stuffers to pick up, my mom and I are going to have our annual cookie baking day, and then we're ready for the big day! I'm sure you're busy finishing up your Christmas to-do lists too, but I wanted to stop in real quick and share one last space in our home decorated for the holidays. … [Continue reading...]


Holiday Gift Guide no. 4 – Kitchen Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide no. 4 - Kitchen Gifts

If you love to cook and bake or even just like pretty kitchens, this gift guide might be your favorite yet! All these pretty dishes and linens make my heart so happy, and can we just talk about that gorgeous white Keurig for a second? I'm obsessed! Many of these items are from Hearth & Hand, which a line created for Target by a gal we all know and love, Joanna Gaines. I adore a ton of products from this line, but I'm pretty sure the kitchen … [Continue reading...]


Holiday Gift Guide no. 3 – Gifts for the Home

Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for the Home

Today's gift guide is something I'm pretty sure you guys are going to love because it's all about decorating and home! I know I sometimes feel guilty spending money on new pillows or decor for the house, so the holidays are the perfect time to ask for or give the items we've been dreaming of! These are all things I would definitely use in my own home, but I think they're also neutral enough that they would work well with just about any decorating … [Continue reading...]


How to Make a Donut Hole Tree

This adorable dessert table is perfect for the holidays and kids! Celebrate Christmas with gingerbread houses, a donut tree, festive cakes, cookies and more!

Now that the house is decorated and the presents are bought and wrapped, I'm starting to plan for our holiday gatherings, and in my family, food is always the first thing we think about. What yummy things are we going to eat? When I posted our Christmas dessert table a few weeks ago, the biggest question I got was how I made the glorious donut hole tree that became the centerpiece of our table, so today I'm going to show you how I did it! The … [Continue reading...]