I'm always on a whim when I design a space in my home. It's rare that I ever take before pictures, no real plan...I just go off my in-the-moment creativity. There's nothing like when those moments strike!
Loving where you live is one of the greatest joys you can have and we can all have it. You don't need a ton of money or the "perfect house"...just a little imagination.
This cutie...I heard her talking to herself and laughing and came in to see what was so funny. I wish I knew exactly what was going on in her sweet head most days. I think she knows exactly what she is saying, even if we do not always.
I just know her sweet laugh was what I needed today. The big girls started school and this momma has been . I’m not someone who loves routine, and I miss my big girls terribly when they are gone. And it is just another reminder that another summer has come and gone and that our girls are growing up way too fast. The days are long, but the years are short. I wish I could just hit a pause button...but I know I can’t. So I just remind myself to soak up every single second
The last of the hydrangeas mean summer is coming to an end
BUT that also means cozy sweaters, cool weather, and all the beautiful colors of fall are right around the corner!
Soaking in all these bittersweet days until then
“To paint or not to paint?” (The laminate floors that is) That is the question. I finished the floors in “The Blue Room” and love them but this area of our lower level gets so much foot traffic from the dogs and the pool. Who am I kidding?! I choose Form over Function any day of the week! Paint it is! I think this beautiful new rug from @boutiquerugs will really pop off the white floors while offering some great protection at the same time! It has Form AND Function! Thanks for “helping” me decide! ♀️♀️ #thecottagejournal#cottagestyle#countryliving#betterhomesandgardens#cottagehome#southernliving
Another West Hartford favorite of mine! The garden looks incredible, doesn’t it? And who doesn’t love a squirrel shutter? Tell me your favorite feature! And by the way, don’t forget to enter to win a welcome mat from @sternlines on my Monday post! ♀️#westhartford
Our sweet chicks arrived from @TractorSupply last week and they are growing so quickly! I have found two favorites in the group: one is so tiny and sweet, and one is very sassy and bossy…sort of like Butternut and Truffles ♀️. Ordering chicks online was much easier than I expected. TSC has more than 60 breeds available online that are shipped free. I ordered them on a Sunday and received them by Tuesday; they arrived in a little chirping box at my post office, all very healthy! If you order chicks online, it’s important to take a look at their tooshies to check for something called Pasty Butt - you’ll see a build up of yucky gunk on their read ends, and it’s your job to gently clean it with a warmed wet cotton swab or pad. Pasty Butt is very common in chicks that are shipped, and if you don’t take care of it quickly, it can be fatal. Luckily it’s an easy fix . It’s also very important to dip each chick’s beak in its new water source when you get them settled in their brooder. This will tell the chicks where their new water is so that they don’t become dehydrated. I also decided to add some electrolytes to their water to help them stay hydrated and healthy after being shipped! Anyone have any tips for helping the chicks become friendly and personable?? #sponsored
After over a week of gloomy weather, we finally got some sunshine today!
Don’t get me wrong, I looove rainy days but after so many in a row, gf needs her vitamin D
Hope the weather was great where you are today too, happy Wednesday!
While this kitchen is a little more off trend than most these days, I love the nod to traditional and elegant design it offers while not being afraid to also be a bit casual and rustic. My favorite feature in this kitchen are those gorgeous wood beams. What do you think is the best design feature of this kitchen?
Friends! Interrupting your regular programming to bring you news that @millcottagedecor is offering now through Sunday FREE SHIPPING! That’s huge!!
These solid wooden corbels are NOT light so FREE SHIPPING is awesomeness They are handcrafted and made from new and reclaimed wood. Just stunning really
Anyone else obsessed with list making? It seems I can’t remember anything these days if it’s not written down!
I’ve had my eye on this note roller from @georgeandwilly for a long time and it is all my list making dreams come true! See my stories for the link!
Isn’t this a great transformation of an antique buffet? I love the shade of green and they way my friend Kristen styled this beautiful piece. She is an amazing decorator and DIYer handling many large projects on her own like installing shiplap all by herself. I’m trying to convince her to start a home decor IG account. Can you help me to convince her please?
***This right here is part of my last year late summer transitional Decor... this years ensemble I’m still working on( I just can’t put the pumpkins out yet my friends.
I’m doing all my kids back to school supplies shopping online this year.. I just got most of it in the mail today... only about 45 more boxes to go. .
But seriously it was so much easier to do sitting on my sofa with three papers in hand rather than running the isles with four kids in tow and tons of papers and total chaos about...Moms, you know what I mean. Also I have to say I saved quite a bit of money because there weren’t any of those impulse buys.
Also I’m also planning their #BackToSchoolFeast menu and you better believe there will be some baking involved. I’m quite over the moon excited right now because I ordered my first order of #Kamut flour from the darling girls @thefoodnanny .
They are offering it on their website as of today and I am really excited to try it! If you don’t follow these beautiful ladies GO and DO IT! .....
1 - they are darling
2-their recipes are AMAZING!
3- they have such passion for family meal planning and food that it really gets me excited to cook. ( Like now I actually enjoy making homemade from scratch pizza for my family...and it’s not even that hard and I feel totally fancy while making it.
But for real’s... they say Kamut flour will change your life... well, their personalities, zeal for cooking and sweet souls have changed mine for sure. So I’m certainly excited to try this thing called Kamut ♀️#onetofollow