How important is a good nights sleep to you? It’s pretty darn important (and necessary) for me! Well today I have the pleasure of sharing with you 5 tips to creating a tranquil bedroom! You’ll be sleeping better in no time 😉
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It’s hard to believe it has come and gone and it’s time for the kids to go back to school after Christmas break! It seems, after a little time off, the kids aren’t too thrilled to head back. Of course, going back to school means getting back into the routine of doing homework. My son is in the fourth grade and it can be a challenge for him to find a supplied, quite space for him to concentrate. That gave me the idea to create a fun homework station that he could call his own!
Hello! I can hardly believe that this is the last few days of 2015! Wow, what a year it has been… In all honesty, one I’ve never experienced before. I wish that I could say it was all wonderful things, but I would be lying. This year, I experienced some things I never thought I would. And I hope that after all it’s said and done, that I’ve learned from them. I am eagerly looking forward to 2016! Without sounding like a negative Nancy, I would like to take a moment to mention some of the many things I AM blessed for this year… My husband, my children, my faith, my family, my friends, my home, my car, my blog and all of you! As the year comes to an end, I wanted to gather my 10 most popular posts of 2015.
Do tell me though, how was your year?
Hey there! I can hardly believe how quick the days are flying by.. Only two more sleeps until Christmas!! This will be my last post until after Christmas. I’m going to take some time off and enjoy the Holidays! I hope you can do the same!
We will be hosting Christmas Eve dinner at our home, so I wanted to create a gorgeous centerpiece for everyone to enjoy! Today I’m going to share how to make your own DIY Winter centerpiece with fresh flowers from the grocery!
Friends, I am so excited to be apart of the Wayfair Homemakers program! It gives me the opportunity to send you directly to the source of some absolutely amazing decor for your home, as well as, share some decor inspiration with you too! With that being said, I have teamed up with Wayfair to host a housewarming party for DIY Christmas ornaments! Does it get any better? 😉 Oh, and by the way, did you get the chance to check out the adorable ornaments I shared last week?
Hey you! Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? If you haven’t, don’t click away just yet, you will want to pin & save this for when you’re ready! I have a super fun, simple project for you today! These cute DIY (cheap) Christmas ornaments will be the perfect addition to your tree this year!
Hello friends! To some I may be known as the crazy sign lady… What? No, no one has ever called me that! 😉 But, I love signs… I love making signs. Can you ever have enough of them? When the opportunity came up to work with Wall Masque stencil company, they told me they had a customized stencil option. I hopped on that like a hot cake, that is right up my alley!
The process for submitting a custom design was rather simple. I created an image using PicMonkey and sent it to them. Within minutes, I had a response that my design had been accepted, and I received my stencil a couple of days later! I opted for “farmhouse chic hardware co.” because it’s so fitting to our household! Of course my blog is Farmhouse Chic, but my husband also builds custom farmhouse tables, so it was a no brainer!
To begin, my husband took three narrow pallet planks and screwed them to a small piece of plywood. I sanded the wood down for a smooth consistency. Next, grab your stencil and tape into place. Using a foam brush take your desired paint and blot over the stencil. I used folkArt home decor chalk paint in white adirondack. It’s my go-to for projects! Don’t get paint happy, use a small amount so it doesn’t create puddling, you can always go back over it if needed. Remove your stencil while the paint is still wet! I allowed my sign to dry completely, and I roughed it up very little using a sanding block. To finish, I sprayed with with a matte clear coat. We hung that pretty up and just love it <3
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Can you believe trick or treat is just in a few days? My little ones are pretty excited about it, and since I’ve decorated some for the Halloween this year, I wanted to make a little garden flag to match the decor. I asked you all if you were interested in the little “Hello Fall” garden flag I shared on my front porch design, so here it is! The same technique I used…
While at one of my shopping trips to Target dollar spot, I spotted a burlap table runner for $3. I snagged it, because how could you pass that up 😉 Once I was home I knew it was the perfect material for a garden flag. The width was right and the edges are sewn, so no fraying!! To begin, simply fold over about two inches of burlap, creating a loop for hanging. Using a hot glue gun, add glue dots the entire length, and push into place. Garden flags tend to be about 18 inches in length, so you can measure or eye it, but cut any excess burlap off. Next, using your desired stencils, grab a foam brush and black chalk paint. (This paint weathers so well outside, I’m impressed!). You may also want to grab an old magazine or newspaper to place under your burlap while you stencil, so it doesn’t get messy! Dab a very light about of paint onto your stencil using your foam brush. You don’t want to create any running, and you can always add more if needed! Continue this for the remaining letters. For this flag I used “trick or treat”. The chalk paint dries rather quickly, so it’s great for this project! For the bottom of your burlap, which is the part you cut, begin to pull a strand of burlap off each layer, creating a frayed bottom. I do this because I like how it looks, but you don’t have to! Now, you could really be done here, because that’s basically the entire project! Isn’t that fun and EASY!!
Hey there! As you’ve heard me mention, a time or two recently, I have had a good bit of fun decorating for Halloween! This is the first year ever that I have done this much for Halloween, and it’s been entertaining! I decided to give our prim-and-proper formal dining room a little spooky makeover!
Hey you! It’s great to have you here today! I’m excited to tell you I’m apart of a fun little link up called “Home for Fall”! In this link up, you will find all Fall inspired projects! I hope you’re ready to get inspired because there are a lot of great projects for you to check out, share and pin for later! Head over to Hometalk and use the hashtag #homeforfall for all these amazing projects!
The project I’m sharing is a simple DIY banner that literally takes just minutes to make!
You’re going to use two ripped or unwanted book pages. Cut the edges and bottoms off, so all that’s showing is the wording. It’s going to be a rectangle, cut that in half. Now you have four pieces total. Stack them together and cut that in half, now you have 8 pieces. Grab one stack of four and fish tail the bottoms, do for the remaining four also.
Using a hot glue gun, put two glue dots on the back corners and push into place on your jute. Leave about an inch in between each book page; continue for the remainder. Leave nearly 5 inches on each end of the banner for hanging purposes, and that’s it! Can you believe how easy that was!!
It’s the perfect addition to my chalkboard in my office! I am obsessed with it’s simplicity <3