Sunday, April 29, 2012

new projects

wooooo-eeeeeee!  its been busy around this farmhouse!
kinda out of breath...
we are opening our antiques shoppe for its 5th summer season
and hubby and I have been junking, thrifting, cleaning, dusting, fixing, pricing, setting up displays
we. are. tired.
but we love it - its always a big push for opening day and then we settle into the groove and have a blast

I will be happy when we open because I have a list of house projects a mile long once I can move onto them...besides the typical spring gardening push, we need to refresh our porches
few minor fixes, new paint, new look
sooo, I have been bopping about online looking for inspiring photos
love this one - the overhead light and the accessories - yum!
the ceiling color is pretty
simple and beautiful
would LOVE to renovate our porches to be larger and more useful like this one
light, bright & pretty

so what do you like best about a farmhouse porch?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

sunday morning

what a wonderfully relaxing sunday morning...

bacon sizzling and
waffle batter in my newly thrifted bowl
spring seedlings coming up nicely

recently acquired vintage dollies & doggies

a yummy pot roast in the crockpot for later
puppy lounging in a vintage blankie & hubby giggling at a movie

Saturday, April 14, 2012

easy-squeezy whimsical planters

today I wanted to share a super simple planting project that is very inexpensive but super-cute

find a bunch of used shoes - I especially like to use baby shoes
my mom has used old boots on either side of her steps and they look great
you can even plant up high heels
one of my baby shoes freshly planted with baby succulents
fill your shoes with a good quality potting soil
and then have fun filling them with annuals and succulents!

You kind find used shoes at yard sales, Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift shops, or sometimes even at the dump (if you have a "sharing" shed like we do).  The key is to find shoes that have a nice shape, pleasing color, etc - don't worry if they are worn & grubby
Photo: Courtesy Gary Bachman on
you can plant up a single shoe or a pair of shoes - you can even hang your shoe planter!
I saw someone plant up a 2 rows of shoes and boots and then lined them up on a plant stand - it was adorable
Photo: Courtesy Josh Mccullough on

Sunday, April 8, 2012

happy easter

The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, love, and joyful living.
~ Anonymous.
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